Police and Fire

Fire Destroys Home in Springs

Firefighters battle an early morning fire on Sunday, October 28, that claimed a home on Thanet Way in the Lionhead section of Springs.

Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Crash Tuesday in East Hampton

A 17-year-old pedestrian was injured Tuesday night in a hit-and-run crash in East Hampton, and town detectives are seeking the public’s help finding the driver who was responsible.

Police Allege Sag Harbor Man Filed False Records for Dock Slips

Sag Harbor Village Police have charged village resident Matthew F. Keller, 41, with ten felonies after an investigation showed he allegedly falsified documents to help a friend who does not live in Sag Harbor pay resident dockage fees for a village boat slip.

Firefighters Battle Friday Night Blaze at East Hampton Estate of Ronald Perelman

Firefighters from six different fire departments battled a blaze at the main house at the Creeks, the East Hampton estate of billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman and his family, on Friday night.

Speakers Ask Town Board to Protect Latinos from Deportations

Thirty speakers, in sometimes emotional testimony, called on the Southampton Town Board Tuesday night to protect law-abiding members of the Latino community from deportations and family separations.

17 Trucks Taken Out of Service During Inspection Detail in Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor Village Police assisted officers from the New York State Department of Transportation in a safety enforcement detail throughout the village on September 20.

Sean Ludwick Denied Parole, Eligible Again in 2020

Sean P. Ludwick, who is serving three to nine years in state prison as part of a plea deal in the drunken driving crash that killed Paul Hansen of Sag Harbor in 2015, was denied parole on September 4.

Construction Disagreement Leads to Arrest, Trial, for Ninevah Resident

After a two-hour trial, Sag Harbor Village Justice Lisa Rana reserved decision Friday on charges of harassment against John Brannen, a retired New York City fireman arrested by Sag Harbor Village Police in April after a confrontation with a construction worker on the street outside Mr. Brannen’s Wilson Place home.

Electronic Sign Sparks Fiery Debate in Sag Harbor

When facing municipal zoning codes, fire departments usually are exempt because of a legal precedent called the “Monroe test” that weighs the “balancing of public interests.”

Greek Church donates $100,000 to Town Police

The church donated $100,000 to the force to fight opioid addiction and $100,000 as well to the Nature Conservancy for its land preservation efforts.

Felony Weapons Charge Levied After Traffic Stop in Sag Harbor

A Sag Harbor Village Police officer on routine patrol shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday night stopped a driver who he observed make an improper turn on Main Street — and ultimately arrested him on felony weapons and drug charges.

Man Charged in Alleged Dragging of Police Officer

East Hampton Town Police on Saturday arrested a Sag Harbor man suspected of driving while intoxicated, whom they said dragged a police officer with his sport-utility vehicle before flipping it over on Montauk Highway.

More Charges Levied Against Alleged Montauk Narcotics Ring

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini on Thursday unsealed a 33-count indictment against seven men who allegedly ran a major narcotics ring out of the Montauk restaurants and bars where they were employed as seasonal workers.

Alleged Drug Distribution Ring Busted in Montauk

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced the arrest of 16 people and the seizure of about $100,000 in cash plus cocaine, marijuana, opioid pills and drug paraphernalia during a major takedown of an alleged drug distribution ring that was run out of several bars and restaurants in Montauk.

Skeletal Remains Found on Wooded Lot in Southampton Town

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives on Monday began investigating human remains found on a wooded lot in Southampton Town.

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