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On the Police Logs

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:55

East Hampton 

Town police officers notified town police dispatchers early Saturday morning after a patrol car damaged its passenger-side door in backing out of a driveway on Accabonac Road. 


East Hampton Village

A complaint of loud music coming from a house on Two Mile Hollow Road June 15 in the evening brought police to the scene, where they indeed found loud music but nobody home. An unlocked back door led them inside, where everything appeared normal, so they shut off the music and left. 

On the afternoon of June 17, police found feces in a bucket at Herrick Park near the Stop and Shop. The bucket was removed.



On the afternoons of June 15 and 16, there were a number of shoplifting reports from the Wyld Blue and Cynthia Rowley shops on Main Street. The incidents involved young suspects, whose parents, according to police, either made restitution or returned the stolen items.

A heavy-duty blue cooler containing craft beer and Gatorade was stolen last Thursday night from outside Dennis Briscoe’s room at the Royal Atlantic. Marine Patrol was notified and will report back to the Scarsdale, N.Y., resident if the cooler is spotted on the beach.

A burglary was reported on Sunday afternoon at 87 South Euclid Avenue. The report indicated that someone went into the house and left with the homeowner’s “personal hygiene belongings.” The incident is under active detective investigation.


Sag Harbor

 At 12 midnight on June 16, a woman rang up the police to say that someone covered in blood was banging on the door of her Hampton Street house. The man in question told officers that he had been getting a ride from a friend, who had refused to take him all the way home. They argued, and he claimed the driver broke a bottle over his head before dropping him off a few streets over. He declined to press charges or to name the friend, but did accept medical treatment treatment for his cuts.

Patrick Page’s 2003 Ford Focus caught fire on the morning of June 17 in front of 237 Main Street. The flames were out by the time a towing company arrived, after Mr. Page turned off the engine and disconnected the battery.

Later that afternoon, a dog named Fanny was at large, running in and out of traffic along Main Street. She was eventually returned to her owner, thanks to a phone number on her collar.

That night, village police got a call from Fordham Road about a man parking his Mini Cooper against the traffic flow and slamming its door “too loudly.” Police caught up with him as he walked toward Main Street. He said he was staying with a friend and agreed to go turn the car around.

A woman went from hotel guest to unwanted guest on Friday night at the American Hotel after staying there for nine nights. Her credit card was refused, leaving a large unpaid balance. According to the police report, the woman was determined to be “in an altered mental state.” She agreed to undergo a voluntary inpatient evaluation at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

A Redwood Road homeowner called police Friday night to complain that an unknown man had rung his doorbell three times and asked if the house was for sale or rent.

A Garden Street woman was alarmed to find a stranger in her house Saturday afternoon and called police. The intruder argued that there was a real estate sign out front, and the fact that the back door was ajar led him to assume there was an open house going on. He told police he did not have a permanent home, but was staying in hotels in East Hampton and Sag Harbor. Nothing was found out of place in the house, so the woman did not press charges, but asked the man never to return.

Logan King’s car was parked on Bay Street on Saturday afternoon when he saw someone removing a “Blue Lives Matter” sticker from it, and writing something on the back window. Mr. King spoke with the young man’s mother, who in turn spoke to her son, who then apologized, saying he had acted without thinking and would replace the sticker. Mr. King told police he would not pursue the matter.

 The same girls who stole $1,420 worth of clothes at LoveShackFancy last week were back at it Saturday evening, this time at the Wild Side shop. The manager noticed the young girls who were involved in the previous incident and later reported that they took a dress valued at $450 and some bikini bottoms worth $380. Their parents were called and the items were returned, and the manager let it go at that.

A white poodle meandering down Latham Street Sunday morning was returned in good health to its owner, who promised to fix the fence around her property. 

Jhonny Uzhca of Milton Avenue was cited Saturday night for violating the village code regarding water runoff. An officer on patrol noticed water draining into the road in front of his house, flooding the road and running all the way to Cuffee Drive. The officer found a large drainage hose at the back of Mr. Uzhca's house, emptying his pool. He appeared in court to pay a fine.



A resident of Cedar Drive was a victim of identity theft on Friday. The Social Security number of the homeowner, whose name was redacted in a police report, was said to have been compromised. 



At 2 in the morning on June 16, a call came in from an employee of the all-night Speedway gas station at 346 Montauk Highway about a suspicious person flashing a badge outside. It seems the man was trying to prove he worked for a security company so that he could get into the locked station. He was gone when police arrived.

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