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On the Police Logs

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 06:18

East Hampton Village

At White's Apothecary on Saturday morning, a cashier reported that a woman seen browsing the candle rack had bought a different item and then left the store. The cashier then noticed a candle missing from the rack and called police, who identified the woman two hours later and took her back to the store. The cashier signed an affidavit affirming that the woman had stolen the candle, but White's did not wish to press charges.


There was an altercation on Saturday evening near Sausages Pizza on Main Street. Police arrived in response to a 911 call to find Robert Pollina of Setauket holding a man down on the ground. Both men had minor scrapes, which witnesses said probably happened when they fell down. Mr. Pollina said he had been waiting in line at the pizza shop with his son when a man approached, "very drunk," and began "aggressively threatening them," according to the report, berating Mr. Pollina for not wearing a face mask. Witnesses all reported that the man, who was not identified, was clearly drunk. He was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for evaluation. Mr. Pollina refused medical attention.

Sag Harbor

Jonathan Davis, who is involved in an ongoing dispute regarding his continued occupancy of 203 Jermain Avenue, reported that while trying to load his car on the afternoon of June 8, "a paparazzi" was taking photos of him from across the street. Mr. Davis rented the house some time ago, but his lease has expired and he has been refusing to leave, citing the governor's suspension of evictions. Because the photographer was on public property, he was not cited.

An officer patrolling Main Street the evening of June 8 stopped a young boy on Madison Street who had been riding an electric scooter with neither helmet, shoes, nor shirt. The officer walked him to the police station, confiscated the scooter, and had the boy wait until its owner -- presumably a relative or friend -- came to pick up both scooter and child.

That same night, at 200 Jermain Street, a woman complained that someone had taken her daughter's senior photo sign off their lawn.

Someone reported hearing cries for help on Oakland Avenue on the evening of June 9. When police arrived, a mother told them that her son was playing a game of Fortnite and yelling loudly.

Last Thursday morning, a man went to the police station to report he'd been on the receiving end of some road rage by the flagpole on North Main Street. A man and a woman in a red Prius passed in front of him, he said, yelling "What is wrong with you people?" while making a rude hand signal.

On Friday evening, police were summoned to check on the well-being of a man seen "dancing" outside the Flying Point Surf Boutique on Main Street. Asked if he was in pain, he told the officer he was 'stretching," because he'd had surgery a while back "that still hurts."

Shoplifters, two women, stole four dresses on Monday morning at LoveShackFancy, 117 Main Street, valued at $1,420. One woman was reported to have distracted a sales associate while the other stuffed the dresses in a denim handbag.

On North Haven Sunday afternoon, a woman called police to report that "men in red hats," carrying American flags and with rifles slung over their backs, were walking along Ferry Road. Sunday was Flag Day, and the men proved to be part of a military parade honoring the United States National Guard.


A resident of Old Fireplace Road left her bicycle next to a tool shed during the afternoon of June 9. It was gone upon her return. 


On Westwood Road and Roxbury Lane, overnight on June 8-9, Land Rovers were the target of a thief or thieves. A 2019 model was missing from the driveway of 22 Westwood that morning, and another Land Rover, same year, was stolen from Number 70.

Nearby at 28 Roxbury Lane, security footage from the night before captured someone in the driveway trying to steal yet another Land Rover. In the tape, a man opens the driver's door and sits in the car for 20 minutes before leaving, indicating to police that he tried but failed to get it to start. He did steal what he probably thought was a purse, but which in fact contained gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer.

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