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Police & Courts

Interlock Device Was Needed

Town police reported the arrest of a man in East Hampton on the morning on April 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving a vehicle not equipped with an interlock device, which is needed to turn over the engine of a car driven by someone previously convicted for driving while intoxicated.

May 6, 2021
D.W.I. Charge in Speedway Lot

Two men were ticketed for allegedly driving while intoxicated in East Hampton Town this week.

May 6, 2021
Crash Briefly Closes Eastbound Montauk Highway in Water Mill

Eastbound Montauk Highway in Water Mill reopened at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday following a crash involving a motorcycle, according to Lt. Susan Ralph of the Southampton Town Police Department. Injuries were minor, she said.

May 3, 2021
'Reckless' Pilot Can’t Fly for 90 Days

David Wisner, the pilot who flew his single-engine airplane in what local police have called "a dangerous and reckless manner over Sag Harbor Village" on April 13, has been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and been suspended for 90 days from using East Hampton Airport.

Apr 29, 2021
On the Police Logs 04.29.21

A Highway Behind the Pond resident was ticketed last Thursday for draining his pool water onto his neighbor's property, on Earth Day no less.

Apr 29, 2021
Drivers Without Paperwork on Local Roads

One airplane-related arrest last week, covered separately on this page, was the only break from the usual reports of road-related incidents.

Apr 29, 2021
East End Drug Task Force Busts 'Major' Drug Ring

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced Thursday that a drug trafficking ring based in Riverhead -- which investigators say also sold cocaine and other illegal substances in the Hamptons and in Brookhaven Town -- has been busted, landing 12 people in court.

Apr 26, 2021
Low Flight Could Land Pilot a Court Date

A plane that flew as low as 50 feet above houses and businesses in Sag Harbor last week and prompted numerous 911 calls, may lead to a criminal charge for its pilot, David J. Wisner of East Hampton.

Apr 22, 2021
On the Police Logs 04.22.21

A man was sitting on the train tracks near the East Hampton Railroad Station, a 911 caller reported on Tuesday evening. A responding officer found the man who said he lived in Riverhead standing on a sidewalk. He explained that he had been waiting for a bus and said he would stay off the tracks.

Apr 22, 2021
One Injured in Cedar Street Accident

In a three-car evening mix-up on April 14 at Cedar Street and Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton, an 18-year-old East Hampton driver identified by police as W.A. Minchalabernal was injured after his car hit another vehicle and then struck a tree.

Apr 22, 2021
Bicyclist Thrown in Alleged D.W.I. Crash

This week, police arrested two drivers who were behind the wheel when they should not have been. Bonnie Rychlak, 69, of East Hampton was charged with both driving while intoxicated and having .08 of 1 percent alcohol or more in her blood on the night of April 11 when she hit and injured a bicyclist on Old Stone Highway near La Foret Lane, police said.

Apr 22, 2021
Montauk Fisherman and Wholesalers Indicted in Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury has indicted two members of Montauk's Gosman family and a commercial fishing boat owner on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and obstructing an investigation in connection with a scheme to sell at least $250,000 in illegally caught fluke and black sea bass. The United States Department of Justice announced the indictment on April 21.

Apr 21, 2021