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On the Police Logs 07.22.21

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 08:40


The manager of the Clam Bar at Napeague called police on the morning of July 12 after a man on a bicycle reportedly hurled threats at employees. The man, who was otherwise "uncooperative," according to police, did tell an officer that he'd asked to use the restaurant's restroom but was denied entry. He admitted yelling some profanities before pedaling away. 

East Hampton

The owner of a Toyota Tundra parked it, unlocked, overnight last Thursday on Crystal Drive, with a window rolled down and $8,000 in the center console. The money, including 50 two-dollar bills, was gone when he returned at 6:30 a.m. Friday.

East Hampton Village

A Two Mile Hollow Road driveway gate sustained $1,900 worth of damage to its metal hinges on the night of July 11. The homeowner called police at 7 the next morning.

A security guard at a Briar Patch Road property called police at 11 p.m. on July 12 to report a man "trying to make contact with the homeowners." The 22-year-old man was escorted to the train station and put aboard a westbound train.
Someone abandoned a clothes dryer on Georgica Close Road on July 13.

Police recorded the summer's second known puppy scam last Thursday afternoon. A 32-year-old man had driven out from Manhattan to Amy's Lane to pick up a puppy after paying an unknown seller, supposedly a 71-year-old woman, a $250 deposit on Zelle.

An Apaquogue Road resident called at 9:15 p.m. last Thursday to report gunshots nearby. Police checked her field for hunters and found only "numerous deer bedded down in the area, not showing any alarm."

Church Street residents asked police Friday afternoon to get to the bottom of "a strong smell of decomposition." No source could be found.


Four people walking on the private beachfront property of an East Lake Drive residence on the morning of July 11 were confronted by the homeowner and left immediately. Police confirmed that the group, who were renting a property nearby, understood not to return.

Near the Plaza on the afternoon of July 13, a driver called police to say that another driver, a woman, was blocking several spots and honking at a man who was trying to back his Mercedes into one of them. According to the report, after he told her to "move her vehicle into an actual parking spot," her male companion got out of the car and pushed him, "with two open palms."

A New York City couple left their bicycles, a Priority Brilliant L Train valued at $980, and a $200 Marin Larkspur, outside Cottage 9 at Lenhart's on the night of July 8. All the wheels were gone in the morning.

Sag Harbor

A few Buddhaberry employees are no longer working there. The owner told police on July 12 that they had "not followed protocol" with the cash drawer the week before. Discrepancies were reportedly found between amounts logged and amounts deposited.

A young man observed sleeping on the grass by Redwood Road was transported home to his father at around 6 p.m. on July 13. Another fellow was found on Eastville Avenue last Thursday night, lying in the roadway; he said he'd had some alcohol and was just on his way home. Police helped him get there.

Management at Baron's Cove is waiting on $2,836.88 owed by a hotel guest who stayed from July 2 to July 5 and left without paying his bill.

A man reported his iPhone and marine radio, together worth $400, stolen from his unlocked car in the parking lot of Sag Harbor Beverage last week. He'd been gone for "two minutes," he told police.

Someone known only as Christopher, who has been subjecting Sagtown Coffee employees this summer to hours of creepy staring, was again making people uncomfortable on July 14. According to police, he told someone at Frances Valentine, a high-end women's clothing shop, that he "has a crush" on a Sagtown employee, and asked her to deliver a note to the person.

"Multiple slits" on the top of a convertible amounted to $3,500 damage last Thursday. The owner told police it had been parked on Main Street for 20 minutes.

The "capital letters" in her landlord's emails felt threatening to a Franklin Avenue tenant, who told police Friday afternoon that she has been having ongoing problems as a renter of his pool house. Also, she complained, when she has people over, he yells at them.

Saturday afternoon brought another call from Franklin Avenue: an owl in the fireplace of a home. Police placed the owl in a bedsheet at around 8:15 p.m. and released it in its natural habitat.

On Sunday at 5 p.m., an employee of Corner Closet on Main Street reported feeling threatened by a customer, who was upset that the store had closed 15 minutes early, at 4:45. The customer told police she'd been in the store for a minute when the owner asked her to step outside and get a face mask. It took her "20 seconds" to comply, she said; in the meantime, she was barred from re-entering.


A dog attacked by another dog on Lion Head Rock Road on July 13 was taken to the vet by animal control, which stated that all was under control. 


At about 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, loud voices and loud music were a problem for someone in the vicinity of Wainscott Stone Road and Glenn Oak Court. The voices told police they would turn off the music and keep guests indoors.

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