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Fake Franklins Across Suffolk

A Queens man has been arrested on felony forgery charges after Suffolk County police said he used counterfeit $100 bills to buy merchandise at more than a dozen small businesses in the eastern part of the county. 

Sep 28, 2023
On the Police Logs 09.28.23

An iPad belonging to Blade helicopter service was reported missing from a desk in the lobby of East Hampton Airport on Sept. 16. Also at the airport, two days later, a pair of blue Beats wireless headphones went missing from the desk where the iPad had been charging. The same man was observed taking both items.

Sep 28, 2023
Struck in the Head With a Guitar

A scuffle at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett on the afternoon of Sept. 10 left one man with “substantial pain, swelling, and bleeding” and landed another in court facing three criminal charges.

Sep 21, 2023
New East Hampton Village Police Chief Is Named

Capt. Jeff Erickson, who has been with the East Hampton Village police since he graduated from the police academy in 1991, was named acting chief of the department at Friday’s village board meeting.

Sep 21, 2023
Trio Made Mischief in Montauk

Town and county police are seeking the public’s help in finding three men who they say engaged in criminal mischief at Marshall and Sons Service Center on Sept. 2.

Sep 21, 2023
On the Police Logs 09.21.23

On Saturday afternoon, Harbormaster Joseph Vish responded to a report of an unknown material — what looked to be either a pile of 10 “horse manure patties” or “granola cookies with hard candies pushed inside them,” according to the official report — in the parking lot of Sammy’s Beach. He cleaned up the mess.

Sep 21, 2023
Homeless Woman Charged With Trespassing in Noyac on Sunday

A 63-year-old homeless woman was arrested late Sunday afternoon after a standoff with police in which she barricaded herself into a house in the Pine Neck neighborhood in Noyac, Southampton Town police said Monday.

Sep 18, 2023
It Was No Holiday for Police

Labor Day weekend was “one of the busiest weekends we’ve ever had,” East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo told the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee on Saturday, with 17 arrests — including nine for driving while intoxicated — to go with 16 car accidents and 395 calls for help between Friday morning and Monday morning.

Sep 14, 2023
On the Police Logs 09.14.23

Just after 3 a.m. on Sept. 4, police ticketed three people for drinking in public at the Sportime facility on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett. Police called a cab for one of them, a Springs man who was also charged with public urination. The cabbie called back a short time later to report the man had left his wallet, cellphone, and other personal property in the cab.

Sep 14, 2023
Pedestrian Fatality in Water Mill

A 50-year-old man was hit by a car and killed on Saturday night while crossing Montauk Highway just east of the Scuttlehole Road intersection.

Sep 7, 2023
On the Police Logs 09.07.23

Last Thursday afternoon, for the second week in a row, police tracked down and arrested suspects in a shoplifting incident at a luxury boutique on Newtown Lane. First it happened at Balenciaga; this time it was at Prada.

Sep 7, 2023
Baymen’s Lawyer Is in Retiring Judge’s Sights

In a final act before retiring on Aug. 30, Justice Paul Baisley Jr. of New York State Supreme Court, who has issued a series of rulings against East Hampton Town regarding both East Hampton Town Airport and a 4,000-foot stretch of Napeague oceanfront popularly known as Truck Beach, referred the attorney Daniel Rodgers to the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District for disciplinary consideration.

Sep 7, 2023