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On the Police Logs

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 12:06

East Hampton

Half a dozen youths on dirt bikes entered the fenced-off property of Bistrian Gravel on the evening of Sept. 23 and drove over newly planted hydro-seed grass, causing ruts costing $3,000 to $4,000 to repair. Barry Bistrian of the Springs-Fireplace Road firm ran after the boys. Four drove out, he told police, heading west, and two others tried, but their bikes broke down. One of them was said to be 15 or 16 years old, about 5-foot-9, with brown hair. He "ditched the dirt bike and hopped on the back of another bike," the report said. A computer check on his green and white Kawasaki bike got a hit for a resident of Hand's Creek Road. Mr. Bistrian said he would not press charges, but did want to speak with the boy's parents.

East Hampton Village

Valuables found in the village this week included an Apple watch on Dayton Lane near Main Street last Thursday afternoon and a Mercedes-Benz key fob by the side of Dunemere Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Police responded to a complaint of public lewdness on North Main Street Friday night, but found nothing untoward upon arrival.

There was a noise complaint Saturday night about a party at 73 Highway Behind the Pond. Police spoke with the security staff, who stated the party was ending for the evening.


Alexandria Fisk's single-speed bike, black with red rims, was stolen from her open-top trailer, parked in her driveway on Montauk Highway near South Etna Avenue, between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. The bike was equipped with a baby seat and valued at $300.

On the evening of Sept. 29, Michael Cole parked his pickup across the street from his Kirk Avenue house and went over to talk to neighbor friends in their backyard. When he returned to the truck, his $200 black and white pool cue with wood inlay was gone, along with $50 worth of beverages in a bucket. He suspects neighborhood youths.

Sag Harbor

A man working at Latham Street on Sept. 29 reported that a woman with whom he's had "previous incidents" had approached him and asked for money. When he refused, he said, she grabbed his shirt. He called police, but she had fled by the time they arrived.

Later that evening, a resident of Harrison Street called the police on a census worker who was knocking at her door. Police confirmed he had all his credentials.

A Columbia Street homeowner reported Friday afternoon that he is evicting a tenant living in the cottage on his property, who often threatens to sue him and also texts him about "having rights." The man told police she'd shown up on his back porch recently and made harassing comments about a "podcast playing too loudly inside his house."

A Jefferson Street woman who often calls police to report the smell of gas called on Friday evening to complain about her propane stove, which, she said, would not take a flame and was making the house smell like gas.

That night, a bouncer at Murf's Backstreet Tavern was accused by a patron of "treating him disrespectfully," according to the police report, and pushing him out the door. The bouncer said he'd talked to the man about social distancing and was busy checking his ID when he cut the line and made his way to the bar.

"Smoke" in a Harding Terrace hallway Saturday evening set off fire alarms. Police found the actual culprit: steam from a shower.

A report came in on Sunday night that two people fishing under the Route 114 bridge on the North Haven side were keeping undersize fish. Law enforcement did not find any such in their possession and said they had valid fishing licenses.


Three calls came in on Saturday night about a party on Underwood Drive. Two of the calls were unfounded, police said, but one call led officers to find five or six cars parked in front of the house. The homeowner claimed to be having a few people over and said more had shown up uninvited. A video posted to Facebook showed the street crowded with cars and a few groups of youths not wearing masks. The party broke up when police arrived.

On Sept. 20 in the afternoon, when Steve Fleischer of Harbor Boulevard checked his mailbox, one of a cluster unit, he found an envelope torn open and a $100 check, payable to him, missing. Four books of replacement checkbooks were gone as well. Two other envelopes torn open contained letters and medicine, which were not taken. 


Dominique Angiel of East Hampton was waiting behind another vehicle to use pump number one at the Speedway 18 station on Sept. 20 when, she told police, a middle-aged woman approached, telling her she was parked at pump number three, which was not working, so she was going to use pump number one next. Ms. Angiel ignored this and pulled up to pump number one when the car in front of her moved, at which point the woman walked up to her black Nissan, yanked the driver's-side door open, began yelling at her, and kicked her in the left thigh. The police report says Ms. Angiel kicked back. The angry woman then got into a gray Mercedes S.U.V. and drove off on Montauk Highway. Ms. Angiel's mother got a photo of the Mercedes's plates, but told police they would leave it at that.

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