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Body Found on Beach Was Missing Kayaker

A body that washed up on the beach at the Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island on Nov. 8 has been identified by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office as Dario Cholula. 

Nov 28, 2022
On the Police Logs 11.24.22

A Westhampton Beach woman attended a fund-raiser at Gurney’s Friday night, and won a white vase and three pillows. Afterward, she asked a bellhop to put the items in her car, and he set the vase on a bench near the valet booth while retrieving a cart to ferry her belongings to her car. When the bellhop returned, the vase was gone. On Saturday, a member of Gurney’s staff returned it. 

Nov 22, 2022
Driver Hurt in Sag Harbor Crash

Sag Harbor Village on Sunday night police charged a driver — who was injured when he crashed his car into a telephone pole — with drunken driving.

Nov 22, 2022
Fatal Noyac Fire Leads to Civil Suit

Lawyers for the family of two young women killed in a Noyac rental-home fire this summer have taken their case to federal court.

Nov 22, 2022
Sentence in Balenciaga Theft

Jamal Johns, one of five people who participated in a March robbery at the luxe retailer Balenciaga’s East Hampton shop, was sentenced on Friday to three and a half to five years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney has announced.

Nov 22, 2022
On the Police Logs 11.17.22

A Springs woman called police for the second time in two weeks on Nov. 4 to say she had found a dead swan near her house. Police reported that the carcass was intact and appeared undamaged, but that its head was missing.

Nov 17, 2022
Charged as First Offender

East Hampton Town police reported a single alcohol-related arrest on local roads last week.

Nov 17, 2022
No ID Yet for Body That Washed Up on Shelter Island Beach

A body was found washed up on the beach at the Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island on Friday but has yet to be identified by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Nov 17, 2022
Crash Knocked Part of Hedges Inn Off Foundation

A livery driver hired for an early morning airport run caught the air meant for his yet to be picked up passengers Wednesday when he fell asleep and drove into the Hedges Inn. “He knocked the whole house off its foundation,” said the keeper of the inn, which is closed for the season.

Nov 16, 2022
On the Police Logs 11.10.22

Four people entered London Jewelers on Nov. 2, two of whom said they wanted to buy a watch. They picked one out, then showed a manager a picture of a credit card on a phone and said they’d pay for the watch that way. When the manager asked for a physical copy of the credit card, the would-be buyers couldn’t produce it. The four left the store; the watch stayed behind. The manager wanted the incident documented.

Nov 10, 2022
Woman Injured in Springs Hit-and-Run

A woman was crossing Old Fireplace Road near Fireplace Road in Springs last Thursday when a vehicle struck her from behind and left the scene.

Nov 10, 2022
Effort to Educate Police About Autism

Police find themselves all too often in the role of social workers. The Flying Point Foundation for Autism is working to help them navigate this role when it comes to dealing with children and adults on the autism spectrum, because, as its founder said, a “minor emergency involving” someone on the spectrum “could go off the rails in a heartbeat.”

Nov 10, 2022