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Police & Courts

Grand Larceny Is Charged

A 28-year-old Amagansett woman was arrested Friday afternoon on felony charges of larceny, stemming from a Feb. 15 incident at the M&T Bank branch on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village.

Mar 7, 2024
On the Police Logs 03.07.24

On Feb. 26, a few minutes before midnight, an officer patrolling Sag Harbor's Long Wharf discovered that a car had smashed into a wooden guardrail. Surveillance camera footage revealed that the damage was caused by a driver who, the very next day but in an unrelated incident, was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Mar 7, 2024
‘Artistic’ Dumping Discovered at Amagansett Beach

“Artistic vandalism.” That’s how a police officer initially described the carved tree trunk he found late Saturday night in the parking lot of Amagansett’s Big Albert’s Beach, while patrolling the area for illegal dumping, which has been a problem for police lately.

Feb 29, 2024
Teen Driver Flips Her Car in Montauk

A 16-year-old girl from Massachusetts accidentally hit the gas pedal too hard while making a three-point turn on South Essex Street near South Etna Avenue in Montauk on Feb. 20, causing her minivan to crash through a split-rail fence, drop off an eight-foot ledge, and land upside down.

Feb 29, 2024
On the Police Logs 02.29.24

A woman using her backyard hot tub on Hand’s Creek Road was accused by a neighbor Sunday morning of being naked outdoors. When police arrived to investigate the report of a “nude person,” the woman answered the door wearing a bathing suit and towel. “No police action necessary,” the officer concluded.

Feb 29, 2024
Two Charged With Felony D.W.I. on Local Roads

Two men were charged with felony drunken driving over the last two weeks, one in Amagansett and the other in Sag Harbor.

Feb 29, 2024
Frankenbach Is Sag Harbor’s Top Cop

Scott Frankenbach, a Sag Harbor Village police officer, was named the village’s Officer of the Year. “He’s been an asset to us ever since he was hired,” said Lt. Robert Drake.

Feb 29, 2024
On the Police Logs 02.22.24

Five cars were ticketed on the evening of Feb. 14 for parking illegally on Church Street near Buell Lane, in the vicinity of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton Village, following a complaint from a nearby resident. There was an Ash Wednesday service taking place at the time.

Feb 22, 2024
East Hampton Officer Lauded for 'Selfless and Brave' Police Work

East Hampton's Officer of the Year award is given in memory of Sgt. Ryan P. Lynch, who died of cancer in 2005 after serving on the town force for 10 years. For 2023, the honoree is Officer William Hamilton.

Feb 21, 2024
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