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Police & Courts

D.W.I.: Who Would Drive?

At around 1 a.m. Saturday in Sag Harbor, James Maloney of East Hampton drew police attention while arguing with someone about who would drive his oddly parked 2020 BMW, which was impeding westbound traffic on Jermain Avenue.

Dec 3, 2020
Streep Hires Boldface Lawyer as Case Heads to Civil Court

Charles Streep, whose felony assault charges in last summer's alleged road rage case involving David Peralta of Springs were reduced recently to misdemeanors, is now facing similar charges — assault, battery, and intentional infliction of personal injury — in civil court.

Dec 3, 2020
Contested Fire Commissioner Races in Springs and Bridgehampton

Residents can cast their ballots on Tuesday in fire district elections across the region, granting five-year terms to commissioners who oversee finances and operations in local fire departments. The Springs and Bridgehampton districts have contested races this year; in Amagansett, there is a separate proposition on the ballot.

Dec 3, 2020
Contested Fire Commissioner Races in Springs and Bridgehampton

Residents can cast their ballots on Tuesday in fire district elections across the region, granting five-year terms to commissioners who oversee finances and operations in local fire departments. The Springs and Bridgehampton districts have contested races this year; in Amagansett, there is a separate proposition on the ballot.

Dec 3, 2020
Smell of Smoke Was an Actual Fire

What the occupants of a Pantigo Road, East Hampton, house initially thought was the smell of leftover smoke from the fireplace just after midnight on Monday turned out to be a basement ceiling fire.

Dec 2, 2020
On the Police Logs 11.26.20

Break-ins, altercations, and maskless customers in the police logs this week.

Nov 25, 2020
Deer Rutting Season Continues, and Collisions Do Too

No one was injured on the roads this week, but deer were very much crossing as rutting season continues.

Nov 25, 2020
He Was Brandishing a Pistol

With a pistol in his left hand, East Hampton Town police reported last Thursday, 20-year-old Cristian Chumbi of Kingston Avenue, East Hampton, "intentionally placed or attempted to place another person in reasonable fear" while at home around 6 p.m.

Nov 25, 2020
Allegedly Drinking While Working

On Saturday evening, after David Weinzweig, 42, of East Hampton, driving a 2017 Hyundai, rear-ended Remigio Sinchi's 2019 Toyota on Main Street near Woods Lane in East Hampton Village, police charged him with driving while intoxicated, saying that he had failed roadside sobriety tests.

Nov 25, 2020
Suspicious Transfers: Company Paid for Vacations and More

Stephanie McNamara Bitis, the former general manager of two Sag Harbor radio stations, 92.9 and 96.9 WEHM who is currently vice president of sales at Dan's Papers, pleaded guilty in a federal court on Monday to a felony charge of fraud.

Nov 19, 2020
Donation for a Simulator

The East Hampton Town Board was expected to vote Thursday to accept a donation to the Police Department of approximately $53,000, which will be used to purchase a firearms training simulator.

Nov 19, 2020
On the Fire Service Shortage

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed legislation that will create a state task force on recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters, but it came as surprising news to at least two local fire department chiefs.

Nov 19, 2020