EHTPD: Suspect In Burglaries Arrested

The East Hampton Town police have arrested the man they say burglarized two residences on Sammy’s Beach Road on January 30. Justin Williams, 23, of Middle Island, was picked up by detectives early Monday afternoon, February 24, at 290 Montauk Highway, the address for Highway Restaurant, which is currently closed for seasonal renovations, according to its website. Williams was questioned by police, and was placed under arrest on two felony charges of burglary.

Amongst the items stolen by Williams during the two burglaries, police said, were a nickel-plated Remington pump-action shotgun and a large silver Bowie knife, as well as a quantity of alcohol.

The Independent ran a surveillance photograph provided by the police, who were offering a reward for information leading to the capture of the man shown, earlier this month.

Williams may also be a suspect in another larceny case dating from November, in which a man was caught on video stealing landscaping equipment, not far from where Williams was picked up by detectives.

Williams was scheduled to be arraigned in East Hampton on Tuesday, February 25.

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