On the Police Logs 08.09.18


An open bag of peanut butter pretzels and two small bags of potato chips were stolen from inside a rental car parked on Jacqueline Drive on July 30 between 3 and 3:30 a.m. Mladen Javor said he awoke to hear footsteps on his gravel driveway and then saw someone leaving in a dark colored sedan. The suspect only got away with $6 in snacks. 

East Hampton

Two concrete statues of a Scottish terrier were stolen from the entrance to the driveway of a house on Buell Lane Extension sometime last Thursday night. James Edwards said he last saw the statues at about 10 p.m. Balloons were attached to them for a trunk show he and his wife had hosted earlier in the day for charity. By Friday morning, they were gone. Each weighs about 50 pounds. 

East Hampton Village

A 43-year-old Manhattan woman called police after a driver followed her car into a parking lot and the two argued. She said the other driver, a woman, almost had an accident on Pantigo Road, and that during the argument afterward, the other woman pushed her. She was gone, however, before police arrived. 

A woman checking on a house on Pantigo Road said she was in the house when she saw a short young man leaving through the gate. Two bicycles, together worth $1,200, were taken from the garage sometime within the past few months. The house’s owner was reportedly going to secure the windows.

Sag Harbor

Police were called to Murf’s Tavern, next to police headquarters, after a man was punched in the face on the patio on July 31 at about 1:30 a.m. While they were investigating the assault, police saw two men wrestling on the sidewalk. One was a bartender; the other an intoxicated patron who kept stealing drinks, police said. No arrest followed. 

Also, on July 31 at about 3:45 a.m., police received a call from a man who said he was walking to his car on Bay Street when a man approached him and grabbed his crotch. He yelled at the man, who then ran away toward the American Legion building. He told police he didn’t know the man, but had seen him at Murf’s Tavern earlier. 

A little while earlier, at about 3:25 a.m., police investigated another incident involving a man with the same description as the man accused of the forcible touching incident on Bay Street. This time, a man who lives in an apartment on Main Street heard a noise on his fire escape and found a man standing there, who proceeded to proposition him. When he was yelled at, he jumped off the fire escape, about 15 feet down to the street, and ran off. Meanwhile, a passer-by called police to report that people were grilling in their front yard on Cuffee Drive. He said he had lived in the Hamptons for 50 years and could not understand why it is legal to grill in front yards. 


When Robert J. Lapiana went to his mailbox across the street from his house on Galton Place on July 29, he found the mailbox ajar and empty. He was expecting two bathroom hooks, worth $4.95 each. He wanted to document the incident in case there were similar issues in the future. 

Police responded to a fight outside of the Sloppy Tuna on South Emerson Avenue on July 29 at about 1:45 a.m. One man was punched in the face and knocked out, but a suspect was nowhere to be found. Several people were involved in the fight but refused medical attention.

Officers also responded to a fight at Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club on Star Island Drive on Saturday at about 4:45 a.m. Jermaine Horace Johnson, a security guard, said he told a group of young men to leave the club’s guests alone, and they attacked, punching and kicking him, before they ran away. 

Two men who apparently are in their 30s got into a fight while walking on South Elmwood Avenue after leaving the Shagwong and heading to the Sloppy Tuna last Thursday at about 11:45 p.m. When police arrived, the men were walking in opposite directions, and both declined to press charges. 

More graffiti was found in the men’s restroom at the East Hampton Town police precinct on South Embassy Street in Montauk on Saturday morning. There have been several prior instances. 


Manuel B. Cabrera reported his roommate punched him in his face three or four times when he got to his room on Bathgate Road on July 29 at around 1 a.m. Police were unable to find the roommate.