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On the Police Logs 11.04.21

Thu, 11/04/2021 - 09:06

East Hampton
A trespasser has been sleeping in the laundry room at the Whalebone apartments. The property superintendent told police on Oct. 26 that he had informed this person, whose name, age, and gender were redacted in the report, that people who don't live in the apartment complex "cannot stay in the laundry room." After canvassing the area, an officer found the person and issued a warning -- only come back if visiting friends.

Suspecting she had been scammed, a 39-year-old East Hampton woman contacted police on Oct. 21 when the iPhone and Apple Watch that she bought for $620 on Facebook Marketplace two weeks earlier never arrived.

East Hampton Village
On Halloween, two officers tried to assist a Huntington man who was stranded in East Hampton without a ride home. The man was apparently unwilling to accept help, however, so the officers simply give him a list of taxi companies to try calling.

A manager of a Main Street cosmetics store noticed some shoplifters on Oct. 27 shortly before 1 p.m. According to a police report, the manager confronted them, but they ran out of the store with $740 worth of unpaid-for skin care products.

Later that day, a 51-year-old resident of Dayton Lane called for help when a tree on a village right of way fell on top of his house. The Public Works Department removed it; the extent of the damage was not disclosed.

Also on Oct. 27, an employee of East Hampton Grill on North Main Street called police when he saw a drunk patron leave and became concerned that the patron was going to drive home. An officer confirmed that the patron was indeed intoxicated and told him he couldn't get behind the wheel. In the end, the man got a ride home.

On the morning of Oct. 25, police received a complaint of a tent thought to have been set up by a homeless person in the brush near the Sea Spray Cottages on Ocean Avenue. An officer found "a small, broken, kids' pop-up tent" that he removed for disposal.

Dayton Lane was also in the police logs on Oct. 25. A resident called police when she heard someone knocking on her door and windows. Some pre-Halloween mischief, perhaps? It turned out that someone had left a bag of candy at the front door along with a note. What the note said was not included in the report.

Sag Harbor
A resident in the vicinity of Oakland Cemetery on Jermain Avenue on Monday morning reported seeing a female hunter perched on a stand at a Suffolk Street Extension house, taking aim at deer in the cemetery. The hunter told police that she had the homeowner's permission to be on private property and thought she could hunt at the cemetery, too. The cemetery manager, however, said people were permitted only to retrieve their deer there, not actively hunt. A police spokeswoman described it as "an ongoing problem" in that area.

Vandals have again struck the underside of the bridge to North Haven with a fresh round of graffiti that an officer on patrol noticed just before 4 p.m. on Halloween. The last vandalism had been painted over just a few days earlier.

A dispute over the installation of a fence separating two properties on Ardsley Road necessitated police intervention on the afternoon of Oct. 25. One resident didn't want the fence to be erected, but the other had documentation to prove it was legally allowed. Police told the first resident -- whose name, gender, and age were redacted -- that further interference could lead to an arrest for trespassing. The fence was completed without further incident.

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