At Indian Wells Beach on Nov. 10, Roman Terentyev left his gray duffel bag in the sand while he went for an afternoon walk, but was not greeted by his bag upon returning. Police advised him to call his credit card companies to cancel his cards.
Also stolen recently was an emergency-location sign, at the beach entrance off Marine Boulevard.
After finding a "glue-like substance" on the windshield of her car at the end of September, Akina Mabry had more car trouble on Oct. 3, when her 2010 blue Dodge Caliber sputtered and stalled, possibly, police said, due to liquid chlorine or bleach being poured into the fuel tank. The car was parked at the time on Hand's Creek Road. Police have a suspect in mind.
Friday the 13th held up its end of the bargain for Reyna Stein, who reported that her green house sign with white lettering was stolen that day from the end of her driveway.
Darragh O'Donnell called police on Nov. 4 to say that a $170 golf bag purchased from an account labeled "Ashley Bluehorse" on Facebook Marketplace never arrived. Mr. O'Donnell said he had paid Mr. Bluehorse for the bag at the end of October, using the app Venmo.
East Hampton Village
On the morning of Nov. 9, a man told police that his cellphone had been taken the day before from the top of his vehicle‚ parked at the East Hampton Grill lot. He had tracked the phone to 26 West End Road, where, as police were interviewing the man, a workman came over with the device, stating it had been found "in the tree line" between 24 and 10 West End Road. The screen was damaged, but the phone was working.
A man who allegedly refused to wear a mask inside the post office Friday afternoon was found by police to be wearing one outside. A postal employee maintained that the man had only put it on when he left the building. The man, however, claimed that "he had his mask and the video surveillance would prove it."
Paul Gansky told police he had left the beach at around 1 a.m. on Nov. 10 and was walking home to East Lake Drive, when, as he turned from Caswell Road onto Montauk Highway, a silver or gold sport utility vehicle drove by and a man in the passenger seat leaned out the window yelling "N.Y.P.D.!" The S.U.V. then made a U-turn and came at him, Mr. Gansky told police, and he ran to hide behind a house on Benson Drive. He said he had no idea who it might have been, as he has no issues with anyone. Police gave him a ride home.
Zebediah Ryan, 12, walked across South Delphi Street on the morning of Nov. 8 to get his family's mail from their mailbox, only to find, police reported, that "the inside of the mailbox was covered in a yellow residue and a package inside the mailbox appeared to have a burn mark on it, possibly from a smoke bomb." Inside the damaged package was a pair of men's Levi's‚ valued at $50, which also had burn marks on them.
At 2 a.m. on Nov. 10, what sounded like an attempted break-in at a house on Walker Avenue, activating the burglar alarm, turned out to be a family of possums scurrying around the screened-in porch entrance.
That morning, a Sag Harbor School District employee reported that a debit card and work email, given to him by the school, had been used in the fraudulent purchase of a $44.24 sex toy.
On the afternoon of Nov. 11, a report came in about dirt bike riders driving illegally through Mashashimuet Park near Joels Lane. According to police, the caller claimed that the bikers almost hit him when he tried to stop them. They were not found.
Later that day, a woman called to report a group of teenagers throwing soda cans around in the park next to 22 Long Island Avenue. When police arrived, she told them the youths had actually tossed away their garbage and left.
At the Sag Harbor Gym that evening, a man dropped a 150-pound weight on his chest. Police said he was alert and conscious when they arrived, but an officer administered oxygen, and the man was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to be checked out.
A credit card belonging to Nicolette Butler of Squaw Road was used in August to purchase two Galaxy Note20 5G 128GB cellphones, worth $2,781.98, from the Samsung website. Her credit company, which instructed her to file a police report, is currently disputing the fraudulent purchase with Samsung, she said.