Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
July 23, 2014

A late-night taxi ride from Montauk’s Memory Motel to Lee Court in the hamlet and then to Gilbert Road ended in a violent beating for one of the riders, who objected to being charged $50 for the trip.

East Hampton Town police Capt. Chris Anderson said Tuesday that the passenger, Kempton John Coady, 27, of upstate Stamford, N.Y., suffered a black eye and a split lip. Police, who are continuing to investigate the incident, have not released the name of the cab company.

T.E. McMorrow
July 23, 2014

A Noyac acupuncturist, Michael P. Gohring, was charged last week with sexual abuse of a patient.

T.E. McMorrow
July 23, 2014

The case of the People of the State of New York vs. Jason Lee is slowly making its way to trial at the Cromarty Criminal Courts building in Riverside. Mr. Lee, a former managing partner at Goldman Sachs, is accused of raping a young Irish student last August at his summer rental house on Cloverleaf Lane in East Hampton.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys met on Friday to confer in the chambers of State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn, who is hearing the case. Justice Kahn set the next court date for Aug. 22.

Taylor K. Vecsey
T.E. McMorrow
July 23, 2014

A 39-year-old Brooklyn man lost his life on Sunday at Napeague Harbor in Amagansett, where he had gone to kite surf. His death was the first of two on the water that day. That evening, James A. Weber, an East Hampton man who was to have celebrated his 45th birthday yesterday, died after collapsing in shallow water on the west side of the Three Mile Harbor inlet near Sammy’s Beach in East Hampton.

T.E. McMorrow
July 17, 2014
Micheal P. Gohring of Sag Harbor was arrested at his office at 3297 Noyac Road in Noyac, the police said, "after a patient had disclosed that he had sexually abused her during an appointment."

A Noyac acupuncturist was arrested on Saturday for alleged sexual abuse of a patient, the Southampton Town police said Wednesday.

Micheal P. Gohring, 64, of Noyac was arrested at his office at 3297 Noyac Road in Noyac, the police said, "after a patient had disclosed that he had sexually abused her during an appointment." He was charged with aggravated sexual abuse, a felony that carries guaranteed prison time if he is convicted.

Star staff
July 16, 2014

Amagansett

A window on a Main Street shop was damaged by a vandal sometime between last Thursday night and Friday morning. Madgelena Gubala-Ryzak said she had arrived at Vernacular on Friday to discover the damage, which may have been caused by a BB gun. The window will cost $1,000 to replace, she told police.
Someone spray-painted over the numbered markers used as reference points by emergency responders on the beach in the area of Albert’s Landing Road late last month. Police said the signs would have to be replaced.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 16, 2014

A Montauk man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday after being hit by a car while riding  in the hamlet.

East Hampton Town police are still investigating the accident, which occurred on Flamingo Avenue just south of Falcon Place at 4:04 a.m. The driver, Raymond Eng, 80, of Briarwood, Queens, was headed north on Flamingo Avenue in a 1995 Volvo when he struck Raymond W. Bimson, 32.

T.E. McMorrow
July 16, 2014

A Southampton man charged with drunken driving on May 2 after his car struck and killed a bicyclist on County Road 39 has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple felony charges, including manslaughter. Jesse Werner Steudte, 21, pleaded not guilty to the new charges at his arraignment Tuesday in the Central Islip courtroom of acting Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho.

T.E. McMorrow
July 16, 2014
A Turkish couple living in Riverhead were arrested last Thursday in connection with email messages describing a plot to blow up the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

A Turkish couple living in Riverhead were arrested last Thursday in connection with email messages describing a plot to blow up the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

Agents of the Department of Homeland Security stopped the couple, Asli Dincer, 44, and Melih Dincer, 30, at Kennedy Airport late Thursday as they arrived on a flight from Turkey. They were said to be carrying $31,500 in cash between them when they were arrested. They were questioned by border agents at Terminal One and turned over to East Hampton Village detectives, who placed them under arrest.

T.E. McMorrow
July 16, 2014

An East Hampton man who pleaded guilty to a felony drunken-driving charge in County Criminal Court, Riverside, on June 30, was arrested on the same charge nine days later.

Gerardo M. Lligui’s probation officer was waiting at his house on West Drive to interview him when he returned from his job. As Mr. Lligui got out of his car he reportedly told the officer, “I know my license is suspended, but I can’t walk from Noyac.”

T.E. McMorrow
July 16, 2014

A dispute between two men at a Maidstone Park beach barbecue Saturday night ended with an East Hampton Town Trustee, Nathaniel H. Miller, in handcuffs, charged by town police with choking the other man.

According to a witness, Mr. Miller and Clint Bennett, a town employee, were in a heated argument at about 7:30 Saturday evening. Mr. Bennett said, “Do something about it,” the witness reported, at which time Mr. Miller, according to the police report, used both arms to put him in a headlock. When he was released, Mr. Bennett reportedly said he felt faint.

T.E. McMorrow
July 16, 2014

A Springs man who told East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana during his arraignment Sunday morning that he had forgotten his previous court date has been in the county jail since then, unable to raise bail.

T.E. McMorrow
July 14, 2014
A dispute between two men at a barbecue at Maidstone Park beach Saturday night ended with an East Hampton Town trustee, Nathaniel H. Miller, in handcuffs, charged by town police with obstructing the breathing of the other man.

A dispute between two men at a barbecue at Maidstone Park beach Saturday night ended with an East Hampton Town trustee, Nathaniel H. Miller, in handcuffs, charged by town police with obstructing the breathing of the other man.

Mr. Miller pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge in East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday morning.

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 11, 2014
Raymond W. Bimson, 32, was riding his bicycle on Flamingo Avenue when he was hit by a Volvo on Friday just after 4 a.m.

A Montauk man was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Montauk Friday. 

East Hampton Town police are still investigating the accident, which occurred on Flamingo Avenue just south of Falcon Place at 4:04 a.m. 

Raymond Eng, 80, of Briarwood, Queens, was driving a 1995 Volvo north on Flamingo Avenue when he struck Raymond W. Bimson, 32. Police did not indicate which direction Mr. Bimson was traveling on his bicycle. 

Star staff
July 9, 2014

Amagansett
A road-rage incident on the afternoon of June 30 will end up costing the reported victim about $200. Michael McHugh told police he was driving west on Amagansett Main Street near Indian Wells Highway when a motorcycle stopped suddenly in front of him. When he tried to pass it, the driver deliberately damaged his side mirror, then sped off.

East Hampton

T.E. McMorrow
July 9, 2014

A bicyclist, Steven Ramirez, 26, of Philadelphia, was taken to Southampton Hospital last Thursday afternoon after being hit by a car on Route 114 near Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton. The driver, James M. Bayrami, 25, of Sag Harbor, who was arrested after the accident and charged with driving while impaired by drugs, was to be brought back to East Hampton Town Justice Court today after being taken to the county jail in Riverside, unable to make bail.

T.E. McMorrow
July 9, 2014
The owner of a Montauk taxi company was charged with felony assault Saturday night after he allegedly used an electric stun gun on a potential fare. According to the alleged victim, John Bolaris, and his fiancée, Erica Smitheman, Mark A. Ripolone, 26, who owns Ditch Plains Taxi, was stopped outside the Gig Shack at a little before midnight, when the streets of downtown Montauk were filled with post-fireworks revelers. Mr. Bolaris and his fiancée had just left the restaurant.

The owner of a Montauk taxi company was charged with felony assault Saturday night after he allegedly used an electric stun gun on a potential fare. According to the alleged victim, John Bolaris, and his fiancée, Erica Smitheman, Mark A. Ripolone, 26, who owns Ditch Plains Taxi, was stopped outside the Gig Shack at a little before midnight, when the streets of downtown Montauk were filled with post-fireworks revelers. Mr. Bolaris and his fiancée had just left the restaurant.

T.E. McMorrow
July 9, 2014

A Hempstead man accused on July 1 of stealing almost $2,000 worth of Gillette Fusion razors from CVS spent five days in the county jail this past week.

East Hampton Village police arrested Sanusi Alhajr Jalloh, 41, after the Pantigo Road store closed that night, and charged him with grand larceny. Police said he had stolen 56 packages of razors.

T.E. McMorrow
July 9, 2014

A racing yacht was rescued 36 miles southeast of Montauk Point on the Fourth of July by a boat deployed from the Coast Guard station on Star Island.

“Initially, our mission was to escort them,” Petty Officer Second Class Ismael Velasquez said Monday. “We were the only offshore vessel. It was kind of a gamble.”

Taylor K. Vecsey
July 7, 2014
Frederick Friedfeld, 87, who founded ClearVision Optical of Hauppauge in 1949, died at his son's East Hampton house on the Fourth of July.

East Hampton Town police are continuing to investigate the death of an elderly man who was found in a pool on Friday morning, but Capt. Chris Anderson said Monday the 87-year-old's death does not appear to be criminal.

Star staff
July 5, 2014

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Saturday morning after a reported collision with a bus at the intersection of Main Street and Buell Lane in East Hampton Village. 

East Hampton Village police detectives are investigating the crash, which took place at 11:12 a.m.  

Star staff
July 2, 2014

Amagansett
A Specialized 21-speed mountain bicycle that was “left unsecured” at the entrance to Indian Wells Beach was stolen the afternoon of June 25. Eric Kalabacos told police he had been at the beach for an hour when he discovered the theft. Police gave the lifeguards a description of the $1,200 blue-and-white bicycle and asked them to be on the lookout for it.

T.E. McMorrow
July 2, 2014

A Brooklyn man was arrested by East Hampton Village and Town officers Friday afternoon following a chase through the woods near Georgica Pond in Wainscott. A town officer, who suffered a knee injury during the pursuit, finally stopped the fleeing man by discharging his Taser.

Paul Freckleton, 25, who was riding a motorcycle, was first stopped by the village officer, near Georgica restaurant, where he is employed as a cook.

T.E. McMorrow
July 2, 2014

A native of Colombia who spent Saturday night celebrating his nation’s World Cup victory against Uruguay that day wound up on a gurney outside East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday morning following his arraignment on a charge of drunken driving.

Christhian Eduardo Roa, 30, was pulled over on Montauk Highway at 5:30 a.m. Sunday for swerving across lane lines. East Hampton Town police said he failed roadside sobriety tests, and he was taken to their Wainscott headquarters, where his breath test reportedly produced a reading of .14 of 1 percent.