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On the Police Logs

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:52

A black wallet belonging to Alberto Salinas, a landscaper, was stolen from the center console of his 1995 Ford on June 22 while he was working at 429 Town Lane.

East Hampton
Inside Gustavo Bonevardi's mailbox on Route 114, police found remnants of fireworks that had been ignited within it on the night of June 23. There were no witnesses. Two envelopes were burned, and the mailbox will need to be replaced.

Robert Distefano of Moriches, 61, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor, on the evening of June 24, after East Hampton Town police stopped his red 2005 Ford pickup truck on Montauk Highway near Buckskill Road in East Hampton. He was released at the scene with a ticket to appear in court on Wednesday.

East Hampton Village
At 3 Railroad Avenue on the morning of June 22, police received a complaint about a fitness class in session that was violating social distancing guidelines. Officers consulted code enforcement and concluded the class was not allowed until phase four of reopening. The trainer agreed to end the workout.

A caller on June 23 reported contractors parked on Highway Behind the Pond without flagmen. When officers arrived that morning they found flag-persons in full swing, directing traffic.

An abandoned 2011 Chevrolet sat on the property of a Pleasant Lane homeowner for a year before he finally asked police last week how to get rid of it. Law enforcement suggested a private tow company.

Last Thursday morning at Riverhead Building Supply on Railroad Avenue, police received a complaint that people on the checkout line were not social distancing. It appeared everyone was a socially distanced and wearing masks upon police arrival.

Police questioned a Laforest Lane homeowner on Friday night about reports of fireworks in his backyard. He denied knowing anything about fireworks, although he added that he thought there would be no more set off.

A brown dog was spotted at the intersection of Buell and Toilsome Lanes Sunday evening, making its way in the direction of the village, but officers could not find it. Montauk Outside Pizza Village on the night of June 22, a man complained of someone in a 2020 black Honda Civic throwing firecrackers out the car window. The caller's fiancee was hit in the leg, though not injured, and his dog was frightened, he said. Police questioned the man in the car, who said the fireworks thrower was in a car behind his. The couple had left by the time an officer got there, but not before telling police that the man in the car was laughing as the fireworks went off.

A fight over fishing lures broke out on a Navy Road pier on June 23. Diaz Dayana told police he had seen a man pocket his fishing lure. After Mr. Dayana yelled at him, he put it back, but then changed his mind and walked off with it. Mr. Dayana's father, Terrance Wallace, jumped in, and he and the lure thief began pushing, punching, and kicking each other, Mr. Dayana said. Both sustained only minor scratches and neither felt inclined to press larceny or harassment charges.

Poolside at the Royal Atlantic on Friday afternoon, Julian Pressley, a security guard, encountered three men who weren't wearing facemasks, refused to put them on, and, apparently intoxicated, threatened to strike Mr. Pressley. A bartender saw what was happening and told the guard to go inside the restaurant. He did, and the three left the scene. Witnesses were unable to identify them.

Sometime between June 10 and June 24, a metal pole marker at the beach's 8-meter point opposite Hamilton Drive was stolen. This is the second time that marker has disappeared, according to Edward Genter of Davis Drive, who, as president of the Montauk Beach Property Owners Association, has permission to display these markers along Old Montauk Highway. He has only had this problem at the 8-meter mark, he told police.

Sag Harbor
A resident of Redwood Road was startled late on the night of June 23 by a loud knocking noise outside her window, but while on the phone with police she realized it was a deer. An officer arrived and observed the same.

A woman complained on June 23 that someone sitting in a beach chair was blocking a parking spot in front of 103 Main Street. Police did not find any such person.

Toby Sherrard of Rose Street found a broken window at the rear of his house last week and told police he suspected a subcontractor whom he had fired. Based on evidence that someone had smoked a cigar on the second floor, leaving ashes and a bag of potato chips behind, police are investigating the matter as a break-in.

Two Black Lives Matter signs were stolen from Main Street locations last week, one on June 23 from Mary Anne Miller's house and the other the day after, from outside Canio's Books.

A 31-foot boat was briefly adrift in the North Haven mooring field on the afternoon of June 23, knocking into anchored boats nearby. The occupants had slipped their mooring before starting the engines and then could not find the keys for about 20 minutes.

A lone light on in his house surprised a Garden Street homeowner on the night of June 23. He had been sure he turned off all the lights and locked the door before walking his dog, he told police, who checked the house and confirmed there was no one inside.

An elderly woman who appeared disoriented was seen walking on the road by Meadow Street on the night of June 24 and police were notified. She began yelling for help when an officer tried to assist her, and refused to get into a police car, but someone named Jen came out of LT Burger just in time and calmed her down. The woman, who had apparently also been in LT Burger, agreed to have Jen drive her home.

A youth with a bloody nose at Lulu Kitchen and Bar told police his mother had hit him in the face, though not on purpose. She explained that she had become frustrated and flailed her arms after the hostess told her the wait time at the restaurant, and accidentally hit her son in the nose.

Back in March, lawn sprinklers valued at $150 were stolen from Christine Roth's backyard at 348 Main Street. She went to police last week to have the theft documented. Springs

Ambiorix Rodriguez reportedly became confrontational with Coraelia Corentzen on Sunday morning after she approached him on Gerard Drive and told him he was parked above the high tide mark, apparently on her property. The police report withheld her exact comments, but she told them that what he said in return did not frighten her and she wished only to have the incident on record.

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