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On the Police Logs 12.09.21

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 09:39


A former employee of a Montauk Highway landscaping business will be arrested if he bugs anyone there ever again, police told him on Saturday morning. A manager signed a trespass affidavit after the man showed up over and over, “yelling at employees and being loud.”

East Hampton

Along with his wife, a television news anchor recently fired from his job at CNN told police last Thursday that their children have been seeing photographers lurking about. According to the police report, “the paparazzi wait down by the beach parking lot for them to leave, and when they are out in public the paparazzi tries to get a reaction out of them to get on camera.”

On Friday afternoon, a Sag Harbor man saw a brown truck dumping litter on Stephen Hand’s Path, and called police, who did not find anything to follow up on.

Several valuables, including an electric bicycle and a white Restoration Hardware ottoman, are missing from a Skimhampton Road house where construction is ongoing. The last person there on the night of Nov. 30 was a painter, who said he turned off the lights but found them on when he returned the next day.

East Hampton Village

Officers made two “well-being” checks in the wee hours of Nov. 29 near Montauk Highway and Georgica Road after passers-by reported seeing people walking alone by the side of the road. In the first incident, shortly before 1 a.m., a man refused to talk to police and “politely walked away.” Less than an hour later, a 35-year-old Brooklyn woman requested and received a ride to the train station after being asked if she needed help.


So much for taking in a relaxing ocean view. While a Montauk woman stopped for a quick beach break on Nov. 28, someone took her silver Mac laptop in a purple case, along with a hard drive, from the front seat of her Volkswagen. The missing items were valued at $1,500.

The property manager of a West Lake Drive apartment complex found an old mattress and several boxes of trash in the building’s Dumpster on Friday afternoon, left by someone who doesn’t live there, he told police. An officer advised him to keep the Dumpster locked.

Northwest Woods

A Bull Path resident called police last Wednesday afternoon to report a “a group of people with big cameras in the road,” but they were gone by the time an officer arrived.

Sag Harbor

On Saturday night, after the village’s tree-lighting celebration, a parked pickup truck with a lit-up Christmas tree in its bed playing holiday music for all to hear, drew the ire of a patron dining on the porch of the American Hotel, who called the police. He declined to give his name when an officer arrived. The truck’s owner “graciously agreed to turn the festive music off,” police reported.

A Bay Street shop owner stopped into headquarters on Friday to report $36,000 in merchandise — a grand total of 18 shawls “in a variety of colors” — had gone missing from a storage area sometime between Aug. 1 and noon that day.

Late last Thursday morning, a Lincoln Street resident noticed a big stack of firewood was missing from her backyard, and reported it to police.

Graffiti has been an ongoing problem in Sag Harbor in recent weeks. “Groovy,” “possum,” “50 cent” were the words discovered in the latest such incident, scrawled overnight on Nov. 25 in blue spray paint on a Dumpster behind a group of Main Street stores.


A Sayre’s Path resident called police on Friday morning after seeing an unfamiliar delivery truck parked at the edge of his property. The truck’s two occupants cursed at him when he asked why they were there, he said. They left before an officer arrived.

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