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On the Police Logs 06.13.19

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:38

East Hampton

A pickup truck damaged a mailbox on Gould Street on Saturday morning and did not stop, according to Jason Gorman, the owner of the mailbox. He did not say how much it would cost to repair.

Sandra Wolge of East Hampton put patio furniture on sale on a sell-it-yourself app June 5 with a list price of $450. A potential buyer sent her a check, via FedEx overnight shipping, for $2,650, and asked that she send the difference back. She did not deposit the check and contacted police on Sunday, who agreed it was a scam.

East Hampton Village

A man and woman yelling and running on Newtown Lane at about 10:30 p.m. on June 4 led to a call to police. An officer spoke to the couple, who explained they’d been running in an effort to make a train. They missed it, however, after the man dropped his belongings along the way.

Last Thursday morning at around 3, Metropolitan Transportation Authority police told a 68-year-old man he could no longer sleep in the Long Island Rail Road train station. Village police were called because the man protested that the M.T.A. police force had no authority. It does.

A pickup truck followed a 36-year-old man along Two Mile Hollow Road, away from the beach, last Thursday at about 11 p.m. He told police he had showered there and was walking home when he noticed the pickup trailing him. After a while, he said, it drove slowly past him and turned onto Further Lane, not to be seen again.


A woman shoplifted from Kelly B., a store on the Plaza, on June 5 at about 2:40 p.m. A short time later, she returned; she had tried on a white cotton Lelis shirt and forgot that she had it on, she said. The owner of the store retrieved the shirt and did not wish to press charges. Police said the woman appeared intoxicated.

Later that same day, staff at Montauk T-Shirts on the Plaza said that a woman had taken a pair of pants. Police were able to locate the woman, the same one involved in the larceny at Kelly B., and took her back to Montauk T-Shirts, where she paid for the pants. No charges were filed.

Kaitlin Newman-Plotkin of Levittown said she was startled and screamed after seeing a strange man standing in the living area of her Surf Club rooms at about 3:45 a.m. on Saturday when she went downstairs to lock the door. Her friends came running and the intruder fled out a back sliding door toward the beach. Police searched the area but were unable to find him. Nothing was reported missing.

Sag Harbor Village

A taxi driver went to the police station on June 4 at 2:50 a.m. with a stranded passenger in his cab. The driver had been hired to take the woman to a house on Harrison Street, but it turned out that her ex-boyfriend lived there and did not want her to stay. Police said she would have to find somewhere else to stay, and the taxi driver suggested she go to Bridgehampton. They left without further incident.

Marlo Rivera, a village resident, filed an identity theft report on June 5 after finding discrepancies on his credit report. He only noticed the trouble after he was turned down for a car loan.

An anonymous caller reported a man riding a moped with an infant strapped to his chest on Bay Street on Friday at about 5:45 p.m. Police looked for the moped, but could not find it.

Martin Butler complained on Saturday that someone had taken stones from a rock wall on his Eastville Avenue property. Ten to 12 brown and granite stones were removed sometime between May 24 and Saturday, he said.  He valued them at about $250.

Paul Davis of Rector Street complained to police on June 4 about the construction going on that morning at Billy Joel’s house on Bay Street, saying that his own house shook and there was damage. Police said there were no violations. Mr. Davis said he was going to contact an engineer to inspect the damage.

On Sunday morning, Sag Harbor Harbormaster Robert Bori found a woman camped in Marine Park on Bay Street. She said she did not know it was illegal to camp there and left.

A man was found sleeping behind the Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter Memorial Bridge at the foot of Long Wharf on Sunday morning. He told police he had no other place to sleep.

Children were playing in the road on Grand Street, near Division Street, on Monday morning. One young boy was riding a scooter and his parents had put cones out in the road, which was unsafe, police said. The parents were told to remove the cones.

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