Recent Stories: Police

T.E. McMorrow
August 30, 2015
Sean P. Ludwick, a former partner in BlackHouse Development, a New York City real estate firm, was charged with drunken driving early Sunday morning.

Aug. 31, 7:43 a.m.: Southampton Town police identified the victim late Sunday night as Paul Hansen, 53, of Sag Harbor. Mr. Hansen was a real estate salesman with Douglas Elliman in Sag Harbor and was the father of two.

Britta Lokting
August 27, 2015
A public hearing Monday night at the Springs Firehouse, slated to discuss an environmental assessment of the new cell tower there, turned instead into a heated dispute over the tower’s aesthetics versus its utility.

A public hearing Monday night at the Springs Firehouse, slated to discuss an environmental assessment of the new cell tower there, turned instead into a heated dispute over the tower’s aesthetics versus its utility.

Star Staff
August 27, 2015
Find out what kind of the calls the police were responding to this week.

Amagansett

A Kawasaki dirt bike was vandalized on Aug. 19 outside a Laurel Hill Lane house. The signal lights were ripped off, the license plate was stolen, and glue was poured into the coolant system. The bike’s 17-year-old owner told police it would cost about $200 to repair the damage.

East Hampton Village

T.E. McMorrow
August 27, 2015

Jose M. Chuchuca-Loja, 37, an East Hampton Village resident, was driving a 1995 Toyota Celica, police said, when he struck another car at the intersection of Newtown Lane and Main Street and drove away. A Carlos Taxi driver, who saw what happened, called police and then followed the Toyota to the 23-hour parking lot near Lumber Lane.

T.E. McMorrow
August 27, 2015
At about 4:30 Friday morning, a man who was renting a house for the weekend forced his way into a house elsewhere in Montauk.

In East Hampton Town Justice Court on Friday, Samuel A. Diss, 25, of Quincy, Mass., told Justice Lisa R. Rana that he and several old friends from college had rented a house for the weekend somewhere in Montauk.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 26, 2015
A crash involving a pool company pickup truck on the Napeague stretch Wednesday morning briefly closed the road while pool chemicals were removed.

A crash involving a pool company pickup truck on the Napeague stretch of Montauk Highway Wednesday morning briefly closed the road while pool chemicals were removed.

Joanne Pilgrim
August 20, 2015
The 150-foot communications tower erected by the Springs Board of Fire Commissioners behind the firehouse on Fort Pond Boulevard will be the topic at a commissioners meeting on Monday night at 7 at the firehouse.

The 150-foot communications tower erected by the Springs Board of Fire Commissioners behind the firehouse on Fort Pond Boulevard will be the topic at a commissioners meeting on Monday night at 7 at the firehouse. A hearing will be held on an environmental assessment of the tower installation, which is required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Star Staff
August 20, 2015
Find out what's on the police logs this week.

East Hampton Village

Tire tracks were found on Aug. 11 on the grass by the garages at Georgica Beach.

A Queens man whose wallet had fallen between “the shower enclosure and the wood paneling” at Georgica Beach flagged down an officer, and a village employee removed the wood paneling. The man’s wallet was rescued.

T.E. McMorrow
August 20, 2015
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in exchange for information that leads to the capture of two men who burglarized Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton Sunday morning.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered in exchange for information that leads to the capture of two men who burglarized a Three Mile Harbor restaurant early Sunday morning.

T.E. McMorrow
August 20, 2015
A sharp-eyed officer recognized the teenager as the man who was seen four nights before, in a surveillance video outside Plaza Sports on Montauk Main Street, stealing a Nickel skateboard.

A young New Jerseyan may have thought his legal troubles were behind him when he walked out of East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday. Jake M. Federico of Randolph, 19, had just pleaded guilty to driving with ability impaired by alcohol, which is a simple violation, not the more serious misdemeanor drunken-driving charge brought against him in Montauk on July 29.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 20, 2015
Officials from East Hampton Village and the Amagansett Fire District had a sit-down two weeks ago with the chairman of the Springs Board of Fire Commissioners to express their concerns about how often other agencies have to respond to emergency calls in Springs.

Officials from East Hampton Village and the Amagansett Fire District had a sit-down two weeks ago with the chairman of the Springs Board of Fire Commissioners to express their concerns about how often other agencies have to respond to emergency calls in Springs.

T.E. McMorrow
August 20, 2015

A Montauk woman was critically injured Friday morning after being hit by an S.U.V. The victim, Mariana Guanga-Baculima, 32, was flown by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was listed in critical but stable condition.

T.E. McMorrow
August 20, 2015
Police from across the county were on the lookout for drunken drivers over the weekend, and made five arrests in East Hampton Town.

Police from across the county were on the lookout for drunken drivers over the weekend, and made five arrests in East Hampton Town. Even without the sweep, there were several other arrests on drunken-driving charges throughout the week.

Kelly M. Stefanick
August 13, 2015

An experienced ocean lifeguard who has helped plenty of people in trouble in the water needed help herself on Monday while attempting her second recertification at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett.

T.E. McMorrow
August 13, 2015
Thomas R. Piacentine of East Hampton had his second encounter with police in eight days on Friday morning and this time wound up in jail.

Thomas R. Piacentine of East Hampton had his second encounter with police in eight days on Friday morning and this time wound up in jail.

T.E. McMorrow
August 13, 2015
A Stamford, Conn., man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving earlier this year following a June 2014 crash on Napeague, so angered the judge in the case that he was resentenced on July 30 to nine months in jail.

A Stamford, Conn., man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving earlier this year following a June 2014 crash on Napeague, so angered the judge in the case that he was resentenced on July 30 to nine months in jail.

Star Staff
August 13, 2015
Find out what's on the police logs this week.

Amagansett

Several items were stolen from a Mako Lane house in late July. Stanley McGee told police that while his son and his friends were at the beach, his wife’s purse disappeared from the kitchen table. Also missing was an iPad and an old sundial that had been under a table by the door for many years. There was no sign of forced entry.

T.E. McMorrow
August 6, 2015
A tennis player on a scholarship at Auburn University in Alabama is facing a felony charge of criminal mischief after being arrested in Amagansett early Sunday morning.

A tennis player on a scholarship at Auburn University in Alabama is facing a felony charge of criminal mischief after being arrested in Amagansett early Sunday morning.

T.E. McMorrow
August 6, 2015
Anthony Pisciotto Jr., who has been accused of running an illegal share house at 37 Kettle Hole Road in Montauk, will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Monday on 24 charges.

Anthony Pisciotto Jr., who has been accused of running an illegal share house at 37 Kettle Hole Road in Montauk, will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Monday on 24 charges.

T.E. McMorrow
August 6, 2015
Two motorists who told police they had been drinking at the Gig Shack in Montauk were arrested in separate incidents on East Lake Drive, Montauk, early Sunday morning

Two motorists who told police they had been drinking at the Gig Shack in Montauk were arrested in separate incidents on East Lake Drive, Montauk, early Sunday morning.

T.E. McMorrow
August 6, 2015
Friday, Aug. 28, promises to be a busy day in East Hampton Town Justice court, as East Hampton Village police continued their dogged patrol of village beaches this week.

Friday, Aug. 28, promises to be a busy day in East Hampton Town Justice court, as East Hampton Village police continued their dogged patrol of village beaches this week. Three dog owners received summonses alleging they allowed their dogs to be unleashed in restricted areas and seven men were accused either of having a beach fire in the sand or drinking on the beach.

Star Staff
August 6, 2015
What's on the police logs

Amagansett

A pair of license plates were stolen recently from a 1996 Mercedes Benz parked in the long-term section of the municipal lot. Police documented the theft for Nicholas Krauss, which will allow him to get new plates from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

East Hampton

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 6, 2015
A 17-year-old who was seriously injured early Sunday morning when his car turned over on North Haven faces misdemeanor charges of driving recklessly and without a license.

A 17-year-old who was seriously injured early Sunday morning when his car turned over on North Haven faces misdemeanor charges of driving recklessly and without a license.

Taylor K. Vecsey
August 2, 2015
A 17-year-old who was seriously injured when his car turned over on North Haven was allegedly driving recklessly and without a license in the early morning hours on Sunday.

A 17-year-old who was seriously injured when his car turned over on North Haven was allegedly driving recklessly and without a license in the early morning hours on Sunday.