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Village Police Promote Four, Hire One

The East Hampton Village Police Department now has a newly promoted captain, lieutenant, and two sergeants, as well as a new full-time officer.

Apr 27, 2023
Dogs Rescued From Sag Harbor Fire

Just before 8 a.m. on Monday, a fire broke out in Stephen and Missie Hesler’s home on Carlisle Lane in Sag Harbor, causing heavy damage to the house. Mr. Hesler was able to rescue the couple’s two dogs, Gus and Gabbie, from the flames.

Apr 27, 2023
Tips for Outsmarting Scammers

In simpler times, the most prevalent scam to be on the lookout for was the so-called "Nigerian Prince" email scam, in which a fraudster would send out an email that persuaded a potential "mark" — often an older adult — to wire them some money in order to trigger the release of a bigger pot of money that was coming the victim's way. More recently, scammers have gotten menacingly creative and even use technology to take advantage of victims.

Apr 27, 2023
On the Police Logs 04.20.23

A Sag Harbor resident witnessed a worker loudly draining a Porta-Potty on Meadowlark Lane before 7 a.m. on April 12 and called the police. The worker was done with his task by the time an officer arrived, and told the officer he was unaware that the village prohibits noisy work before 8 a.m.

Apr 20, 2023
To Deter Speeding on Town Roads

The East Hampton Town Police Department responded this week to multiple calls about speeding drivers on residential streets.

Apr 20, 2023
Springs Rattled by Helicopter, K-9 Search

Residents of Springs were jarred on Monday evening as a Suffolk County police helicopter and Southampton Village K-9 unit aided in a search for a man who had fled his house on Neck Path on a bicycle after brandishing what appeared to be a gun.

Apr 18, 2023
On the Police Logs 04.13.23

Whose trees are these? A village employee called in the law on Saturday afternoon when he suspected a Lockwood Lane homeowner was illegally pruning trees on village property. The pruning is paused for now, while a code enforcement officer investigates.

Apr 13, 2023
Two Felony D.W.I. Arrests

East Hampton Town police recently levied drunken-driving charges against two men who had been convicted of D.W.I. within the last 10 years.

Apr 13, 2023
On the Police Logs 04.06.23

Someone broke into the basement of the Memory Motel in Montauk on March 26 and destroyed more than $250 worth of bottles of Jagermeister and Maker’s Mark liquors. Employees cleaned up the mess.

Apr 6, 2023
Anonymous Bomb Threats at Four Schools

East Hampton Town police spent Tuesday morning investigating an anonymous email threat received overnight by multiple school districts and ultimately deemed it “noncredible.”

Apr 6, 2023
Van Quick, 75, Was East Hampton Town Police Captain

Van Kay Quick, who retired as a captain after a 35-year career in the East Hampton Town Police Department, had been a president of the East Hampton Police Benevolent Association and the Police Association of Suffolk County and spearheaded the computerization of the department's records in the late 1980s.

Apr 6, 2023
On the Police Logs 03.30.23

An East Hampton moviegoer complained to police on Friday afternoon that the theater manager had taken a picture of him. The manager told police she had taken a photo not of him, but rather of the dog he had brought with him to the theater.

Mar 30, 2023