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Update: East Hampton High School Students Return to Class

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Students and teachers made their way back into East Hampton High School on Monday morning after a written threat found on a bathroom mirror had caused the district to evacuate the building two hours earlier. Photo by Michael Heller. 

All East Hampton High School students were allowed to return to their classrooms by approximately 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning after a threat found on a bathroom mirror prompted school district officials to order the evacuation of the building around 8:30 a.m.

Students were allowed to return after district officials and police searched the building.

East Hampton Town Police Captain Chris Anderson said police were notified at 8:38 a.m. He would not comment on the nature of the threat other than to say “it was very non-specific” in nature.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. all freshmen and sophomores were allowed back in the building, while juniors and seniors were sent to the cafeteria to be searched.

The East Hampton School District announced the evacuation of the high school Wednesday morning. According to a message posted on the district website and sent out via an automated telephone call, students were ordered out of the high school as a precautionary measure because of a message that was found on a bathroom mirror.

“The threat does not appear to be credible,” the district stated on its website, adding that East Hampton Town Police are on the scene and that the district “will always err on the side of safety.”

 

Coram Woman’s Body Found in Montauk

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By Tessa Raebeck

The East Hampton Town Police Department, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Medical Examiners Office, is investigating the death of a woman from Coram that occurred at the overlook parking area along Old Montauk Highway, south of Washington Drive in Montauk.

The woman, Nikole Doering, 37, of Coram, was found deceased in her car at approximately 3:03 p.m. Monday, June 2, after police responded to a report of an unresponsive female in a vehicle.

Ms. Doering had been reported missing by her family to the Suffolk County Police Department on Sunday, June 1.

The investigation is ongoing and does not appear to be suspicious in nature at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the East Hampton Town Police Department at (631) 537-7575.

UPDATE: Police Investigating Drowning Death of Brooklyn Child in East Hampton Pool

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By Tessa Raebeck

UPDATE: The East Hampton Town Police Department, in conjunction with the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office, is investigating the drowning of an 11-year-old child from Brooklyn that occurred at a home on Route 114 in East Hampton last weekend.

According to police, at approximately 5:08 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, police responded to a 911 call about an 11-year-old boy, since identified as Derek B. Smith of Brooklyn, who was unresponsive after being pulled from the bottom of a pool.

East Hampton Police and ambulance personnel responded to the scene and took the boy to Southampton Hospital. According to police, despite efforts to revive Derek, he was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital that evening. Police released his name Tuesday after notifying members of his family.

In a press release issued Sunday night, police said the death does not appear to be suspicious.

East Hampton Town Police Detective Sergeant Greg Schaefer said Wednesday that the child, who lived in Brooklyn with his grandmother, was out in East Hampton with a friend of the family who has ties to the residence they were at and was supervising him.

According to Detective Sgt. Schaefer, the two were alone in the house when Derek, who was fully dressed, went outside. Shortly afterward, his caregiver went outside to see where he was Derek was. She was unable to find him at first, and then discovered him at the bottom of the pool.

She brought him to the surface, called 911 and began CPR. When emergency workers and police arrived, they took over the effort to revive the child but were unable to. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“It was a tragic and difficult week in our community,” East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said at a town board meeting on Tuesday morning, also referring to the death on May 26 of Tyler Valcich, a 20-year-old Montauk native.

“I just want to say how important pool safety is,” Supervisor Cantwell continued. “There are several thousand people every year who drown in a pool, it happens so fast. You almost can’t imagine how quickly things deteriorate.”

“Let’s please all be careful, it’s just a moment,” he added. “There’s safety requirements for all of us who own pools … if you are a pool owner, please be careful. Please call the town board about those safety requirements.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the East Hampton Town Police Department at 537-7575.

Springs Man Assaulted with Machete in East Hampton

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Jose Javier Garces Hernandez, 24, of Springs, is charged with assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree for stabbing another East Hampton man with a machete Monday, May 26. Photo courtesy East Hampton Town Police Department.

Jose Javier Garces Hernandez, 24, of Springs, is charged with assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree for assaulting another East Hampton man with a machete Monday, May 26. Photo courtesy East Hampton Town Police Department.

By Tessa Raebeck

On May 26, East Hampton Town Police responded to a report of two men fighting in the roadway on Clinton Street in Springs. Upon arrival, police said they found Jose Maria Jimenez, 26, of Clinton Street had been assaulted with a machete and had suffered several serious wounds to his torso.

Mr. Jimenez was transported to Southampton Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

According to police, the second man involved in the fight, Jose Javier Garces Hernandez, 24, of Rutland Drive, fled the scene prior to police arrival and was later located at a residence on Springs Fireplace Road.

Mr. Garces Hernandez was treated for injuries by East Hampton Ambulance and subsequently airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment. He has been charged with assault in the second degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor.

Mr. Garces Hernandez was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Wednesday.

Police ask that anyone with information contact the East Hampton Town Police Department at (631) 537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential.