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Police, School Officials React to Mass Shootings

Another mass shooting has claimed the lives of school children, with at least 19 students and two teachers dead in Uvalde, Tex., after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The deadly attack has police and schools on the South Fork on high alert, though no specific threats have been identified.

May 25, 2022
Not Inside the Store

A man who police said is homeless was charged with petty larceny at the Montauk 7-Eleven store.

May 19, 2022
Three D.W.I. Charges

Two drivers whose cars had been stopped on the side of the road, plus one whom police pulled over for a reported traffic violation, are now facing charges of driving while intoxicated.

May 19, 2022
On the Police Logs 05.19.22

A woman called police last Thursday to ask if they knew where to find a "male soul mate." An officer told her that police have no special knowledge about the location of soul mates and asked if she was okay, or felt the need to go to the hospital. She said no, she was healthy and in good spirits.

May 19, 2022
On the Police Logs 05.12.22

A mysterious "foaming chemical" was observed on the shoulder of Montauk Highway in Amagansett on the afternoon of May 3. By the time they arrived, the officers could not locate the spill.

May 12, 2022
Accused of Murder, Grippo Will Face Jury in July

Joseph Grippo's appearance in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Thursday was markedly different from the last time he appeared there before Justice Stephen L. Braslow. Instead of insults, Mr. Grippo apologized to the judge, who on April 25 had held him in contempt and ordered him out of the courtroom.

May 12, 2022
No Lunch, Three Heinekens

Three people were charged with driving while intoxicated in the last week.

May 12, 2022
At 96, He's East Hampton's First Honorary Fire Chief

Joseph DeCristofaro has been named the first honorary chief in the East Hampton Fire Department's 132-year history. 

May 11, 2022
Crime Numbers Are Down in East Hampton Town

Summing up his department’s just-released report on police activity in 2021, East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo sounded justifiably content. “Some of the national trends in both personal crime and property crime that seem to have been spiking have not impacted us here," he said. "We’ve trended down in almost every criminal defense category over the last few years."

May 5, 2022
On the Police Logs 05.05.22

A glider flying too low over the beach led police to search areas near Napeague Lane, Atlantic Avenue, and Indian Wells on the morning of April 25, but the glider was not found.

May 5, 2022
Speeding, Drifting, Drinking

After an officer clocked his Jeep going 51 miles per hour in a 30 m.p.h. zone in Northwest and noticed a strong smell of alcohol, an East Hampton man ended up spending the night at police headquarters before being arraigned the next morning on drunken-driving charges.

May 5, 2022
Head-On Crash in Wainscott

Around dinnertime on April 18, an East Quogue woman was headed east on Montauk Highway near Sayre’s Path in Wainscott when her 2007 Honda crossed the double yellow lines into the westbound lane, and crashed head-on into a 2007 Toyota.

Apr 28, 2022