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On the Police Logs 09.19.19

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 13:48

East Hampton

While Muriel Nadal was preparing for new tenants, the old ones having just moved out of her Banks Court house after three years, she realized that all of her sterling silver and antique dining china were missing. The china, which had belonged to her mother and grandmother, had been locked in a wooden cabinet in the dining room; it was valued at about $6,000. She only noticed it was missing when she moved the cabinet away from the wall to clean behind it and the back of the cabinet came off. The doors on the front were not damaged. Several of the missing china pieces were monogrammed.

East Hampton Village

 A Central Avenue resident reported a phone scam that occurred after he bought two concert tickets on on Sept. 9. He wanted to buy two more tickets, but when he called the number the line was busy. He then received a call from someone who said he could help and instructed him to buy a gift card for $175 and call back. He bought a gift card at CVS and then called the number and gave them the card’s identification number. He never received the tickets.

After a donation table was set up at the East Hampton Post Office in support of President Trump on Sept. 11, a man called police at about 1:20 p.m. to ask if it was allowed under village code. Police said the table was on post office property and that the man who set it up, who is from New Jersey, was exercising free speech. The caller said he understood and that he only wanted to register a complaint.

At 3:20 p.m., police were back at the post office. A. woman phoned to say the New Jersey man was campaigning too close to a federal building and not letting patrons through to get their mail. An officer explained that the man had a right to campaign on the sidewalk as long as he was not blocking pedestrian traffic. Police said that the man was off to the side.

Two men with flashlights who were moving wood on a Ruxton Road property prompted a police visit on Sept. 11 at about 7:50 p.m. The property is under renovation and the contractor said there was ongoing tree and landscape work being done. Police found no one there when they arrived, however.

A 66-year-old man reportedly caused a scene at Starbucks on Sept. 11 and again last Thursday, and then would not leave when the manager asked him to. Police advised the man he was no longer allowed inside the coffee shop and he left without further incident.

On Friday night, a 2017 Audi’s front wheel collapsed into a sinkhole near a septic system while the driver was parking at the East Hampton Grill on North Main Street. The driver could not move the Audi and Rapid Recovery responded to tow it.


A man and his employer got into a physical fight at Second House Museum, which is currently under renovation, last Thursday morning. The employee claimed his boss punched him. Neither party wanted to press charges and both refused medical attention.

Sag Harbor Village

Arrows have been found in the exterior of a house on Route 114, according to Thea W. Girigorie, who filed a report on Sept. 10. She told police her daughter had found two arrows in the side of the house back on July 2, but that they had not reported it. On Sept. 9, they found an arrow lying on the back deck. They told police there was a target range at a neighboring house on Hempstead Street. Police visited that property and saw the target and a bundle of arrows. They took photos and have notified the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Jodi Richard returned to her house on Cadmus Road on Friday to find the leftovers of a party in the basement, including empty liquor and wine bottles and cigarette ashes. Five bottles of Champagne, two bottles of wine, and three bicycles were missing from the garage as well. The stolen bikes included a custom bike worth $5,000.


Patricio A. Delgado reported that $2,800 in cash was stolen from the center console of his 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup truck while it was parked in his driveway on Lincoln Avenue on the night of Sept. 7. There was no sign of forced entry, police said.

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