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.
James Collins, a lineman for the Long Island Power Authority, got a bad electrical jolt last Thursday when he touched a line he thought dead. In reality, the line was very much alive, sending a powerful electrical shock through the man’s body. He was rushed to the hospital, said East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen.
“He was concerned about his heart,” the chief said, adding that Mr. Collins, who normally works out of Lake Ronkonkoma, was released from the hospital later the same day.
Carlson Jacobs of East Hampton was walking on Tyrone Drive in Springs in the early evening of Nov. 5 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle which then left the scene. Mr. Jacobs wound up in nearby brush. He was reportedly knocked woozy, according to the police report. Officers brought him to police headquarters and then to Southampton Hospital, suffering what was described as minor bleeding to his head.
Kathlena Williams of Mako Lane in Amagansett reported to town police at a little after 3 a.m. on Nov. 3 that she had seen a young man outside her house, apparently about to siphon gasoline from her parked car.
“You’re not going to do that, no way!” she reportedly screamed, scaring the youth, who took off running, with a gas canister in hand, then sped away in a red 2001 Chevy.
When Julia Tyson, a junior at East Hampton High School, heard about the Sept. 29 suicide death of David H. Hernandez, an alleged victim of bullying at the school, she was saddened, but not surprised. According to Julia, bullying is a fact of life for many students, even in her honor-track classes.
Julia, 16, an honor student and a junior at the school who is starring as Eliza Doolittle in the school’s production of “Pygmalion” this weekend, is in the preliminary stages of work on a documentary about bullying.
East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen called it “reckless indifference” to human life after two drivers, one of them reportedly high on drugs, wound up in the hospital Friday morning.
Southampton Town police began receiving 911 calls reporting a 1990 Oldsmobile, headed east in Water Mill at a high speed, dodging in and out of traffic. Within minutes, the speeding car was reported in Wainscott, driving onto the center strip, then onto the shoulder, narrowly missing several vehicles as it went.
A 44-year-old East Hampton woman who returned to the scene of the crime on Newtown Lane looking for her cellphone Friday morning was arrested on charges of burglary and possession of a stolen couture handbag.
East Hampton Village police were at the scene, investigating an alarm set off at a clothing store. They found the rear door broken into and shattered glass lying about, said Chief Gerard Larsen on Tuesday.
The reward for information leading to the identification of the car that struck and killed John Judge of Amagansett on Oct. 23 has been raised to $10,000, with the initial sum of $5,000 offered by Crime Stoppers augmented by Larry Siedlick, an Amagansett resident, with an additional $5,000.
Mr. Judge was crossing Main Street in the hamlet a little before 8 p.m., on his way home after dinner at Astro’s Pizza, when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle that fled the scene.