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White Crystal in the Pipe

An East Hampton Village resident was high on crack cocaine when he was stopped at 10 a.m. Saturday on Toilsome Lane, according to village police. Ronald Allen King, 61, was pulled over when the 1997 Chevrolet he was driving came up as unregistered, according to a reader on the police car.

Mr. King denied the charges, and pleaded not guilty in East Hampton Town Justice Court the next morning.

According to police documents, the arresting officer asked Mr. King, “Why does the car smell like a burned narcotic?” Mr.

Feb 12, 2015
Also on the Logs 02.12.15

East Hampton

A worker at East Hampton High School told police his surfboard had been stolen from the bed of his pickup truck, parked in the school’s rear custodial lot, during Saturday’s wrestling tournament. Devon Grishom described the board as custom made, 5 feet 8 inches long.


A dispute between two Montauk men over the now-closed restaurant Manucci’s, on the site of the Tipperary Inn, brought police there on Jan. 26. Edward P. Kenny, the owner of the building, told police that door hinges had been pried off.

Feb 12, 2015
Driver in Five Corners Accident Ticketed

A driver was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday afternoon after a pickup truck hit a sedan at a controversial intersection of Route 114 in East Hampton Village.

Village police said the driver of the 2014 Chevrolet pickup, Jefferson D. Eames, 46, of Amagansett, had stopped at a Buell Lane stop sign before turning left onto Buell Lane Extension. He told police he did not see the 2013 Nissan that was headed south on Toilsome Lane, and struck it on the driver’s side.

The accident happened at 12:10 p.m.

Feb 12, 2015
Propane Leak Ignited Fire at Duryea’s Lobster Deck

A fire that broke out at Duryea’s Lobster Deck, a wholesale and retail seafood complex and restaurant on Fort Pond Bay in Montauk, could have been much worse had no one been there when it started on Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. The take-out business will even be serving up a “lobster lovers’ special” for Valentine’s Day weekend.

David Browne, an East Hampton Town fire marshal whose office investigated the cause, said a rusted iron propane pipe was to blame.

Feb 11, 2015
New Charge for Woman In False Threats Case

The case of Asli Dincer and Melih Dincer, the Turkish pair accused of sending false terrorism threats by email last spring to the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, took another twist on Jan. 23, when Asli Dincer, 44, turned her back on a deal to plead guilty to a reduced charge as well as to another, unrelated charge of grand larceny.

 Meanwhile, her former husband, Melih Dincer, pleaded guilty to one charge of falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to one year in jail.

Feb 5, 2015
Two Misdemeanor Charges

A Wyandanch man who was stopped for allegedly speeding down Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village on Saturday evening ended up with the driver under arrest on a misdemeanor charge of drug possession. Given that motorists were being kept off the roads because of the weather this week, there were few  arrests, but one man was charged with stealing a plastic snow shovel.

Kadeem W. Outlaw, 25, was arraigned before East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky Sunday morning.

Feb 5, 2015
On the Police Logs 02.05.15

East Hampton Village

Police were called to a Further Lane house on the morning of Jan. 26. “A deer was stuck in the fence,” the police report said. Two officers were able to free the frightened animal, “who was not injured and ran off.”

There were several police reports related to the general confusion after the snowstorm last week. A CVS employee called police on Jan. 28, complaining about a car that had been parked in the lot off Gay Lane for three days and was hampering snow-removal efforts.

Feb 5, 2015
Unlicensed Drivers Charged

Two Springs men, neither of them a licensed driver according to East Hampton Town police, were arraigned Sunday morning on several charges, including driving while intoxicated.

Luis A. Yamba-Tenezaca, 22, was additionally charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Feb 5, 2015
On the Police Logs 01.29.15


A surveyor’s metal detector was stolen from a vehicle parked at a job site on Shore Road on Jan. 21. Joseph Welsh told police the missing DML 2000, which is used to find underground pipes and markers, was worth about $500.

East Hampton

The driver’s-side window of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado parked outside the Bistrian gravel pit was smashed last week.

Jan 29, 2015
No Hardship License After a D.W.I. Arrest

A Springs man who drives commercial vehicles for a living is facing a possible lifetime revocation of his driving privileges after being arrested for the fifth time on a drunken driving charge.

James D. Beckwith, 53, was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on a misdemeanor charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated late Sunday night.

Jan 29, 2015
Drug Possession Charged

A resident of Accabonac Road, East Hampton, was arrested last Thursday afternoon on charges of drug possession.

East Hampton Village Police charged Chase Thompson Wintjen, 21, with three misdemeanors. Mr. Wintjen was approaching the end of a three-year probation sentence when he was arrested, according to statements he made during his arraignment Friday morning in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Jan 22, 2015
Prior Convictions for D.W.I.

A Greenport man picked up on Georgica Road in East Hampton Village Friday night had abandoned his car after crashing twice, according to police, who arrested him on a drunken-driving charge.

An officer on patrol on Ocean Avenue spotted a tree branch and numerous car parts in the road. It appeared that a car had driven off the road, striking trees and shrubs. With two other officers joining the search, Cleofe Vazquez was soon spotted.

Jan 22, 2015