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Assault at Recovery House

East Hampton Town police charged three men with felony assault following a fight on Friday night at Phoenix House, an addiction recovery facility on Industrial Road in Wainscott. A representative of that organization said in a statement on Tuesday that it is “working with law enforcement to address this incident. Phoenix House prioritizes the safety of all its residents.”

Jan 27, 2022
On the Police Logs, January 27

No one knows who left the note saying “Montauk has your number, leave now” on a 2021 BMW belonging to a 32-year-old resident of the Landing co-op community. The note was left on Jan. 17 sometime between 4 and 9 p.m., and the woman who received it told police she had no personal issues with anyone and no idea who could have left it.

Jan 27, 2022
East Hampton Store Robbed, Police Investigating

A man wearing a ski mask, dark-colored jacket, white sweater with a dark stripe, and dark pants robbed an East Hampton store on Wednesday at about 5 p.m., town police have reported.

Jan 27, 2022
Crossing Lines in the Dark

On Friday, in the middle of the night, Gabriel Butler, a 26-year-old East Hampton resident, was northbound in a 2005 Toyota on Old Northwest Road near Marion Lane, when, according to a nearby police officer, he crossed the double yellow lines multiple times.

Jan 27, 2022
Officer Couldn’t Stop in Time

An East Hampton Village police officer was involved in a fender-bender on Saturday while driving on North Main Street near Cedar Street.

Jan 27, 2022
Turnpike Crash Leads to D.W.I. Charge

A 20-year-old from Springs was lucky to avoid injury, East Hampton Town police said, following an early-morning accident on Jan. 8 in which she was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Jan 20, 2022
Prayers for, Solidarity With Texas Temple

When a man with a gun took a rabbi and three members of his congregation as hostages at the Beth Israel Congregation in Colleyville, Texas, on Saturday — a situation that the hostages survived, but the gunman did not — ripples of resolve ran through Jewish houses of worship here.

Jan 20, 2022
On the Police Logs 1.20.22

Multiple people at Main Beach reported seeing two flares go up over the water last Thursday afternoon, followed by airplanes flying over. An officer used binoculars to investigate, but could find nothing suspicious.

Jan 20, 2022
Snowy Roads, Sliding Cars

Last week’s storm didn’t leave large piles of snow, but it was still enough to cause a couple of accidents on local roads.

Jan 13, 2022
On the Police Logs 1.13.22

A woman called police Sunday morning to report seeing, by the side of Stephen Hand’s Path near Cedar Street, a large black garbage bag containing what looked to be “a person, or human remains.” A potentially gruesome situation turned out to be rather routine.

Jan 13, 2022
Sex Offender Gave No Notice

East Hampton Town police charged a registered sex offender last week with failing to notify the authorities of a change in his address within 10 days of moving, as is required by state law.

Jan 13, 2022
On the Police Logs 1.06.22

A Harbor View Avenue resident woke up on Sunday to find someone had thrown eggs at his house overnight, though nothing was seriously damaged. He called the police, who, in their written report, attributed the incident to “incorrigible youth.”

Jan 6, 2022