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Police & Courts

Rogue Embers Broke Free

Rogue embers, still smoldering in a fireplace at an East Hampton house, erupted into flames in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Dec 26, 2019
On the Police Logs 12.26.19

Did someone lose a Christmas card? An envelope with a card inside and a $20 bill was found on Main Street Saturday afternoon and turned in to police. The card thanked “Ricky and the entire North Haven Village staff.” A Sag Harbor Village officer dropped it off at North Haven Village Hall.

Dec 25, 2019
Firefighters Battled Bridgehampton House Fire for 10 Hours

On one of the coldest days of the year, a fire broke out in a large house in Bridgehampton Thursday afternoon. 

Dec 19, 2019
Bought Boat on eBay, Beached It in Montauk, Beat the Charges and Bolted

East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky has dismissed two misdemeanor charges against Matthew Hunt, a 21-year-old would-be sailor from Arizona who ran his used sailboat onto a Montauk beach in September just two days after buying it on eBay.     

Dec 19, 2019
On the Police Logs 12.19.19

Police were given a piece of litter with a man’s name on it at Main Beach on Friday afternoon. An officer contacted the man, who claimed that garbage must have fallen out accidentally when he opened his car door the night before. He picked up the litter from the officer.

Dec 19, 2019
Amex Card Wasn't Hers

East Hampton Village police arrested a 23-year-old woman who they said bounced two checks this fall and used an American Express credit card account that did not belong to her to pay for services at the Elegant Touch Nail Spa.     

Dec 19, 2019
East Hampton Life Saver Now Needs a Lifeline

Randy Hoffman, a dedicated volunteer who has responded to a few thousand calls over the course of his 12-year involvement with the emergency medical system on the South Fork, helping countless patients and in some instances literally saving their lives, now finds himself a patient in need.

Dec 18, 2019
Ex-Suffolk D.A. Guilty of Conspiracy

Former Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota and his top chief aide, Christopher McPartland, were found guilty Tuesday on felony charges related to their attempt to cover up the beating of a prisoner by the disgraced Suffolk police chief James Burke in 2012. 

Dec 18, 2019
East Hampton Village Shopkeeper vs. the ‘Taste Police’

The owner of Petit Bleu, a children’s store in East Hampton Village, who was cited by code enforcement last month for placing two stuffed golden retrievers, one adorned with a “welcome” sign, at the entrance to her shop, contested the summons in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Monday. 

Dec 12, 2019
In Clubs, at Home, on Road

David R. Kent, 39, of East Hampton was arrested on a drug charge on Dec. 4. During a search, East Hampton Town police said, they found a small baggie containing a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine in the center console of his 1985 Chevrolet.

Dec 12, 2019
On the Police Logs 12.12.19

When a small bird, possibly a yellowtail warbler, was trapped under a Jeep whose driver stopped on Gingerbread Lane just before noon on Dec. 2, an East Hampton Fire Department chief who was driving down the street came to the rescue.

Dec 12, 2019
Grand Jury Likely to Indict in Fatal Montauk Crash

Lisa Rooney, who was charged with drunken driving after she struck and killed a bicyclist in Montauk in late October, had a blood-alcohol content of .13 more than three hours after the crash, a toxicology report has shown. The legal limit is .08.

Dec 11, 2019