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.
Nicholas Kraus, 41, of East Hampton was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped on Abraham’s Path near Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton for having a broken taillight.
The arresting officer reported that his breath smelled of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot, and his speech was slurred, and that he exited his car unsteadily before failing roadside sobriety tests.
An East Hampton Town police officer spotted Carlos R. Hernandez, 45, of Northwest Woods driving erratically at a little after 3 a.m. on Dec. 15 and stopped his 1997 Dodge on Stephen Hand’s Path near Wheelock Road. The officer wrote in his arrest report that Mr. Hernandez had swerved across the double yellow lines.
An East Hampton Village officer patrolling Montauk Highway last Friday evening found an unoccupied 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had come to rest in woods just off the highway near Stephen Hand’s Path. The SUV had struck a utility pole before slamming into the trees, according to the police report.
The driver was nowhere to be found, but the officer heard noises in the woods that sounded like someone running away.
The owner of a two-acre Georgica Road estate reported to East Hampton Village police last Friday afternoon that back in May he discovered a complete sterling silver flatware set, including serving pieces, and many valuable pieces of china, missing from his basement, where they had been stored. An expensive black Prada dress was missing as well.
The value of the items stolen was estimated at over $10,000.
Shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Gregorio Colin-Martinez, 21, of Bridgehampton flagged down an East Hampton Town police officer on Springs-Fireplace Road near Queens Lane in Springs, asking the officer for help getting to his car. He had left it at 61 Muir Boulevard, he told the officer, who took him to that address, about three-quarters of a mile away.
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.