T.E. McMorrow began freelancing for The Star in 2009, before coming on staff, full time, at the end of 2011. He is a member of the Drama Desk in New York. His book, “Nutcracker in Harlem,” illustrated by James Ransome, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2016 by HarperCollins children’s division.
Three arrests made by East Hampton Town and Village police on drunken driving charges in the past few days have two men facing felony charges, while a third is expected to face a felony charge as well.
Luis A. Refugio, 22, was pulled over early Sunday morning on Three Mile Harbor Road after an officer said he saw him swerving across the lines on the narrow road. Having failed roadside sobriety tests, according to police, he subsequently refused to submit to a breath test at police headquarters.
Michael Russell, who had been arrested by East Hampton Village police earlier this month for allegedly purchasing several pairs of sneakers at Sneakerology, a Main Street shop, on Sept. 2, using others' credit and debit cards without permission, was released from county jail last Thursday, when his attorney withdrew a waiver of his right to be released if not indicted within 120 hours of his arrest.
A Port Jefferson woman who was a no-show on Oct. 22 at East Hampton Town Justice Court after having been charged with driving while intoxicated showed up at the courthouse last Thursday. She had turned herself in to town police.
Heidi A. Kulp, 44, pleaded guilty to the charge as Justice Lisa R. Rana presided. Ms. Kulp’s attorney, Patrick Kerr, stood by her side as she was sentenced to three years of probation and a fine of $1,000, with the standard court fee of $400 added to the fine.
A house can be built at 85 South Edgemere Street in Montauk on a controversial vacant lot at the edge of Fort Pond, just not the exact house the owners had wanted, according to a 3-2 vote Tuesday by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. The lot is slightly over an acre, but with a very small building envelope due to surrounding wetlands.
A New York woman turned herself in on Tuesday after learning that a warrant had been issued for her arrest.
Kimberly Sceili was instructed over Columbus Day weekend to be in East Hampton Justice Court on Sept. 25 to answer a charge of driving with a suspended license. She did not show up until Tuesday, when a court clerk informed her of the warrant.
Her license was suspended for failure to pay a Connecticut motor vehicle department fee, she told Justice Lisa Rana.
A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.
As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.
Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation.