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They Came Through Under Pressure

Public safety dispatchers were inundated with calls around the time of the accident on Route 114 in East Hampton on April 16, but handled the situation with aplomb, East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen said yesterday.

“It was incredible the amount of calls that came in during that short period of time,” said Chief Larsen, who is in charge of East Hampton Village Emergency Communications, which handles calls for the East Hampton Village and Sag Harbor Village Police Departments, five of the six fire departments that serve the Town of East Hampton, and two addi

Apr 24, 2014
‘Ball of Flames’ Destroys House in Gansett

Police detectives are taking the lead on a suspicious fire that destroyed an Amagansett house and threatened neighboring houses in the early morning hours last Thursday.

East Hampton Town Police Capt.

Apr 24, 2014
On the Police Logs 04.17.14


The scammer posing as a PSEG bill collector in calls to several local businesses was turned away by an alert businessman last Thursday. Vincent Balcuns of Balcuns Service Center on Main Street received a call telling him his electric bill was overdue. Mr. Balcuns stated that his account was paid up to date, and called PSEG, which confirmed it was a scam.

A vandal using black spray paint has caused $1,000 worth of damage to the interior of the Coast Guard and Life Saving Station on Atlantic Avenue, which is currently under interior renovation.

Apr 17, 2014
Search of Sex Offender's House Turns up Weapon

An East Hampton man who has been in and out of prison for most of his adult life may be headed back again.

Apr 17, 2014
Two Crashes At Red Horse

Two elderly drivers were involved in car crashes in the past eight days, both of which happened at the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton Villag

Apr 17, 2014