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Small Plane Overshoots East Hampton Runway

A small plane overshot the end of a runway at East Hampton Airport on Saturday afternoon, knocking down a section of fence and crossing a road. There were no reports of injuries.

Apr 25, 2020
Larceny Charged in Dirt-Bike Theft

Police said a woman entered a garage bay at Oscar’s Rock and Dirt on Hildreth Place in East Hampton and removed a 2009 Yamaha PW80 209 dirt bike valued at over $1,000.

Apr 23, 2020
Also on the Logs

Two teenagers were reported to be doing pull-ups on monkey bars in Mashashimuet Park on April 15, and a caller reported it as a violation of social distancing. The teenagers were gone when police arrived.

Apr 23, 2020
Body Believed to Be That of Photographer Peter Beard Found

Pending positive identification, the body of the photographer Peter Beard, who disappeared from his Montauk property on March 31, was found not far from his house on Sunday.

Apr 19, 2020
State Boosting Parks Police Presence in Montauk

Officers have begun enforcing social distancing, limiting visitors, and closing parks when they reach a certain capacity.

Apr 19, 2020
Vigilance Behind Bars

When the country’s first cases were diagnosed in Washington State, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office began working on a plan. Suffolk’s first case was diagnosed on March 8, and his office was able to implement protective measures by the next day.     

Apr 16, 2020
From Beer to Face Shields

Two North Fork companies are working together to provide face shields to fire departments, ambulance agencies, and hospitals across the East End for use when dealing with patients suspected of having Covid-19.     

Apr 16, 2020
Other Drivers Called Police

A 31-year-old man was arrested on a drunken-driving charge on Saturday in Water Mill. Other motorists called Southampton Town police about a “reckless, erratic” driver on Montauk Highway around 10 p.m.

Apr 16, 2020
Homeless Man in Stolen Car

A homeless man who stole a sport utility vehicle in New York City was found with the car in Wainscott on Friday night.

Apr 16, 2020
On the Police Logs 04.16.20

Police received a complaint on April 8 that respirator masks were being sold out of their original packaging and there was possible price gouging going on at a business on the Circle.

Apr 16, 2020
New Budget Restores Bail for Many Crimes

The final 2020-21 New York State budget, passed Friday, includes major “common sense” adjustments to the controversial criminal justice reforms enacted last year. 

Apr 9, 2020
Two Crashes in 15 Minutes

Despite recommendations to stay home during the Covid-19 outbreak, several people were caught drinking and driving over the weekend, two on Sunday after accidents that occurred around the same time. 

Apr 9, 2020