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Grand Larceny Arrest

A former employee of the Sag Harbor 7-Eleven was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with stealing $1,085 from the store’s cash register. The theft occurred on Aug. 10 and was followed by a month-long investigation.

Sag Harbor police said Bernard T. Cooks of Bridgehampton, 33, had been captured on video taking bills from the register, stuffing them into a plastic bag, and tossing the bag into the garbage. He is said to have done this twice. He later went to the garbage and removed the money, according to police.


Sep 11, 2014
Bail Twice Raised After F.B.I. Report

A young man whose employer had brought him to Amagansett to work for the season was charged with driving while intoxicated on Sunday evening and, on Monday, with false personation, for giving a fake name to police officers.

Walter Joaquin Victoriano, 20, a Mexican citizen who first identified himself as DeJesus Victoriano, told East Hampton Town police his real name after his arraignment, while he was waiting to be taken to jail in Riverside if bail were not posted.

Sep 11, 2014
Man Chooses to Go to Jail

East Hampton Town police picked up a taxi driver in Shirley early last Thursday and gave him a ride to Wainscott police headquarters, from which he ultimately was sent to county jail. The police made the trip after learning that Mr. Williams had been arrested by Suffolk County police on an unrelated charge last week.

Sherwood Williams, 58, of Mastic, had been arrested outside Sloppy Tuna, a hot spot at South Emerson Avenue in Montauk in August last year, charged with driving a taxi with too many passengers.

Sep 11, 2014
Taser Used to Subdue Man

A 19-year-old Springs resident whom an East Hampton Town police officer subdued with a Taser early Monday morning, is facing multiple charges, including the felony assault of a police officer. The officer, Sarah Mortenson, was hospitalized as a result of the incident. Police said she had been released but was still in pain and unable to return to duty.

Police had responded to a report of possible domestic violence a little before 3 a.m. at an Eighth Street house. As they spoke to the occupants, they said it became apparent that one of them, Jamian R.

Sep 4, 2014
Changed a PayPal Password

A student from the island of Jamaica who was working at the Hermitage Resort on Napeague this summer was arrested last Thursday for allegedly stealing the identity of a fellow worker and then attempting to transfer almost $4,000 from his PayPal account.

East Hampton Town detectives said Anthony Martin, 24, had committed a “crime of opportunity” after a colleague in the resort’s office left for the day without shutting down his computer. “At around 4 p.m., Randy was getting off from work, so when he got up from his computer, I sat down,” Mr.

Sep 4, 2014
Justice Rejects Plea Deal

Almost all contested cases in East Hampton Town Justice Court are settled by plea bargain, whether they involve a traffic ticket or a serious criminal charge where jail time is in the offing. In the latter case, the process is a delicate one that can go awry, as has happened twice in recent weeks.

Carlos A. Guaman of Springs, 37, was arrested on May 31 and again on Aug. 17 on misdemeanor charges of drunken driving. His blood-alcohol count was high enough in the August incident, according to East Hampton Town police, that the charge was raised to the “aggravated” level.

Sep 4, 2014
On the Police Logs 09.04.14

East Hampton Village

An early-morning dispute on Aug. 25 between a cab driver and his boss became heated when the cabby’s passengers joined in. Police arrived and were told that the employer was “bullying” his driver. The driver denied it, the passengers paid the fare and went their way, and cabby and boss both returned to work.

A bicycle valued at $400 was stolen from the Main Beach bike rack on Aug. 23.

Police cited a Melville man Saturday evening for illegal peddling at Main Beach, during the holiday fireworks.

Sep 4, 2014
Routine D.W.I Arrests

Despite the holiday weekend, local police corralled a relatively small number of drivers to charge with drunken driving. Tyler S. Sizse, 20, of Montauk, was one of them. He was driving north on Essex Street there early Sunday morning, on what he told police was his way home from the Memory Motel, when he failed to negotiate a turn onto South Fairview Avenue. The 2002 Hyundai he was driving wound up with extensive front-end damage, but Mr. Sizse was able to walk away unhurt.

“I had four beers at the Memory,” he told police.

Sep 4, 2014
Tennis Pro Charged Again

A local tennis pro was arrested in Sag Harbor early Sunday morning on a drunken-driving charge, his third such in a little more than two years and the second in four months.

Sag Harbor police said they stopped Kiril P. Tcherveniachki, 28, on Bay Street after watching him drive erratically across the North Haven bridge. He failed roadside sobriety tests, police said, and “would not properly take the breath prescreen test” or the Intoxilyzer 9000 test at headquarters.


Aug 28, 2014
Also on the Logs 08.28.14


A Thule bicycle rack was stolen from a Toyota parked on Leeton Road last week. Maureen McCabe-Hamel told police the rack disappeared in the overnight hours of Aug. 19.

East Hampton

The parent of a student attending summer classes at East Hampton High School reported her son’s black mountain bicycle with red lettering stolen on July 22. The boy was in class at the time.

Aug 28, 2014
Assault Charges in Albert’s Landing Beating

Two East Hampton men and a teenager were arraigned last Thursday in East Hampton Town Justice Court in connection with a June incident at Albert’s Landing beach in Amagansett in which, according to East Hampton Town police, a fourth man was assaulted.

Along with two female passengers, the three, Brian K. Midgett Jr. of Springs, 22, JeRae Hayes of New York City, who grew up in Springs, and Mr. Hayes’s 18-year-old brother, were driving toward the beach parking lot at a little before 1 a.m.

Aug 28, 2014
Will It Be a Deal or a Trial for Jason Lee?

Jason Lee, a former managing director at Goldman Sachs charged with raping a 20-year-old Irish student in Wainscott last summer, apparently has just weeks to make the most important decision of his life.

“We are prepared to go to trial,” Kim Shalvey, the assistant district attorney prosecuting the case, said outside the courtroom Friday, after the case was adjourned. She indicated that the process of discovery, in which the two sides exchange information, is largely done. When asked if a deal is possible to allow Mr.

Aug 27, 2014