The witness who called police on Dec. 17 thought that the driver of a red pickup truck would do the same. Instead, after hitting a utility pole on Route 114, the driver fled, leaving wires strewn across the road. Police looked but did not find the truck. PSEG repaired the broken pole.
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A woman called on the afternoon of Jan. 27 to report an injured seal at Two Mile Hollow Beach. An officer told her later that the seal did not appear to be injured, and that seals sometimes come out of the water to rest and to warm up.
Each of two women at the Golden Pear Cafe on Saturday morning complained to police that the other was "hassling her for standing too close," according to the report. One of them agreed to leave, police said.
The owner of 25 Washington Street arrived there on Jan. 25 to find three broken window panes and a shard of brick on the floor inside. Nothing was taken, however.
That afternoon, a caller on Denison Road reported that the driver of a white van was looking into people's mailboxes. A nearby homeowner reported finding a business card in her mailbox. Presumably the driver of the car had been distributing them, police said.
Around the same time, the owner of an unlocked 2018 Audi parked on Hampton Street called to report that the contents of the console had been searched through. Everything was still there, though.
The driver of a Ford pickup was not so lucky. On the morning of Jan. 26, he found the contents of the center console of his unlocked vehicle disturbed, but did not realize that anything was missing until later, when he was paying for lunch. His wallet, with $400 in it, had been in the glove box. The wallet was there but the money was gone.
Someone complained about dogs on the beach at Bay Street on the evening of Jan. 27, but was advised that such is legal this time of year.
Two calls this week from Franklin Avenue were just another chapter in what police have called an "ongoing feud" between neighbors. One complained that the other leaves his diesel truck running unattended every time he takes a nap.
At Middle Lane Highway on Friday, three children skating on a not-completely-frozen Round Pound were told they were on thin ice and had to leave, which they did.
A group of teenagers was at it again last Saturday, banging on windows, this time on Burke Street. A caller told police that every time they bang on the window, his baby wakes up. The youths were located, and one mother informed of the situation promised to let the rest of the parents know.
This has been updated to correct an item about a property on Washington Street in Sag Harbor.