On the Police Logs 01.10.19

East Hampton Village

Police were called to the area of 191 Lily Pond Lane on New Year’s Eve at about 7:45 a.m. because of the smell of natural gas. Officers confirmed a whiff of natural gas. They contacted National Grid about a possible leak. 

A decapitated deer was found on land off Georgica Close Road on New Year’s Eve. The property manager called police at about 10 a.m. He was told that if the deer was moved to the road, the village’s Department of Public Works would remove it.     

A caller reported a man thought to be suspicious at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Gingerbread Lane on New Year’s Eve at about 3:50 p.m. He was dressed in all black, was wearing a hat, and had two little dogs with him. Police approached the man and learned he was the father of two boys who were playing basketball and was watching them. 

A 50-year-old went to police headquarters on Jan. 1 at about noon about a lost, possibly stolen iPhone. She said she believed a 20-year-old man she knows may have the phone, but he denied taking it. 

An hour later, the 20-year-old showed up at police headquarters. He said that while he was walking on Main Street, near the windmill, someone confronted him about a lost or stolen cellphone. He said the subject pushed him to the ground, causing a small scrape on his right hand. He refused medical attention and did not wish to pursue charges. 

Several people were found inside the train station on Railroad Avenue after the doors were supposed to be locked at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 1. Police notified the M.T.A. 

Sag Harbor

A Round Pond Lane resident reported a gray Jeep with a soft top driving through the woods on New Year’s Day around noon on what she believed was village property. An officer saw a Jeep matching that description emerge from the woods on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike around the power line access point. It was outside of Sag Harbor’s jurisdiction so no action was taken, police said. 

Multiple cars were parked on the crest of the hill on Harding Terrace, causing a hazard for oncoming traffic, according to Hyman Rabinovitch, who called police on Friday at about 10 a.m. The cars were gone by the time police arrived.

A 2009 Lexus sport utility vehicle, which had been left unlocked with keys on the center console, was stolen from a house in Amagansett and found on Eastville Avenue on Jan. 6. Neighbors reported it had been parked on Eastville Avenue for several days, but it had not yet been reported stolen. East Hampton Town police towed the vehicle to be impounded, and the case was turned over to East Hampton Town detectives. 


Stacy Forsberg, who lives in Springs, received threatening messages on Jan. 6 through WhatsApp, a messaging application, from an unknown number. The messages advised her not to contact the police. When she spoke to an officer he advised her to block the number. When the officer tried to contact the caller, the number was no longer in service.