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On the Police Logs 11.26.20

Break-ins, altercations, and maskless customers in the police logs this week.

Nov 25, 2020
Deer Rutting Season Continues, and Collisions Do Too

No one was injured on the roads this week, but deer were very much crossing as rutting season continues.

Nov 25, 2020
He Was Brandishing a Pistol

With a pistol in his left hand, East Hampton Town police reported last Thursday, 20-year-old Cristian Chumbi of Kingston Avenue, East Hampton, "intentionally placed or attempted to place another person in reasonable fear" while at home around 6 p.m.

Nov 25, 2020
Allegedly Drinking While Working

On Saturday evening, after David Weinzweig, 42, of East Hampton, driving a 2017 Hyundai, rear-ended Remigio Sinchi's 2019 Toyota on Main Street near Woods Lane in East Hampton Village, police charged him with driving while intoxicated, saying that he had failed roadside sobriety tests.

Nov 25, 2020
Suspicious Transfers: Company Paid for Vacations and More

Stephanie McNamara Bitis, the former general manager of two Sag Harbor radio stations, 92.9 and 96.9 WEHM who is currently vice president of sales at Dan's Papers, pleaded guilty in a federal court on Monday to a felony charge of fraud.

Nov 19, 2020
Donation for a Simulator

The East Hampton Town Board was expected to vote Thursday to accept a donation to the Police Department of approximately $53,000, which will be used to purchase a firearms training simulator.

Nov 19, 2020
On the Fire Service Shortage

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed legislation that will create a state task force on recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters, but it came as surprising news to at least two local fire department chiefs.

Nov 19, 2020
On the Police Logs

At 2 a.m. on Nov. 10, what sounded like an attempted break-in at a house on Walker Avenue, activating the burglar alarm, turned out to be a family of possums scurrying around the screened-in porch entrance.

Nov 18, 2020
Hidden by a Sweatshirt

At Montauk's Shagwong Tavern on Saturday night, a sweatshirt hanging in front of a sign pertaining to the alcohol beverage control law led to the arrest of Richard Cintron, the manager, for failing to place the sign in "conspicuous view."

Nov 18, 2020
Electrical Pops and Sparks in Sunday Night Windstorm

A Sunday evening windstorm prompted tornado warnings to interrupt television programming in the area -- and caused some damage in parts of Long Island, including Springs.

Nov 17, 2020
Suffolk Homicide Squad Investigating Riverhead Death

A 911 call reporting an abandoned car on Wednesday night led police to discover the body of Marco Grisales, 39, whose last known address was in Sag Harbor.

Nov 12, 2020
Deer in the Headlights

Late afternoon and evening continue to be dangerous times for both drivers and deer.

Nov 12, 2020