Southampton Town police said that while the circumstances surrounding the death of Lilia Aucapina is still actively being investigated, "at this time the death is not believed to be criminal in nature."
After nearly 20 years with the East Hampton Town Police Department, Lt. Austin McGuire, known A.J., is leaving for a new position as Sag Harbor Village’s next police chief. Starting in January, Lieutenant McGuire will take over from Chief Tom Fabiano, who announced his retirement in September.
A former bookkeeper and teacher’s aid at the Rainbow Preschool in Bridgehampton was charged with stealing more than $35,000 from the school. Lauren E. Comber, 30, of Sag Harbor turned herself in to Southampton Town police on Nov. 10.
On the day before Election Day, a Springs woman was caught on video hurrying off with a neighbor’s campaign signs. Elizabeth M. Ruth, 73, was an unlikely arrestee. The signs’ owner, Lynne Scanlon, told East Hampton Town police that she had put up several anti-rental registry signs, all of which had been stolen. She decided to fight back.