On The Police Logs 02.23.12

East Hampton
Lee Haessler reported that his passenger-side tires were punctured on Jan. 29 while his vehicle was parked on Duke Drive. Repairs will run $300.

Someone removed a $50 box of Valentine’s Day chocolates from Michael Cohen’s mailbox on Route 114 and Merchant’s Path Monday, along with magazines and bank statements. Mr. Cohen found pieces of the box nearby; the chocolates had been eaten. He requested extra police patrols in the area, and said he would report the incident to his bank as well.

A faulty fish-tank heater caused a structure fire at Lois Watts’s residence on Accabonac Road Monday. When police and firefighters arrived the flames had been extinguished, but the house was filled with smoke. The town fire marshal said the heater had sparked electrical cords and paper behind the tank.

East Hampton Village

Steven Niggles informed police on Feb. 14 that copper gutters worth $1,578 had been removed from the back of a house and a garage on Dunemere Lane.   

A woman told police last Thursday that a man who said he was her grandson had called her, saying he needed money wired to him in Cuautitlan, Mexico. She sent four separate transfers to him via Western Union for a total of $12,194.50. Detectives are investigating.

Vivian Smith reported an erratic driver in a silver Ford on Montauk Highway near Stephen Hand’s Path last Thursday. Police stopped the car at the corner of Hunting Lane and Main Street but discovered nothing out of the ordinary.

Grzegorz Kupiszewski said $200 cash was stolen from his unlocked locker at the Y.M.C.A. last Thursday.

Sag Harbor
A Hampton Jitney passenger called police last Thursday to say that a man was banging on the front of the bus and interfering with its departure from Sag Harbor Cinema. Police caught up with the man, who was apparently trying to get on the bus himself, at Conca D’Oro, and determined that he was intoxicated.

A driver traveling west on Hog Creek Lane near Springs-Fireplace Road Saturday managed to avoid a deer that ran in front of his vehicle but collided with a utility pole instead. Police said he was not injured.

Another deer was less lucky. Police said a driver on Route 27 near West Gate Road struck the animal on Sunday. There was damage to the front of the vehicle and the windshield.