A Marine Boulevard resident reported on Nov. 17 that someone had cut down a pine tree at the end of her driveway, leaving just a stump. She told police she suspects that someone wanted it for a Christmas tree "because it was healthy and shaped in such a way."
On Nov. 14, there was a doggy dustup at Indian Wells Beach in which a woman with an unleashed dog got into a confrontation with a man whose pup was on a leash. According to a police report filed by the woman, when the leashed dog got aggressive, she asked its owner to restrain it. He reportedly did not do so, and the woman grabbed the leash from him to try to separate the dogs, but the man pulled off her winter hat in such a way that caused her pain. The outcome of the incident was unclear because the rest of the report was redacted.
East Hampton Village
A 76-year-old Shelter Island woman was given a written warning for posting signs on public property on Nov. 17. The incident occurred on Meadow Way around 2:30 p.m. She took down the signs she had put up.
The manager of the hamlet's waste transfer station found a "pistol-type gun" on Saturday afternoon and called the police. It turned out to be a .177-caliber air-powered BB gun, which an officer placed in a property locker for eventual destruction.
A driver passing through the village on Hampton Street thought he saw a pig in the road on Sunday around 9 p.m. He contacted police, who canvassed the area but found neither a wild nor a domestic pig (or any animal, according to a report).
A 51-year-old resident of High Street told police that someone had rummaged through her unlocked vehicle and her mailbox between 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. Nothing was missing and no damage was reported.
Frustrated that an asphalt grinder had been left parked in front of his house for at least a day, a Jermain Avenue resident called police on Saturday evening because the vehicle was interfering with traffic. An officer left a voice mail message with the private contractor doing the work and placed cones around the vehicle.
The Bay Street public bathrooms have had a rough couple of months thanks to mischief makers. On the evening of Nov. 16, an officer went to lock them up and discovered that someone had damaged the men's-room door, knocking it off two of its hinges and making it difficult to close. The Public Works Department was asked to fix it.