QUOGUE — Issac Santos, 20, of New York City turned himself in to Quogue Village Police on May 29, taking responsibility for an event that occurred four days earlier. On May 24 at 12:30 a.m., police said, Mr. Santos was pulled over on Jessup Avenue for making an unlawful U-turn. He stopped, but then fled the scene, crashing into a tree a short distance away, then jumping from the car. A search took place, but was fruitless, according to police. Still, police were able to identify Mr. Santos from items left behind in the car. He was charged with misdemeanor ... 4 Jun 2020 by Staff Writer
Favian Ventegeat, 28, of Manhattan, was charged on May 31 with DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, all misdemeanors, after being involved in a motor vehicle accident at Buell Lane Extension and Toilsome Lane around 2:15 p.m. According to police, witnesses said they found Mr. Ventegeat sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with an open alcoholic beverage. Police said witnesses said he and a front seat passenger exited the vehicle on the passenger side and emptied the contents of the bottle and discarded it on ... by Staff Writer
Gregory T. Royce, 41, of New York City was arrested by Quogue Village Police and charged with DWI on May 23. At approximately 3:18 a.m. that morning, police pulled him over on Ocean Avenue for failing to signal a turn. Further investigation revealed he was intoxicated, police said. Johannatan A. Merchan-Heras, 25, of Sag Harbor, faces multiple felony charges after Sag Harbor Village Police said they found him passed out in his gray 2007 Honda Civic parked southbound on Madison Street at 12:42 a.m. on May 24. According to police, Mr. Merchan-Heras was passed out in the driver’s seat with ... by Staff Writer
SAG HARBOR — A large gathering of roughly 30 people fishing under the Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge prompted response from Village Police on May 23 at 1:37 a.m. According to police, many of the 30 people fishing were doing so without licenses and had accumulated an abundance of garbage. Police asked the individuals to leave the area immediately and pick up the trash before they left the scene. Later that morning, at around 8:48 a.m., HarborMaster Bob Bori reported finding a person sleeping at the beach near the bridge. Police found an adult male in a ... by Staff Writer
A car fire Thursday afternoon backed rush hour traffic up on Sunrise Highway and Montauk Highway in Southampton. Flames erupted from a Jeep Liberty traveling westbound just east of Flanders Road, Route 24, at 4:01 p.m. closing Sunrise Highway for approximately 20 minutes, according to New York State Police. With the fire brought under control, the left lane was opened after 20 minutes, with both lanes reopened after 30 minutes, according to the Troopers. The fire was not caused by and accident, nor were there any injuries reported. 28 May 2020 by Kitty Merrill
The owner of Ted’s East End Market on Hampton Road in Southampton Village said Thursday, May 21, he was threatened with “payback” by an irate customer’s mother after he had words with the customer over the state’s mandate to wear a face-covering inside businesses. Tom Anderson said a man who appeared to be around 21 years old entered the store without a mask around 1 p.m. that day. The man was told that he could not stay inside the store if he wasn’t wearing a mask, but the employee at the register offered to take the man’s order — a ... 26 May 2020 by Brendan J. OReilly
A computer glitch shut down the 911 system countywide early Tuesday morning. Suffolk County Police have a backup system, but local departments are offering alternative numbers to call: Southampton Town Police: 631-728-5000 or 631-728-3400 East Hampton Town Police: 631-537-7575 East Hampton Village Police and Sag Harbor Village Police: 631-324-0777 Westhampton Beach Village Police: 631-288-3444 Quogue Village Police: 631-653-4175 by Kitty Merrill
Southampton Town Police believe they captured a culprit in a string of thefts from parked cars that took place this spring in a Hampton Bays neighborhood. On Friday night at 10:45 p.m. police said they saw Richard J. Kruger, 26, of Mastic Beach, break into a vehicle parked in a driveway near the intersection of Palo Alto Drive and Westerley Court and attempt to steal something, according to a police report. An officer approached Mr. Kruger, and he tried to escape, then fought with officers attempting to apprehend him, police said. He’s accused of participating in an ongoing pattern of ... by Kitty Merrill
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