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Police & Courts

Felony D.W.I. Is Charged

East Hampton Town police were tipped off about a possible drunken driver last Thursday evening and ended up arresting a man who was driving at an excessively low speed.

Mar 10, 2022
Angrily Quit, Allegedly Stole

A disgruntled employee who had just quit his job at Schiavoni’s on Main Street in Sag Harbor was charged with petty larceny on March 2 after he allegedly stole from the store.

Mar 10, 2022
A Handbag Heist, a High-Speed Chase, Four Arrests

Police said they have arrested four people following a brazen middle-of-the-day theft last Thursday from a shop on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village, during which nearly 50 designer handbags and accessories, together valued at $91,600, were stolen. The robbery took less than 30 seconds from start to finish, police said. A fifth suspect remained at large.

Mar 10, 2022
Theft and High-Speed Chase Lead to Four Arrests

Four suspects are in custody and one remains at large following a middle-of-the-day theft of more than $90,000 worth of high-end handbags in less than 30 seconds from an East Hampton Village store on Thursday.

Mar 4, 2022
Assault on an Officer Alleged

A man who was charged on Feb. 17 with with criminal mischief with intent to damage property, a misdemeanor, after a police officer reported witnessing him kick the passenger-side front door panel of a 2006 Toyota Highlander, shattering the window, faces second more serious charge for his alleged actions afterward.

Mar 3, 2022
Damage, More Damage, and a D.W.I. Charge

A woman attempting to park her 2014 black Toyota S.U.V. at the Oakview Highway trailer park in East Hampton on Feb. 20 collided with a 2016 Toyota S.U.V., and instead of stopping, police later reported, she finished her turn, causing damage to the driver’s side of the Toyota. Realizing her error, she tried to back out of the spot, and hit a 2016 BMW, damaging its passenger side.

Mar 3, 2022
On the Police Logs 03.03.22

A mysterious cord of wood appeared at an East Hampton house on Feb. 17.

Mar 3, 2022
Across the Shoulder and Into a Fence

Early on Feb. 12, Peter Vaziri of East Hampton was westbound in a black 2018 Mazda on Montauk Highway near Bunker Hill Road in Amagansett, when, town police said, he crossed the shoulder and hit a fence.

Feb 24, 2022
Three-Car Crash at Four-Way Intersection

Last Thursday morning, a 26-year-old East Hampton woman in a 2021 Toyota was at a stop sign at Stephen Hand’s Path and Cedar Street, but didn’t see another car coming, she told police.

Feb 24, 2022
On the Police Logs 02.24.22

A Further Lane woman reported a “shadowy figure” outside her bedroom window an hour before sunrise on Feb. 15. Two officers showed up at the house and checked the interior and exterior. It proved to be nothing more than a shadow.

Feb 24, 2022
Judge Reduces Bail in Springs Manslaughter Case

In the arraignment Friday of Marc T. Dern, the Springs man accused of unintentionally killing a close friend, Kevin Somers of Amagansett, during a fight on Feb. 5, New York State Supreme Court Justice John B. Collins reduced Mr. Dern's bail to $150,000 cash or $1.5 million bond or partially secured bond — which, either way, would require a payment of $150,000.

Feb 18, 2022
Deer Spared, Cars Towed

Around dinnertime on Friday, Sandra Hunter was driving a 2013 Audi, with her husband as passenger, south on Route 114 when she slowed down to let a deer cross.

Feb 17, 2022