Crimes Nearby: Reward Offered to Find Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run

East Hampton Town Police are searching for hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian in Amagansett; Riverhad Police report an incident of assault involving a 25-pound dumbell.

The following information was supplied by various police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.


• 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 was involved in a domestic dispute on Brookhaven Avenue during which he hit another man in the head with a 25-pound dumbbell.


• Police are searching for a man who stole one woman’s purse as she shopped at the King Kullen in Mount Sinai and then attempted to steal another woman’s purse the next day as she was carrying groceries into her Mount Sinai home.

According to police, on Sept. 22 at  3 p.m. the unknown man stole the woman’s purse as she was shopping at the King Kullen. Detectives believe that he is the same person who confronted another woman at her front door at 3 p.m. the next day when she returned home from the Pathmark in Port Jefferson Station. Police said he pretended to ask for directions and then attempted to steal the woman’s purse off her shoulder.


• Kelly Walters, 25, of Sayville, was charged with grand larceny, a felony, after she was detained Oct. 15 at the Stop & Shop store on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays at 7:00 p.m. Police say store security claim Walters fraudulently altered customer refunds for cash in the amount of $1300.

• Dequan Clairborne, 20, of East Quogue, was charged with felony grand larceny on Oct. 15 after he was detained by Stop & Shop security at the Hampton Bays supermarket on Montauk Highway. Claiborne was charged at 7:00 p.m. Police say Clairborne stole more than $1,000 from the store.    


• 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.


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