Police and Fire

Four Decades Later, Retired Suffolk County Officer Recognized for Heroism.

Dennis Delaney was a rookie cop when a call came over his radio on the night of April 6, 1971, reporting that a fellow officer had been shot while responding to a call in Wyandanch. Officer Delaney raced to the scene, arriving there at about the same time as Officer Anthony Pierri.

Falling Sheetrock Crushes Customer at Supply Yard

A customer was reportedly crushed by falling stacks of sheetrock at a Riverhead Building Supply warehouse on the corner of Cove Hollow Road and Route 114 on Friday morning.

A Talk with Cops

The Southampton Town Anti Bias Taskforce will host an open conversation between the police and other community members on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus on Thursday, May 14.

Fire Destroys Storage Barn on Little Noyac Path

Fire destroyed a former horse barn at 546 Little Noyac Path in Noyac early Sunday morning. According to Jeff White, the first assistant chief of the Bridgehampton Fire Department, the alarm came in just before 5 a.m. Firefighters found the building ablaze and worked about six hours to fully extinguish the fire. The barn which had been used for storage and housed a jeep, a quad and other possessions, was a total loss, he said.

East Hampton Man Charged in Burglaries

An East Hampton man, who was arrested in the Town of Babylon following an investigation into several burglaries and thefts in the Amagansett area, is facing nine felony charges. Nicholas C. Gray, 27, of East Hampton was taken into custody by Suffolk County Police officers at the Lindenhurst Motel on April 7.

Former Owner of Sag Harbor 7-Eleven Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

The former owner of Sag Harbor’s 7-Eleven who pleaded guilty in September to wire fraud as well as concealing and harboring illegal aliens while stealing their wages, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday morning.

J. Crew Building in East Hampton Wrecked By Early Morning Flames

An early morning fire on Friday, April 24, caused serious damage to the building that houses J. Crew clothing store at 14 Main Street in East Hampton Village. The fire, which officials believe started behind the neighboring Rowdy Hall, also damaged that building, causing the temporary closure of the restaurant.

“Missing” Ross Student and Mother Found Safe in NYC

A Greenport mother and her daughter, a student at East Hampton’s Ross School, who were reported missing last week after failing to return home from a vacation, were been found “in good health” in New York City on Monday morning, according to police.

Accident on Ferry Road in North Haven Leaves Three Injured

A three-vehicle collision on Ferry Road in North Haven at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, left several people injured and forced the closure of the road...

Southampton Town Names First Female Lieutenant

Just over a month after filing a sexual discrimination suit against Southampton Town, Susan Ralph became the town’s first-ever female police lieutenant when she was promoted from sergeant by the town board during a swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, March 24.

Public’s Help Sought in Identifying Suspicious Man

Southampton Town Police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who pulled up to a house in Water Mill in a white van on Friday, February 27, walked to the front door and lifted up the mat to check for a house key. Detectives are investigating several East End burglaries they say could be related to the incident.

Man Airlifted to Hospital Following Accident on Route 114

A Shirley man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital last Friday afternoon after a pick-up truck struck his sedan at a particularly difficult intersection in East Hampton Village.

Woman Claims Police Harassment

A woman who said she was falsely arrested, unlawfully detained, and physically harassed by Sag Harbor Village Police has filed a notice of claim against the village, its police department and Sgt. Thomas Pagano.

An East Hampton landlord received a sentence of five years’ probation today from a Suffolk County judge for his plea of guilty to charges of unlawful surveillance and other crimes in a 23-count indictment, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

East End Medication Disposal Program Collects a Ton of Drugs

A year ago, the Group for the East End partnered with seven East End police departments, including Sag Harbor Village, with support from Suffolk...

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