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On the Police Logs 2.18.21

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 12:22

East Hampton

Barbara Hansen of Oakview Highway told police on Saturday morning that someone had driven across her lawn overnight. Her split-rail fence was destroyed and an officer also noted a broken post, umbrella stand, and spotlight, plus tire marks. The culprit was later identified as Joseph Munoz, 18, who admitted hitting the fence and then continuing around the backyard, striking a four-by-four post and running over an umbrella base stand and a spotlight while trying to find a way out. Ms. Hansen told police she will not press charges, but wants the damage fixed. 

East Hampton Village

An officer found a seal in the parking lot of Two Mile Hollow beach on Feb. 9. Riverhead Marine Rescue guided it back to the ocean.

A Cove Hollow Road homeowner received assistance with a gas leak twice last week, first last Thursday and again on Friday. The leak was cleared, but the second time it happened village firefighters notified a service company.

Sag Harbor

On Feb. 6, a man hired a woman to work on an app for his place of business in Water Mill, but first took her to lunch at the American Hotel. He parked on the opposite side of the street, she later told police, telling her "Don't be uncomfortable if I hold your hand, I do that with every woman I cross the street with." During their lunch, she said, he "proceeded to reference his sex life, offered her marijuana edibles, and ordered her a meal she did not choose." She wanted police to document also that he tried to hug her once they were back in the car, asked for a kiss while pointing to the side of his face, and finally said, "Don't let my wife know."

A woman claimed to have found the N-word written in snow on Jermain Avenue on Feb. 9, but she had brushed it away by the time police arrived.

A Bay Street resident reported her 2012 Honda Accord stolen from her driveway on Feb. 9, but remembered in the telling that she had left the car elsewhere.

Another false alarm played out that night on Ackerly Street, when someone reported a vehicle "parked suspiciously for an hour." The driver told police he had been waiting for 20 minutes for a friend to come out of his house.

Last Thursday evening, a caller was concerned for a gray and brown cat that she believed had been on her neighbor's porch since the day before. The owner said the cat had just been out walking, and police confirmed it was in good shape before the neighbor let it inside.

Six youths ran away Friday evening after a construction manager asked what they were doing at a site on West Water Street. The manager requested extra police patrol after workers finish at 4:30 p.m.

The occupants of a hot tub behind a house on Division Street were being a bit too noisy at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, and a neighbor complained. They agreed to turn off the music and keep conversation to a minimum after police showed up.

In a Saturday evening series of unfortunate events, a Franklin Avenue resident told police that someone had plowed snow into her driveway, and now it had frozen and she could not enter the driveway.

A parking space scuffle happened on Main Street Saturday after a woman berated another woman who had parked in a private lot with unassigned spaces. The driver replied that she was a home health aide, working for an elderly person with dementia, and was staying with her for the weekend, according to the police report. Police confirmed that she had parked in one of three spaces assigned to her employer's apartment. "Walk away and call us," they advised, if another dispute arose.

On Valentine's Day, police "separated and calmed" two parties at the dog park on Havens Beach. Allegedly, one dog had jumped out of its owner's car without a leash and run toward another dog, whose owner said he'd prevented a dogfight by putting his knee between the two. The owner of the first dog, who called police, said he was sure the man had kicked his dog.

More dog drama that day: An employee of Lulu Kitchen & Bar disputed the presence of a service dog in the Main Street restaurant, despite the owner, who called police, providing documentation. The employee then asked a number of questions, he said, and he left, feeling offended.

On Presidents Day, a Rector Street couple reported finding two paintings that the husband had done in 1972 for George McGovern's presidential campaign, neither of them seen since nor, to their knowledge, sold, listed at for auction on Tuesday at the Westport Auction House in Norwalk, Conn.

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