Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2017
A traffic stop in Sag Harbor on the afternoon of Easter Sunday led to the arrest of a Springs man, Ervin A. Chavez-Felipe, 42, on a felony charge of aggravated drunken driving.

A traffic stop in Sag Harbor on the afternoon of Easter Sunday led to the arrest of a Springs man, Ervin A. Chavez-Felipe, 42, on a felony charge of aggravated drunken driving.

Star Staff
April 20, 2017
A Holbrook man was issued a summons for littering on April 10, near the train station on Railroad Avenue. Police said John Zatorski threw a lit cigarette to the ground, stepped on it, and walked away.

Amagansett

Karen Kiehl returned to her Miankoma Lane residence last Thursday after an absence to find that the porch windows had been knocked in; one was broken. There have been previous incidents of criminal mischief on the property, she told police.

East Hampton Village

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2017
Thomas Gilbert Jr., who has refused to cooperate with doctors seeking to determine his mental stability ever since he was charged in January 2015 with murdering his father in his parents’ Beekman Place, Manhattan, apartment, was given one last chance to do so on Tuesday.

Thomas Gilbert Jr., who has refused to cooperate with doctors seeking to determine his mental stability ever since he was charged in January 2015 with murdering his father in his parents’ Beekman Place, Manhattan, apartment, was given one last chance to do so on Tuesday.

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2017
Two teens and a 22-year-old who allegedly robbed an East Hampton man a little before midnight on Feb. 22 using what appeared to be a pistol have been arrested by East Hampton Town police detectives.

Two teens and a 22-year-old who allegedly robbed an East Hampton man a little before midnight on Feb. 22 using what appeared to be a pistol have been arrested by East Hampton Town police detectives.

T.E. McMorrow
April 20, 2017
Two men charged with felonies in recent days have been indicted by grand juries.

Two men charged with felonies in recent days have been indicted by grand juries.

Taylor K. Vecsey
April 14, 2017
The Southampton Fire Department will conduct a large-scale training exercise on Main Street in the village on Monday between 6 and 9 p.m., partly as a response to the large fire on Sag Harbor’s Main Street in December.

The Southampton Fire Department will conduct a large-scale training exercise on Main Street in the village on Monday between 6 and 9 p.m., partly as a response to the large fire on Sag Harbor’s Main Street in December. During the drill there will be road closures, and access to several parts of the business district will be closed off for emergency personnel to work.

T.E. McMorrow
April 13, 2017
Jefferson Davis Eames, a Springs man who has been arrested here six times in the last six months on various misdemeanor charges, was arraigned April 5 in the Riverhead courtroom of State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on a felony charge of grand larceny.

Jefferson Davis Eames, a Springs man who has been arrested here six times in the last six months on various misdemeanor charges, was arraigned April 5 in the Riverhead courtroom of State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on a felony charge of grand larceny.

Star Staff
April 13, 2017
Someone let out the air from all four tires of a 2004 Ford van parked in the Oakview Highway trailer park by removing inner pins in the valve stems. Eduardo Peralta discovered the vandalism on the morning of April 3.

East Hampton

Someone let out the air from all four tires of a 2004 Ford van parked in the Oakview Highway trailer park by removing inner pins in the valve stems. Eduardo Peralta discovered the vandalism on the morning of April 3.

East Hampton Village

T.E. McMorrow
April 13, 2017

Following an eight-month investigation that involved multiple agencies, East Hampton Town police arrested a Center Moriches man last Thursday evening on a charge of felony sexual abuse. The man, Kenneth L. Rodriguez, 43, is accused of repeatedly assaulting a girl over an almost two-year period, starting when she was 12.

T.E. McMorrow
April 12, 2017
East Hampton Town police charged a Sag Harbor woman with felony drunken driving Sunday night after finding her 2014 Ford on the shoulder of Montauk Highway in Amagansett, engine running.

East Hampton Town police charged a Sag Harbor woman with felony drunken driving Sunday night after finding her 2014 Ford on the shoulder of Montauk Highway in Amagansett, engine running.

Melissa Diana Scarlato, who was behind the wheel, was asked if she had been drinking and reportedly replied that she had had "two martinis at the Tavern."

T.E. McMorrow
April 10, 2017
Hundreds of travelers found themselves scrambling for reservations on Manhattan-bound Hampton Jitneys early Monday after a Dumpster struck the underside of the North Main Street railroad trestle in East Hampton Village and the Long Island Rail Road suspended service.

Hundreds of travelers found themselves scrambling for reservations on Manhattan-bound Hampton Jitneys early Monday after a Dumpster struck the underside of the North Main Street railroad trestle in East Hampton Village and the Long Island Rail Road suspended service.

T.E. McMorrow
April 6, 2017

An East Hampton driver faces D.W.I. charges after crashing into a tree off Middle Highway, a few blocks from his residence, last Thursday evening. A neighbor phoned police after the crash, and an officer found Mario D. Cucunuba standing outside his 2007 Ford pickup truck.

Star Staff
April 6, 2017
A swan went for a walk on Main Street Friday afternoon. An officer, who escorted it back to Town Pond, noted that “it did not appear to be injured.”

East Hampton Village

A swan went for a walk on Main Street Friday afternoon. An officer, who escorted it back to Town Pond, noted that “it did not appear to be injured.”

T.E. McMorrow
April 5, 2017
Yancy Butler, 46, an actress who lives in Winnetka, Calif., was arrested in Sag Harbor early Monday afternoon.

Yancy Victoria Butler, 46, an actress who lives in Winnetka, Calif., was arrested in Sag Harbor early Monday afternoon and charged with aggravated drunken driving and possession of drugs.

T.E. McMorrow
March 30, 2017

Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, of Springs was indicted by a grand jury seated in Riverside on Tuesday. The extent of the charge or charges contained in the sealed indictment will be revealed during his arraignment next month in county court in Riverside.

Star Staff
March 30, 2017
Police visited a garage sale on Buckskill Road Saturday morning, telling the woman running it that there had been a complaint. The woman said she had not known that a permit from Village Hall was needed.

East Hampton Village

Police visited a garage sale on Buckskill Road Saturday morning, telling the woman running it that there had been a complaint. The woman said she had not known that a permit from Village Hall was needed. Police issued her a warning.

March 30, 2017
A woman has been accused of stealing a blanket from the Sail Inn in Montauk was charged with two misdemeanors.

A Montauk woman accused of stealing a blanket from a motel in the hamlet was charged with two misdemeanors on March 13.

T.E. McMorrow
March 30, 2017
East Hampton Town police made six arrests on drunken driving charges in the past week, three of which involved crashes and almost all of which involved elevated levels of intoxication.

East Hampton Town police made six arrests on drunken driving charges in the past week, three of which involved crashes and almost all of which involved elevated levels of intoxication.

T.E. McMorrow
Taylor K. Vecsey
March 26, 2017
The one-car accident was reported at about 5:45 p.m., after the driver tried to pass another vehicle, lost control of his car and hit a tree.

Update, March 27, 4 p.m.: East Hampton Town Police released the name of the 23-year-old Springs man they say was drunk when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree after the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Montauk Sunday.

T.E. McMorrow
March 24, 2017
Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, of Springs was arrested by East Hampton Town police on a felony charge of grand larceny while appearing at East Hampton Town Justice Court on separate matters Thursday.

Jefferson Davis Eames, 48, of Springs was arrested by East Hampton Town police on a felony charge of grand larceny while appearing at East Hampton Town Justice Court on separate matters on Thursday afternoon. Unable to make the $20,000 bail set by Justice Lisa R. Rana, he was taken to the county jail in Riverside.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
An electrical problem with a light fixture in an industrial building in East Hampton sparked a quick-moving fire Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

An electrical problem with a light fixture in an industrial building in East Hampton sparked a quick-moving fire Tuesday morning, fire officials said. Firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading beyond two bays occupied by a landscaping company. A complicated cleanup ensued because of fertilizers and chemicals used by the landscapers.

T.E. McMorrow
March 23, 2017
A Montauk man who had an infant and a 2-year-old in his car was arrested early Sunday morning on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

A Montauk man who had an infant and a 2-year-old in his car was arrested early Sunday morning on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
The Southampton Town Police Department will have to wait another month before its new police chief officially takes office.

The Southampton Town Police Department will have to wait another month before its new police chief officially takes office. Supervisor Jay Schneiderman announced last week that Steven E. Skrynecki would not start full time until mid-April.

Star Staff
March 23, 2017

East Hampton Village