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Police & Courts

Three Charges for East Hampton Masseur

East Hampton Village police arrested an East Hampton masseur on Sunday, charging him with two misdemeanor counts of "forcible touching" and one of "unauthorized practice of profession," a felony. 

Jul 23, 2020
Dragger Sinks After Collision With Sportfishing Yacht

A 40-foot commercial fishing boat sank on Saturday morning after a yacht of about the same size crashed into it in dense fog not far from the mouth of Montauk Inlet, about a quarter-mile from land.

Jul 21, 2020
Dive Team Recovers Body of Missing Boater in Montauk

The body of a boater who went missing off a rowboat in Fort Pond in Montauk on Sunday evening was recovered by East Hampton Town Police Dive Team members on Monday shortly after 5 p.m.

Jul 21, 2020
Search for Missing Boater Continues in Montauk

East Hampton Town Police and Marine Patrol continued the search on Monday for a boater who went missing in Fort Pond in Montauk on Sunday evening around sunset.

Jul 20, 2020
Swimmer Missing in Montauk

Police and fire department divers were searching Fort Pond in Montauk on Sunday evening for a missing swimmer who had jumped into the water from a small boat, along with some companions, shortly before sunset.

Jul 20, 2020
Fiery Motorcycle Wreck on Napeague

In a fiery 2 a.m. crash more dramatic than harmful, Matthew Porcelli's motorcycle erupted in flames on Sunday as he was riding east on Montauk Highway near Surf Drive in Amagansett.

Jul 16, 2020
Social Media Posts Lead to Felony Rape Arrest

According to East Hampton Town police, a 21-year-old Montauk man met a girl under the age of 15 online and had sex with her on two occasions. The father of the underage girl became suspicious after seeing her social media posts and contacted police.

Jul 16, 2020
Early Morning Crash, D.W.I. Charged

Early on Saturday morning, Charles Teller of West Orange, N.J., 64, crossed the double yellow lines on Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton and rear-ended a 2006 Honda driven by Richard Kalbacher, 28, of East Hampton, who was slowing down for the light on Route 114.

Jul 16, 2020
On the Police Logs

Sick raccoons were roaming the village last week. One was reported at 229 Main Street on the morning of July 8. Police confirmed that the animal was acting oddly and advised the caller to contact a removal service.

Jul 16, 2020
Five Hurt in Friday Crash

A serious accident on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk, in which five people were taken to the hospital, was the price of a teenage driver’s idea of “fun,” police reported this week.

Jul 9, 2020
On the Police Logs

When exiting his Uber near 701 Montauk Highway late last Thursday night, Anthony Alfonso said he and his friends were arbitrarily attacked by an unknown group of men.

Jul 9, 2020
Spent Night as Guest of Police

On Friday night as the holiday weekend began, a gray 2019 BMW was eastbound on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk, near Fir Lane, when it hit a parked Chevrolet, swerved into the oncoming lane, veered back onto the shoulder, and wound up in bushes by the roadside.

Jul 9, 2020