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Week in Review: Feds Reportedly Probe Police; Car Thief Evades Helicopter, Police Dogs

Also in the week's news, "missing" local man surfaces in Oregon; locals rally for same-sex marriage; Mill Pond plan approved; Southampton Village could grow.

Take a look back on the week's top headlines and some news you may have missed.

Click on the headlines for more on each story.

Report: US Attorney Launches Investigation Into Southampton PD
The Feds are investigating the Southampton Town Police Department, according to a report published by Newsday Thursday. The article states that a source close to the case says the U.S. attorney's office "got involved this month after it received documents that detailed a number of alleged problems in the department.

Missing Southampton Man Surfaces in Oregon
A 51-year-old North Sea resident who was reported missing by his family has shown up in Oregon, according to police.

Southampton-Area Schools Set to Receive More State Aid
The final draft of the state budget being voted on Thursday would increase state aid to local schools, while the governor's executive budget had planned to slash it.

Hamptons Residents Rally for Same-Sex Marriage [PHOTOS]
Light the Way to Justice Vigil brings together gay rights advocates.

$434K Plan to Clean Up Mill Pond Approved
Substance will be applied to pond to bind to nutrients and prevent future algal blooms and fish kills.

Thiele 'Optimistic' About Bill to Increase Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers
New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr, whose district spans the South Fork and further, said this week he is optimistic about the future of legislation that would give stiffer penalties to hit-and-run drivers — so there is greater incentive for a driver under the influence to stay on scene and take responsibility, rather than to flee.

Southampton Village

Southampton Village Could Grow Bigger
Village asked to annex remainder of condo development that only partially lies within village boundaries; public hearing planned May 9.

Sumatran Design Store Comes to Main Street
Andrianna Shamaris' namesake interior design and Indonesian antique store in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood opened a sister shop in Southampton Village on Thursday.

PBA Puts on Southampton Village Easter Egg Hunt
The Southampton Village Patrolmen's Benevolent Association hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Agawam Park Friday.

Fire & Emergency

Brush Fire Comes Close to Homes in Shinnecock Hills
A brush fire broke out Saturday that sent a plume of smoke over Shinnecock Hills and threatened houses.

Motorcyclist Airlifted After Crash Near Stony Brook Southampton
Injuries are serious but not life threatening, police say.

Man Taken to Hospital After Chair Catches Fire
Firefighters respond to home in Shinnecock Hills.

Crime

Cops: Car Thief Jumped From Moving Vehicle
Thief ran when campus police tried to pull him over, cops say.

One Arrested After Large Fight in 230 Elm Parking Lot
Mastic Beach man charged with assault.

Sag Harbor Cops: Man Used Counterfeit $100 Bills at Village Businesses
Ozone Park man arrested and charged with possessing forgeries.


Crimes reported to Southampton Town police through March 25.

Southampton Police Log: Man Caught With Cocaine at Cold Spring Beach
Southampton Town arrest reports through March 25.


Also among recent arrests on the East End, an East Hampton man charged with felony DWI, and an East Hampton woman charged with felony mischief.

Southampton Town

Southampton Town Offers Money to Preserve Historic Structures
Southampton Town — one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, settled in 1640 — has more than 2,000 historic structures. And while many of them stand proud, more than a few have been neglected due to the economy.

'Missing' Street Crime Evidence Turns Up
PBA vice president tells Newsday it was in the detectives' supply room.

Sign Up: The Great East End Clean-Up
The clean-up is scheduled for April 20 and April 21.

Arts

'Southampton Review' Honoring David Rakoff to Debut Monday in Manhattan
Stony Brook Manhattan will host the launch party for the spring edition of Stony Brook Southampton's literary and arts journal.

Video Art Pioneer Peter Campus Presents His 'Artist's View' at Parrish
Parrish Art Museum hosts gallery talk.

WATCH: Bay Street Director Talks Sag Harbor Theater Season
Patrick Mclaughlin of Hamptons Chatter interviews Tracy Mitchell.

Southampton Hospital

Southampton Hospital to Help in Cancer Study
Volunteers wanted for longterm American Cancer Society assessment.

Southampton Business Alliance to Honor Hospital CEO
Robert Chaloner will be named the SBA's businessperson of the year.

More

Police Issue Phone Scam Warning
Callers claim to be holding relative at gunpoint unless money is sent.


A photo gallery of historic homes that have been demolished.

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