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On the Police Logs

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:29


Someone defaced a wall of the public bathroom in the parking lot behind Main Street on the night of Aug. 31, writing "Black Lives Matter" and an obscenity about Donald Trump.

Robert Zelman's "Trump 2020" sign was stolen on Friday afternoon from his front yard on Clinton Academy Lane.


East Hampton Village 

At Stop and Shop on Aug. 31, an unidentified woman, age 40, was asked to leave the supermarket after "becoming irate" and yelling about being accused of stealing.

Last Thursday afternoon as someone was leaving the post office, someone else yelled out "You're a rip-off and a thief." The first person called police, whose report indicated that the caller "possibly had a prior disagreement with the subject years ago."

A Darby Lane resident reported on Monday that someone had entered his 2019 gray Porsche vehicle, rummaged through the center console, and stolen his $800 key fob. A neighbor's vehicle was also entered, but nothing was taken.



On the southwest corner of the tennis courts at 10 South Erie Street, someone spray-painted "BLM" and "M+T" in four-foot letters on Sept. 2. 

This week's stolen paddleboard belonged to Mike Lumi. The blue-and-white board, valued at $1,000, was last seen leaning on his front gate at 187 Essex Street. 

Stolen bicycles included Rebecca Ho's $240 mint-green and gray Huffy Nel Lusso, with a cream-leather seat, taken from 10 Austin Road on Aug. 28, and a black specialist hybrid mountain bike belonging to Robert Comandacci of Oyster Bay, who was staying at the Marram, on Aug. 30. He had left the bike by the side of the main office the night before, he told police. 

On Sunday morning, Plaza Surf and Sports reported the theft of a Dark Horse Bic white foam surfboard, valued at $299. Employees said someone took it from out front and put it in his car, "a newer model, dark, Range Rover." 


Sag Harbor

Someone found a MacBook and multiple endorsed checks lying on Noyac Road on Aug. 31, and turned everything in to the police station. Police deduced that the owner had left it all on top of his car and driven off without it, back to the city. His mother came to collect everything. 

Later that night a woman reported her black Buick missing. She then remembered where she'd parked it, on Main Street, but didn't bother to let police know. They called her to ask some questions and were told she'd found it.

There may have been something in the water this week; police found a number of people asleep in their cars. A woman found on Sept. 2 at Havens Beach said she'd been on her way home to Springs but had gotten tired. Later that day another sleeper at the same beach was awakened and asked to leave. The next afternoon on West Water Street, the sleeper in a black sedan with Florida plates and windows covered with sheets was also asked to leave, and that night, so was someone in a red van at the intersection of Jermain Avenue and Main Street. On Friday afternoon, a man found napping in a car outside Baron's Cove turned out to be a hired driver waiting for a client. 

A woman who told police she'd received "threatening texts" telling her she would be kicked off her real estate team, was indeed fired on Sept. 2. Her boss told police a complaint had been made about her.

A duckling caught in a storm drain on Bay Street was returned to safety on the evening of Sept. 2. 

A Redwood Road homeowner complained to police Saturday afternoon about a woman repeatedly leaving letters at his house, saying she wanted to buy it. The homeowner's child lives in the house, he told police, which made her actions particularly unwelcome, especially after she came to the house claiming to have bought it already and to have wired $10 million to the family. Police located her and warned her not to return.

Believing that she was being followed by the same people who burgled her house in Virginia, a woman who recently moved to Sag Harbor called police from Division Street, concerned for her well-being. People in a car behind hers "looked like" the Virginia burglars, she said. Police found no evidence of such. 

A man called police at 3 a.m. on Sunday, concerned that his sister had not returned from her shift at LT Burger. He went out looking for her, but half an hour later, like ships in the night, she called him from their home, wondering where he had gone. 

On Sunday night, when a raccoon began eating the cat food that a Lincoln Street resident had left out for strays, he called police. The officer advised that if he wants to keep feeding cats, he should do it during the day, since raccoons are nocturnal.



Someone ripped an American flag and PVC pole out of Al Schaefer's yard on Hog Creek Road last Thursday afternoon and threw it a few hundred yards down the road. The damage is estimated at about $50.

An "extremely intoxicated" occupant of a house on Sixth Street "became upset because he ran out of Heineken beer" on the night of Aug. 30, police said, and started throwing things around the house after his roommates refused to get him more. He damaged his own TV set and lamp as well as his car's windshield and his roommate's as well. After police arrived, he agreed to pay for the damage and spent the rest of the night at his brother's place.

Nearby on 14th Street, a $190 watch in an Amazon bag was stolen on the night of Aug. 19 from Zara Pintado's mailbox. On the same night, a hose worth $11 was taken from a Gardiner Avenue mailbox belonging to Patty Hogan.

Dennis Kromer's iPhone and black canvas wallet were taken from his 2007 Ford, parked in the Maidstone Marina lot off Three Mile Harbor Road, on Aug. 30.




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