Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
May 28, 2015

When Edward Orr Sr., a driver for Road Runner Taxi in Montauk, picked up three people from Manhattan Friday morning at the Montauk train station, there was nothing unusual about the call. They were headed, on the first day of the big holiday weekend, to a summer rental on South Fulton Drive, a dirt road off Old West Lake Drive.

T.E. McMorrow
May 28, 2015
There were 11 alcohol-related arrests in East Hampton Town over the past week, mostly over the holiday weekend.

There were 11 alcohol-related arrests in East Hampton Town over the past week, mostly over the holiday weekend, and two more in Sag Harbor. Many of those arrested had high blood-alcohol readings, according to police

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 28, 2015
The cause of a fire at World Pie restaurant in Bridgehampton remained under investigation yesterday, four days after the blaze closed down the mainstay at the start of the busy Memorial Day weekend.

The cause of a fire at World Pie restaurant in Bridgehampton remained under investigation yesterday, four days after the blaze closed down the mainstay at the start of the busy Memorial Day weekend.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 27, 2015
Two East Hampton police officers were honored recently for making the most D.W.I. arrests in their departments.

Twenty-two police officers from around Suffolk County, including two from East Hampton, were honored last week for making the most drunken-driving arrests in the county. 

T.E. McMorrow
May 25, 2015
Luis Marin-Castro allegedly crashed through the split rail fence in Justice Lisa R. Rana's front yard on Sunday. Also arrested this weekend was Dane Murphy, a pro soccer player with the New York Cosmos.

As Justice Lisa R. Rana was preparing to go to the East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday morning to arraign defendants on driving while intoxicated charges, a 2009 Toyota crashed through the split rail fence at her front yard, in the area of Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road. The eventual arrest was one of the Memorial Day weekend charges of aggravated drunken driving.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 25, 2015
At least two people were injured in the accident by the west overlook on Montauk Highway on Monday afternoon.

Update, 7:45 p.m.: Two people were injured when two cars collided on Montauk Highway in Montauk on Monday afternoon, officials said. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 24, 2015
Firefighters quickly stopped a blaze on the wooden roof of an old Amagansett Main Street house on Saturday night. There were no reports of injuries.

Firefighters quickly stopped a fire on the roof of an old Amagansett Main Street house on Saturday night, Fire Chief Allen Bennett Jr. said. 

Star staff
May 23, 2015
A fire at World Pie shut down Montauk Highway for about two hours while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames Saturday morning.

Update, 2:34 p.m.: World Pie will be among the few East End restaurants not experiencing the Memorial Day weekend rush, after a fire badly damaged the restaurant Saturday morning.

T.E. McMorrow
May 21, 2015
The season started a week early on local roads, with a noticeable increase in the number of drunken-driving arrests.

The season started a week early on local roads, with a noticeable increase in the number of drunken-driving arrests. One man, who was released from the county jail on Tuesday after spending five days there, faces felony charges.

Star staff
May 21, 2015
A woman who returned last week to her Cutter Court house found that four driveway lights had been smashed, and a couple of dog walkers who forgot to clean up after their dogs were ticketed.

East Hampton

A woman who returned last week to her Cutter Court house found that four driveway lights had been smashed over the winter or early spring. Susan Amerling-Stern said it would cost about $100 to replace them.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 21, 2015
In the seven New York State parks in Montauk, there simply will not be enough officers to answer calls, shifting the burden to local police.

With the warmer weather on the South Fork comes a swell of visitors and increased traffic, as well as the expected uptick in calls for emergency services. In the seven New York State parks in Montauk, there simply will not be enough officers to answer calls, shifting the burden to local police.

T.E. McMorrow
May 21, 2015
A 32-year-old Northwest Woods man was arrested last week on a felony charge of sexually abusing an East Hampton High School student under the age of 17.

A 32-year-old Northwest Woods man was arrested last week on a felony charge of sexually abusing an East Hampton High School student under the age of 17.

Joffre Apolo-Enriquez was said by East Hampton Town police to have groped the girl while she was asleep in her bed on the morning of May 2. The teen’s parents were out of the house at the time.

T.E. McMorrow
May 19, 2015
After sustaining life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash Friday night, Sgt. Danny Roman was listed in fair on condition Monday evening at Stony Brook University Hospital.

East Hampton Town Police Sgt. Daniel Roman, who was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday evening after a motorcycle accident in Montauk, was in fair condition Monday night, the hospital reported.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 18, 2015
East Hampton Town Police Sgt. Nelson Vargas, better known as Tony, retired on Saturday and received a ceremonial walk-out at headquarters.

T.E. McMorrow
May 16, 2015
Riding west on a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle, Sgt. Daniel Roman collided head-on with an eastbound 2012 Honda Accord driven by Stephen Lawton Weber Jr. of Baltimore.

An East Hampton Town police sergeant, Daniel Roman, was severely injured Friday evening in an accident on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk. 

T.E. McMorrow
May 15, 2015
A motorcyclist was gravely injured in an accident involving another vehicle in Montauk on Friday evening. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

A motorcyclist was gravely injured in an accident involving another vehicle in Montauk on Friday evening. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Star staff
May 14, 2015
An fight turns physical in Amagansett, and patio chairs recently delivered to an East Hampton house go missing.

Amagansett

Police were called to Shore Drive East after a verbal altercation about a $50 loan turned physical on Saturday at around 7:30 p.m. The fight was broken up before police arrived, however, and no one wanted to pursue charges.

East Hampton

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 14, 2015
A 75-year-old customer remains in critical condition after he was crushed by falling sheets of wallboard at Riverhead Building Supply in East Hampton on Friday.

A 75-year-old customer was seriously injured in a Riverhead Building Supply warehouse in East Hampton when sheets of wallboard fell on him Friday morning in what police are calling “a freak” accident. The customer, George Lombardi, who is an East Hampton builder, remained in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital as of Tuesday.

T.E. McMorrow
May 14, 2015
John Darren Re of East Hampton, accused of passing off over 60 worthless paintings to wealthy buyers as made by Jackson Pollock, was sentenced to five years in federal prison.

John Darren Re of East Hampton, accused by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of passing off over 60 worthless paintings to wealthy buyers as made by Jackson Pollock, was sentenced on Tuesday, his 55th birthday, to five years in federal prison. Mr.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 14, 2015

East Hampton Town police arrested a Sound Beach man on Pantigo Road in East Hampton on the afternoon of May 5, charging him with driving while intoxicated and without a valid license or registration, all misdemeanors.

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 13, 2015
A small amount of pool chemical spilled out onto the road after a pool company's pickup truck and a car collided on Main Street in East Hampton Village on Wednesday just before 8:30 a.m.

A small amount of a pool chemical spilled onto the road after a pool company's pickup truck and a car collided on Main Street in East Hampton Village on Wednesday just before 8:30 a.m. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 12, 2015
Sixteen police officers who serve East Hampton spent Friday in Nassau County at the funeral for New York City Police Officer Brian Moore, who died two days after he was shot in the head while on duty in Queens.

Eighteen police officers who serve East Hampton spent Friday in Nassau County at the funeral for New York City Police Officer Brian Moore, who died two days after he was shot in the head while on duty in Queens. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 12, 2015
The driver of a tractor-trailer found out the hard way that his trailer was too tall for the Long Island Rail Road overpass on Route 114. The impact caused it to flip onto its side Tuesday morning.

A tractor-trailer struck a Long Island Rail Road overpass on Route 114 in East Hampton and turned over onto its side on Tuesday morning, shutting a portion of the road between Toilsome Lane and Cove Hollow Road. 

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 11, 2015
A woman with Alzheimer's disease was reported missing in Northwest Woods on Monday.

An elderly woman who had been reported missing in Northwest Woods on Monday has been found unharmed, East Hampton Town police said.