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On the Police Logs 11.18.21

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 19:36


House painters showed up at the wrong Atlantic Avenue address on the morning of Nov. 10. They discovered their mistake about 45 minutes later when the homeowner contacted police about two suspicious vehicles on the property. It was unclear from the police report whether they had started painting.

East Hampton

The “find my iPad” feature on Apple tablets was instrumental in locating a missing one on Nov. 10. A 60-year-old woman reported that the device had been stolen from her car, which was unlocked in her Fairview Lane driveway, sometime the previous evening or during the night. The iPad was tracked first to an address on Long Lane and later to a house on Bull Run. At the latter address, officers caught up with two men who had the iPad in their car, telling police that they had found it on the ground near the East Hampton train station.

Later that day, on Whooping Hollow Road, construction workers using a crane to build a retaining wall spilled cement on a 2020 Land Rover and a 2009 Jeep belonging to a neighbor. The project manager sent a crew member to clean the cement off the cars, but it had already dried.

East Hampton Village

A few kids have been loitering behind a Newtown Lane business and harassing its employees. Even after they got a talking-to by a police officer for throwing a ball through an open basement door last Thursday, they returned a couple of hours later and hurled a pumpkin at the door while shouting a racial slur.

A 35-year-old East Hampton man complained to police that someone else’s unruly dog had bitten him on the thigh on Egypt Beach last Thursday morning. He told police he wanted the incident to be documented.

On Nov. 9, police received a call about a man trying to break into a car on Railroad Avenue. According to a report, he had been wearing a dark-colored hoodie and pants and was carrying a backpack. He tried the door handle but couldn’t get in, a witness said, and then he walked toward the train station. Two officers searched the area but saw no signs of a break-in.

Smiley faces were not such a cheerful sight on Nov. 3, when police received reports that they had been spray-painted on the back of a stop sign at Dunemere Lane and Highway Behind the Pond and on a duck-crossing sign at the David’s Lane nature trail.


A woman staying in a condo on South Emerson Avenue reported that someone in a boat was shining a spotlight into her window. The vessel was a fishing boat, and police said it was most likely unintentional, but told the woman she could contact the Coast Guard if it continued.

Sag Harbor

An officer on routine patrol on Nov. 8 shortly before 8 p.m. discovered that someone had spray-painted the word “regret” and various symbols under the bridge to North Haven. While police didn’t catch the vandal that night, two youths were seen there three days later, using cans of shaving cream to draw on the wall. According to a police report, the kids were asked to clean up the mess — along with Silly String and other trash in the area — before being released into the care of their parents.

Another criminal mischief case involving graffiti was reported in the village on Saturday. The Mashashimuet Park manager called police when he noticed spray paint on the rear side and staircase of the grandstand. He told police it most likely occurred overnight or early that morning.

In Sag Harbor, the village code prohibits construction work on holidays, but that was news to a crew working at a Concord Street house last Thursday. When informed of the rule, the workers told police they didn’t realize how much noise they were making, and they stopped what they were doing.

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