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On the Police Logs 09.05.19

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:17


An argument between neighbors Shore Road in Lazy Point over mowing a portion of a disputed property escalated on Saturday evening. David A. McCoy and Joseph A. Ferrato were separated when police arrived, and while their stories differed about whether matters turned physical, neither pursued charges.

East Hampton Village

The East Hampton Presbyterian Church received an email scam on Aug. 28. The email address had a known name on it, but it was not that person’s actual address. No money was lost.

A 17-year-old from Amagansett was fishing in the Nature Trail on David’s Lane on Aug. 28. He had a New York State freshwater fishing license, but was told he should apply for a Hook Pond permit at Village Hall. The teen left anyway due to inclement weather.

The manager at Bank of America stopped a 90-year-old from transferring $600 for a supposed Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes last Thursday.

At Georgica Beach last Thursday afternoon, a man’s bicycle was stolen. It had not been locked up and had a pair of shoes in the front basket, according to the police report. The bike was worth $700 and the shoes $100.

A Barns Lane homeowner went to police on Saturday after discovering her house was listed for rent on Craig’s List. It was listed by an entity called Dreamland Homes, which had been accepting wire transfers for rentals. On two occasions this summer, she said, renters arrived at her home only to find the listing was fraudulent. She contacted police after receiving a letter demanding that she return the deposit, which she had never accepted, and the contract between the renter and Dreamland Homes. Detectives are working on the case.

Several people were handing out free samples of canned energy drinks on Main Street on Sunday at about 1:15 p.m. Police said such activities within the village are prohibited and they stopped immediately.

East Hampton

A refrigerator at a comfort station on the southeast corner of the East Hampton Golf Club was damaged during the overnight hours of Aug. 24. Someone pulled on the door so hard the locking mechanism and stainless-steel trim were damaged. Employees said it would cost $1,200 to repair. 


On Aug. 18, at the Ocean Resort on South Emerson Avenue, an Illinois license plate was found on the ground next to the 2009 Toyota from which it had been removed. The car’s owner, Ian Osharow of Farmingdale, said the plate screws were bent and there were minor scratches on the vehicle’s tailgate.

Someone threw a handful of sand at Harry Ellis on Friday evening, knocking his glasses into the water near his East Lake Drive house. Mr. Ellis said he saw a gray dinghy and a kiteboarder traveling close to his boat, which is moored in Lake Montauk behind his home. When they came ashore, he asked them to steer clear of his boat. A verbal altercation ensued, and the sand was hurled. The suspect left the area before police arrived.

A man has been stealing egg sandwiches and coconut waters from the 7-Eleven repeatedly over the last week. Attaullah Khan of Holtsville, the manager, called police Sunday afternoon to say he does not want to press charges, but rather have the man pay $100. He also does not want him back on the property again.

The manager of the Royal Atlantic phoned for police assistance on Aug. 24 after an employee caused a disturbance. After the employee returned from lunch, Arshad Javed asked him to clean up. He reportedly threw the lid off the garbage, bending it, and then punched a screen, damaging it and its wooden window frame, before leaving the area. The hotel management did not want to pursue charges, but asked police to inform the man he no longer works there.

Eric Thomas Carnevale of Tampa, Fla., told police he believes it was a pellet gun that caused damage to his white 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago while he was driving on Farrington Road on the afternoon of Aug. 25. At about 1 p.m., as he was heading east, he heard a loud “crack,” he said. He immediately stopped, but did not see anything and resumed driving. After lunch at Duryea’s Lobster Deck, he parked the car in a driveway on Glenmore Avenue. A couple of hours later, damage to the driver’s side door was discovered. The Lamborghini is wrapped in a clear-paint protective wrap, he told police, and the pellet or piece of metal is wedged between the door and the wrap. Police were not able to retrieve it without further damaging the vehicle. Mr. Carnevale estimates the damage upward of $10,000.

Sag Harbor Village

Police received a report of sharks in the water by the windmill at the foot of the Long Wharf on Aug. 27. They turned out to be skate.

A man called police after realizing he had taken the wrong Jeep from the post office parking lot last Thursday afternoon. He owns a 2018 Jeep Renegade and took an identical one home by mistake. He returned it to the Rose Street parking lot, because, he told police, there were no spaces at the post office. The real owner reported her Jeep missing soon after, and police filled her in.

The word “bitch” was written in lipstick Friday on the driver’s side door of a Toyota sedan parked on Long Wharf. The owner said she found the writing following an incident in which she beeped her horn at other cars during a backup on the wharf.

Damage was done to the gas tank and rear fairing of a motorcycle while it was parked overnight Friday on Bay Street. No word on how much the damage will cost to repair.

A man who lives in Manhattan and Sag Harbor reported being extorted for money after he masturbated, twice, during a video chat with a woman he met online. He was told that if he did not send money to a man named Ramos in the Philippines, the videos would be posted for all to see. He sent a total of $2,000 on five separate occasions before going to police on Sunday.

David S. Brown discovered his 2001 Jeep missing from the Breakwater Yacht Club on Monday, after he returned from a trip. He told police he had left the Jeep in the club’s gravel lot on Aug. 22. No one at the club knew anything about its possibly being towed, and police have not been able to locate it.


On Saturday at about 3:20 a.m., a highly intoxicated 47-year-old man was in the parking lot of the Springs Tavern, about to leave, when, he told police, another man punched him in the head. Police said he had minor swelling above his right eye, but he was unable to provide details of what might have led up to the punch, due to his level of intoxication. He declined medical attention.

A 77-year-old man found assorted munitions in his Longwoods Lane house on Aug. 27 and turned the materiel in to police. He had sold the house and was packing up when he found the ammunition.


Denise Higgins was walking her dog on Wainscott Stone Road at about 12:50 p.m. on Aug. 23 when a white sport utility vehicle, possibly a Mercedes, grazed her elbow as she lifted her arm to adjust her headphones. She did not think the car was going more than 10 to 15 m.p.h., she told police, but it did not stop. Ms. Higgins was not hurt.

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