On the Police Logs 01.31.19


The rules sign at Indian Wells Beach was damaged by birdshot sometime on Jan. 22. Police said pellets remained in the sign. It will cost about $200 to replace. 

East Hampton

Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications company, contacted Anny M. Abreu, who lives in the Accabonac Apartments, last Thursday after someone unknown tried buying an iPhone 8 under his account and having it delivered to their address. Boost Mobile canceled the order. 

An East Hampton man said Chase Bank alerted him via text to a $500 charge at a Walmart in South Carolina on Jan. 15. He learned from Chase that two credit cards had been issued to two people in South Carolina under his account and that a $300 cash advance was made at a South Carolina Wells Fargo. He filed a report on Jan. 16. 

East Hampton Village

A caller reported the smell of gas in the area of Main Street and Newtown Lane on Jan. 23 at about 9:20 a.m. The responding fire official said the smell was coming from a cesspool truck operating across the street. 

The driver of a white van was seen trying to gain entry through a driveway gate to a Montauk Highway property on Jan. 23 at about 7:50 p.m. He then tried to get around the gate. Police, who checked, ascertained that he was a contractor trying to fix the gate. 

Police received an initial report that dogs had attacked an injured deer near the Maidstone golf course near West Dune Lane on Saturday afternoon. Upon arrival, a woman told them her dog found an injured deer at the edge of the woods near the course. Police contacted an animal wildlife expert. 


Someone went into a small, red metal shed on a Seaside Avenue property sometime between Nov. 5 and Jan. 21. Alison G. Jellinek of Newtown, N.J., found broken glass, a used matchbook, a small plastic Ziploc bag, and a larger empty trash bag inside the shed. There was no shed damage and nothing was missing. 

Three men allegedly threatened to beat up a 44-year-old man who was walking on Second House Road on Jan. 23 at about 10 p.m. Rafael Antonio Cuello-Sanchez called police at 12:30 a.m., saying he was afraid they had some sort of weapon. He was able to walk away, however, and got in a car. He did not wish to press any charges.  

Sag Harbor

Kristen L. Masotto was cleaning out her attic when she came across a 12-gauge Stoeger shotgun. She turned it in to police on Friday morning. 

A resident of Joel’s Lane saw a man dressed completely in camouflage park on the street and walk into the woods on Jan. 19 at about 9:15 a.m. He apparently was not carrying a weapon, but the caller was concerned about illegal hunting on private property. Police could not find the man or his car. 

About $290 in cash went missing from the register at Schiavoni’s Market on Main Street on Jan. 15. Police said a surveillance video showed a female employee taking the money from the register and hiding it. When questioned, the employee admitted to stealing the money and agreed to pay it back to avoid criminal charges. She was fired.

A 51-year-old Sag Harbor resident went to police on Friday because she said her Mini Cooper had broken down and she could not remember which street she had left it on. Southampton Town police were able to locate the vehicle.