A Muir Boulevard woman who was trying to rent a place on Gann Road nearby lost a large amount of money last month in a scam. It began when a man on Craigslist told her to send $600 for an application; only then, he said, could he mail her the contract and the keys. In the following days, he asked for another $700 for a deposit, which the woman paid, but nothing arrived in the mail. The man told her the delay was due to his daughter being in the hospital. In fact, he said, he also needed a first-month's deposit of $1,000 in Bitcoin, which the woman wired over, only to be told she needed to send another $1,000 for the last month's rent in the same way or else the "package" would continue to be held up. The woman finally suspected something and called police, who advised her to initiate a fraud claim with her bank. A system search for the scammer using his Craigslist information did not turn up any information.
East Hampton Village
Police responded to a call on March 30 regarding kids who had "removed East Hampton Middle School's football pads off the training sled and were playing with them." The pads were in their rightful place when officers arrived.
A seal at Main Beach last Thursday occasioned a call to police from someone concerned for its health, but an officer reported that the animal was "adolescent and appeared in very good health."
At the traffic circle on Route 114 and Toilsome Lane early Friday morning, a man called to "document a road rage incident." He told police the driver ahead of him was "driving unnecessarily slow" and suddenly slamming on the brakes. The caller added that on his commute every morning over the past two years, he has dealt with this same car several times. Nothing physical has taken place, "but there has been tension building between the two parties," and the man believes the driver is specifically targeting him. Police told him to ignore the driver and call again if he observes erratic driving.
At a Suffolk Street house where there has been ongoing tension between tenant and landlord, the former reported that late on the night of March 29, she heard a noise on a rear deck and encountered a dead squirrel when she went to look. She told police she believed it was "thrown onto the property by the landlord."
A black pit bull was reported wandering around Latham Street on March 30. The owner was soon located and provided assurance that he would get the dog a collar and leash.
That night, a Washington Avenue homeowner told police there were four unknown men on his property. When officers accosted them, the group began running toward the back of the house. One stopped and identified himself as a juvenile; the other three youths were found soon after. All four were taken to headquarters and their parents were contacted.
A parent called law enforcement March 31 on behalf of her daughter, who, home alone in the family's Lincoln Street residence, was afraid because someone was banging on the front door and ringing the doorbell. The daughter had just received an Uber Eats delivery and was concerned that the driver had seen both parents leave the residence and now "was attempting to gain entry," police said. An officer determined the subject was likely a United Parcel Service driver, as a package had been left.
A Madison Street woman reported last Thursday that the contractor at her neighbor's house was spraying water on her own house and she was concerned it would break one of her windows. The contractor told police he'd accidentally gotten chlorine on her siding and, as a courtesy, washed it off with just water so it wouldn't leave a mark.
Two people were reported "boxing" at the end of Long Wharf on Friday. They told police they were just having a workout.