On the Police Logs 06.14.12

Kevin McDermott, who owns a house on Merrill Road, had a large quantity of sand, costing $315, laid down on his property. He told police last week that it had been removed, apparently with a backhoe.
East Hampton Village
Gerard Larsen Jr., the village’s chief of police, responded to a report of a speeding motorcycle on Cove Hollow Road June 4 by making the traffic stop himself. He issued three moving violations to Zachary Persico, 23, of East Hampton, including speeding and driving the cycle without the proper license. Mr. Persico’s brother came in a pickup truck and took his brother and the orange KTM cycle away.
On Pondview Lane last Friday, an officer found several trash bags by the side of the road. The officer knocked on the door of the adjacent house and spoke to the homeowner’s grandson, who’d held a graduation party the night before. The young man did not realize that trash bags could not be put onto the street on a Friday and took them all back in.
At about 5:30 Saturday morning, a caller reported a man asleep in the woods off Montauk Highway near Toilsome Lane. The man told police that after a few drinks at a restaurant he’d started walking toward his rental on Crystal Drive, but fell asleep before reaching it. Police sent the man, now sober, on his way.
An Ocean Avenue woman reported that a small songbird was flying around inside her house. An officer helped free the bird.
Two bicycles were reported stolen from the Surf Lodge parking lot in separate incidents two weeks ago. On May 30, a little after midnight, the manager saw a man riding off on a white Linus bike with a brown leather seat, valued at $600. The manager tried to stop the thief, but he pedaled away toward town. Police were given the serial number of the bicycle and found it abandoned several days later. It was returned. On May 31, Caroline Fuss of Montauk left her red 12-speed Fuji bike in the lot and it too was stolen, and is still missing. The manager of the restaurant told police she would check the security video, and if the thefts were on it she would forward it to them.
Paul Debonis of Holbrook was parked on the gravel part of the 7-Eleven lot on the afternoon of June 3 when the driver of a gray Toyota pickup truck with Connecticut plates gunned his engine. The wheels of the truck spun in the gravel, shooting rocks toward Mr. Debonis’s car and the 7-Eleven side window, which broke. The truck then sped away. Anwar Muhammad, the manager of the store, estimated that it would cost $600 to replace the window. Police searched for the truck to no avail.
Zachary Lynd of Montauk called police on Sunday to report that his 1967 Airstream trailer, parked for the season at Ditch Plain Beach, where Mr. Lynd sells food on weekends, had been spray-painted.
Northwest Woods
Jim Peyton of New York City reported to East Hampton Town Marine Patrol police that sometime over the June 1 weekend his 14-foot Sunfish sailboat had been stolen from the beach off Hand’s Creek Road. The boat, valued at $700, is red with a white stripe and has an old New Jersey registration on the starboard side.
Sag Harbor
On the morning of June 6, the driver of a BMW with New Jersey plates made an illegal U-turn on Main Street, in front of the hardware store, and parked. When a pedestrian told the driver that the turn was illegal, the occupants of the BMW, who were getting out of the car, began berating and cursing her, causing a male bystander to come to her defense, telling the group to stop. An officer went up to them later when they returned to the BMW and issued an oral warning.
Police received a report on Sunday afternoon that a man in a white van parked at Havens Beach was staring at young girls on the beach through a pair of binoculars. When an officer questioned the man, he said he was staring at the waterworks.
David Moser of Sandra Road called police on the evening of June 5 to say his neighbor’s 1998 Ford F150 pickup had apparently been broken into at some point since June 1. An officer inspected the truck and found its door ajar and its ignition tampered with. The owner, Donald Cornett, said nothing had been removed from it. Police checked his house and found it secure.
Patrick Harrigan of Fort Pond Boulevard reported on June 4 that someone had slashed the tires on his 2006 Chevy Tahoe the night before. He said he’d never had problems with any of his neighbors.
Jaimie Palacios of Hollyoak Avenue told police early Saturday morning that his car had been broken into overnight, and his iPhone 4 and a pair of customized Ray-Ban sunglasses were missing. The phone has a tracking app, he said. That afternoon, he reported that he had tracked down the phone’s location to a neighboring apartment. When he knocked on the door, a young woman inside denied having the phone and closed the door, he told police, adding that at that point the signal from his phone died. The woman allowed police to search the apartment, but the phone was not found.
Nicholas Gaviola called police early Sunday morning to report that the 2008 Porsche he’d been driving on Cedar Street near Roberts Lane had been sideswiped by an oncoming car, which then sped off without stopping.