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Montauk Fisherman and Wholesalers Indicted in Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted two members of Montauk's Gosman family and a commercial fishing boat owner on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and obstructing an investigation in connection with a scheme to sell at least $250,000 in illegally caught fluke and black sea bass. The United States Department of Justice announced the indictment on Wednesday.

Apr 22, 2021
Felony D.W.I. Arrest Follows Confrontation

With warmer weather on the way and the increasing availability of vaccines, more vehicles are out on the roads, and with them come a small but increasing number of alcohol-related arrests.

Apr 14, 2021
On the Police Logs

A Miller Lane resident's receipt on Friday of a phony call purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service prompted the East Hampton Police Department to advise the community that "the I.R.S. never contacts anyone by phone, so don't give any personal information."

Apr 14, 2021
Five Departments Beat Back Brush Fire Near Gun Club on Saturday

A brush fire steadily crept across 3 acres at the northern edge of the Maidstone Gun Club in Wainscott on Saturday starting around noon. According to East Hampton Fire Department Chief Gerry Turza, a pilot approaching the East Hampton Town Airport called it in, which he said happens every once in a while.

Apr 11, 2021
Three People, Two Ambulances

Headed east on Montauk Highway in Amagansett last Thursday, 18-year-old Melissa Fallo of Hampton Bays "turned her attention" to the gas station near Oak Lane, according to a police report, and rear-ended a 2019 Mercedes van that had stopped to turn left into the lane. The driver of the van, 19-year-old Kevin Verdugo-Parraâ was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital by Springs ambulance to be treated for neck pain.

Apr 8, 2021
On the Police Logs 04.08.21

A Muir Boulevard woman who was trying to rent a place on Gann Road nearby lost a large amount of money last month in a scam. It began when a man on Craigslist told her to send $600 for an application.

Apr 8, 2021
Drivers Without Documents

Paulo Molina of East Elmhurst and Amil Soyos-Chamale of Riverhead were both charged with unlicensed operation and will be in East Hampton Justice Court on Wednesday and on Friday, April 16, respectively.

Apr 8, 2021
Judge Denies Streep's Motion to Dismiss Civil Case

A New York County Supreme Court judge has denied Charles Streep's motion to dismiss a civil case brought against him by David Peralta following an August altercation between the two men in East Hampton that left the teenage Mr. Peralta with what his attorney describes as life-altering brain injuries. The judge, Barbara Jaffe, granted Mr. Streep's motion to dismiss charges of negligence, and stayed the civil case while the criminal one in Riverhead is underway.

Apr 1, 2021
On the Police Logs 4.01.21

A gray Chevrolet in the Apple Bank parking lot appeared suspicious last Thursday afternoon to a woman who called police to say it had been there "for quite some time." A man seated at the wheel refused when she asked him to leave, she said. An officer arrived and spoke to him, and the man stated that "he had an important phone call and this was the only place in the area where he had good service."

Apr 1, 2021
Seven Drivers Headed to Court

Adrian Pizarro, a 29-year-old from Sag Harbor, was driving a 2002 gold Ford on Saturday night when Sag Harbor Village police caught up with him on Swamp Road near Route 114 for failing to maintain his lane. That proved to be the week's only alcohol-related arrest. Police reported that Mr. Pizarro's unsatisfactory performance on roadside sobriety tests was followed by a night in custody. He appeared in the morning before Justice Lisa R. Rana; it was his first such arrest.

Apr 1, 2021
They Couldn't Stop in Time

Carlton Kornegay, 56, of Arverne, in Rockaway, Queens, was stopped in Wainscott traffic last Thursday afternoon on the Montauk Highway by East Gate Road, when, according to East Hampton Town police, a Toyota pickup driven by Casten Mata, 23, of St. Petersburg, Fla., did not stop quickly enough and rear-ended Mr. Kornegay's 1995 Ford.

Apr 1, 2021
Driver Indicted in Fatal Amagansett Hit-and-Run

"He ran over them like rag dolls and left them there," the victim's husband, Wilson Murillo, said outside Suffolk County Supreme Court on Thursday, of Mark A. Corrado, who is accused of striking Yuris Murillo Cruz and her two children in a borrowed pickup truck on Jan. 13 and then fleeing the scene of the accident.

Apr 1, 2021