On the Police Logs 11.29.18

East Hampton

Douglas Card went to town police headquarters on Nov. 9 to report checks missing from a checkbook and funds missing from an account belonging to his mother, Joan T. Card, who was in hospice care. It was not clear how much money had been taken. 

East Hampton Village

Sometime over the weekend before Thanksgiving, five New York State street signs on Route 114, northwest of the Five Corners, were taken down. Their estimated value was $900. The Department of Public Works put the signs back up shortly after the report was filed, on Nov. 19. 

An ongoing issue with litter and garbage blowing onto a Pleasant Lane property brought out police on Nov. 19. Police tried to contact a person who owns a house across the street, but the homeowner did not answer. 

A 23-year-old from Centereach called police from North Main Street on Nov. 21 at 2:40 a.m. He said he and a friend had taken a drive out to Montauk earlier to sightsee, and that he fell asleep in his friend’s car. When he awakened, he realized they were still driving around East Hampton and “became agitated that his friend got lost and was unable to navigate his way westward,” police said. The officer gave the driver directions to Route 27 west. 

Montauk

Bob Black arrived to do construction work at a house on Flagg Avenue on Nov. 16 and noticed a broken glass panel on the garage door of a house next door. Approaching the house, he saw the upstairs entry door was slightly open and called police. An officer found a broken egg just below the broken glass on the garage door and saw that a picture frame was on the floor broken. 

Sag Harbor 

A renter found a handgun while walking on the beach directly behind the house he was renting on Redwood Road last Thursday afternoon. An officer took the gun, a Colt .380-caliber with a magazine and holster attached, into evidence. The gun appeared to have been in the water for some time, according to Chief Austin J. McGuire. 

Wayne Diamond called police when a dog was barking on his Cuffee Drive porch last Thursday afternoon at around 4. He was concerned because it was so cold outside. Police took the dog, canvassed the neighborhood, and found the owner on Hempstead Street. 

A chimney fire at Baron’s Cove restaurant caused it to fill with smoke on Friday at about 7 p.m. Ash also was visible on the restaurant’s awning. The Sag Harbor Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire. 

Janice D’Angelo, an owner of the Sag Harbor Pharmacy, went to the store because she suspected a theft on Friday at about 8 p.m. She arrived to find two employees having sex in the store. No charges were filed. 

Carla Chavez reported on Saturday that she has been receiving threatening messages from an unknown person via WhatsApp, who uses the handle “JimmyFallon.” The person repeatedly asked her to send money and sent violent threats when she did not comply. She sent $2,900 so the person reportedly could buy a plane ticket.

A tenant who lives above the Sag Harbor Laundromat called police on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. after a blue pickup truck, possibly a Ford, struck the wall behind the building and left. Police found a large crack in the wall, as well as what appeared to be a tire mark.  

 

Springs

Edwin Ordonez was getting ready to leave the Springs Tavern on Fort Pond Boulevard at 4 a.m. on Nov. 17 and started his 2018 Toyota so it could warm up, although he did not get in it. In the meantime, someone took the vehicle and he saw it driving away. Police searched the area and found the vehicle in front of 355 Three Mile Harbor Road and a man walking south down the road. There was no damage to the vehicle or any items missing. Mr. Ordonez declined to pursue charges.

Police were also called to the Springs Tavern on Saturday at about 3:15 a.m. Donovan McGregor, the manager, said that when he asked a patron to leave after an argument over an unpaid bill, the man shoved him. Mr. McGregor shoved him back and out toward the door. The man told police it was a misunderstanding and that he was willing to pay his tab and leave. Neither party wished to pursue charges. 

A 1994 Harley-Davidson Sportster went missing from a driveway on Sherwood Lane sometime between Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. and last Thursday afternoon. James D. Beckwith said the motorcycle was in good condition and worth about $3,500.