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On the Police Logs

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:37


On the evening of May 14, an officer was patrolling the Albert’s Landing beach and picnic area when she noticed a picnic table with a broken bench, a bench with graffiti on it, and a grill pulled from the ground and knocked over. There was a lot of garbage, broken glass bottles, and empty beer cans left around, she reported. A Volkswagen Cabrio and a Toyota Sienna apparently have something to do with the incident.

East Hampton

Turan Turkan, who works at a gas station on North Main Street, called police to report a fight between himself and a customer on the evening of May 19. He had asked the driver of a tan Honda Element to move the car, he said, because it was blocking the flow of traffic to the fuel pumps. In reply, she got out the passenger-side door and began arguing with him. The argument culminated with the woman hitting him in the face, he told police, walking away, and driving off. Mr. Turkan said had never seen the woman before and did not catch the license plate. He declined to press charges, but just wanted her never to return to the gas station. Witnesses were unable to identify her either.

East Hampton Village

A few reports of fireworks misfired last weekend, but nothing serious. Late Friday night, a complaint brought police to 191 Lily Pond Lane, where they found nothing, and on Monday night, people in a maroon SUV were said to be tossing fireworks at Main Street and Woods Lane. All was quiet when police arrived.

A homeless man was reported asleep under a tree outside the L.V.I.S. building on Main Street on the afternoon of May 18. He was gone when officers arrived.

An Apaquogue Road resident smelled gas in the house on the evening of May 18 and called the fire department. Firefighters reported negative readings from carbon monoxide meters in the basement, and attributed the faint smell to silicon work recently done on a burner. The house was declared safe.

At the Exxon Mobil station on Montauk Highway just west of the village, police got a call on the morning of May 18 about a white Chevrolet truck that had driven off with the nozzle of a pump still in it. The truck ended up detaching the hose and causing damage to the pump. The driver, when contacted, agreed to pay, but was skeptical when told that the total, including parts and labor, was $423.64, and asked for further documentation. The officer advised the two parties that civil court was the place to settle the issue.

Police got calls on May 20 and again on Sunday about two stores that callers said were open when they shouldn’t be. An employee at Gubbins, on Park Place, explained he was only stocking boxes that had been delivered that afternoon, and the manager of Blue & Cream on The Circle assured officers that no customers were inside, only herself, doing online orders.

At noon last Thursday, smoke was seen coming from the backyard at 54 Egypt Close. It proved to be from a barbecue.

Police got a call Friday afternoon about a trespasser in the basement of a house on David’s Lane. It turned out to be a worker who was on the property to do some painting.


A homemade solar panel on a house at North Fillmore Road caught fire on the afternoon of May 14 and neighbors called the fire department. Firefighters reported that the blaze had kept reigniting itself, and quickly extinguished it. Lee David, the homeowner, could not immediately be reached by phone.

Sag Harbor

A man who was fishing at Barcelona Beach on May 20 left his pole leaning against his car and walked into the woods to relieve himself. When he came back, he told police, the pole was gone.

After a “suspicious person” was reported Friday afternoon on Main Street, police arrived to look for an elderly male wearing a dark coat and asking for spare change and medication. No one of that description was found.

Some 30 people, many of whom did not have a required marine registry card, were on the hook for fishing violations last weekend. Some were fishing under the North Haven bridge Saturday afternoon, and had accumulated quite a bit of trash before police asked them to disperse on the grounds of social distancing. Later that evening, a man fishing alone from the bridge was ticketed for having no state fishing registry card, and on Sunday police cited three more unlicensed fishermen there.

A caller reported a man asleep on a beach chair alongside Ferry Road on Saturday morning and an officer went to investigate. He said had been fishing with others that morning and was just relaxing before he got breakfast and went home. He agreed to leave the area.

A man who had been reported to be intoxicated Saturday evening outside the 7-Eleven on Long Island Avenue told police he was waiting for a bus. An hour later, at the same 7-Eleven, there was a dispute over Zig-Zag papers, used to hand-roll cigarettes. A young man wearing a mask became angry that the cashier would not sell them to him, apparently because of his age, and tore them in half before leaving. Police did not find him.

Someone got stuck in an elevator at 44 Bay Street on Sunday afternoon. The fire department was called, and got him safely out.

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