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On the Police Logs

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:44


Over the summer, ongoing harassment and prowling has been reported at 69 Montauk Highway. In one incident on July 22, residents Michael Smith and Stacy Holmes said they noticed the words "I love you" written in Sharpie marker (backward) on the outside of the bathroom window in the rear of their house. Further information about the nature of the harassment was redacted apart from the fact that another tenant of the house saw "a man in all black at the corner of their front porch during evening hours" who ran off when noticed, "and much more," police said. 

East Hampton

Kenneth Detelich of North Cape Lane reported on Oct. 11 that he put two $15 political signs, one for Biden and the other, Nancy Goroff, nearby on Woodpink Drive the night prior. They were gone by 10:00 that morning.

A pane in the glass window of the front entry door was shattered when homeowner Stephanie Bayaner returned to her Gunpowder Lane residence on Saturday afternoon after being gone for two weeks. The redacted report stated that Ms. Bayaner is unsure who might have broken the glass.

Another significantly redacted report indicated ongoing harassment at 119 Mulford Avenue, most recently on Friday night. Adolfo Montenegro reported unwanted contact from a "customer," police said. Texts and Facebook messages were allegedly exchanged, and "from his surf school" an Erica Garcia was contacted although redactions made it unknown who was the alleged harasser. At any rate, both parties were told to cease contact and block each other on social media. 

East Hampton Village

Outside of 87 Main Street on Sunday afternoon, police responded to a woman's call about a number of cars honking too loudly. The officer "explained to her that there was a Trump parade going on," the report said. Shortly after, police received another call from someone who wanted to know "what was going on with all the Trump flags" outside 69 Main Street.

Ten minutes later, a few doors down at Bluemercury, the manager was wondering whether people had to wear masks in front of her store. Police reportedly told her there was no law, but that law enforcement recommends that people wear masks in public.


On Monday morning, Robert Aaronson was returned his wallet a short while after he realized he'd dropped it at the Montauk I.G.A. However, it was missing $600 in cash.

Sag Harbor

On the morning of Oct. 13 Jennifer Cordora reported that she found her Amazon package at her Wilson Place home damaged and the $1,321.00 Miele vacuum inside had pieces missing.

A man was surprised to find that the 20-foot ladder erected on Oct. 10 at his Morris Cove Lane property was no longer there on the afternoon of Oct. 14.

Last Thursday afternoon a telephone pole was "swaying significantly" in the wind. The officer who noted it called PSEG and put cones around the area until their time of arrival, but PSEG did not say when that would be.

Friday morning at the Highway Department revealed what appeared to be a botched robbery, said police. Several tools were reportedly removed from the Highway Department building, the gate to which was left unlocked and open, as were a number of Highway Department trucks in the parking lot. Keys were left in the ignition and the missing items were found in some trucks while others had been rummaged through with nothing removed. The mishap is under investigation by law enforcement.

Less complicated was a report of suspicious thumping noises on a White Street porch close to 1 a.m. on Saturday. Nothing was found.

Police flagged a car parked in Mashashimuet Park after sunset around the same time and happened upon a car full of under-21s, some under 18, with two 12-packs of hard seltzer, which was confiscated.

A backyard swimming pool at a Madison Street house under construction was reported unsafe on Saturday afternoon as the protective cover was half off and the surrounding orange snow fence had fallen down and wasn't enough coverage anyway when the officer tried to put it back up. The situation was reported to the building inspector.

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