Dirt bikers have been illegally building a track, jumps, and wooden platforms off an established nature trail at the Soak Hides Dreen, according to a Rivers Road resident who called police on Oct. 25. The bikers are usually there around 3 p.m., the resident said. Officers were given photos as evidence.
In another case of mischief in the woods, a resident told police that sometime between Oct. 23 and Oct. 28 someone took a memory card and battery pack out of the deer-hunting camera that he had set up in the woods off Neck Path. The man wanted to document the incident in case similar thefts occur again.
Multiple boats came loose from their moorings after the late October northeaster that roiled the South Fork. In one instance, when a motorboat washed up at Boys Harbor on Oct. 28, a 41-year-old East Hampton man was ticketed after the harbormaster determined that he lacked a valid mooring permit and tackle strong enough to secure the boat in the first place.
A 65-year-old resident of South Fairview Avenue was let go with a warning about burning construction debris after a blaze in his stone fire pit got out of control on Oct. 31. The Fire Department had to be called to put out the flames.
A rare bottle of red wine valued at $14,500 was reported missing from a basement cooler in a Grand Street house on Nov. 3. The homeowner told police he last saw it there on Sept. 16 before he and his wife left to spend a couple of weeks in the city. The missing bottle was a 1978 Petrus Bordeaux — not one of the “legendary” Petrus vintages, according to bestofwines.com, but highly rated nonetheless. The Grand Street house is on the market, and its owner told police that a real estate agent has held a number of open-house showings in recent weeks.
Early last Thursday morning, police found a woman asleep in the shower stall at the rear of the Marine Park public bathrooms. The 66-year-old woman, who had “multiple bags of belongings,” according to a report, told police she had missed the last bus back to Bridgehampton the night before. An officer told her she wasn’t permitted to sleep there.
A call to police about a broken water main on Jermain Avenue on Sunday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm. A leaky sprinkler at a nearby house was the cause of the water seen streaming down the roadside.
The management of the Speedway gas station suspects that a former employee has been stealing as of late. On Oct. 27, the man was seen taking a cheeseburger and an alcoholic beverage before getting into a white S.U.V. and heading west on Montauk Highway.