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On the Police Logs 07.25.19

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 12:38


A couple walked out on a $150 tab at the Lobster Roll on July 11. Paul L. DeAngelis, the owner, told police the bartender had waited on the couple between 4 and 5:25 p.m. When they were presented with the bill for food and drinks, the woman said she was going to get cash from her car. A short time later, the man said he was going to wash his hands. They left in a Dodge 3500 pickup truck, and attempts to locate them have been unsuccessful.

A Catch surf soft top surfboard, worth $426, was taken from the beach at marker 17A, off Mitchell Dunes Lane, on the afternoon of June 29. Pedro Fernandez-Mateo said he had been giving surfing lessons and left around noon to get lunch. He returned about two or three hours later to find the surfboard, among other items, missing. He filed a report for the board on July 7 so he can be reimbursed by the company for which he works.

East Hampton

While Grace E. Garcia-Villa’s 2011 Mini Cooper was parked on Muir Boulevard between May 31 and June 19, its front license plate went missing. She reported the loss on July 17, telling police she had been out of town and did not notice the license plate was gone until recently.

On Saturday night, someone broke the windshield of a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup truck that was parked on the grassy shoulder of a Crystal Drive property. A large rock was found next to the truck. The owner, an 18-year-old who lives there, said he did not know who would have done such a thing.

East Hampton Village

At about 8:20 p.m. on July 16, there were complaints on Cooper Lane about a loud pool party. The homeowner told police he had rented the house through Airbnb, and the renter said the party would be over by 10. The officer advised the renter to keep the noise to a reasonable level, but the music was still on at nearly 11 p.m., when police were called back to the property. Another complaint came in as guests were leaving.

Police received word that “an older man” sitting in a Toyota Prius at Two Mile Hollow Beach had exposed himself to another man at about 6:30 p.m. on July 17. Police found an 89-year-old man sitting in his Prius. He denied any wrongdoing and left. The caller did not want to press charges.

A 28-year-old New York woman flagged police down on King Street at about 7:15 p.m. last Thursday after locking herself out of her Airbnb rental when the door locked automatically. The officer contacted the homeowner for her.

Officers were called to a house on Briar Patch Road on Saturday at about 12:30 a.m. after a stranger told security guards he had been invited to the house, which is owned by Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The man had pushed the talk button on the driveway keypad and said he was looking for someone, whose name was redacted from the report. He left the area, but police found him a few driveways away, using a photograph sent to them by the security guards. The man said a friend had invited him to the house and must have been playing a joke. Police escorted him to the East Hampton train station.

A taxi driver and his customer got into a dispute over the fare on Baiting Hollow Road on Saturday at about 2:45 a.m. The customer paid up before police arrived.

A Brooklyn woman accidently left her iPad and earbuds on top of a garbage can in front of the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society on Saturday afternoon. She reported the missing items, worth $850, at around 11 p.m. Police said nothing had been turned in.

Suspicious banging sounds coming from near the train tracks on North Main Street Sunday evening, around 9, turned out to be a child hitting baseballs with an aluminum bat.


On July 11, Amanda Usher left a portable rack of clothing on the front lawn of a house on Caswell Road as she was moving. Around noon, she told police, a vehicle stopped and a passenger grabbed onto the rack. She yelled to let it go, which they did, leaving it in the shoulder of the road. While nothing was taken, an orange vintage dress, worth $500, was ripped.

A Trek 720 multi-track mountain bike was stolen from a bike rack at Ditch Plain Beach on July 10. Kenneth W. Trinkus of Amagansett left the bike, without locking it to the rack, at about 1 p.m. Five hours later it was gone. He filed a report the next day, saying the bike was worth $200.

Sag Harbor

Gray Ryan reported a suspicious vehicle flashing red and blue lights on Ferry Road at around 1 on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Ryan stated that while traveling on Ferry Road, a black Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle with New York license plates had pulled out in front of him, causing him to honk his horn. The S.U.V. then stopped in traffic, making Mr. Ryan go around him, and began flashing blue and red lights. When Mr. Ryan stopped, the other driver stated that he was a police officer, but refused to provide credentials, maintaining that he was not required to show them. He eventually admitted that he was not a cop, and told Mr. Ryan to just keep moving. 

Tabarly Stewart called police at around 10 p.m. on Saturday to report “an elderly white man” taking what he believed to be inappropriate pictures of young girls in front of Sag Pizza on Main Street. When police arrived to speak with the man, he was gone.

Sara Nightingale was concerned about multiple dogs left unattended in a vehicle on Main Street at around 3 p.m. on Monday. Police arrived to find the dogs comfortable with their owner in a running, air-conditioned vehicle.


Elaine Idoni, who lives on Deep Six Drive, filed a report of identity theft on Friday after receiving mail from various banks and creditors about suspicious activity this month. She has not lost any money, but was advised to change her passwords and access codes.

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