Claire Florence and her two sons reported the theft of their hunting equipment from Fresh Pond on the afternoon of Dec. 27. Upon returning to their equipment half an hour after setup, they saw someone in a black sport utility vehicle driving off with their 12 gray-and-brown Higdon pintail duck decoys, one Mojo electric duck decoy, and a camouflage Jet Sled, valued altogether at $240.
Nine callers from all around town reported the sound of gunshots this week, signaling the start of 2021's open hunting season.
East Hampton Village
Someone rang in the new year just after the clock struck midnight with a call to police about fireworks shooting off. Police did not find any.
Four large bones found on Dec. 28 on a Brandywine Drive property turned out to be animal, likely those of a deceased deer, police reported.
That night, a Columbia Street resident told police she was home alone and had not been out in the backyard, but that a light was on in the pool house. An officer checked it out and had nothing to report.
When police responded to a Dec. 29 call about tools lying in the road at the intersection of Madison Street and Jermain Avenue, they found three men in process of picking up plumbing equipment.
The same afternoon, a woman complained of a local pharmacist she claimed often did not wear a mask while working. Police found no violation of Covid compliance.
A call pointed police on the evening of Dec. 30 to a car parked partly in the roadway in front of a house on Hillside Drive. The two men in the car were not driving and did live at the house, but they were holding 12-ounce cans of Modelo beer, with empty cans littering both the car and the driveway. As they were in a public right-of-way, police ticketed them for the open containers of alcohol.
While unpacking her bags on New Year's Eve after staying with her mother on Shaw Road for the past few days, a woman was baffled to discover "a large vial of blood in a Quest Diagnostics bag," she told police. It was not, she was sure, anything belonging to her.
A man was reported to be passed out in his car on the morning of New Year's Day at the Fordham Street and Brick Kiln Road intersection. The car was gone by the time police arrived.
On Sunday night, the landlord of a Main Street property asked police to check on her tenant, who had appeared at her door late that evening seeming confused. Police found that the tenant was unstable on her feet but "alert, with no apparent injuries. She said she had been drinking with her sister and then went to bed."
Residents of Daniel's Hole Road told police last week that $10,000 had been transferred from their bank account to a Wealthfront cash account on Dec. 22, and that two days later, another $5,000 was pending transfer as well. They were advised to contact the bank, which will investigate the complaint as a possible theft.