This week's police news.

On The Beat

Train Fatality
An unidentified woman was struck and killed by an eastbound Long Island Railroad train shortly after midnight Monday, just west of Speonk.
The woman was not authorized to be on the tracks and she was not an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The MTA had no additional information available at press time.

Graffiti Incidents
Gang graffiti found at a Northampton park has local residents and Southampton Town Police concerned. Wildwood Lake Town Park, behind the Wildwood Bowling Center on Lake Avenue, had several gang-related tags sprayed across buildings and signs. The tags are said to be those of the 18th Street gang, and included “XV3,” “X8,” and “18ST,” plus vulgarities, in black spray paint.

The 18th Street gang is said to have a national membership and is active throughout the country, though it was originally based in Los Angeles. Those with information are asked to contact the Suffolk County Police at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Student Charged
Christian Hinck, a senior at Westhampton Beach High School, was arrested by Southampton Town Police on April 9 and charged with vandalizing the school.

Police said his spree included a broken window and anti-Semitic and vulgar graffiti that could be considered hate crimes.

Hinck, who lives in Remsenburg, was arrested near the school at approximately 3 PM by Suffolk County Police following a joint investigation involving its Hate Crimes Unit and the Westhampton

Beach Village Police. Both entities are still investigating the incident, which was reported on Friday morning and labeled as a hate crime.

Hinck has thus far been charged with First-Degree Aggravated Harassment, and several other charges.

No respect
Riverhead Town Police said someone stole Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith’s vehicle from her driveway Sunday morning before dawn. The supervisor noted the vehicle was gone at about 4:42 AM and called police. Officers in a patrol car spotted the vehicle a short time later on Peconic Bay Boulevard near Laurel Lane, but by the time the vehicle was found, the thief had vanished.

rmurphy@indyeastend.com