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On the Police Logs 03.31.22

Someone attempted to gain control over the social media and PayPal account of the Sag Harbor Liquor Store on March 23. Police advised the business to change its passwords. Later that day, the store owners received harassing text messages, wishing their failure and demise. They wanted the incidents on record.

Mar 31, 2022
Springs Man Pleads Guilty in Robbery, Kidnapping Case

In March of 2021, when police charged a man with robbing and kidnapping a woman in Springs, community members were shocked to hear of it. A woman reported being robbed of thousands of dollars and her cellphone in broad daylight, as she sat in her car, parked at the Springs School around student dismissal time. Fast forward a year: Jay Rowe of Springs, 48, pleaded guilty on Friday to first-degree robbery, second-degree kidnapping, and grand larceny, all felonies.

Mar 25, 2022
Missing an Interlock Device

A man from Riverhead ended up with an appearance ticket when a traffic stop in Montauk revealed that pickup truck was missing the interlock device with which it should have been equipped.

Mar 24, 2022
On the Police Logs 03.24.22

Teenagers were caught aggressively driving the free-ride vehicles on Lumber Lane in East Hampton Village on the afternoon of March 14, and then walking away from the vehicles, one of which may have crashed into another. Police found no damage to the vehicles, but warned the youths to stay away from them.

Mar 24, 2022
Fatigue and Distractions

After a man fell asleep at the wheel on Route 27 near the overlook in Montauk, his pickup truck crossed the oncoming lane and hit a guard rail just west of Beech Street.

Mar 24, 2022
Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in East Hampton

A motorcycle accident on Accabonac Road in East Hampton Wednesday evening claimed the life of Jefferson D. Eames, 53, of Springs. 

Mar 24, 2022
The Sign Was Not Enough

A Kingston, N.Y., woman was westbound on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk around dinnertime on March 13, when, according to the police report, she drove off the road and hit a street sign. The sign was not enough to stop her 2010 Subaru, which continued through dense brush, then across the Lincoln Road turnoff, and then into an adjacent wooded lot, before being stopped by a tree.

Mar 24, 2022
Help Needed in the Wake of Bridgehampton Fire

The house that William Lambert and Gussie Briggs built on Narrow Lane in Bridgehampton in 1968 wasn’t just a house. It was a central gathering place where family members and friends convened for more than five decades. It was the home that Tony Lambert, one of their children, was powerless to save as flames tore through it overnight on Friday.

Mar 23, 2022
On the Police Logs 03.17.22

A Montauk woman told police last week that she’d found a grenade near the water by Shagwong Point, and had left a big stick at the spot so police could find it more easily — as indeed they did. A plastic toy grenade.

Mar 17, 2022
Going 74 in a 55 Zone

A man going 74 miles per hour in a 55 m.p.h. zone also crossed the double yellow lines multiple times as he streaked west, leading to a police stop and a D.W.I. charge.

Mar 17, 2022
Suspects in Balenciaga Purse Theft Are Indicted

Next to a display of 34 recovered handbags and a phalanx of Suffolk County police officers, including East Hampton Village Police Lieutenants Gregory Brown and Jeffrey Erikson, County District Attorney Ray Tierney told a crowd of reporters and photographers on Wednesday that an “organized retail theft ring” was behind the March 3 grab of $94,000 worth of handbags from Balenciaga, a high-end retailer in East Hampton.

Mar 17, 2022
One Street, Two Collisions

Jackson Street in East Hampton figured in two accidents this week, one by its intersection with Springs-Fireplace Road, the other near its intersection with Three Mile Harbor Road.

Mar 10, 2022