On the Police Logs 05.17.12

Police News


On the afternoon of April 30, Bertrand De Looz bicycled to the Amagansett Library, parked his seven-speed bike at the bike rack, and went inside for 10 minutes. When he came out, the bike was gone.

A Conklin Lane woman told police on April 23 that after she returned from being away for two weeks she found that a new lawn mower, a seed spreader, and several garden tools had been stolen. The items were valued at $880.

East Hampton

A woman called police around 1 a.m. on Monday about an apparent burglary at the Empire gas station on North Main Street, saying she had heard breaking glass and then saw a man in dark clothing running away. Officers found that a plate glass window had indeed been shattered. They searched the area to no avail.

East Hampton Village

Police received a call on the night of May 7 about a blue Honda van with children inside being driven in a drunken manner down Newtown Lane. An officer pulled the van over but discovered that the driver was sober and the children safe.

Also on the night of May 7, an officer responded to a call of a possible burglary at a Pudding Hill Lane house. The man who lives there said he had gone to dinner with his girlfriend and returned home to find his Lenovo laptop computer missing. The investigating officer found the computer on a chair in the house.

On the morning of May 8, an East Hampton Town Highway Department employee reported that during the previous night someone had stolen about 100 roadside marking stakes that had been placed near the bridge on Huntting Lane. They were valued at $250.

Police received several calls the afternoon of May 8 about a swan walking on Main Street near Woods Lane. An officer was dispatched, only to find that the swan had taken flight.

Also that day, police got a call from a 100-year-old woman living on Main Street who said she had received a phone call in which she was warned that someone was trying to hack into her computer. When the woman, whose name police did not release, responded that she did not have a computer, the caller hung up.

Someone complained to police about a couple making love on Newtown Lane on Saturday night. Police did not find anyone making love there.

Sag Harbor

Responding to a call from the condominiums at 21 West Water Street last Thursday, police discovered that someone had shot at and damaged seven windows and one glass door, apparently with a pellet gun. Police are investigating.

A Brandywine Drive woman reported that someone had stolen a large white globe light from her front yard sometime between April 5 and Friday.

A Main Street man wheeling his baby in a stroller stopped in front of his building and took the baby inside at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday. When he went to retrieve the carriage about 45 minutes later, it was gone.