Police received an anonymous report on Sunday afternoon that employees at Best Pizza and Dive Bar on Napeague may not have been wearing masks in compliance with state public health rules. Two officers were dispatched to check it out, and found everyone there with masks on.
A woman called police Sunday morning to report seeing, by the side of Stephen Hand’s Path near Cedar Street, a large black garbage bag containing what looked to be “a person, or human remains.” A potentially gruesome situation turned out to be rather routine: The bag was filled with insulation materials and other construction debris. The highway crew was contacted for cleanup, and police called the woman back to tell her the only foul play afoot was littering.
On Jan. 4, someone turned in a black Adidas workout bag that “appeared to have been left behind in error” in front of the Shagwong Tavern. The bag contained a pink yoga mat and a purple pillow. It awaits its owner’s claiming in the property locker at the Montauk police precinct.
On the opposite end of the lost-and-found game, an employee of Mickey’s Carting who lives in the hamlet reported his wallet missing on Saturday. The wallet contained his learner’s permit and Social Security card.
A man flying a drone Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of Joel’s Lane and Archibald Way reported the drone had got caught in the wind and crashed somewhere inaccessible. He left his number with the police in case it is located. Sag Harbor code prohibits drone-flying in most places in the village.
A resident of 7th Street called police on Sunday afternoon to report trespassing after watching a man and two young girls trying to get into her neighbor’s house through the front door and windows. The man then walked around back of the house before leaving. An officer checked the property and found nothing suspicious, but advised the homeowner to put up No Trespassing signs.
An 18-wheeler carrying building supplies to the Springs School was parked partially blocking a driveway on Old Stone Highway on Jan. 5 at around 8 a.m. It was moved without incident.
The manager of the Speedway gas station, who in November called police on a former employee who was suspected of stealing, reported on Jan. 5 that $25 was missing from another worker’s till. The manager signed a petty larceny affidavit, but declined to press charges.