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On the Police Logs 02.13.20

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:00

East Hampton     

When Katrina L. Miller left her Oakview Highway residence on Feb. 2 at about 10 p.m., all the doors were shut and locked. When she returned three hours later, she found the front door wide open and her dog missing. She found the dog on Miller Lane East just before midnight and called police to file a report. There were no signs of forced entry.

East Hampton Village     

Several people let themselves into the Baker House on Main Street through an unlocked back door on the night of Jan. 31, from about 10:15 to about 1:15 a.m. They took and drank several bottles of wine and other alcoholic beverages from an honor bar for guests, according to the police report.     

A suspicious person wearing a "black hoodie" was reported wandering along Railroad Avenue on Feb. 5 at about 10:30 p.m. Police searched the area, but found no one.     

Police responded to several reports of downed trees during strong winds on Feb. 7. A large tree fell and blocked Lee Avenue, and another damaged a mailbox on Egypt Lane. A lamppost fell on Main Street, in front of Guild Hall.

North Sea     

John Joseph Walton, a realtor selling a plot of land on Noyac Road, left a box with brochures at the entrance to the property. Someone tore them up and threw them on the ground. Each cost $10. When Mr. Walton reported it to police on Sunday morning, he said it was the second incident at the property.

Sag Harbor Village     

A man in a small boat was found in Otter Pond on the afternoon of Feb. 4. Someone complained, but it was not clear to police whether it was illegal. They referred the complaint to Village Code Enforcement and the State Department of Environmental Conservation.     

Police were called to Bay Street on Feb. 5 around 9 in the morning when a man in a Toyota sedan pulled up along side a woman and acted strangely. He told the woman he’d known her in "another lifetime" and asked her to have coffee with him. When she declined, he asked her for some money. Later that day, police found the man in front of the American Hotel. He assured police he was leaving for Boston the next day.     

On Saturday morning, another man was asking people for money on Main Street. One woman said he was following people who said no. Police found him in the 7-Eleven parking lot on Long Island Avenue. He apologized and agreed to stop asking for cash.     

A newly poured concrete sidewalk in front of People's United Bank on Main Street was disturbed Feb 5 when someone wrote in it. The officer who found it said the sidewalk was only minimally damaged.

Joseph Lopinto, a village resident, charged his cellphone overnight Saturday, but it had no power when he woke up on Sunday morning. When he was able to get it back on, he found it was not working. Verizon later told him it had been hacked.     

A black Jeep parked in the driveway of a vacant property on Hillside Drive was reported to police on Saturday evening. When an officer arrived, it was gone.     

Mario Arakelian, the general manager of Baron's Cove, reported an abandoned red Mercury with no license plates in the hotel's parking lot on West Water Street. Police told him the hotel was responsible for having it towed, as it was on private property.


Leonardo X. Garcia had been watching his son's soccer practice on Jan. 29 at the Stony Brook Southampton campus on Tuckahoe Road when he lost his Apple AirPod Pro in-ear headphones. Someone found them and turned them in to the coach, but when the coach put them down next to a bag, they disappeared again. Mr. Garcia filed a report on Feb. 3. The AirPods are worth $300.

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