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On the Police Logs 12.30.21

Wed, 12/29/2021 - 18:11

East Hampton

Someone on a trail off Alewife Brook Road in Northwest took his Prada wallet with him but dropped it along the way. The wallet, which contained a debit card, was found late Sunday afternoon by another hiker, who turned it in to police. After unsuccessful attempts to contact its owner, officers have put the wallet into the property locker for safekeeping.

Also Sunday, a Bull Path resident suspected that landscapers were using gas-powered leaf blowers in the vicinity of his house at around 10 a.m. No such landscapers were found.

East Hampton Village

On Dec. 20 shortly before noon, for the second time in as many weeks, an officer responded to a report of maskless people at Villa Italian Specialties. He reported that everyone was wearing a face covering when he walked in, in compliance with state rules.

Also on Dec. 20, East Hampton firefighters extinguished a “Dumpster” fire at a house on David’s Lane. The next day, village police and firefighters were called to a Gingerbread Lane condo after a woman forgot to turn off a burner after making herself some soup, and the stovetop caught fire. She put out the flames herself with a fire extinguisher before help arrived.

On Dec. 21, village police arrested a 29-year-old Bay Shore driver after clocking him at 51 miles per hour on Main Street near David’s Lane, where the speed limit is 30. He was pulled over around 9 a.m. at the intersection of Pantigo Road and North Main Street. The speed wasn’t what got him arrested — a computer check showed his license had been suspended for failure to pay child support.

Well, that didn’t take long: The manager of a brand-new Main Street store, vVardis, a boutique teeth-whitening company based in Switzerland, called police on Dec. 22 to report an employee who was suspected of stealing a “mouth product box.” The employee told police he didn’t steal it; rather, he had received it as a gift during the company’s holiday party the week before. The manager asked the officer to confiscate the man’s store key.

Shoe Inn on Newtown Lane reported a shoplifter last Thursday morning. A woman who was first seen trying on a $159 pair of sandals then left the store wearing them, leaving her own shoes behind in the sandals box. She got into a dark-gray Kia, employees told the police, which made an illegal U-turn and headed toward Main Street. All of it was captured on security footage, which is now in police possession.

Also last Thursday, a man called police from the Reutershan parking lot to say the title to his Audi had been stolen from the glove box. An officer found it; it had fallen behind the compartment.


A manager of the Common Ground resort on East Lake Drive reported on Dec. 22 that an unknown person “may have entered room B” sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 19. The evidence was the pile of bed linens on the floor, but nothing was damaged or stolen. The locks were changed.


A Norfolk Drive resident called police on Dec. 21 when, upon being woken up in the middle of the night by her barking dog, she thought she heard a screen door opening. An officer found nothing suspicious.

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