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Police & Courts

Hit-and-Run Injuries Proved to Be Fatal

The teenage victim of an Aug. 10 hit-and-run in Amagansett died on Friday from head injuries sustained in the accident. 

Aug 19, 2021
'What Color Is Your Beach Towel?'

There was cause for concern on Egypt Beach near the Maidstone Club on Monday afternoon when a beachgoer realized that a swimmer had been gone for more than 45 minutes and was no longer in sight. As it turned out, the man was not in distress but an experienced ocean swimmer who goes in almost every day. Still, what followed put recent interagency training to the test and, said Drew Smith, Chief of East Hampton Village Lifeguards, was "a huge success." 

Aug 19, 2021
On the Police Logs 08.19.21

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, "an  unknown subject moved a small outside table from the backyard to the front stoop" of a Dunemere Lane house and "dumped a small garbage bag of seashells on the stoop as well," according to the police report.

Aug 19, 2021
One for Trespassing, Three Unlicensed

At 5 a.m. on Saturday, East Hampton Town police charged Nelson Pardo of Port Jefferson, 41, with criminal trespassing. The charge is a misdemeanor when a person tries to enter a fenced-off property, in this case a garage on Long Lane, East Hampton. He was arraigned here the next morning before Justice Steven Tekulsky. 

Aug 19, 2021
An Infamous Intersection

Two men were charged over the weekend with drunken driving on local roads.

Aug 19, 2021
Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Blamed for Six Deaths on East End

South Fork police are on alert after eight overdoses linked to the same batch of fentanyl-laced cocaine resulted in six deaths on Shelter Island and in Southold last week.

Aug 16, 2021
Blue Light? Green Light? Pull Over!

Too many cars are not reacting to silent blue or green flashing lights in fire and ambulance volunteers' vehicles the same way they would to a siren, said East Hampton Fire Department Chief Gerard Turza, and this summer is worse than ever, because, he suggested, the pandemic has attracted more people unfamiliar with how local emergency services operate.

Aug 12, 2021
On the Police Logs 08.12.21

A handwritten note showed up in an Orchard Lane resident's mailbox on July 29 saying that her pool pump was broken, that it was very loud, and requesting that she turn it off. The next day an unknown person entered her backyard and unplugged the pump. A repair company was to have arrived last week.

Aug 12, 2021
Arrest in Tuesday Hit-and-Run

A teenage driver who reportedly fled the scene of an accident late Tuesday night that left a pedestrian with serious injuries was arrested a few hours later, at 2:40 a.m. yesterday, at his home in Montauk.

Aug 12, 2021
More Crash Details Emerge

A few more details have emerged regarding an accident reported here last week, in which Paul Brennan of Sagaponack had to be extracted from his 2020 Land Rover after a near head-on collision on Stephen Hand's Path near Two Holes of Water Road, East Hampton.

Aug 12, 2021
Dispute on a Springs Beach

A 78-year-old woman who lives on King's Point Road in Springs was arrested on Aug. 3, charged with menacing with a weapon and criminal mischief with intent to cause injury, misdemeanors. 

Aug 12, 2021
Four Accidents, Four D.W.I. Charges

Four recent accidents on local roads ended in charges of driving while intoxicated against all four motorists, according to East Hampton Town police.

Aug 12, 2021