On The Police Logs 03.08.12

Kathleen Bennett of Oak Lane reported to police that she returned from shopping a little before 7 p.m. on Feb. 13, parked her unlocked 2005 Jeep Liberty in front of her house, and, when she returned to the car about an hour later, found the driver’s door open and several items missing. Among them were a new Coach handbag, and three shopping bags filled with Valentine’s Day cards, candy, beauty products, and cartons of cigarettes. The total value of the missing items was over $500, police said.

Meanwhile, police reported that three Hand Lane residents had been victims of apparent thefts from their unlocked cars.

Nicholas Fallon told police that on the evening of Feb. 13 a silver iPod was removed from his car, which was parked in his driveway. The next day, Jack Luber reported several items gone from his vehicle, with a value of about $250.

Kristin Welsch was the third Hand Lane resident to inform police that on Feb. 14 she noticed that the middle console of her car, which she had parked the previous afternoon, had been opened. She said two pairs of sunglasses valued at over $800 and a hands-free device for a cellphone were missing, according to the police report. There are no known suspects at this time.

East Hampton
Austin Bennett, 20, of Gould Street was driving a 2009 BMW on King’s Point Road near Hog Creek Lane a little after midnight on Feb. 23 when several deer crossed the road, police said. He swerved to avoid them but struck one, losing control of the vehicle and hitting a rock. The car had to be towed away, police said, but the driver and a passenger were unhurt.

Rosa Grijalva of Accabonac Road reported to police that at some point between Feb. 20 and Feb. 25 a jewelry box that she had hidden in her bedroom was ransacked. The thieves took the most valuable pieces, she said, including an 18-karat yellow gold necklace and four rings, which had a combined value of $7,000, according to the report. Ms. Grijalva reported no sign of forced entry.

Joseph A. Hren of Skimhampton Road told police that someone removed a Fisher snowplow control, valued at $307, from the cabin of his 2000 Ford pickup between 8 a.m. on Feb. 25 and 4 p.m. on Feb. 26. Mr. Hren had parked the truck on Montauk Highway with a for sale sign in the window, leaving it unlocked, police reported.

On Feb. 28 at about 11:30 p.m., an East Hampton woman called police to report that her under-aged son and some of his friends were at her house drinking alcohol. She said they ignored her when she asked them to leave. At that point, according to police, the boy’s uncle came downstairs and was punched in the face by his nephew.

 The police report went on to say that while investigating the incident, they placed the youth in the back of a squad car. He then kicked out the rear window, police said. He was arrested, charged with harassment and criminal mischief, and held overnight. The uncle requested an order of protection. Names were not released because of the boy’s age.

East Hampton Village
On Sunday at about 11 p.m., Arben Shoshi, 24, was placed under civilian arrest while standing outside Cittanuova, a restaurant on Main Street. The arresting citizen, identified by police only as a male, called for assistance after allegedly being slapped three times by Mr. Shoshi, police said. An affidavit placing him under citizens arrest was issued and he was charged with first degree harassment. Mr. Shoshi was released with a court appearance ticket.  

Police reported that a patrol officer spotted a mailbox on David’s Lane in the last week which appeared to have been vandalized. None of the other boxes in the area had been attacked.

On Sunday at about 5:30 p.m., a 2006 Jeep operated by Shawna Bennett, 22, of East Hampton was observed at Main Beach by an officer. According to a police report, the officer shined a light in the car and reported suspicious movement. When he approached the vehicle, he allegedly saw Ms. Bennett’s passengers, both males from East Hampton, drinking beer in open containers. They were issued summonses. Their identities were not released because of their age.

Kelly Convery of South Fuller Street let police know that a pink Walden surfboard with a floral design and yellow leash, valued at $500, disappeared from a garage during a yard sale on the morning of Feb. 25.

Edward Kenny, manager of the Tipperary Inn on West Lake Drive, reported that between Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, someone removed a pool pump, pool cover, and pole valued at $400 from the rear of the property. Mr. Kenny told police the unauthorized removal may have been caught on a surveillance tape, and he was expected to call police if that were the case.

A vehicle driven by Joel F. Piereth of DeForest Road struck a deer on Montauk Highway on Feb. 27 near Surfside Avenue, police said.

Toni Rebecca Gray of Spruce Lane told police that she had parked her vehicle on Montauk Highway close to South Embassy at 11 a.m. last Thursday. When she returned at 3 p.m., she found the rear passenger side damaged. There apparently were no witnesses.

Robert Mulligan of Bryan Road complained to police that several trees south of Old Montauk Highway near Lee Court had been trimmed without permission. Police said it would be investigated.

Sag Harbor
Christopher Rolf of Bridgehampton was found pinned under his own car on Long Island Avenue on Feb. 28. Police reported that Mr. Rolf was freed and taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center by helicopter. Police had no immediate explanation for how Mr. Rolf ended up under the car.