Firefighters put out a car fire in Amagansett Square on Saturday evening. The driver told police he'd smelled something burning in his car for several hours but didn't know what was causing it. It turned out that a pile of clothes in the back seat had somehow caught fire and was smoldering. The cause is still unknown.
In an apparent case of "if you see something, say something," an abandoned briefcase on the side of Stephen Hand's Path was cause for a call to the police on Sunday afternoon. An officer determined the briefcase was "empty and broken," and took it away to dispose of.
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A suspicious package was reported last week in the village as well. On Friday, police were called to check on a cardboard box, left on a bench in front of a Newtown Lane business. It turned out to be filled with paper bags.
Normally it's an early bird that catches the worm, but on Friday, it was a Mill Hill Lane resident awake before 6 a.m. who caught a garbage-hauling company dropping off a Dumpster too early in the morning. Village rules say that heavy vehicles making deliveries cannot do so between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. The truck driver agreed to turn off his engine and wait until 7 to finish the job.
Customers flocking to an estate sale on Georgica Road two weekends ago caused $1,500 in damages to the grass on a neighboring property. Police told the estate sale manager, a 71-year-old Bridgehampton woman, that reseeding the property would satisfy all grievances. She agreed to bring it up with the homeowner who'd hired her
On Sept. 29, at a business on Park Place, a village worker discovered a urinal had been blocked up with concrete. According to a report, it was most likely done while there was construction going on in that area about three months ago. The urinal had to be replaced.
An unknown person driving a black Dodge pickup truck pulled into a Gull Road driveway on Sept. 21 at around 4:20 p.m. and tied an orange ribbon around the handle of the house's front door. The resident caught it all on his doorbell camera and called the police.
A boat speeding through the Montauk Inlet last Thursday evening attracted the attention of a harbormaster, who caught up with the vessel as it was being hauled out of the water at the town boat ramp on West Lake Drive. An inspection yielded minor equipment deficiencies and the discovery of an undersize fluke, which led to a ticket for the boater, a 46-year-old East Hampton man.
Following many complaints about huge trucks on narrow village roads, two truck drivers on Jermain Avenue were recently ticketed for driving overweight vehicles. One truck weighed more than 10,000 pounds when police flagged it on Sept. 28. The other, driven by a Riverhead man, was pulled over last Thursday.
Police are looking into the recent disappearance of two store signs. Blooming Shells on Washington Street has been missing its green-and-white sign since Sept. 25, and NYC Choppers on Bay Street reported its black-and-red sign stolen, with its stand, sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Multiple disturbances last week involved people yelling obscenities in public places. On the afternoon of Sept. 29, a local real estate agent told police that "an old high school acquaintance" had cursed loudly at her while she was talking on her phone in Marine Park.
On Saturday afternoon, a man whose name appears in the police logs on almost a weekly basis, was said to have screamed "F*** Joe Biden" at some children in Mashashimuet Park. The next day, the same man was heard yelling at a Main Street restaurant owner.
A Meredith Avenue resident called police on Friday night to report a man lying in the street in front of her house. An officer found the man to be "visibly intoxicated but alert and conscious." He got a police escort home.
A Highland Boulevard resident woke up on Sunday morning to find a car she didn't recognize parked in her driveway, and called police. Her housemate told the officer that the 2011 Chevrolet belonged to her sister, from whom she'd borrowed it the night before.