Week in Review: Fallen Servicemen to Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert of Shelter Island and Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter of Sag Harbor to be honored. Also in the week's Southampton news, the town police are examining old drug cases, and a Southampton man pleads not guilty to driving

The week's top headlines and some news you might have missed:

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Sen. Ken LaValle to honor fallen East End soldiers on May 22.

Town Police Department Turmoil

The is re-examining two years of drug cases initiated by the now-defunct street crimes unit, Newsday.com reports. Police Chief William Wilson, who had his one-year anniversary on the job this week, told Newsday that the street crimes unit lacked oversight. He did not speak in detail about the internal review, citing an ongoing investigation by the Suffolk County district attorney office's government corruption bureau, according to Newsday.

According to a story on 27east, former Police Capt. Anthony Tenaglia said there was no wrongdoing in regards to confidential recordkeeping.

Crime & Courts

A Riverhead fourth grade teacher arrested last month and charged with driving while intoxicated with a loaded handgun in his car pleaded not guilty to 11 charges in Suffolk County Court on Friday. According to Bob Clifford, the spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, Joe Johnson, of Southampton, pleaded not guilty to all 11 charges in a grand jury indictment.

After 37 days spent confined at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside, save a couple court dates, Charlotte DePersia of East Hampton was released on bail Tuesday.

Police say White Plains man was making a left turn when he failed to stop.

Also among the week's police reports, a pool heater stolen out of a Westhampton driveway, and a Bridgehampton man reports another burglary of his home.

Bridgehampton man cashed in on elderly woman's Accord after she died, police say.

Also in the week's arrest files, a Mastic woman is charged with DWI on County Road 39.

Nicholas Reisini charged after being pulled over in North Sea.


Election petitions were due May 11 in the villages of Southampton and Sagaponack, and in both municipalities there will be no contest. In Southampton Village, Trustee Richard Yastrzemski is seeking re-election and Planning Board Chairman Michael Irving has put his name in as well. In Sagaponack Village, the three incumbents are unopposed. Mayor Donald Louchheim and Trustees Lee Foster and Lisa Duryea are all seeking new two-year terms.

East Hampton Village police sergeant and Sag Harbor firefighter Kevin Duchemin is challenging incumbent Sag Harbor Village Trustees Bruce Stafford and Robby Stein in June's election, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Keeling Pilaro

Suffolk County sports officials on Tuesday decided to let a local boy play field hockey on the Southampton girls team for at least one more season, despite earlier worries that his advanced skill would diminish opportunities for female players.

On espnW's "The Word" guests debate Southampton teen Keeling Pilaro's situation.

Real Estate

Sagaponack village and school district residents have $1.24 per $1,000 property tax rate.


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