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Police & Courts

D.W.I. Charged Again, Felonies This Time

Police arrested two men on felony charges of drunken driving last week, one in Montauk and one in Sag Harbor. Both men reportedly attracted police attention with traffic violations.

Aug 10, 2023
On the Police Logs 08.10.23

A resident of Harbor Avenue in Sag Harbor called police on July 31 when, just before 10 p.m., a man claiming to be with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office knocked on his door and began asking questions about a woman named "Lisa." The man, described as "late 40s or early 50s, wearing a baseball cap and plainclothes, with a shield on a necklace around his neck," provided no identification and left when the resident said he didn't know Lisa. Officers canvassed the neighborhood but couldn't find anyone matching the description.

Aug 10, 2023
On the Police Logs 08.03.23

Lifeguards responded to what appeared to be two swimmers in distress a mile out from beach access marker number 14A on July 26 at around 4:30 p.m. A search on Jet Skis revealed that there were no struggling swimmers in the water — it was a 14-foot-long log.

Aug 3, 2023
Highway Closed After Crash

A head-on car crash on Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Cove Hollow Road involved a significant police, fire, and ambulance response, with two men taken to the hospital. Neither was seriously injured, East Hampton Village police reported.

Aug 2, 2023
Arrests in Cooking-Oil Thefts

Following an ongoing investigation into thefts from restaurants of used cooking oil, which is considered a valuable commodity that is frequently sold to biodiesel fuel refineries, two UpIsland men have been arrested. They are charged with multiple counts of misdemeanor petty larceny and one count each of third-degree criminal mischief with intent to damage another person’s property, a felony.

Aug 2, 2023
Lifeguards Want ‘Eyes’ Below the Surface

AquaEye, the next wave of ocean-rescue technology, is here — and the Hampton Lifeguard Association is raising money to get it into the hands of town and village lifeguards. Its goal is $35,000 before the start of hurricane season.

Jul 27, 2023
Four Injured in Recent Crashes

Two motorcycle crashes, as well as one accident involving a pedestrian and another involving a bicyclist, were reported here in the last several days. All four resulted in injuries.

Jul 26, 2023
On the Police Logs 07.27.23

A 60-year-old woman with a Main Street address called police Saturday afternoon to report “too many airplanes flying over her residence.” She was advised to take her complaint to the East Hampton Town Board or airport management.

Jul 26, 2023
On the Police Logs 07.20.23

An automatic fire alarm in the butler’s pantry at a Somers Place house in Sag Harbor was triggered on the morning of July 12. Firefighters attributed it to “overtoasted toast in the toaster.”

Jul 20, 2023
On the Beaches: Rip Tides, Rains, and Stings

The story of the beaches last weekend was yellow flags and more Portuguese man-o-wars than could fit in a five-gallon bucket.

Jul 20, 2023
14 Arrested as Climate-Justice Activists Block Airport Traffic

Fourteen people including Abigail Disney, a great-niece of Walt Disney and an activist who supports raising taxes on the wealthy, were arrested at East Hampton Town Airport on Friday after blocking vehicles from entering or exiting the airport's parking lot for about 90 minutes. One activist described the demonstration as intending to call out "the very grotesque, reckless consumption of the 1 percent" and its impact on climate change.

Jul 15, 2023
On the Police Logs 07.13.23

A 72-year-old Sag Harbor Village resident was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Friday evening for treatment of a serious dog bite. The man told police his dog had been fighting with another dog on Bay Street and he’d been bitten while trying to break it up.

Jul 13, 2023