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Police & Courts

A Charge of Felony D.W.I.

Driving while intoxicated, usually a misdemeanor, is elevated to a felony charge when a child is in the vehicle at the time, under New York State's Leandra's Law.

Feb 15, 2024
On the Police Logs 02.15.24

On Saturday, police and firefighters were notified of a “liquid spill” and shattered glass in front of the Empire Gas Station on North Main Street. It turned out that a delivery truck driver had lost “an entire case of Corona beers, which shattered into the roadway.” The driver cleaned up the mess himself.

Feb 15, 2024
‘Forcible’ Sex Act Alleged

A Bridgehampton man was charged with two first-degree felonies, “criminal sex act by forcible compulsion” and criminal contempt, following an incident at a house on Accabonac Road in East Hampton.

Feb 15, 2024
Guilty Plea in Rape of 11-Year-Old

A 20-year-old East Hampton man has pleaded guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl eight times between December 2021 and January 2022, Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announced Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2024
Felony Contempt Charged

An East Quogue man turned himself in to the East Hampton Village Police Department on Jan. 31 after allegedly violating a court-issued order of protection.

Feb 8, 2024
Detective Hansen Is East Hampton Village’s Top Cop

Christopher Hansen, a detective in the East Hampton Village Police Department, was selected as police officer of the year, at the Jan. 26 Southampton Town Kiwanis Club’s Annual Police Officer of the Year banquet.

Feb 8, 2024
Fire Claims Four Cottages in Montauk

A building on Lake Montauk with four cottage-style apartments went up in flames on Monday morning, bringing out crews from three fire departments that worked for about two and a half hours to put out the blaze at the East Lake Drive property.

Feb 8, 2024
On the Police Logs 02.08.24

A passer-by who gave her name only as Sophie reported Friday afternoon that “two Black men were smoking weed in front of Murf’s Tavern” in Sag Harbor. Officers dismissed the call: It is no longer illegal in New York State for adults to smoke marijuana.

Feb 8, 2024
Man Found Dead in Montauk

A woman out for a walk found the body of a Middle Island man in front of a house on Industrial Road near Navy Road in Montauk on the morning of Jan. 21, East Hampton Town police said this week.

Feb 1, 2024
On the Police Logs 02.01.24

On Jan. 8, someone called the Suffolk County CrimeStoppers line alleging the “illegal dumping of records” off the trustee road at Barcelona Point. An officer went to investigate that afternoon, but “was unable to check all of the access roads in the area before it got too dark,” according to the report.

Feb 1, 2024
20 Years to Life Behind Bars for Twin Toddlers' Murder

On Monday, four and a half years after her arrest, Tenia Campbell of Medford was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for suffocating her twin 2-year-old daughters to death. She was arrested a few miles west of Montauk Point on June 27, 2019, after a search involving multiple police jurisdictions.

Jan 30, 2024
On the Run for 13 Months, Defendant Arraigned in Million-Dollar Heist

Peter Aviles — sought by police for the last 13 months in connection with a million-dollar heist that happened in Sag Harbor on Sept. 25, 2022 — was charged with burglary in the second degree, a class C violent felony this week.

Jan 26, 2024