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On the Police Logs 08.19.21

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 08:06


Overnight on Aug. 7, the Bluff Road stop sign at Atlantic Avenue was spray-painted turquoise, with "Love" above in light purple.

East Hampton

A renter on Harbor Boulevard was alarmed on Sunday morning by an instance of harassment, but will be "returning to his houseboat in Sag Harbor, so there will be no further issues," said police.

East Hampton Village

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, "an  unknown subject moved a small outside table from the backyard to the front stoop" of a Dunemere Lane house and "dumped a small garbage bag of seashells on the stoop as well," according to the police report. 

Police stopped a 27-year-old man on Newtown Lane on the evening of Aug. 11 after someone reported him for "taking suspicious photos." He said he was "just trying to take pictures of famous people." No further questions. 

Three cars were found Friday morning parked illegally in handicapped spots, two in the Reutershan lot behind Main Street and the other in the CVS lot. All were ticketed.

A man at the train station on Friday afternoon "was upset that his suitcase handle broke," police reported. The man had been reported yelling in the roadway.


Two men created a scene across the street from the Memory Motel at around 2 a.m. on Friday. One of them, a security guard, who had been escorting the other off the premises for disturbing patrons, sustained a small cut to his face when his ward, who police said seemed highly combative, resisted. He was put into an Uber; no charges were filed.

Sag Harbor

On Aug. 9, an officer called the number on the collar of a dog who had been tied to a Main Street bench for an hour. The owner came to fetch him, saying that he'd "forgotten while getting ice cream that the dog was tied to the bench."

At Long Wharf on the night of Aug. 10, police said an ill-directed spotlight from a boat was making it difficult for other vessels to navigate. A woman on deck turned it off.

A paparazzo in a blue Toyota, after being turned away from the Sag Harbor Yacht Club yard on Aug. 11, yelled out his car window, "I'll get that f-ing picture of Chris!"

Someone reported a silver Tesla blocking a parking space on Wharf Street last Thursday evening, but the car had moved by the time police arrived.

A dog running loose concerned a Friday morning caller. Police found the dog sitting in front of a Division Street house, and when the owner opened the gate, Heidi ran inside. 

The warring factions of tenant and renter on Suffolk Street were at it again on Friday. The tenant found "multiple pieces of chewing gum on the property, some unscented, one smelling like peppermint. A friend stepped on one and sent her a picture," an officer reported.

A Grand Street house was another hotbed of disagreement early Saturday. Police were called in to mediate after several people arrived there at 5 a.m. in an Uber, one of whom was told he could not stay as a house guest. This was not what he had been told earlier, he claimed. 

Around midnight on Saturday, a man showed a bartender at Sag Pizza a picture of himself holding a rifle, and threatened to kill him, he told police. An officer recognized the aggressor from the barman's description, knew he worked at Baron's Cove, and found him in the Rose Street parking lot, where he admitted arguing with the bartender but said it was only a joke.


No one was sure how long the "black arrow embedded in a sprinkler head" had been outside the Springs Fire Department, but it was found on July 30 at 1:30 p.m. Police said the arrow appeared to have been shot from the south, causing damage to the top and bottom of the sprinkler.


A woman told an officer she'd been standing close to the stage at The Clubhouse on the night of July 16 when "someone did not like where she was standing so they grabbed her shoulders and shoved her to the ground." The assailant disappeared, but the incident rattled people inside, and the bouncers escorted everyone out. Police interviewed the woman in the parking lot, where she said she was not hurt. 

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