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Police & Courts

A Fugitive Sex Offender Is Caught Here

A man who reported a fire at an East Hampton house ended up being taken away in handcuffs on March 8 after police found him evasive in answering questions, according to Detective Sgt. Dan Toia.

Mar 21, 2019
Dog Killer Plea Deal Is Near

The 21-year-old Springs man accused of killing his aunt’s dog late last year may soon take a plea deal if a Suffolk County Criminal Court justice is satisfied with written material supplied during a court appearance on Friday.

Mar 28, 2019
Prison for Montauk Drug Ring Member

One of the pivotal members of the Montauk drug ring broken up by police last summer is headed to state prison for six years.

Apr 10, 2019
Drunken Driver Is Spared Jail

Andrew D. Hellman, who injured a town police officer in a drunken-driving crash over Labor Day weekend, will enter a drug treatment program.

Apr 17, 2019
Arson Arrest In Winter Fire At Tennis Club

East Hampton Town police have charged Scott A. McKallip, 56, with third-degree arson, a felony, for a December fire at East Hampton Indoor Tennis.

May 2, 2019
A Correction

In an article last week on the upcoming trial of Jason Lee on charges including rape, a headline on the article stated that jury selection would begin on Jan. 27. That date has been set aside for any remaining pre-trial issues to be settled, with jury selection expected the following week.

Nov 25, 2014
Arrest Drunken Driver Who Hurt Cop Is Spared Jail Time

A former real estate agent from East Hampton who injured a town police officer in a drunken-driving crash over Labor Day weekend pleaded guilty to several charges in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Monday and as a consequence will avoid jail time.

Apr 18, 2019
‘I Don’t Think I’ll Pass It’

A minor traffic accident occurring midafternoon on Friday led to drunken-driving charges against a 50-year-old Southampton man whose breath test, according to East Hampton Town police, produced a reading just short of the level that would have required a trip to the hospital.

Jun 1, 2017
Biking on Shoulder, Hit by Car

A bicyclist, Steven Ramirez, 26, of Philadelphia, was taken to Southampton Hospital last Thursday afternoon after being hit by a car on Route 114 near Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton. The driver, James M. Bayrami, 25, of Sag Harbor, who was arrested after the accident and charged with driving while impaired by drugs, was to be brought back to East Hampton Town Justice Court today after being taken to the county jail in Riverside, unable to make bail.

Jul 9, 2014
Driver Denied Drinking


An East Hampton man was charged with drunken driving shortly after midnight Monday after crashing his 2009 Mercedes Benz into a telephone pole in Wainscott, according to East Hampton Town police.

William A. Dreher Jr., 48, told the first officer to arrive that he had lost control of the car “due to wet pavement.” He had been eastbound, just past the Montauk Highway intersection with West Gate Road, before veering across the highway and hitting the pole.

Aug 7, 2014
D.W.I. Charge Dismissed in August Accident


A judge has dismissed a drunken-driving charge against Mosel Katzter, whose vehicle was involved in a roll-over accident on Aug. 4 that sent him and three passengers to the hospital.

“I was not intoxicated the night of the car accident,” Mr. Katzter said in an email to The Star. He blamed the accident on faulty brakes. “Too late for me, I found out the hard way that my car model was recalled twice in the last five years for braking problems.” 

Oct 2, 2014