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On the Police Logs 04.22.21

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:47

East Hampton Village

A man was sitting on the train tracks near the East Hampton Railroad Station, a 911 caller reported on Tuesday evening. A responding officer found the man who said he lived in Riverhead standing on a sidewalk. He explained that he had been waiting for a bus and said he would stay off the tracks.


A Fort Pond Road resident arriving home on Sunday morning told police that a lockbox to his house was open, an entrance key was missing, the front door was unlocked, and a hose was running. Upon inspection, entry did not appear forced and the only thing missing was the key, police said.

Sag Harbor

A Madison Street chimney caught fire on April 12. The blaze was put out by the Sag Harbor Fire Department using a single hose line, leaving minor damage to the roof of the house, a report said.

At 2 the next morning, another fiery encounter on Madison Street proved less straightforward. A woman and her boyfriend called police about their upstairs neighbor who had “been walking up and down the stairs and slamming doors, screaming at them to stop smoking weed,” police said. The couple said they had not been smoking and tried to tell this to the neighbor when she came to their door and said she would "kill” them, according to police. After a bit of a scuffle, the upstairs neighbor was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for pain in her left knee.

It was a sad, cautionary tale when a Yugoslav shepherd broke from its owner’s grip on Brandywine Drive and attacked a Havanese, giving the smaller dog severe puncture wounds that led to its death and the shepherd’s surrender to the Southampton Animal Shelter on April 13.

The next evening, when a Hillside Drive West homeowner called in about an unknown man with a flashlight on private property, the man told police he was walking his dog and cutting through the property to get home.

This week’s event at the Long Island Avenue 7-Eleven involved a dispute over a face covering when a man’s mask fell below his nose while talking to his wife in the store. Police reported that the man began to argue when told by the storeowner to lift his mask. He was escorted out of the store, claiming that on his way out, another shopper “made a threat to him with a bottle of wine.”

Another Madison Street dispute over the weekend was between a tenant and daughter of the late previous property owners. The tenant told police that she had lived at the property for about two years, “only paying $1,000 a month,” but the daughter had told her to stop paying rent and “is mad that she hasn’t found a new place to live.”

At Schiavoni’s Market on Sunday afternoon, a man was “walking around the store eating sushi.” When confronted and told to pay for his meal, he put the sushi back on the shelf, saying it was expired. He told the employee, “I’m not paying for it,” and when an officer spoke with him, he added, “the sushi didn’t taste right.”

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