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Police & Courts

Deer Hit, and a Bicyclist Too

Deer were in the headlights this week, causing three accidents in quick succession. One resulted in injury, sending 40-year-old E. Bonillabeernard of Ronkonkoma to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for chest pain. An Amagansett ambulance took him there on Saturday at 6:45 a.m. after his 2017 Toyota hit a deer.

Jun 17, 2021
Behind a Locked Door

Jeffrey Kampner, 57, of Sag Harbor was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor charge of criminal obstruction of justice and second-degree harassment, a violation. Sag Harbor Village Police said that at 4 p.m. that day, a victim of a domestic incident told police she'd had an argument with her mother and locked herself in her bedroom. The mother's boyfriend, Mr. Kampner, broke down the door, she said; grabbed her by the neck, and forced her onto the bed.

Jun 17, 2021
Three Charged With D.W.I.

Three motorists were charged last week with driving while intoxicated, two in Sag Harbor and the third in Amagansett.

Last Thursday at 3 p.m., Cristian Tapia of Sag Harbor, 38, was pulled over at the Main Street-Brick Kiln Road intersection there. Officers charged him with aggravated D.W.I., a misdemeanor, and two violations, claiming he had changed lanes unsafely and had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. He was held overnight for a Friday morning arraignment.

Jun 17, 2021
Arrested Three Times in Nine Days

An East Hampton man arrested on May 28 found himself in trouble with town police again four days later, and it all started when a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck was reported stolen from an undisclosed location on Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton Village.

Jun 10, 2021
Four Drivers Face D.W.I. Charges

East Hampton Town and Sag Harbor Village police levied misdemeanor drunken driving charges against four drivers over the last 11 days.

Jun 10, 2021
On the Police Logs

Early on the evening of June 1, the presence of a homeless man outside Stop and Shop prompted two calls, but officers were unable to locate him. A man asleep in his silver Lincoln in the store's parking lot was the object of another call the next day. He told police he was about to go home. 

Jun 10, 2021
On the Police Logs 06.03.21

A Maidstone Avenue woman told police on May 26 that her neighbor had moved survey stakes a foot or so from where they belonged, making her property that much smaller. She was advised that it was a civil matter.

Jun 4, 2021
Arrests Signal Busy Season Ahead

Despite the cold, rainy weather, a number of arrests over the last week signaled the start of the busy season on the South Fork.

Jun 4, 2021
'Hydroplaned' in a Downpour

Injuries were reported in two traffic accidents last week, though neither required a trip to the hospital.

Jun 4, 2021
'Unprecedented Challenges' for Police in the Pandemic

Despite the unprecedented challenges of policing during a pandemic and nationwide scrutiny in the wake of multiple civilian deaths while in police custody, Chief Michael Sarlo was upbeat in summarizing the East Hampton Town Police Department's annual report to the town board.

Jun 3, 2021
On the Road and on the Water

Joseph Keane of Amagansett, 59, was driving a 2013 Toyota at about 5:30 p.m. on May 22 when, headed west on Amagansett Main Street, he attempted to make a left turn toward Bluff Road and struck a telephone pole. Mr. Keane, who has a previous conviction for driving while intoxicated within the past 10 years, could not perform roadside sobriety tests, reported East Hampton Town police, who charged him with felony D.W.I.

Jun 3, 2021
Kiteboarder and Rafters Rescued in Rough Weather

Two saves on the water over the holiday weekend were efficient and without major injury, a good warm-up for chaotic summer months likely to come. One involved a kiteboarder tangled in his equipment and the other a pair of inflatable boats, each with five people on board, that were caught in two-to-three-foot waves in significant winds.

Jun 2, 2021