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On the Police Logs 02.05.15

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:22

East Hampton Village

Police were called to a Further Lane house on the morning of Jan. 26. “A deer was stuck in the fence,” the police report said. Two officers were able to free the frightened animal, “who was not injured and ran off.”

There were several police reports related to the general confusion after the snowstorm last week. A CVS employee called police on Jan. 28, complaining about a car that had been parked in the lot off Gay Lane for three days and was hampering snow-removal efforts. Police got in touch with the 77-year-old owner, who said she was snowbound but would be able to remove the car later that day.

Also on Jan. 28, Christopher Walsh, a reporter for The East Hampton Star, found a gray Nine West purse in a shopping cart outside the Waldbaum’s supermarket. He turned the purse over to police, who tracked the owner down using a cellphone that had been inside it. The purse was picked up that day.

Last Thursday, a woman called police because her car was blocked by another car in the Reutershan parking lot. Police helped the woman navigate out of the spot but did not issue a ticket to the owner of the other car “due to copious amounts of snow” in the lot.

Police received a call at noon on Friday from someone concerned about the well-being of an elderly man in Waldbaum’s. Described as six feet tall with gray hair, he was said to be holding a blue shopping bag and “acting confused.” Police could not find the man, and store workers reported seeing “no one acting in that manner, that they were aware of.”

A manhole cover was found open, perhaps moved by a plow, in the parking lot off the Circle. Warning cones were placed around it until it could be replaced.

Police were called to the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Saturday morning by a man complaining that his locker had been broken into and its contents stolen. An employee told police that a padlock had been left on the locker overnight, which is against the Y’s policy. The lock was cut off, and the man’s items were being held for him.


A 2005 Volvo parked at the train station was found with its front passenger window smashed and its plates missing on Jan. 25. Police have left several messages for the owner but have yet to hear back.


A resident of one of a group of cottages on Gerard Drive told police on Jan. 23 that a neighboring cottage’s front door, made of wood and glass, had been badly damaged. Gail Jackson said the damage had occurred at some point during the previous two weeks. The front doors of many of the other residences had been boarded up for the winter. Police said there was nothing in the cottage to steal.


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