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On the Police Logs 05.09.24

On April 30, police got a call from a passer-by about “a male subject opening doors with a crowbar” at the Sands Motel. Upon investigation, it was learned that the man was an employee performing renovations and maintenance. “The salt air environment often causes the door locks to freeze, therefore he has to force the doors open with a bar,” officers reported.

May 9, 2024
On the Police Logs 05.02.24

A 17-year-old girl fell victim to an online scam when she attempted to sell a prom dress on the website Poshmark on April 14. She ultimately sent more than $1,000 in Apple gift cards, thinking there was an error with her account after receiving an email from the company that turned out to be fake. An investigation is still ongoing.

May 1, 2024
Village's Newest Cop Is 'One of Our Own'

A smattering of news involving the village's Police and Emergency Services Departments came out of an East Hampton Village Board meeting that was otherwise focused on avoiding the need for residents to call the police for noise complaints in the historic district.

Apr 25, 2024
Late-Night Crash Seriously Injures East Hampton Woman

A 27-year-old East Hampton woman was injured overnight when she crashed her car into a tree on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, East Hampton Town police said Thursday morning.

Apr 25, 2024
On the Police Logs 04.25.24

Squirrels, porch pirates, injured seals, drones, missing White Claws, and more in this week's police logs.

Apr 25, 2024
On the Police Logs 04.18.24

On Pantigo Road near Bostwick’s, a 38-year-old man who appeared to be intoxicated was questioned by police on the afternoon of April 7. He said he wasn’t causing trouble, just canvassing businesses looking for work. Police drove him back to his house. Eight days before, the same man had been seen opening a storage shed and walk-in cooler behind Rowdy Hall in Amagansett, and he was later accused of taking 20 containers of beer and four containers of iced tea. According to the official report, petty larceny charges may be pending.

Apr 18, 2024
Crash Victim Identified as Sag Harbor Woman

The Suffolk County Police Department on Wednesday identified a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash on Monday as Alison Pfefferkorn of Sag Harbor.

Apr 17, 2024
Five Fire Departments Fight Late-Night Blaze

Crews from five volunteer fire departments battled a basement blaze, and two more stood at the ready in case further help was needed, late Thursday night at a house on Ely Brook to Hand's Creek Road in the Northwest Woods section of East Hampton.

Apr 12, 2024
Lieutenant Seeks Damages in New Lawsuit

On March 27, a previously confidential legal document related to an ongoing complaint by Police Officer Andrea Kess against East Hampton Town and its Police Department became public when it was filed in a federal court as evidence in a new civil rights lawsuit, brought by Lt. Peter Powers of the town police. Lieutenant Powers is charging that the document, known as a “position statement,” has harmed his professional and personal reputation.

Apr 11, 2024
On the Police Logs 04.11.24

Police responded to the East Hampton I.G.A. shortly after 5 p.m. on April 1 after the manager called in a report of an “unwanted guest.” After an investigation, a 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of petty larceny: one for taking 24 cans of beer and leaving without paying for them; the other for taking a white Huffy bicycle that did not belong to him. He was released on his own recognizance to await a court date.

Apr 11, 2024
Drivers Face Felony Charges

East Hampton Town police have levied felony charges against three drivers on local roads within the last two weeks.

Apr 11, 2024
On the Police Logs 04.04.24

A 48-year-old Brooklyn man was seen and heard knocking on doors at Daunt’s Albatross Motel at around 1 a.m. Saturday, and police were summoned. The man was discovered to have an active arrest warrant out of New York Police Department jurisdiction. He was taken to the railroad station to catch the next westbound train.

Apr 3, 2024