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On the Police Logs, January 27

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 11:27


Responding to a call Saturday morning about a possible swimmer in distress at Lazy Point, town police instead found four duck hunters towing their boat out of the water.

East Hampton

On Friday afternoon, a West Drive homeowner called the police on her tenant, who she said had damaged the siding by throwing rocks at the house. She declined to press criminal mischief charges, however, telling police that eviction proceedings are already under way.

Four officers responded to a report of a man dressed in camouflage who was behaving suspiciously in the vicinity of Boxwood Street and Cedar Street on Jan. 19 at about 10:30 p.m. One witness said she saw him enter the backyard of a house. Police canvassed the area, but found neither the man nor any sign that something was amiss.

The owner of a local painting company who lent his 2003 Chevrolet Express van to a helper on Dec. 20 reported to police last week that the van had not been returned two days later as promised. He has been unable to reach the helper, he said, after trying every day since Dec. 22. According to a police report the van is now considered stolen.


No one knows who left the note saying “Montauk has your number, leave now” on a 2021 BMW belonging to a 32-year-old resident of the Landing co-op community. The note was left on Jan. 17 sometime between 4 and 9 p.m., and the woman who received it told police she had no personal issues with anyone and no idea who could have left it.

Between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3, someone ripped multiple parts out of a Bobcat Skid Steer construction vehicle that was parked near a floating dock at a waterfront West Lake Drive property. The vehicle was in fair condition with some rust, police were told, “therefore it must have taken some time” for the thief to steal the parts. An investigation is ongoing.

Sag Harbor

A passer-by called police on the morning of Jan. 19 to report seeing a pile of burning wood in the driveway of a house under construction on Madison Street. A worker at the site told an officer that the fire had been lit to melt a pile of frozen sand below it, so that the sand could be mixed into concrete, but the officer instructed him to put it out because it violated the village’s rules on open burning.


A Beechwood Court woman called police on Jan. 5 to report the theft of a 72-piece set of silverware, dating back to 1907 and valued at $9,000. The woman noticed it missing in November, she told police, but “did not have time” to file a report until Jan. 5. Police interviewed three of her employees, who all denied taking the silverware.

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