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On the Police Logs

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 07:21

East Hampton

Someone cut a hole late last month in steel-wire fencing at Susan Brown's house on Spring Close Highway, letting deer get into the yard and causing $100 in damages. 

East Hampton Village

Fluid leaked all over the parking lot behind Newtown Lane on Oct. 5 after a truck's hydraulic line failed. The truck driver told police he would put down sand and Speedy Dry, an oil absorbent.

A worker at People's United Bank hit an emergency alarm in error last Thursday, but police responded anyway, noting that his presence at the bank at that time, midnight, was unusual. They found that he was there to clean the bank.

On Friday at 9:30 p.m., the East Hampton Grill called police about an intoxicated patron who had been eating and drinking since 6. Asked to leave so others could use the table, he began speaking loudly and arguing, staff reported. When police arrived, the man informed them he was "upset, wanted to go home, and did not understand why he needed to leave." The officer advised him to leave his truck in the lot overnight and get a ride, which he did.

An argument on North Main Street Sunday evening between two "middle-aged" men, both yelling and "standing very close to one another," required police intervention. One of them, a pedestrian, had told the other, who was riding a bicycle, to watch where he was going and be careful. The cyclist, who got off his bike to argue, told police he just wanted to go shopping.

On Georgica Road on Monday morning, a wire fell on a tree, which caught fire. A PSEG employee called the fire department and the flareup was extinguished.


A photograph of Mick Jagger with two women, taken and signed by Peter Beard and valued at $10,000, was stolen on Saturday night from the Shagwong Tavern, reportedly by someone from a group of diners who paid in cash and whom none of the staff knew. Jason Behan, Shagwong's owner, told police he would not press charges and just wants the photo back.

Five Stradic fishing rods and two Penn reels were taken sometime last week from John Mannix's boat, a Grady White docked at a slip on East Lake Drive. The stolen items were valued altogether at $3,600, $600 per rod and $300 per reel. The manager of the marina, who lives above the office, was away at the time, police reported.

Sean Guinan was in the Montauk Bake Shop recently with his wife, their 7-month-old, and his in-laws, when someone outside began berating him for "having his mask on improperly." Mr. Guinan went outside and was looking at the man's license plate when the man suddenly grabbed a metal shovel from the back of his car and "held it at chest height" toward Mr. Guinan, before jumping into his car and, Mr. Guinan told police, reversing out of the Plaza onto Montauk Highway and driving backward in the wrong direction until he was out of sight.

A Fort Pond Road condominium managed by Linda Restrepo through Rough Riders Condos has been the target of fraudulent posts on Craigslist, she told police on Sept. 20, from someone claiming to be its owner. The real owner has died, Ms. Restrepo said. Multiple people have reported the scam. 

Sag Harbor

Two injured animals were taken to the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center on Oct. 7: a raccoon, found in the elementary school playground, and a swan, found on the wharf.

A call Friday morning about smoke in the area of Division and Henry Streets turned out to be a homeowner burning brush in a fire pit. Police said the wood may have been damp, which can cause more smoke.

Police report that a powdery white substance that appeared to be cocaine, found on Sunday morning inside a small glassine envelope lying on the sidewalk outside 72 Division Street, did not test positive for the drug.

A sunny Sunday afternoon brought about 50 people to Mashashimuet Park and Otter Pond, prompting a social-distancing complaint. Police found everyone, apart from very young children, to be wearing masks.

A Grand Street woman called police Monday night after receiving a "suspicious" Facebook message from a friend, telling her to open a link. She was advised against it.


Margaret Gage of Deep Six Drive realized on Sept. 30 that "multiple types of medication" were missing from her house, possibly taken during the week of Aug. 7 to Aug. 14, she told police.


Two people who first checked into the Cozy Cottages in November 2019, have since run up an unpaid bill of $11,858.09, Matthew Vishnick told police on Oct. 1. The pair, Jimmy Baculima and Daylin Ulloa, have been continuously notified of the bill for their stay in cottage #18, to no avail, he said. Police said they would follow up, and advised Mr. Vishnick to contact the Suffolk County Sheriff's office if he wished to start an eviction process.

An Uber driver called police Sunday evening after picking up a man and two women from Townline BBQ. On their way to a bar in East Hampton, he said, one woman kept taking off her mask. He asked her several times to put it back on, he told police, but she did not, so he stopped at Wainscott Stone Road and asked the three to leave the car. The woman "slapped him in the back of the head" upon exiting, the report said. The driver, with police assistance, is looking into the possibility of banning their Uber accounts.

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