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A Driver's Doubly Bad Day

When East Hampton Town police responded last week to a minor rear-ender accident on Montauk Highway by Buckskill Road, they found that Johnny Rojas Orellana of East Hampton, whose car was hit, had been driving without a license. He will appear in court on Jan. 6.

Dec 30, 2020
Impressive Water Rescues in a Very Different Summer

"It was a very different summer," said John Ryan Jr. Covid ensured that there were indeed unprecedented logistical differences, but nothing about the commitment of East Hampton Town's lifeguards had changed.

Dec 30, 2020
On the Police Logs 12.24.20

At the Buckskill Tennis and Winter Club on Saturday night, a man told police he'd fallen on the ice close by a young girl, scaring her. Her father then "got in his face," yelling at him for skating too close to his daughter, and "told him to grow up," the report said. The man said the father grabbed him, and while trying to push him away he struck him in the face.

Dec 24, 2020
Veterinarian Reports Abused Animal

Mary Murphy-Ballreich of East Hampton, 47, was arrested on Dec. 2 at the East Hampton Veterinary Group on a misdemeanor charge of "torturing or injuring animals/failure to provide sustenance."

Dec 24, 2020
UPDATE: Downed Utility on Route 114 Is Cleared

Route 114 near Whooping Hollow Road in East Hampton was closed because of a downed utility pole that fell Thursday morning. There were no injuries, according to East Hampton Town police, and PSEG was working to repair the damage. 

Dec 17, 2020
Twice in One Day

Manuel Tenen-guanga of Southampton, 30, was arrested twice last Thursday.

Dec 17, 2020
On the Police Logs

"Lewd acts" were reported taking place in the back of a dark sedan behind the Division Street hardware store on the evening of Dec. 9, but the car was gone when an officer arrived to investigate.

Dec 17, 2020
'Officer Kim' Hangs Up Her Badge

After 31 years with the East Hampton Town Police Department, 26 of them leading the DARE program in schools, Officer Kim Notel's retirement on Tuesday was the start of a new era, not just for her but for everyone who knew "Officer Kim" in the classrooms and on the roads.

Dec 17, 2020
Kotz, Grimes Win Fire District Races

Elizabeth Whelan Kotz, who on Tuesday became the first woman to be elected a commissioner in the Bridgehampton Fire District, said she hopes she is "the first of many to come."

Dec 9, 2020
On the Police Logs 12.10.20

Police are blaming shotgun rounds for broken back windows at a Shore Road residence on Friday afternoon. The homeowner noted increased hunting and clay pigeon shooting in the area. Damage was estimated at $4,500.

Dec 9, 2020
Unlicensed on the Roads

Two drivers in East Hampton and one in Sag Harbor were charged last week with aggravated unlicensed driving after police stopped them for alleged traffic infractions.

Dec 9, 2020
One D.W.I. Arrest in East Hampton

A single motorist was charged with drunken driving in East Hampton Town last week.

Dec 9, 2020