Recent Stories: Police

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

T.E. McMorrow
March 23, 2017
Since New Year’s Day, when the East Hampton Town Police Department changed the schedule and squad makeup of its uniformed officers, arrests have skyrocketed by 45.5 percent, according to the weekly logs.

Since New Year’s Day, when the East Hampton Town Police Department changed the schedule and squad makeup of its uniformed officers, arrests have skyrocketed by 45.5 percent, according to the weekly logs. The numbers were confirmed by Chief Michael D. Sarlo, who said the bulk of the arrests stemmed from traffic stops. As of midnight Monday, police reported making 211 arrests since Jan.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 21, 2017
Four people were treated for minor injuries at Southampton Hospital Tuesday morning after a head-on collision on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

Four people were treated for minor injuries at Southampton Hospital Tuesday morning after a head-on collision on Montauk Highway in Water Mill.

Sgt. Frederick Boese of the Southampton Town police said a vehicle traveling west crossed into the eastbound lane, striking another vehicle near the intersection of Cobb Road at about 6 a.m. A third vehicle was also involved.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 21, 2017
A fire broke out in a commercial building at 10 Washington Avenue, off Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton, on Tuesday morning.

Update, 1:30 p.m.: The East Hampton Fire Department stopped a fire from spreading throughout an industrial building Tuesday morning. Chief Ken Wessberg said the fire started while work was being done on trucks inside one of the bays in a large pole barn at 10 Washington Avenue just before 9 a.m.

T.E. McMorrow
March 18, 2017
The trial of a former manager of the Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack on a felony charge of unlawful surveillance got underway Thursday in the Arthur Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverside.

The trial of a former manager of the Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack on a felony charge of unlawful surveillance got underway Thursday in the Arthur Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverside.

Star Staff
March 16, 2017
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East Hampton

Thieves struck a Joshua Edwards Court property sometime between Feb. 8 and Sunday. Steven Thorsen told police a red and black Honda generator valued at $3,000 had been stolen from a trailer parked on the property. The generator was the only thing taken from the unlocked trailer.

East Hampton Village

T.E. McMorrow
March 16, 2017
Criminal charges against a Manhattan man who owns a house in Amagansett were dropped on March 2 in East Hampton Town Justice Court, based on a lack of sufficient evidence to justify the arrest.

Criminal charges against a Manhattan man who owns a house in Amagansett were dropped on March 2 in East Hampton Town Justice Court, based on a lack of sufficient evidence to justify the arrest.

T.E. McMorrow
March 16, 2017
A Springs man with a long history of unlicensed driving is again facing the charge, this time as a felony.

A Springs man with a long history of unlicensed driving is again facing the charge, this time as a felony.

T.E. McMorrow
March 11, 2017
Susan Kinsella, charged with violating the Suffolk County Social Host Law by knowingly allowing a group of Pierson High School students to drink alcohol at a birthday party at her house on Jan. 27, denied the accusation during her arraignment Friday.

The former Sag Harbor School Board president charged with violating the Suffolk County Social Host Law by knowingly allowing a group of Pierson High School students to drink alcohol at a birthday party at her house on Jan. 27 denied the accusation during her arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court Friday.

T.E. McMorrow
March 9, 2017
Water Mill family of three escapes unharmed as major fire breaks out.

“It sounded like a bomb exploded,” Igor Vishnyakov said Sunday as he surveyed the wreckage of the house on Hayground Road in Water Mill he shares with his wife, Sasha Pivovarova, and their 4-year-old daughter. “The house shook. We were sleeping. It was 1:15 in the morning.”

Star Staff
March 9, 2017

Amagansett

A neighbor noticed a door ajar at an apparently unoccupied Town Lane residence on Saturday and called police. It appeared that the door had been forced open, with a lower panel damaged as well as the jamb and knob, though nothing inside was disturbed. The owner was notified, as were detectives.

T.E. McMorrow
March 9, 2017
East Hampton Town police have made a second arrest involving the alleged under-age party house on Neck Path in Springs. At the same time, a bench trial has been scheduled for the owner of the house, Jefferson Davis Eames, on an unrelated charge on March 21.

East Hampton Town police have made a second arrest involving the alleged under-age party house on Neck Path in Springs. At the same time, a bench trial has been scheduled for the owner of the house, Jefferson Davis Eames, on an unrelated charge on March 21.

T.E. McMorrow
March 9, 2017
“Nice to see you again, Mr. McCarron,” East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana said when Michael Luke McCarron was brought before her for arraignment Monday morning. “You just got off probation, what, three weeks ago?”

“Nice to see you again, Mr. McCarron,” East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana said when Michael Luke McCarron was brought before her for arraignment Monday morning. “You just got off probation, what, three weeks ago?”

T.E. McMorrow
March 9, 2017
The owner of a Springs house where an East Hampton teen allegedly overdosed on morphine on Jan. 29, was arraigned Friday in East Hampton Town Justice Court on multiple charges relating to under-age gatherings at the house, including one of felony drug dealing.

Jefferson Davis Eames, the owner of a Springs house where an East Hampton teen allegedly overdosed on morphine on Jan. 29, was arraigned Friday in East Hampton Town Justice Court on multiple charges relating to under-age gatherings at the house, including one of felony drug dealing.

T.E. McMorrow
March 5, 2017
It is being called an "absolute miracle" no one was seriously injured when a car slammed into a house, bursting into flames in the middle of the night while a family slept.

A drunken driver lost control of his car and crashed into a house on Hayground Road in Water Mill early Sunday morning. The car burst into flames that ultimately did substantial damage to the residence, Southampton Town police reported. The two adults and one child who were inside at the time escaped the fire without injury.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 3, 2017
East Hampton Town police made an arrest Thursday in connection with a teen's overdose during a house party in Springs in late January that outraged the community.

East Hampton Town police made an arrest Thursday in connection with a teen's overdose during a house party in Springs in late January that outraged the community. 

T.E. McMorrow
March 2, 2017
The judge presiding over the case of Sean P. Ludwick, who is facing six felony charges including vehicular manslaughter for the 2015 accident in Noyac that killed his passenger, Paul Hansen, has rejected motions made by the defense to dismiss the charges.

The judge presiding over the case of Sean P. Ludwick, who is facing six felony charges including vehicular manslaughter for the 2015 accident in Noyac that killed his passenger, Paul Hansen, has rejected motions made by the defense to dismiss the charges.

T.E. McMorrow
March 2, 2017

Patrick James McMahon of South­ampton, 25, was using his cellphone Sunday night when his 2000 Ford Mustang hit a sharp curve where Gingerbread Lane becomes Toilsome Lane and left the road, according to an East Hampton Village officer who was at the tricky intersection. Mr.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 2, 2017
The Town of East Hampton is auctioning off items deemed as surplus through an online auction that is open until March 13.

The Town of East Hampton is auctioning off items deemed as surplus through an online auction that is open until March 20. 

Joanne Pilgrim
March 2, 2017
President Donald Trump’s calls for increased enforcement of federal immigration laws and memos issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security outlining a broader focus on finding and detaining anyone who is in the country illegally have members of the East Hampton community on edge.

President Donald Trump’s calls for increased enforcement of federal immigration laws and memos issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security outlining a broader focus on finding and detaining anyone who is in the country illegally have members of the East Hampton community on edge.