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Police & Courts

He Drove Into the Bushes

A 56-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, on Dec. 23 after crashing a 1997 Ford van into bushes off Route 27 in Montauk near Ditch Plain Road.

Jan 9, 2020
On the Police Logs 01.09.20

A 68-year-old man was seen in the 7-Eleven parking lot at about 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 28, urinating into a jar.

Jan 9, 2020
On the Police Logs 01.02.20

A 17-year-old girl went to the East Hampton High School resource officer on Dec. 4 to report that she has been receiving harassing messages through her Instagram account since October.

Jan 1, 2020
Driver in Fatal Montauk Crash Indicted

Lisa Rooney of Montauk faces 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison but remains free without bail under New York State’s new bail reform law.

Dec 31, 2019
The Star’s Most-Read Stories of 2019

The news stories that captured East Hampton Star readers' attention in 2019 include headlines involving murder, drunken-driving crashes, major drug busts, fires, and a shooting.  

Dec 31, 2019
Underage Drinking: Parents Arrested at House Party

The parents of a 15-year-old were arrested Friday night after East Hampton Village police found teenagers drinking at a house party at 26 The Circle.

Dec 28, 2019
Fire at Hearst Estate in Water Mill

A fire Saturday morning in a Water Mill home owned by the publishing heiress Anne Hearst caused major damage to the 17,000-square-foot house, though Ms. Hearst and several family members escaped uninjured. Firefighters were able to rescue two cats and a substantial amount of artwork.    

Dec 28, 2019
Bridgehampton House a Total Loss

The Southampton Town fire marshal investigating the cause said that between the size of the residence and the way it had been built, the fire proved difficult to put out, with pockets of flames popping up from behind walls well into the evening.

Dec 26, 2019
Suicide Reported in Montauk Park

Parks police are investigating a death in Montauk's Camp Hero State Park, believed to be a suicide, on the day before Christmas. 

Dec 24, 2019
Behind Bars for Christmas

Two accused murderers spent Christmas behind bars while their cases remained pending in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead.

Dec 25, 2019
Child Endangerment Charged

The owner of Village Hardware in East Hampton was arrested Saturday on a child endangerment charge in an incident that police say happened in the store on Oct. 13.

Dec 23, 2019
Must Register as Sex Offender

A man arrested in October for allegedly forcing a woman he had just met to perform a sex act on him pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in East Hampton Town Justice Court, but will have to register as a sex offender.

Dec 25, 2019