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Montauk's Ditch Witch Reports Burglary, Vandalism

"We've been here 26 years and nothing of this nature has ever happened," the business posted. "We were broken into, our Plexiglass barriers were smashed, our cash register broken open and destroyed."

Aug 6, 2020
Children in the Car and a Slew of Charges

A Montauk woman is facing a number of charges, including two Leandra's Law felony counts of driving while intoxicated with minor children in the car, following a traffic stop on the night of July 26.

Aug 6, 2020
Near-Drowning in Sag Harbor: What Really Happened

The full extent of what happened in Sag Harbor Cove on July 26, a sunny Sunday when a Brooklyn family went fishing by the North Haven bridge and almost lost their lives in a fast-moving current, was not known until this week. It is now clear that as many as half a dozen people had come close to drowning.

Aug 6, 2020
Ford Took Some Lumps

A driver swerved across the road to avoid a collision, but ran into a dirt embankment and railroad ties.

Aug 6, 2020
Weed in Ashtray Leads to More Charges

East Hampton Town police allegedly spotted marijuana in the ashtray of a Honda parked outside the 7-Eleven in Montauk. Upon searching the car, they also reported finding hallucinogenic mushooms and a tab of Ecstasy.

Aug 6, 2020
On the Police Logs

Last Thursday afternoon, a woman returned to her parked car in the lot behind 87 Newtown Lane to find a golf ball had struck the windshield, leaving numerous large circular cracks. The ball was found in the parking lot.

Aug 6, 2020
Update: Police Say Missing Man Has Been Located Unharmed

Brendan Clavin, 31, was last seen on surveillance footage captured by the Riverhead Library on Tuesday at around 6:30 a.m.

Aug 4, 2020
Northwest Woods Fire Station Opens

A new fire department substation officially opened in the Northwest section of East Hampton on Saturday morning. The 3,800 square-foot, one-story building on Old Northwest Road will bring fire and ambulance equipment closer to properties in the Northwest Fire Protection and Water Supply Protection Districts.

Aug 1, 2020
‘Peeping Tom’ Nabbed After Several Complaints

A 43-year-old East Hampton resident was arrested on July 30 in connection with several reports of lewd behavior at a Miller Lane house in East Hampton.

Jul 31, 2020
Reward for Tips on Alleged Shoplifters

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and East Hampton Village Police Department detectives are seeking help from the public and offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for any information on the women, who were in the store at 4:53 p.m. on July 23.

Jul 31, 2020
Tragedy Averted in Sag Harbor Cove

Several people called 911 on Sunday after watching girls who could not swim struggling in the water near the North Haven side of Sag Harbor Cove. Adults who went in after them were soon in trouble too. Good Samaritans at a nearby marina who heard the commotion leapt into action to save them.

Jul 29, 2020
Driver Distracted by Child in Backseat

A mom told town police that she had been distracted by her 5-year-old daughter in the backseat when she drove off Northwest Road and into a tree on the afternoon of July 20.

Jul 29, 2020