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.
There were just two alcohol-related arrests on town roads over the last 10 days, one of which brought charges of felony drunken driving.
East Hampton Town police said they stopped Kaitlyn H. Buckley’s 2007 Lexus early Sunday morning on Bluff Road in Amagansett, near Atlantic Avenue, because it had a burnt-out headlight. Ms. Buckley, 42, of New York City, refused to take a roadside breath test and failed other field sobriety tests, according to the police report.
Conciliation was in the air, and olive branches were extended in all directions on Aug. 27, when the East Hampton Town Planning Board scheduled a public hearing on the subdivision of roughly 40 acres of Wainscott farmland, which will result in seven house lots. The development had been years in the making and the subject of two lawsuits. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.
A young man whose employer had brought him to Amagansett to work for the season was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sunday evening and, on Monday, with false personation, for giving a fake name to police officers.
Walter Joaquin Victoriano, 20, a Mexican citizen who first identified himself as DeJesus Victoriano, told East Hampton Town police his real name after his arraignment, while he was waiting to be taken to jail in Riverside if bail were not posted. “I lied before, because I was scared,” he said.
East Hampton Town police picked up a taxi driver in Shirley early last Thursday and gave him a ride to Wainscott police headquarters, from which he ultimately was sent to county jail. The police made the trip after learning that Mr. Williams had been arrested by Suffolk County police on an unrelated charge last week.
A 19-year-old Springs resident whom an East Hampton Town police officer subdued with a Taser early Monday morning, is facing multiple charges, including the felony assault of a police officer. The officer, Sarah Mortenson, was hospitalized as a result of the incident. Police said she had been released but was still in pain and unable to return to duty.
Almost all contested cases in East Hampton Town Justice Court are settled by plea bargain, whether they involve a traffic ticket or a serious criminal charge where jail time is in the offing. In the latter case, the process is a delicate one that can go awry, as has happened twice in recent weeks.