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On the Police Logs

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:30


After Doris Goebel got off the Hampton Jitney on the morning of June 30, she could not find her iPad and leather-bound diary, together valued at $750. When the Jitney office said nothing had been found on the bus, she called the cleaning company that had been at her house before she left. The manager spoke with the four people who had cleaned the house, all of them longtime employees, and all denied taking anything.

Beth Rosenberg of Hawks Nest Lane got an email confirming that her packages had been delivered to her doorstep, but she did not find them there. Video camera footage from June 30 showed a man walking up the driveway and taking one package; walking away, returning to retrieve the other, and then leaving on an electric skateboard. The stolen items, including two pairs of sweatpants and two boxes of Keurig coffee cups, were valued at $395. 


East Hampton Village

The Revco electrical supply store at 50 Gingerbread Lane was the site of an arbitrary unloading in early July. A witness reported that someone in a blue Toyota had dumped a chair and a broken bicycle in the parking lot. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera, but no license plate was visible.

Sick raccoons were roaming the village last week. One was reported at 229 Main Street on the morning of July 8. Police confirmed that the animal was acting oddly and advised the caller to contact a removal service. On July 9, a Georgica Road resident, worried about her dogs’ safety, reported another. One removal agency declined to come after hearing that the raccoon “exhibited distemper” and police suggested a private service.

Rude customers were around, too. At Starbucks on the afternoon of July 7, a customer complained that his order was taking too long and became loud and disruptive, prompting management to call police, who responded. The man then asked to cancel his order, and was told it was not a problem, and that he would be welcomed back “if he were more polite” the next time.

On Friday night, the manager at Stop and Shop was less lenient. She had police remove a man from the supermarket, telling him she did not appreciate his “screaming obscenities at her employee.”

A village nonresident beach parking sticker was stolen on the afternoon of July 8 from an unlocked car parked near the police station at 1 Cedar Street. A strictly limited number of nonresident passes, which cost $400, were issued this year.


Sag Harbor

A man with “bleached dreadlocks” was suspected of stealing a $488.80 bottle of Dom Perignon from Long Wharf Wines and Spirits on Bay Street. When questioned by police, he maintained that he had not taken anything.

At 2 a.m. on July 7, a Wildwood Road resident called police to say a stranger was knocking on her front door. When an officer arrived, the man explained that he was looking for a friend’s Airbnb rental, but the friend had told him only the name of the road, not the address. Seeing a light on at number 12, he said, he thought he’d try there. He agreed to leave and said he’d find a room for the night in town.

When police responded to a call about “a large male in a tank top urinating outside 22 Long Island Avenue,” the man said he’d only been pouring out some of his drink because something was in it. He was holding a half-empty bottle of yellow juice, according to the incident report.

A woman bought a tobacco product at the 7-Eleven on the afternoon of July 8, but came back complaining it wasn’t what she wanted. She demanded and received a cash refund, but then came back again, berating the employee and using “strong languageâ” police said. She was advised to leave and did so. 

On Friday, at the Hampton Street Gulf station, a man returned an e-cigarette he’d bought two days before, saying it was not charging. He was reportedly rude and loud when an employee would not refund the money, but eventually got his $19.44 back. He was told by police not to return to the store.

Residents of 23 Robeson Boulevard reported on July 8 that they’d found a deli container and chicken bones in a planter, and believed they might have an overnight squatter. They asked police to provide extra watch in their neighborhood.

Police found a car parked on Bridge Street Friday night with a sheet covering its windows. The car’s occupant explained it was because he had items of value in the car. There was a mattress, papers, and computers in the back seat, according to the report. Police told the man he could not sleep there, and he left.

After two drinks at Baron’s Cove on Monday afternoon, a woman indicated that she was unable to pay. The manager called police, saying he just wanted her to leave, but it was not as simple as that: She was drunk and dizzy. Oxygen was administered, and she was taken to the hospital by Bridgehampton ambulance.



Early Sunday morning at 330 Three Mile Harbor Road, two men and two women were asleep when they were awakened by a man yelling. He went into a back bedroom, they told police, and broke a wall mirror with his hand before leaving the house. Outside, he grabbed a rock from the driveway and threw it against the front passenger door of a Honda Civic parked there. It appeared that he had also scratched the car with a knife, since a broken-off blade was found on the ground next to the damage. Police withheld his identity, as no one wanted to press charges, but criminal and trespass affidavits were completed and signed.

Luis Constanzo struck Frank Wroblewski in the eye during an argument about rent on Sunday night at 5 on 17th Street. Emergency medical technicians attended to Mr. Wroblewski at the scene, and he declined further medical assistance. No charges were filed.


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