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A Very Narrow Escape

A pothole on Napeague came close last week to killing a motorcyclist, whose bike, after striking it, went down and skidded for about 100 yards, the length of a football field, across Montauk Highway.

East Hampton Town police said Carlos A. Buitrago of Springs, 27, was about a mile west of Napeague Meadow Road, headed west, when it happened, at about 10:40 a.m. on April 29. Man and motorcycle came to rest on the shoulder of the eastbound lane.

Mr. Buitrago lost consciousness temporarily, police said, and was unable to recall anything about the accident.

May 8, 2014
Actor Is Caught in the Act

An actor with a small role in a movie being filmed in Montauk has spent the last five days behind bars, first in an East Hampton Town police holding cell, then in the Suffolk County jail in Riverside. The man, Gabriele A. Nevins of Milwaukie, Ore., 22, was arrested on felony criminal mischief charges early Saturday and has been unable to meet the $3,500 bail set for him in East Hampton Justice Court.

According to the police report, a bicyclist was standing near the Montauk train station at about 3:15 a.m. that day when he heard a crash.

May 8, 2014
Attempted Abduction

East Hampton Town police have asked for the public’s help in tracking down a man suspected in a possible abduction attempt of a local boy.

A 13-year-old Springs School student walking home last Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. after being dropped off by a school bus told police he had been approached on Springs-Fireplace Road near Teak Lane in Springs by a man driving a white sedan.

The car pulled up alongside him, the youth told police, and the driver asked if he wanted a ride home. He declined, but the man persisted, asking him several times to get in the car.

May 8, 2014
Police Issue Abduction Attempt Warning

A 13-year-old youth was approached by a man driving a white sedan at about 3:30 on Thursday afternoon. Police have asked that anyone with information phone them at 631-537-7575.

May 2, 2014
Judge: ‘You Want Him to Come Home?’

Two men charged with felony domestic violence appeared separately in East Hampton Town Justice Court in recent weeks.

David M. Barlow told Justice Steven Tekulsky during his arraignment last Thursday that he was an American citizen but had been living in Mexico for the past 14 years. He had driven here with his girlfriend of four months, Jordana Esses of Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton, earlier this month, he said.

Ms. Esses told the court that Mr.

May 1, 2014
On the Police Logs 05.01.14

East Hampton Village

A call from the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center on Gingerbead Lane reported “a white male subject with a bicycle, in the bushes near the building, urinating.” Police questioned the man, who said “he was walking across the property but did not urinate.” Police warned him that he was trespassing and he bicycled away.

A dead swan was found floating in the Hook Pond Dreen by Pondview and Egypt Lanes last Thursday evening.

May 1, 2014
Off to Jail With Some Luck on His Side

A local man went to East Hampton Justice Court last Thursday knowing that when he left the building he would be in handcuffs, headed for the county jail in Riverside to serve a six-month jail sentence.

Raymond A. DeSalvo of East Hampton, 54, had been arrested for driving while intoxicated three times last summer within a period of weeks, twice in East Hampton Town and once in Southampton.

May 1, 2014
Repeat Offender Arrested on Gun Charge

An East Hampton man with a history of arrests was indicted Monday on three felony weapons charges.

A grand jury in the Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverside indicted Melvin C. Smith, 48, on charges of possessing a .38-caliber handgun and 100 rounds of high-velocity ammunition that were discovered in his house on Morris Park Lane on April 16.

East Hampton Town police said they found the gun and ammunition during a routine search that was required in a plea deal Mr.

Apr 24, 2014
Charged With Felony Assault

Police arrested a Springs man Tuesday on a felony assault charge following an alleged Monday stabbing.

Alexander R. Fernandez, 21, was said by police to be arguing with Wayne Hopson, apparently over a female companion, when Mr. Fernandez stabbed him in the arm with a scissors at about 3:45 a.m. at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs.

Police were alerted by Southampton Hospital, following the procedure for when someone is admitted with a wound believed to be from an attack.

In East Hampton Justice Court yesterday, Justice Steven Tekulsky said that Mr.

Apr 24, 2014
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
Continuing Investigation

More than a week after a serious three-car accident on Route 114 in East Hampton, police are still looking for witnesses to help them figure out what happened.

The drivers of a Subaru Forester and a Chevrolet utility truck that collided head-on just north of Stephen Hand’s Path on April 16 were both airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, but their injuries were not believed to be life threatening, according to East Hampton Town police.

Apr 24, 2014