A manager at La Fondita reported last week that an employee had been "dispatched" on an errand four hours before and had not returned. Concerned for his well-being, the manager called police, who found the man in the basement and confirmed he was "fine -– his phone was not working."
East Hampton Village
A woman told police last Thursday afternoon that while she was in the East Hampton Post Office, her pocketbook was taken from inside her unlocked Audi, parked on Gay Lane. Along with her driver's license and Social Security, insurance, and credit cards, the pocketbook contained sunglasses, reading glasses, and cash.
On Friday afternoon, a wild turkey was encamped on the steps at the entrance to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church and could not be induced to leave. A member of the congregation reported to police that the bird, which was alone, appeared in good health, but "would not vacate the area." Wildlife rescue arrived and safely removed the turkey.
A man and a woman walking along Main Street at night on Feb. 2 were just talking, according to the man, but, according to the bystander who called police, having an angry dispute. The woman agreed with the caller. They were having dinner, she told police, when [the man] "got upset and said he wanted to be alone." The man claimed that the woman was following him and said he indeed wanted to be left alone.
Police believe it was the same miscreant who went on a spree on the morning of Feb. 3, rummaging through, but not taking anything from, a vehicle on Beach Avenue, then hitting three more cars on Walker Avenue. From one, an unlocked Toyota Tacoma, the thief took a MacBook, wireless headphones, and "notebooks," worth $2,900 altogether. Also that morning, $10 in cash was taken from the center console of an unlocked car on Milton Avenue, and the next evening, $10 was taken from one of two cars parked in a Terry Drive driveway.
Police separated two Meredith Avenue residents having an argument about rent on Saturday morning. According to the report, one party had failed to pay it. The two were advised that their issue was a civil one, and that they should go their separate ways.
The manager of the Long Island Avenue 7-Eleven filed a complaint on Sunday about a character named Patrick, said to be chronically hostile while shopping at the store. He reportedly "likes to take his face mask off to drink coffee while waiting in line," the manager said, "arguing with the cashier, slamming down items, and insisting on paying with coins." Police were able to contact the man and advise him that he can "only go in the store if he acts with respect and wears a face mask."
On Monday morning, a woman left her car for a few hours on Palmer Terrace and was upset to return and find, written in the snow accumulated on her back windshield, "a male phallus with the word 'bitch' written below the groin," she told police. Officers did not see it for themselves as she had brushed off the snow prior to their arrival.
Doriz Tacuri, a resident of Harbor Boulevard, told police that on Jan. 25 she realized $350 was missing from her purse. She said she'd left the purse in her car, parked in her driveway, for a few days.