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On the Police Logs

Reports included a missing driveway gate, a fallen neighbor's tree, a man drunk and disorderly, and a Springs prowler.

Mar 19, 2020
Patchita Tennant, Accused of Attempted Murder, Takes the Stand

It was an emotional day in court on Tuesday as Patchita Tennant took the stand to tell her side of what happened the night she shot her boyfriend, Andrew Mitchell. 

Mar 18, 2020
Most Courts Close, But Tennant Case Continues

Courthouses throughout Suffolk County, including East Hampton Town and Sag Harbor Village Justice Courts, are closing amid the spread of COVID-19, but the case against Patchita Tennant, a former East Hampton CVS manager accused of trying to murder her boyfriend, will press on.

Mar 16, 2020
Patchita Tennant's Boyfriend Testifies in Attempted Murder Case

Andrew Mitchell took the stand Friday morning, giving the jury its first glimpse into what happened on the evening of Sept. 5, 2019, when his longtime girlfriend, Patchita Tennant, shot him three times. 

Mar 14, 2020
Attempted Murder Trial Underway

Eric Aboulafia, the Suffolk County assistant district attorney prosecuting Patchita Tennant on attempted murder charges, began his argument on Monday with a question to the jury: “What does it feel like to have these words aimed at you: ‘I’m going to kill you, then kill myself’?”   

Mar 12, 2020
On the Police Logs 03.12.20

Ten pieces of assorted lumber, stacked on sawhorses at Vincent Fiore’s Crassen Boulevard property, were stolen sometime between Feb. 15 and 18.

Mar 12, 2020
Truck Hit a Cement Pillar

An East Hampton man was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated last Thursday morning after his pickup truck hit a cement pillar, part of a small bridge on Old Stone Highway in Springs.     

Mar 12, 2020
East Hampton CVS Manager's Trial Begins

As Patchita Tennant's trial on attempted murder charges began in Riverhead on Monday, six witnesses took the stand for the prosecution, including the Southampton Town police dispatcher who answered the victim's 911 call after the shooting.

Mar 10, 2020
Police Deem Student Threat at Pierson Non-Credible

Sag Harbor Village police this week investigated a threat of violence that was said to have been made by a Pierson Middle and High School student, ultimately finding it to be without credibility

Mar 8, 2020
'Just' Resolution Sought in Fatal Montauk Crash

Lisa Rooney appeared briefly before the new judge assigned to her fatal drunken driving case in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead on Friday morning. 

Mar 6, 2020
Outpouring of Support for E.M.T. Paralyzed After Surgery

Randy Hoffman has a challenging time ahead, but he is buoyed by the good will of so many neighbors and colleagues. “People are really good,” he said, and “as soon as I can get back to working on the ambulance, I want to do that.” 

Mar 5, 2020
Police Issue Citations to the Springs Tavern

East Hampton Town police charged the manager of the Springs Tavern on Saturday with two misdemeanors, saying he had someone working as security, checking identifications, despite not having the proper license, and that alcoholic beverages were not properly stored.   

Mar 5, 2020