East Hampton Village
A young seal was spotted at Georgica Beach on April 20 with a fishing line tightly wrapped around its neck and right flipper. The seal was stable, but in need of assistance. After receiving a photograph, the Marine Rescue Center in Riverhead sent out a team as fast as possible.
At Main Beach, another seal was reported to be stuck between a couple of jetty rocks on April 22. Police contacted the rescue center, which said the seal was likely just resting and would eventually make its way back to the sea.
A caller reported on April 20 that a woman was walking her dog in the Nature Trail on David’s Lane, which could pose a threat to wildlife. Police were unable to find the woman or dog.
On the same day, someone on Hither Lane complained about a noisy generator. It turned out to be landscapers operating leaf blowers.
On April 20, a man who parked in a handicapped spot at the Pantigo Road CVS with the proper placard displayed called police to say that someone parked next to him, made a rude gesture, and demanded to see proof of his disability. The man ignored the person, who left before police arrived.
There were too many construction workers at a Fithian Lane job site on April 21, someone complained. An officer found Verizon performing utility work and not violating any social distancing orders.
The UPS store reported on April 21 that a 22-year-old woman had refused to wear a mask inside, even after being told by the manager that she had to do so. An officer spoke to the woman and advised her of the state order in response to Covid-19, and she complied, placing a covering over her face. The manager then completed her transaction.
A possible violation of the state’s “nonessential business” order was reported at the Circle on April 22, where a salon had been selling gloves, masks, and cleaning products. The manager told police he had been visited by the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs and told he could apply for an essential business designation. He did so, he said, and was granted permission to stay open provided all orders were placed over the phone or online. No customers are allowed into the store, and only one employee at a time can work there. Police said the only apparent violation was the signage on the sidewalks and railings of the business, which had to be removed, according to village code.
On Friday, a driver on Newtown Lane complained that another man had pulled into a parking spot next to him in an erratic manner. The second driver told police he was backing into the spot and honked his horn, which caused the first man to get out of his car and start yelling. Because the angered man got too close and was not wearing a mask, the object of his anger did not roll down his window to speak to him. Both drivers left the area after police spoke with them.
A “suspicious van” was reported on Main Street on Friday, but its driver told an officer that he had merely pulled over to the side of the road to talk on his cellphone.
A man opened an email on April 22 from a sender who alleged information on him would be released if he did not send back $2,000 worth of bitcoin. The email was a scam.
Two youths were skateboarding last Thursday on Sag Harbor Elementary School property. They complied when told to stop skating and to put on face masks.
An elderly woman called police to complain about a neighbor who was playing loud music. An officer reported hearing the music from out on the street, and spoke to the neighbor, who said she hadn’t realized her phone was connected to her outdoor speakers.
Something that looked like a wolf, according to a caller — possibly a coyote — was spotted and reported on Franklin Avenue on Sunday.