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On the Police Logs 10.14.21

The East Hampton Town Police Department’s bomb squad was called in last Friday afternoon when an intact World War II explosive device was found in the sand on Sammy’s Beach. Three Mile Harbor was closed as the squad investigated the ordnance, reporting that it was ultimately “detonated and destroyed without incident.”

Oct 14, 2021
Cops Say, Lock Your Cars!

In recent weeks, the East Hampton Town Police Department has received enough reports of items missing from vehicles to call them “a string of larcenies.” In most of the incidents, the cars were unlocked and parked in people’s driveways.

Oct 14, 2021
A Fuel Truck and a Lincoln

A felony driving while intoxicated charge confronts a Wainscott man, who, police said, was under the influence of alcohol when they stopped him last Thursday in East Hampton.

Oct 14, 2021
Big Rigs Equal Big Trouble

Sag Harbor Village police have stepped up their patrols of narrow village roads on the lookout for oversize commercial trucks, which are prohibited from using certain streets unless they are making local deliveries.

Oct 14, 2021
After Years of Mysterious Blasts, Fireworks Charge for Montauk Man

On the lookout for explosives, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives aided the East Hampton Town Police Department in the search of a Montauk house on Sept. 16, for which they had a state-issued warrant.

Oct 7, 2021
On the Police Logs 10.07.21

Multiple disturbances last week involved people yelling obscenities in public places.

Oct 7, 2021
Punches and a Chokehold

A punch and a lost tooth led to an assault charge Sunday for a Bellmore man.

Oct 7, 2021
No Stop Signs to Obey

The absence of stop signs at a four-way intersection in East Hampton was at least partly to blame for an accident that injured two men on Friday morning.

Oct 7, 2021
On the Police Logs

Two harbormasters patrolling near the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett were called to investigate a possible boat fire on Saturday evening. The boat's owner told them that his engines "just smoke a lot."

Sep 30, 2021
Police Say Car in Fatal Hit-and-Run Had Too Many Passengers

In an ongoing investigation into a hit-and-run accident on Aug. 10 that led to the death of Devesh Samtani, 18, a summer visitor who was one of hundreds walking in the dark on a narrow road after a huge house party in Amagansett, a new report said that there had been 10 people packed into the sport-utility vehicle that Daniel M. Campbell was driving.

Sep 30, 2021
Lost Phone Leads to Menacing Arrest

A homeowner on East Lake Drive in Montauk was surprised to see a stranger in his driveway a little after 5 a.m. on Sept. 22. He was yet more surprised when the man, who had a loaded small-bore rifle with him, demanded that he return his missing cellphone.

Sep 30, 2021
Head-On Crash in Montauk Injures Three

Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Montauk Friday morning in the most serious of a handful of traffic accidents last week.

Sep 30, 2021