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Police & Courts

High-Speed Chase Nabs Ex-Bonac Star

A former star of East Hampton High School’s football team was arrested early last Thursday morning on a number of criminal charges, including two felony drug counts.

Joseph Dowling of Sag Harbor, 22, driving a 2014 Mazda, had led East Hampton Town police on a chase along Route 114, driving “in excess of 100 miles per hour,” according to the report.

The pursuit began on Swamp Road after a police cruiser activated its lights and then its siren to no avail. Police said Mr.

Oct 23, 2014
Two Arrests in Springs

Two Springs men who had vehicular accidents there last week ended up in the custody of the East Hampton Town Police, facing charges of driving while intoxicated.

Kevin E. Collum, 58, was driving a 2007 Mercedes-Benz east on Hog Creek Road last Thursday night when a deer ran in front of his car, according to the accident report. He veered off the road, lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a utility pole near White Burch Lane. Mr.

Oct 23, 2014
On the Police Logs 10.23.14

East Hampton

A Bull Path Close woman reported having a $20,000 gold ring with a “blue-white stone diamond” stolen from her nightstand on Aug. 30. Mary Winston told police the ring had belonged to her mother, and she had had it fitted for her pinkie.

Oct 23, 2014
Held in Jewish Center Encounter

A Queens man who was seen at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Oct. 8 carrying an expandable baton was referred for psychiatric evaluation Friday after an appearance in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

Two officials of the center who approached the man and asked what he wanted were told that he “was here to pray to the gods.” After-school activities were taking place on the grounds, and the two asked him leave.

Oct 16, 2014
On the Police Logs 10.16.14

East Hampton Village

A number of black Lincoln Navigators were reported “driving up and down” Pondview Lane Friday evening. An officer sent to investigate told the caller there was a film festival event at Guild Hall and several of the participants’ vehicles were parked nearby. “Situation normal,” the officer said.

James Fennell’s recycling center permit was stolen from his car while it was parked in the long-term lot by the train station last week.

Police removed a real estate sign from Georgica Road Oct.

Oct 16, 2014
Two More Felony Charges

East Hampton Town police made two felony arrests last week in addition to those reported on the front page of this issue.

Edwin Robles-Bravo, a marble worker headed west in a company pickup truck on Further Lane in Amagansett Saturday afternoon, lost control of the vehicle just past the Skimhampton Road intersection, police said. The truck plowed through a “No Trucks Allowed” sign before rolling over.

One of Mr. Robles-Bravo’s two passengers was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment. Meantime, police said, Mr.

Oct 9, 2014
On the Police Logs 10.09.14

East Hampton

Two signs at Pantigo Road and Pantigo Place were vandalized during the overnight hours of Sept. 27. Signs for Pete’s Endless Summer Taco Shop and the East Hampton Healthcare Center were damaged. Police estimated the repair costs at $1,000.


East Hampton Village

Police received a report about a deer stuck in a fence at a house on East Hollow Road on Saturday.

Oct 9, 2014
Lifeguard Honored for Rescue

Katie Osiecki of Amagansett received a proclamation from the New York State Assembly during an East Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday, honoring her for saving a woman who was drowning in Napeague Bay last year.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele decided to seek what he called the assembly’s “highest honor” for Ms. Osiecki after learning she had received the prestigious Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund in Pittsburgh. Andrew Carnegie established the fund in 1904 to recognize those who risk their lives, and Ms.

Oct 9, 2014
Suspect in Custody After Townwide Manhunt

Update: East Hampton Town police identified Valon Shoshi, a 28-year-old living in Springs, as the armed man they took into custody earlier on Friday after a three-hour search.

Oct 3, 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
Domestic Violence Arrests

Two East Hampton men were arraigned in East Hampton Justice Court recently after alleged acts of domestic violence, despite orders of protection against them.

Jaime O. Uzhca, 28, was arrested at about 11 p.m. on Sept. 22, according to East Hampton Town police, after pulling Carmen Yamba-Tenezaca’s hair and kicking her on her leg, abdomen, and upper arms, at their house on Harrison Avenue in Springs. Justice Lisa R. Rana had granted the woman an order of protection against him in July 2013, good for two years.

On the evening of Sept.

Oct 2, 2014
Break-Ins at Two Firehouses

Police are investigating whether break-ins at two firehouses last week were related.

Sag Harbor Fire Department Chief James Frazier reported a burglary at the headquarters on Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor Village on the afternoon of Sept. 23. Village police said someone broke into the change machines in the recreation room, taking an unknown amount of money, and also stole about $15 from a donation jar. The burglary occurred between 9 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 1 p.m. on Sept.

Oct 2, 2014