An East Hampton man who had agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a 4-month jail sentence got 11 months instead last Thursday and a stern warning from East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana.
Guy Tibbetts, 32, had been ordered at least twice to stay away from his ex-wife, Justina Tibbetts, and their two children. He was arrested twice in December for violating those court orders, and is facing the same misdemeanor charge, for criminal contempt, in Suffolk Criminal Court in Riverside, after another arrest in May.
Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.
According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.
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.