East Hampton Town
When a woman left her house on Stephen Hand’s Path the afternoon of May 6, she saw that the order of surgical masks she had been expecting had arrived in her mailbox. Three hours later when she returned the box of masks was gone and the mailbox door was open. The 200 masks, valued at $250, are still missing.
East Hampton Village
A man was walking his dog off-leash on the Maidstone Club golf course last Thursday afternoon when the dog spotted a turkey and chased it into the road and out of sight. A woman came across the dog lying in the road, apparently injured by a passing car that did not stop. She helped the owner get the dog into his car and he called the East Hampton Veterinary Group to say they were on the way.
On the evening of May 6, a caller reported a “suspicious package” on Railroad Avenue, which turned out to be an actual person. The “package” was large, wrapped in a tarp, and on a bench. An officer found a man under the tarp, trying to keep warm. He said he was fine and needed no assistance.
Alleged identity theft brought police to Etna Avenue on the afternoon of May 5, where a woman said a caller, claiming to work for the federal government, had asked for her Social Security number, telling her there was suspicious activity in her bank accounts. He knew her full name and address, she told the officer, and she gave him the last four digits of the number. When the caller, sounding irritated, demanded the full number, she became suspicious, hung up, and called the police. She was advised to keep an eye on her accounts and talk to her bank.
Three ducklings were caught in a storm drain on Hampton Street on May 4. A police officer and the Highway Department got them to safety.
A large band with speakers was playing music in the Main Street parking lot near K Pasa on the evening of May 5. The people waiting in the lot to pick up their takeout food were properly distanced from one another, but police said the band not only would attract more people but needed a permit to perform live music outdoors. The band packed up and left.
While walking her 10-year-old Weimaraner, Layla, on May 6, a woman reported that two German shepherds, off-leash, approached and attacked the dog. The German shepherds belonged to a man named Jonathan, who told police he had thought the dogs were playing and had not known that they had bitten Layla, whose skin was broken.
Last Thursday evening, a man called police to say that his son’s boat had run out of gas and was drifting toward the Sag Harbor jetty. Luckily, a good Samaritan came across the boat in time to tow it safely back to its mooring.
A lilac bush on Eastville Avenue had a bunch of flowers removed from it, the property’s owner told police on Friday evening. He was able to describe the car the lilac thief had been driving, and police found a car of that description not long after. Its owner said he knew nothing about the flowers, but that it might have been one of his relatives.
On Sunday night, a security camera on West Water Street caught footage of a man walking onto a property using an article of clothing to cover his face. The video showed him walking toward the left side of the house and looking around. Police searched the outside of the residence and found nothing damaged or missing.