The drowning of a New York City woman off Montauk Point over the weekend is still under investigation, but so far, signs indicate that her fall from the boat she was on with her husband was accidental, according to the head of the Suffolk County Homicide squad, Detective Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick.
A traffic stop for an illegal U-turn on Main Street in Amagansett ended with an arrest on a heroin possession charge last week.
East Hampton Town police said that a Hampton Bays man, Cory A. Mercurio, 24, was driving a 1993 Ford when he made the illegal turn on the night of Aug. 6. The officer who made the stop said that the car smelled of marijuana and that Mr. Mercurio “appeared to be extremely nervous.”
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.