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.
A Springs man, Samuel Spielberg, 31, was killed in a one-car crash late Friday night.
First responders reported finding his 2002 Toyota 4Runner in woods off Red Dirt Road in Amagansett, just west of Old Stone Highway. The S.U.V., which had overturned, was engulfed in flames, said to be reaching 20 feet in the air.
A call alerting East Hampton Town police to the crash was logged in at 11:27 p.m. The initial police report said the car had “failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.”
The arrest on Friday night of a Springs man on a charge of driving while intoxicated led to an appearance in East Hampton Town Justice Court the next morning by a noted international-law attorney, Michael Jefferson Griffith. Mr. Griffith, who has counseled clients imprisoned in over 25 countries in criminal matters, defended the young American held in a Turkish prison in the 1970s in a case that became the basis for the film “Midnight Express.”
A husband-and-wife team who teach Shakespeare at Guild Hall have received a number of uncalled-for e-mails from a former student, according to an East Hampton Town police report.
Tristan and Morgan Vaughan run the Round Table Theater Company and Academy, which recently produced its first full Shakespearean production, “Macbeth,” with Morgan Vaughan in the lead role of Lady Macbeth and Mr. Vaughan directing. The couple have been conducting classes and seminars on the Bard at Guild Hall since last year.
Eleven months before Edward L. Orr allegedly ran over John Judge on Amagansett Main Street in his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driving on without stopping to aid the dying man, he was arrested by East Hampton Town police and charged with two Class A misdemeanors and a Class D felony. At that time he was on probation, as he still is, for a Class D felony conviction of grand larceny in 2009.
A 2002 Honda being driven on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton went skidding off the road Saturday night as the snow began to fall and crashed into a tree. The driver, Steven Dovas of Brooklyn, who was unhurt, said the bright lights of an oncoming car had momentarily blinded him.
The Honda had to be towed away.
Not long after Valentine’s Day dawned last Thursday, East Hampton Village police spotted a 1998 Saturn swerving on North Main Street. Angel A. Farez Chimbo, 22, of East Hampton was crossing the center lines, according to the report. An officer began following him as he continued onto Main Street, passing Newtown Lane and ignoring the police car lights.
A 24-year-old man who has been in and out of East Hampton Town Justice Court and is now in the county jail may stay there for some time.
Justice Catherine Cahill set bail for Jose B. Maria-Jimenez of East Hampton, also known as Jose Maria, at $15,000 on Feb. 13, after what was at least his fourth arrest in the past 11 months.
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.