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On the Police Logs 01.29.15

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:22


A surveyor’s metal detector was stolen from a vehicle parked at a job site on Shore Road on Jan. 21. Joseph Welsh told police the missing DML 2000, which is used to find underground pipes and markers, was worth about $500.

East Hampton

The driver’s-side window of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado parked outside the Bistrian gravel pit was smashed last week. Jose Santiago told police on Friday that nothing appeared to be missing from the cabin of his truck and that the vandal had struck at some point over the previous two days.

An antenna mounted on a 2004 Ford van parked at the Windmill Apartments was reported stolen last Thursday. Brenda Forrester told police the theft had occurred at some point in the previous 24 hours.

East Hampton Village

An East Hampton Library worker called police last week to turn in a series of items that patrons had left behind recently, including a gold ring with what appeared to be multiple diamonds that was found “in the mystery section of the library on Jan. 11,” police said. The man who found it, an East Hampton resident, asked if he could have the ring if it was not claimed. It has been placed in the Police Department’s lost and found. Other items that the library turned over to police were keys to a Chevrolet and to a Mercury, a silver earring, a gold earring, and a silver brooch.

On Friday morning police were called to a two-acre estate on Georgica Close Road by a neighbor complaining that workers were doing an open burn. Police found two metal drums filled with construction debris and issued a summons to a worker for lighting a fire within 50 feet of a structure. East Hampton Fire Department volunteers extinguished the fires.

A Cooper Lane woman who owed a landscaper $800 got into an argument with the man at Scoop du Jour on Newtown Lane on Jan. 21. The two worked out a payment plan in the presence of police and agreed to stay away from each other.


A Deep Six Drive resident who left his house for 24 hours on Jan. 12 told police that when he left, his surfboards were “neatly stacked on his front porch.” When Martin Monteith returned the next day, however, the boards were “disheveled.” In particular, an FCS fiberglass fin on his 5-foot-8-inch white Al Merrick board had been broken off, with a dent indicating where it had once been. Mr. Monteith told police the fin was “on pretty tight, and it would have taken a good amount of force to break it off.” He valued the board at about $500. None of the other boards were damaged.

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