East Hampton Town police announced on Wednesday morning that there is a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Amagansett on Tuesday night.
Detectives are working with Crime Stoppers of Suffolk County to help find the driver, who fled the scene after the crash occurred sometime before 7:52 p.m., when emergency personnel were notified by a passing motorist.
John Judge, a 61-year-old who frequented Astro Pizza on Main Street, was found on the street, across from the restaurant, next to the tire of a truck that was parked on the east side. Judge was transported to Southampton Hospital and emergency room personnel pronounced him dead.
•Trever Jackson, 18, of Flanders, was charged with felony assault on Oct. 19 in Flanders at 11:10 p.m. According to police, Jackson wasinvolved in a domestic dispute on Brookhaven Avenue during which he hit another man in the head with a 25-pound dumbbell.
• Richard Neumann, 28, of Medford, was arrested on a felony grand larceny charge at police headquarters in Hampton Bays Oct. 17 at 2:28 p.m. The arrest stemmed from a jewelry theft that Southampton Town police said happened while Neumann was cleaning the windows at a residence on Cold Spring Court in Southampton Oct. 12.
• Southold Town Democratic Committee Chairman Arthur Tillman said that the committee is offering $1,000 to anyone who can tell Southold Town Police who is responsible for the vandalization of the car of Democratic committee woman Sally Kahn. Kahn reported to police on Oct. 23 that someone had vandalized her Honda Accord with black spray paint, covering up Obama and Bishop political bumper stickers. The car was parked in her driveway on North Bayview Road while she was away from home Sunday and Monday, when she told police she believes the vandalism occurred. Call Southold Town Police at 631-765-2600 with any information.
• Curtis L. Trent, 22, of Riverhead, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and resisting arrest on Oct. 17 at 8:53 p.m. after Southold Town Police stopped him for traffic violations at the intersection of Eugenes Road and Beebe Drive in Cutchogue, police said. Trent became combative, fighting with the officers at the scene until he was subdued and placed under arrest, police said. Further investigation revealed that Trent was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and transported to Southold Town Police headquarters in Peconic for processing and held for arraignment.
• Kevin A. Kani, 32, of Hicksville, was charged with DWI drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana on Oct. 17 at 1:47 p.m., after police stopped him for a traffic violation on Route 48 in Mattituck and further investigation revealed that he was impaired by drugs and in possession of marijuana, police said. The defendant was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held for arraignment.
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