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On the Police Logs 09.09.21

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 15:16

A fight broke out among multiple patrons outside the Stephen Talkhouse at around 3 a.m. on Saturday. Police were already patrolling the area, but by the time they arrived the combatants had fled. No one was injured.

East Hampton

Another brawl involving a number of people erupted in a large crowd shortly after 2 a.m. Friday at an unnamed nightclub on Three Mile Harbor Road. Police were unable to identify those involved because the crowd was dispersing when they got there. No injuries were reported.

On Saturday night, a Wagon Lane family called police for help finding an 82-year-old relative who they thought had gone missing. Nassau County police found her at home — her other home, in Manhasset — safe and sound.

East Hampton Village

Early Saturday morning, village police received a call from a 43-year-old man staying in a house on Hither Lane who needed help unlocking a second-floor bathroom door. He told police his young daughter had locked the door from the inside and couldn't get out. An officer was able to access the bathroom from the roof, dismantle the lock, and free the child.

Because marijuana is now legal in New York State, village police said there was nothing illegal about a 30-year-old man who appeared to be smoking pot in front of a Race Lane business Saturday morning. A 71-year-old East Hampton woman had reported him to the police.

Yellowjackets inspired a call to police on Saturday afternoon from Babette's. Many of them were buzzing about the Newtown Lane restaurant after an employee intentionally placed food containers around the property to attract them there "instead of patrons' plates of food." The manager disagreed with an officer that the ploy appeared to be attracting even more yellowjackets, but said a pest control company had been called in.

Police received 10 noise complaints between 8:45 p.m. on Friday and 3:06 a.m. on Saturday. Three of them referenced one house on Borden Lane, a seven-bedroom, 5,500-square-foot residence that has been on the market for $4.25 million. The listing, posted on the real estate website, notes the house is "on a quiet lane."


Ryan Thompson of Northport would like his two surfboards returned, please. The two Odysea soft-top boards, a pink 9-footer valued at $375 and a blue 5-foot-6 one valued at $425 that has strap marks on the top, were taken from the bed of his pickup truck on July 31 while it was parked at Ditch Plain for several hours. According to this week's police report, Mr. Thompson, 31, does not wish to press charges against the thief — he just wants the boards back.

Someone has been ripping off John's Drive-In using online food-ordering apps. Six times between June 17 and Aug. 7, the owners told police, a person using the same name placed orders using different credit card numbers, with the payments ultimately returned to the restaurant as "charge-backs." By the seventh time, the staff had wised up and refused to honor the order. Someone came to pick up the food, but was told he would need to show his credit card before the order would be prepared, and the would-be diner left and never came back. The story apparently did not end there, but the rest of the police report was redacted.

Police picked up a pickup truck on Monday, a day after its owner, a 71-year-old resident of Wells Avenue, reported it stolen. The 2006 GMC truck, which had been parked at his apartment, unlocked with the keys inside, was found some six miles away near the intersection of Birch Drive and Old Montauk Highway.

The bar fights in Amagansett and East Hampton last week were preceded by one at the Shagwong Tavern, shortly before 2 a.m. on Aug. 29, in which a 33-year-old Montauk man got into a tussle with the security guard and a police officer. He was ticketed for disorderly conduct, a violation.

Northwest Harbor

An expected package not received by a Terry's Trail resident triggered a call to police on Sept. 1. A call to the neighbors might have been in order instead — the box had been delivered to the wrong house.

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