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On the Police Logs 02.13.20

A man in a small boat was found in Otter Pond on the afternoon of Feb. 4. Someone complained, but it was not clear to police whether it was illegal.

Feb 13, 2020
Update: Owner Desperately Trying to Save Sinking Boat

The owner of the New Age, a commercial fishing vessel from Montauk that took on water Wednesday morning, forcing its crew to evacuate the boat 25 nautical miles south of Fire Island, raced to his boat and is now aboard, heading for a New Jersey port in an effort to save it. 

Feb 12, 2020
Crash on East Hampton's Main Street Involved Three Vehicles, Camper

No one was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident on East Hampton's Main Street Tuesday afternoon. 

Feb 12, 2020
So You Want to be a Firefighter?

This summer an entry-level firefighting class is being planned in Wainscott, making it the perfect time for people on the South Fork to get involved in the fire service, local fire chiefs say. 

Feb 6, 2020
Land Trust to Press Charges in Theft of White Pine Trees

A Flanders man used a shovel to dig up hundreds of white pine saplings from property on Old Northwest Road in East Hampton late last month.

Feb 6, 2020
Baby on Board in Surf Lodge Crash

A car with a baby on board crashed into the Surf Lodge in Montauk on Sunday morning, and the driver, the child’s father, took off with her in her car seat without reporting the accident. East Hampton Town police found them later at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Feb 5, 2020
On the Police Logs 02.06.20

When Douglas Moore arrived at his South Endicott Place house on Jan. 31, after being away for about a month, he found a pickup truck in the driveway and that his bed had been slept in.

Feb 6, 2020
Hit Two Cars in Church Lot

A Southampton woman managed to drive away after allegedly causing a three-car accident in the parking lot of the Springs Presbyterian Church on Jan. 26, even though a witness reached inside her car and took the keys out of the ignition.

Feb 6, 2020
Defense Attorney Still Waiting for D.A. to Turn Over Evidence in Montauk Murder Case

New York State's new laws when it comes to evidence being turned over to the defense were brought into focus during a court conference Monday for Joseph Grippo, the man accused of killing Robert Casado with a pickaxe in Montauk last June. 

Feb 3, 2020
Cops Ask for Help in East Hampton Burglaries

Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a man captured on surveillance video at one of two houses that were broken into in East Hampton on Thursday night. 

Feb 1, 2020
Worker Falls to Death on Job in Montauk

A construction worker who was shingling a new modular home in Montauk fell from scaffolding at least two stories high on Friday afternoon and died of his injuries.

Jan 30, 2020
Storm Signals Flew Before a Murder

Some parents might have walked away after their child committed murder, too horrified to cope. Shelley Gilbert did the opposite. After her son, Thomas Gilbert Jr., shot and killed his 70-year-old father on Jan. 4, 2015, she paid for his defense attorneys, expert witnesses, and psychiatric examinations. “What he did was not him, it was his disease," she said. (Third in a Series)

Jan 30, 2020