Town police were busy from April 27 through Monday evening checking on reports of construction that might or might not have been in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Among the locations that officers checked were job sites on King’s Point Road and Hog Creek Lane in Springs; Park Street, Old Pine Drive, Gould Street, Bow Oarsman’s Road, Ocean Parkway, Two Holes of Water Road, and Town Lane, in East Hampton; Washington Drive and Embassy Street in Montauk; Stony Hill Road and Scrimshaw Lane in Amagansett, and Wainscott-Northwest Road in Wainscott.
Town police were called on Saturday morning by a Northwest Woods resident asking if officers could keep an eye out for speeding vehicles on Phoebe Scoys Road. An officer spent part of that afternoon there.
Fireworks or the sound of gunshots after 10 p.m. on April 28 caused two people to phone police. One call came in from Wainscott-Northwest Road and the other from Swamp Road. A similar report came in on Saturday at about the same time of night from a caller at a house on Route 114.
A report of an “explosion” from a caller on Accabonac Road near Collins Avenue just before 9 p.m. on April 29 appeared to have been unfounded.
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Someone called police at about 3 p.m. on Sunday to say that five men were having a picnic in the Schenck parking lot off Barns Lane and were not wearing face masks. When an officer arrived, the caller said the picnickers had left the scene.
A woman told police at 11 a.m. on Saturday that she had been in town with her husband, but now he and their vehicle were missing. She was advised to call her Covey Lane house, and learned that her husband had driven home in the car. An officer gave her a ride back.
Police were notified on April 27 that people were leaving their garbage in a village bin in the long-term parking lot. Police identified three responsible parties through documents found inside the trash bags, and called all of them. None of them answered the phone; however, follow-up visits to the homes of two of them were successful. One person still has not responded to the phone calls.
Police took a report of found property on Second House Road on April 27; the report did not indicate what it was.
A low-hanging wire was noticed on Benson Drive on April 28. A downed wire was reported on South Euclid Avenue last Thursday afternoon.
On April 27 at 5 p.m., the manager of the American Hotel called police to report a “suspicious” person sitting on the patio. A man of a similar description had given them problems in the past, but police determined that this was not the same man. He left when the officer arrived.
Wendell Garrett reported his 1994 Harley-Davidson Road King, valued at $55,000, stolen on April 29. The bike has a New York State license plate.
Last Thursday at 12:30 p.m., a woman called police from the Harbor Market to say she was picking up her order when a man grabbed the back of her jacket and pulled her away from the counter, saying he was waiting for his coffee and was angry that she didn’t wait her turn. He was gone when police arrived, but was located, and said he wished to extend an apology.
An ad on Craigslist for a Madison Street rental was discovered to be a scam last Thursday. The would-be renter sent the scammer $3,800, signed a lease, and was about to move in when he was informed that the house needed decontamination first. He become suspicious and called police. It was learned that a similar incident had occurred on Feb. 15.
A landlord arrived for a walk-through of his Jermain Avenue house last Thursday and became upset about the condition it was in, saying he would ruin the tenant’s reputation. He wanted the incident documented.
A village resident last Thursday told police his neighbor had installed a mailbox, without permission, on his property. He took the mailbox out of the ground and propped it against a telephone pole at the neighbor’s house.
A woman called police Sunday afternoon to object to her neighbor’s having posted Trump signs on her property. The neighbor took them down after police arrived.
A business owner on Long Island Avenue reported getting a threatening voice-mail message there on Sunday morning. He deleted it but told police it said, “How dare you treat my daughter that way you racist, I will bash your head in.” He had refused to sell liquor earlier that day to a young girl who had no identification, he told police.
There was a noise complaint on Meredith Avenue on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. that turned out to be a 50th birthday party.