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Felony D.W.I. Is Charged

A Riverhead man is facing drunken driving charges for the third time in 10 years, making his latest charge, levied by East Hampton Town police on May 7, a felony.

May 25, 2023
On the Police Logs 05.25.23

The fire marshal was summoned on the morning of May 16 when a 35-year-old woman got stuck in the elevator at a commercial building on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village. No problem. He turned the system off, then switched it on again. The elevator sprang to life, and the woman was able to exit safely.

May 25, 2023
Four Injured in Accidents

East Hampton Town and Village police reported three accidents involving injuries this week.

May 25, 2023
On the Police Logs 05.18.23

Note to whoever has been dumping bags of fish carcasses into the Montauk Manor’s private dumpster: They’re on to you. A “terrible odor” on May 9 prompted a call to police.

May 18, 2023
New Public Safety Job for Ex-Fire Chief

After 28 years fielding 911 calls as an East Hampton Village dispatcher, Gerry Turza will be hired at the May 19 East Hampton Village Board meeting for a new village position: fire and emergency medical services administrator. Mr. Turza served as chief of the East Hampton Village Fire Department from 2018 to 2022 and in many other roles, all in the field of public safety, for the last 30 years.

May 11, 2023
2022 Crime Numbers Are In

East Hampton Town saw more reports of identity theft, fraud, larceny, trespassing, and sex crimes last year than it did in 2021, according to Police Chief Michael D. Sarlo's annual report. There were 17 calls about possible drug overdoses among adults, a five-year high, and officers made 41 percent more arrests, issued 49 percent more traffic tickets, and logged a collective 7,249 hours of training, an increase of 25 percent over 2021.

May 11, 2023
On the Police Logs 05.11.23

A bottle of 18-year-old Macallan Scotch whiskey valued at $475 was stolen from Amagansett Wine and Spirits on the afternoon of April 26. A man was seen putting the bottle under his sweatshirt while an employee was helping a customer. Charges will not be pressed, management told police, if payment is received or if the bottle is returned intact.

May 10, 2023
Cranberry Hole Road bridge closed One Hole Too Many for Amagansett Bridge

East Hampton Town officials indefinitely closed the rickety asphalt-covered bridge above the Long Island Rail Road track on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett after a sizable hole appeared in it on Sunday.

May 8, 2023
On the Police Logs 05.04.23

Unable to deliver a package at a South Flint Street, Montauk, residence for four days straight, a FedEx driver called the police on the afternoon of April 26 to make sure everyone there was okay. Officers were told that the family’s dog is not well.

May 4, 2023
Montauker Indicted for Alleged $400K Theft

A Montauk businessman, Mark Ripolone, was indicted yesterday on charges of grand larceny and identity theft for allegedly stealing nearly $400,000 over a three-year period from a payroll company and his own customers’ bank accounts.

May 4, 2023
Liquor Licenses: All Good

Police officers conducted routine liquor-license checks of bars, restaurants, and liquor stores in Montauk, Springs, and East Hampton over the last two weeks, finding that all had up-to-date documentation.

Apr 27, 2023
On the Police Logs 04.27.23

A fight at Murf’s Tavern Saturday night led to the arrest of a “highly intoxicated” 27-year-old Sag Harbor man who screamed obscenities, berated the security guard, and threatened to “kick everyone’s ass” and “kill you.” He forcefully resisted arrest, police said, but officers — including some from East Hampton and Southampton who responded to the village’s request for assistance — were able to wrestle him to the ground and handcuff him.

Apr 27, 2023