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Six-Year-Old Killed by Car in Water Mill

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By Tessa Raebeck

Six-year-old Tess Burstein of Water Mill was hit and killed by a car Sunday, June 15, while crossing Blank Lane in Water Mill.

According to the Southampton Town Police Department, at around 11:19 a.m. Tess was crossing the road when she was hit by a Toyota Prius traveling northbound. She was transported to Southampton Hospital and then to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was treated for critical injuries.

A spokesperson from Stony Brook University Hospital confirmed Monday that Tess died at 4:49 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of the Toyota, Maurice Wittenberg, 76, of Water Mill, and his female passenger were not injured in the crash. The car was impounded for a safety check. No criminal charges have been filed at this time.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have more information or who may have witnessed this crash to call 631-702-2230.

The tragedy comes a year after the death of 14-year-old Anna Mirabai Lytton last June. The Springs School student was hit by a car driven by Maria Brennan, 73, and killed while riding her bike in East Hampton.

Fatality In Water Mill

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Just before 1 a.m. on Thursday, July 31 Southampton Town Police responded to the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident in Water Mill. An East Hampton resident, Kevin Jenkins, 26 was killed in the crash. 

According to Southampton Town Police Jenkins was traveling eastbound on Montauk Highway on his 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle when it appears he failed to negotiate a curb in the roadway at the intersection of Little Cobb Road. Police said Jenkins’ motorcycle ran off the roadway, striking a guardrail along the eastbound side of Little Cobb Road. 

Jenkins was transported to Southampton Hospital by Southampton Volunteer Ambulance where he was pronounced dead. The Southampton Fire Department responded to the scene to assist with closing the road while police investigated the scene. Jenkins’ motorcycle was impounded by the Southampton Town Police for safety inspection.

The detective’s division is continuing an investigation of the incident and is requesting anyone with information contact them at 728-5000 or via the police department hotline at 728-3454.

A Sag Harbor man was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, both misdemeanors, after East Hampton Town Police said they responded to the scene of his car accident on Friday, August 1 on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. According to police Juan A. Posada, 27, of Sag Harbor said he swerved to avoid a deer and lost control of his car driving it into a wooded area. Posada, who police said was not injured, allegedly failed all field sobriety tests. Police said the charge for aggravated unlicensed came after they discovered his license has two current suspensions for failure to answer a summons out of East Hampton under another name.

On Sunday, August 3 just after midnight Sag Harbor Village Police pulled over Sean Gerrard Macellan, 42, of Bellport after they said they observed him driving on Long Island Avenue without his headlights on. Police said Macellan exhibited signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor offenses, and released from Southampton Town Justice Court later that morning on his own recognizance.

Sag Harbor Village Police pulled over Dawn Marie Lemmon, 35, of East Hampton for a traffic infraction on Monday, August 4 when police said she appeared to be under the influence. Lemmon allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. She was released from Southampton Town Justice Court later that day on her own recognizance.

During a State Liquor Authority investigation at a Main Street, Sag Harbor restaurant and bar a Southampton girl was charged with false personation by Sag Harbor Village Police after she allegedly produced a foreign identification card that did not belong to her. Genevieve M. Sanders, 18, of Southampton was charged with the misdemeanor offense and released on an appearance ticket.

A Sag Harbor man called Southampton Town Police to report that his 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from his father’s house on Shrubland Road between July 30 and July 31.

Thousands of dollars of jewelry were reported stolen to Sag Harbor Village Police on Tuesday, July 29, although according to the owner it appears the jewelry could have been absconded in March. According to the police report many pieces of jewelry were found to be missing form her residence. The jewelry was usually in a safe, but not this time, the owner said. She remembers seeing the jewelry last in March, around the time a crew came to her house for repairs. A $6000 bracelet, $900 diamond and opal earrings, $800 pearl necklace, $1000 pearl necklace, $1200 emerald earrings and a $3000 engagement ring were taken, according to the police report.

A Milton Avenue, Sag Harbor resident may owe a landscaper over $1500, according to a report filed with village police on Wednesday, July 30. The landscaper said she refused to pay him after he worked 150 hours on the landscaping project.

On Monday, August 4, a Montauk Avenue, Sag Harbor resident called Southampton Town Police to report her deep red Cannondale bike, valued at $600, was stolen from a garage at the rear of her residence.

Southampton Town Police received a report this week from a Noyac man who said someone took clothing, valued at $200, from his car while it was parked at an acquaintance’s house on North Side Drive on Tuesday, July 29.

A Sag Harbor thrift store was the subject of theft on Wednesday, July 30, according to a report filed with village police. While the shopkeeper was counting the money from the register she said she turned around briefly and $180 was taken.

On Wednesday, July 30 a checkbook was reported stolen from a car parked in a lot off Bay Street in Sag Harbor. According to the owner, the unlocked car contained a briefcase that was riffled through and both a checkbook and debit card were taken in the incident.

Two intoxicated men got into a verbal altercation on Main Street, Sag Harbor on Sunday, August 3 promoting a phone call to village police. The duo separated when police arrived and no charges were filed.

A Main Street, Sag Harbor business called village police on Saturday, August 2 just after midnight to request help with two highly intoxicated males who would not leave the premises. Upon police arrival, the men left without incident.