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Four Misdemeanor D.W.I.s

A 27-year-old Amagansett woman was charged with drunken driving at about 9 p.m. Saturday after she hit a utility pole on Industrial Road in Montauk, near Edgemere Street.

Abigail Rose Gawronski, who had been southbound in a 2007 Mazda, told East Hampton Town police she’d swerved to avoid a deer. Police, however, said she performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and she was held for the rest of the night on the misdemeanor charge. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky released her following a Sunday morning arraignment, and she is due back in court on July 11.

Jun 27, 2019
Lexus, Equipment Vanish

A Brooklyn couple reported their 2001 Lexus RX 350 stolen from their driveway in Montauk on Friday.

Jacqueline E. Mosca-Zarodkiewicz and her husband, Joseph Zarodkiewicz, told East Hampton Town police that their gray Lexus was missing when they returned to their house on Soundview Drive at about 5 p.m. They last saw it on June 16 at about 7 p.m., parked in the driveway.

Jun 27, 2019
On the Police Logs 06.27.19

A passer-by was concerned about a sick-looking raccoon on Monday evening near 77 Bay Street. It scurried into the woods as police arrived, but they said it appeared to be in good health.

Jun 27, 2019
Indicted in Montauk Murder

Two weeks to the day after East Hampton Town’s first murder in a decade, Joseph A. Grippo, a 47-year-old with a criminal record, was arrested last Thursday in the killing of Robert Casado in Montauk’s Kirk Park.

Mr. Grippo lured Mr. Casado to the park, where he killed him with a pickax, all because they had the same love interest, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said outside East Hampton Town Justice Court, where Mr. Grippo had been arraigned on a second-degree murder on Friday.

Jun 27, 2019
Montauk Murder Was Over a Woman, D.A. Says

A 47-year-old man, arrested on Thursday and charged in the murder of Robert Casado, lured Mr. Casado to Kirk Park, where he killed him with a pickaxe, all because they had the same love interest, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini.

Jun 21, 2019
Spent Father’s Day in a Cell

An 18-year-old with a learner's permit crashed a 2002 Porsche Carrera on Saturday afternoon and was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I.

Jun 20, 2019
A Felony Cocaine Charge

When officers approached John P. Detmer, he reportedly dropped a plastic bag containing over 500 milligrams of cocaine from his pants pocket.

Jun 20, 2019
Montauk Drug Ring Bigwig Gets Four Years

“I’d like to apologize to the people of Montauk,” Elvin Silva-Ruiz, accused of arranging for the shipment of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to Montauk and arrested in a major drug bust last summer, told a Suffolk County Criminal Court judge at his sentencing last Thursday morning. 

Jun 20, 2019
Death in Patchogue

Suffolk police are investigating the death of a Bridgehampton native whose body was found by the side of the road in Patchogue on Saturday night.

Jun 20, 2019
On the Police Logs 06.20.19

Strong winds on Saturday night gave people on a raft off Havens Beach a hard time. After calling 911 at 5:05 p.m., the caller rowed his own boat out to the raft and towed it back to shore. 

Jun 20, 2019