On the Police Logs 02.08.18

East Hampton Village

A Laurel Hollow woman told police early Saturday evening that she had left a designer handbag, valued at $3,000, in an unlocked 2016 BMW for about a half-hour that afternoon. The bag, along with a purse inside it, which was valued at $750, was gone when she returned.

A Michael Kors purse valued at $150 was removed from a 2001 GMC Denali, an S.U.V., parked outside Hampton Bagels on North Main Street on the morning of Jan. 31. According to police, the 34-year-old driver had left her 10-year-old son in the car while she went into the store. The child told police that a heavyset white woman with darkish hair had opened the passenger side door and removed the bag, making a getaway, headed north on North Main Street, in a dark sedan.

Police were called to Riverhead Building Supply on Railroad Avenue Friday afternoon to check on a possible counterfeit $100 bill. It turned out to be a false alarm because the firm’s “detector pen was low on ink, making the bill appear counterfeit.”

An East Hampton man who had taken his son to a barber on North Main Street told police that the boy had moved in the chair, causing the barber to inadvertently cut him with a razor above the left ear. The cut was said to be small, but the father took the boy to Southampton Stony Brook University Hospital to be checked out. He told police he did not want to press charges, but wanted the incident documented “so that it is not believed that he or his wife caused the injury.”

Unlike the town police, the village department does not release names.



Theodore Bourie, a contractor working at a construction site on Flanders Road, locked his single-axle utility trailer with equipment inside it on the afternoon of Jan. 24. When he returned the next morning, the trailer was gone. Police recorded that the items inside the trailer included “two gas generators, a DeWalt gasoline compressor, a DeWalt chop-saw with stand, approximately seven pneumatic tool guns, and a diamond saw wet blade.” The combined value of the missing tools and trailer was $11,000.


Sag Harbor Village 

The manager of the Henry Lehr store on Main Street complained to police that she and fellow employees had been getting headaches from a generator in a neighboring building undergoing reconstruction following last year’s fire. National Grid was contacted and determined that carbon monoxide was leaking into the clothing store. The contractor was told to turn off the generator and said he would move it to a safe location.

A manager of Provisions on Division Street, Rita Mondragon, told police Saturday that a shoplifter had made off with $100 worth of foods the previous day.

Carol Williams told police last Thursday that a kayak she had left at Havens Beach had had an inordinate amount of snow dumped on it. She suspected village employees were the culprits and wanted the incident documented. 


On the morning of Jan. 24, an East Hampton man, Walter Wirth, told police that about a half-hour earlier he had been driving a Ford F-150 pickup on Springs-Fireplace Road when he made a turn onto Washington Avenue. He said he stopped for a large semi-truck making a turn off Washington Avenue, and that as he did so, he heard a car horn. He said a woman appeared outside his vehicle, who “began hitting his truck, yelling that he had cut her off.” When Mr. Wirth got out of the pickup, “she began hitting him and kicking him in the shins,” the report says. An investigating police officer noted that Mr. Wirth’s shins were bruised. He did not want to press charges, however.