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On the Police Logs

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 09:27


Add to the list of bicycle thefts this summer an $800 turquoise Cannondale last seen by Julie Resnick at the side of the road when biking with her kids on Aug. 15 at Lazy Point. The bike had a broken chain, and she was going home to get her car so she could pick it up, but it was gone when she returned.

East Hampton 

Mikey Wolf told police his missing U.S.P.S. package containing a laptop screen, which should have been delivered on Aug. 14, could not have been mistakenly picked up by a neighbor since most residences on his street are vacant at the moment.

East Hampton Village

A 71-year-old woman was “rude and unruly” to an employee, refusing to leave Stop & Shop when asked on the afternoon of Aug. 17. She left after a manager signed a trespass complaint.

Also that night a 24-year-old Manhattan woman was cited on Georgica Beach for starting a fire without a metal container.

A 21-year old Montauk man jogging on Ocean Avenue at 1 a.m. on Aug. 18 called police to report a young woman whom he believed to be in distress because of lightning. The Brooklyn woman, 22, told officers she was “simply enjoying the passing thunderstorm” and that all was well.

In the small hours of Aug. 18, a caller complained of noise coming from a house on Marina Lane in Georgica. Police heard loud music in the backyard and found it coming from an unattended Bluetooth speaker. Someone eventually emerged from the house and claimed not to know how the speaker had turned on. Perhaps “due to the heavy rainâ” he suggested. 

Fierro’s Pizza reported a “belligerent” customer on the afternoon of Aug. 19, asking to use their private employee facility to “cook food and wash up.” Told that the area was off limits to customers, she became agitated, using “vulgar language” but left when told to do so. 

A Hummer was reported “sticking out of a parking space” at the Montauk Highway CVS on the night of Aug. 19. Police could not reach the registered owner of the massive vehicle by phone, and a store supervisor said she would give the person more time to move it. 

East Hampton Police and Fire Department personnel were on the scene at a Jones Road house last Thursday evening in response to someone’s “leaving food in the oven unattended.” An officer turned off the oven and removed the food.


Another week, another vanished paddle board. At 65 Navy Road, Jennifer Friedman reported that overnight Friday a blue and gray, 11 or 12-foot Air and Speed paddle board was stolen from her front-yard deck.

On the afternoon of Aug. 17, a green and yellow Giant bicycle left near the Kirk Park gazebo was stolen from Edward Cobb as he was hanging out with friends.

An officer noticed a black moped with no front or back plates parked outside Montauk Beer and Soda late on July 27, and recognized it as a rental from Plaza Sports. A search of records confirmed it was registered to Peter Ferraro, the owner of Plaza Sports. The officer walked the moped back to the store’s parking lot where the other vehicles are kept.

The Wyld Blue shop, which has had a few thefts this summer, reported the loss of two Christian Dior J’adior bracelets in pink and white yarn and a black Chanel beanie with a white logo on Aug. 11. 

Nadine Persheff of Southampton parked her 2019 Toyota Tundra pickup by Pizza Village late on Aug. 6 and “stood on line for a few minutes, a few feet away,” she told police, before coming back to find her 6-and-a-half-foot blue surfboard missing from the truck bed. She was not sure if it had fallen out of the truck, possibly as she drove east on Napeague.

Sag Harbor

Police warned a man on the night of Aug. 17 that he could not sleep in his car, parked in the Bridge Street lot. His landlord had kicked him out two months earlier, he said.

A woman’s suspicions were confirmed on the afternoon of Aug. 17 when a beige van, which she thought had been following her as she walked up Madison Street, stopped. The driver asked her, “Where are you going? Going home with me?” She kept walking, turned onto Henry Street, and dialed the police. 

It has been a long summer for a Long Point Road homeowner whose address is mistakenly listed in the popular app Waze as the location for the restaurant Le Bilboquet, which is really at 1 Long Wharf Road. Police were advised of “multiple vehicles over an extended period of time attempting to locate La Bilboquet,” driving around her property. Police said the restaurant now knows about the error.

A film crew working for a German news station called ZDF was stopped while conducting an interview outside Schiavoni’s Market on Aug. 19 and told they could not be there without a permit.

An intoxicated man was busy last Thursday night opening several unlocked cars along Bayview Avenue, not stealing anything but taking things out and moving them up and down the street. The homeowner at 22 Bayview Avenue told police he happened upon the man removing tools from his car and leaving them next to his driveway. Questioned by the homeowner, the man said the tools “belonged to his friend Tom” and that he was “looking for his cellphone.” Several other people contacted police to report their things were out of order. One car was missing a baseball bat and a bottle of Purell; another had a pair of orange headphones, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and a single Newport cigarette left on the front seat. Most everything was returned to its proper place.

A report of “hard knocking” on a Jefferson Street front door last Thursday night sounded unnerving, but turned out to be two children playing games, knocking on doors and running away. Police handed them over to their parents.

 More kids were up past their bedtime at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, when a call came in about six 12-to-14 year-olds up on the roof of Salon Xavier. The boys said they were “just looking around.” Police got them safely down and called their parents, who had out-of-area cellphone numbers.

A resident of 59 Joels Lane, who calls village police frequently even though his house is outside the village, walked onto his neighbor’s property last Thursday evening and yelled at him for cutting down trees. The neighbor showed the officer he was only trimming branches.

A patron at Lulu’s Kitchen complained to the manager Friday night that he was not satisfied with the amount of food in his takeout order. The manager refunded his money, but also called the police.

At Havens Beach Saturday morning, officers found two signs with bent stakes in the lifeguard area, several posts removed, and the lifeguard stand upside down in the water.

Loud music was coming from a 2020 Land Rover parked at 77 Bay Street at midnight on Aug. 18. The occupants said they were waiting for a friend who was somewhere nearby, they didn’t know where. Police called the friend, who came back to the car and left the area with his crew.


There was a trespasser on July 29 at the Springs School, in a gated construction area where a new building is going up. A construction sign was removed from a fence and tossed on a dirt mound 15 feet away, and graffiti was found on one of the construction vehicles in blue chalk. A redacted police report also says a note was left on a door of a work trailer.


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