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On the Police Logs 09.07.17

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 06:38

East Hampton

Vandals hurled eggs at a Berryman Street residence Sunday night. Gabrielle Scarpaci was in the living room when she heard something hit the house, she told police. The vandals had fled by the time she ran outside. An Andersen window screen was damaged.

Forks for Bobcat forklift machines were stolen from the Bistrian Sand and Gravel facility on Springs-Fireplace Road sometime between Aug. 18 and Friday. Kenneth Keyser valued the stolen forks at $960. 

East Hampton Village 

A clerk at Roberta Roller Rabbit called police Monday afternoon to report a shoplifter. The clerk described the woman, who had walked out of the store with another woman without paying for a Sofia wool scarf and an Alani mini-tassel necklace. Police soon located the 71-year-old Manhattan woman, along with her 73-year-old friend, on Newtown Lane. A search of the suspect’s oversize handbag turned up the missing items, together worth $165. She was escorted back to the store, and paid for the items. The clerk declined to press charges.

The village had to replace five No Parking signs last week after vandals covered the time restrictions on the signs with stickers. The cost of replacement was $140.

A man standing in front of the James Perse boutique on Newtown Lane for a long time on the evening of Aug. 29 worried a clerk there enough that she called police. The man explained to an officer that he was waiting for the county bus back to Montauk and was trying to stay out of the rain. He was directed to the bus stop nearby.

A complaint of shouting and noise brought police to a Georgica Road residence last Thursday, where a construction crew was at work. The contractor told police his employees had just finished their lunch break, and had been playing soccer before going back to work. 

Last Thursday, staff at the Main Beach pavilion pointed out to police a woman whom they believed had been seen on surveillance video two weeks earlier stealing an iPhone. Police spoke with her, and she told them she had picked up the iPhone because she thought it was her nephew’s. Contact information for the phone’s owner was not immediately available, and police are keeping the case open

A fight outside the Blue Parrot brought police to the scene early Friday morning. The fight was over when they arrived, and two of the three combatants had fled. The third was sitting on a bench, holding a towel to his face. Police determined that he would need stitches, and called for an ambulance. He told police he had argued at the bar with another patron, who, with another man, jumped him when he left. He was taken to Southampton Stony Brook Hospital, but left before he could be treated, or interviewed by detectives.

Police received a noise complaint concerning a West End Road estate late Sunday night, and found a fund-raiser in progress when they arrived. The manager of the event turned off the music, and was warned that a return visit by police would include a citation.


Lee Columbo, the janitor at the Montauk Playhouse, called police there on Friday afternoon. Three showerheads had been damaged sometime over the last couple of days, he said, reporting that vandalism is an ongoing issue at the building, which the public can enter without checking in. The damaged showerheads cost about $200 to replace.

A dark-brown leather Ted Baker jacket was stolen from a deck chair outside the Surf Lodge Friday night. Nicholas Poppe told police he had checked with employees, but no one had seen it being taken.

Sag Harbor

Alan Furst called police Saturday afternoon after finding a wet napkin in his yard, which, according to the report, he deemed suspicious.

A group taking a Hometown taxi last Thursday night from a West Water Street residence to Bridgehampton had a verbal dispute with the driver on the way. Alexander Maryasin told police he had been quoted a rate of $60, only to have the driver tell them, midtrip, that the charge would be $75. When they objected, the driver stopped the taxi and demanded that his passengers get out, according to Mr. Maryasin. After he left, they called police to report the incident. 


Someone smashed the rear window of a parked 2014 Cadillac on King’s Point Road overnight Aug. 27, and dented a rear door. Audrey Murphy told police that nothing was missing from the car.

A thief entered an unlocked 2004 Chevrolet pickup parked outside a Folkstone Drive residence on Friday night. Christopher Jordan told police he was now missing an Apple iPad, his wallet, and some pain medication. 


Peter Cestaro of Bridgehampton took his dog for a walk on the beach off Surfside Drive on the morning of Aug. 28, leaving a beach towel and an iPhone 6 on the sand. As they walked west, a black Jeep Wrangler passed them headed east. Mr. Cestaro turned and saw the Jeep stop near his towel, then drive off. He returned to find both towel and phone gone. He could see the Jeep, still headed east on the beach, he told police. He ran back to his car with the dog and began driving east, checking beach accesses for the Jeep, which he finally spotted at Beach Lane. He could see his towel in the Jeep, and confronted the driver, who, he said, threatened him. Mr. Cestaro called police as the thief drove off. The phone and the towel were turned in soon after to East Hampton Village police headquarters on Cedar Street. It was not clear from the redacted report whether charges were being pursued. 

A No Dumping sign at the intersection of Merchants Path and Town Line Road was stolen early last Thursday morning. It will cost the Highway Department about $50 to replace.

A Manhattan couple with a house on Wainscott Northwest Road reported the theft of a stainless steel Rolex watch, valued at over $8,000, from their kitchen counter. Annie Angellino told police her husband, James Angellino, had placed the watch on the counter on Aug. 13. The couple noticed it was missing three days later. They said they had had a cleaning woman visit, as well as an air-conditioner repaired, during that time.

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