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.
Town police received a report from Southampton Hospital in the early hours of Nov. 18 that a man had been struck with a belt hard enough to damage his eye to the point that he might lose vision in it.
The man, Carlos Cevarros, told police he and his friends had gone to an address on Lincoln Avenue in Springs to join a Bingo party, but were turned away at the door. Guillermo T. Pillco allegedly pulled off his belt and struck Mr. Cevarros with it after exchanging words about a woman in Mr. Cevarros’s party.
A 2011 BMW led police on a high-speed chase at midnight last Saturday that ended in the arrest of the driver, Kyle B. Ballou, 23, of East Hampton, on multiple charges including drunken driving.
East Hampton Town police first spotted the BMW speeding west on Montauk Highway near Cove Hollow Road, crossing lane lines to pass cars ahead. An officer activated his lights and siren, but Mr. Ballou, after momentarily pulling off the road, turned around and sped off to the east, quickly exceeding 100 miles per hour, according to the report.
An 18-year-old East Hampton woman had two car accidents in four days last week, both of them involving deer. Ashley Silvertsen was driving a 1995 Jeep on the afternoon of Nov. 20 on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs when she thought she saw a deer on the road ahead. She swerved and went off the side of the road, coming to a stop in some shrubbery. The Jeep was towed away with damage to the undercarriage.
After losing control of her 2002 Chevrolet in the parking lot of the Sag Harbor Post Office around noon last Thursday, a Sag Harbor woman crashed into the post office building, hitting it hard enough to put a gaping hole in it. A witness told police that he’d heard the engine revving just before the crash. The woman, identified in the accident report as E.M. Lewis-Johnson, 50, was helicoptered to Stony Brook University Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.
Land surveyors working outside a vacant Atlantic Avenue house in Amagansett reported finding several bagsful of beer and liquor bottles on the property on Nov. 1.
East Hampton Town police had received a report two days earlier, the day after Hurricane Sandy, that the basement door to a neighboring house had been kicked in and several bottles of alcohol stolen. On Nov. 2, that same house was broken into in the same way. This time, however, a piece of clothing was left behind, leading police to the home of a local 16-year-old.
The nighttime prowlers who have been targeting unlocked vehicles parked in various Montauk neighborhoods struck again early last Thursday morning, this time in the North Farragut Road area, but without as much taken as the week before, when they made off with thousands of dollars worth of electronic devices.
Robert Gosman Jr. reported his Chevy pickup truck rummaged through, but nothing taken. John D’Agostino’s Jeep was also gone through, but again, nothing taken.