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On the Police Logs 04.21.22

Thu, 04/21/2022 - 10:06

East Hampton

After being away for a time, Maria Groton returned to her Route 114 residence on April 14 to find a basement window had been kicked in and new locks on the doors. It appeared that squatters had been there: The interior of the house was a mess. The closets were filled with mail, but with many different names on the envelopes. An air mattress was folded up and children’s clothes and toys were strewn about. The refrigerator was full of rotten food; there were cobwebs festooning the ceiling corners. Ms. Groton called police and asked that extra patrols be assigned to the area.

More trail-riding A.T.V.s were reported on Friday, this time roaring up and down Settlers Landing Lane. Police responded but they were nowhere to be seen, perhaps terrorizing another neighborhood.


East Hampton Village

Paul Hamilton phoned police at about 8 on Friday night, complaining of construction noise near his Further Lane home. An officer reported hearing the “low sound of metal being hit together” coming from a nearby residence, but could not gain access because of multiple gates. Soon after, the officer saw a truck towing a woodchipper leaving the area and realized things were suddenly quiet.

A Vespa scooter was stolen from an apartment complex on the Circle on the night of April 12. A tenant there told police that the scooter’s owner had loaned it to him over the last few years, and all three sets of keys were in his apartment. Police are trying to contact the owner and have notified neighboring law enforcement to be on the lookout.

Police spotted an unfamiliar work van parked at the John Marshall Elementary School on April 13 and spoke with its driver, who said he was only eating lunch.

Another parked van, this one facing traffic in the middle of the road at the intersection of McGuirk and Newtown Lanes, caused a stir last Thursday. The owner was issued a parking summons and left the area.

Graffiti, including drawings of “male genitalia” together with the statement that “life sucks,” were found on Friday at the bus stop on Newtown Lane.



On April 12, Robert Bazoge found an officer on patrol and told him he’d just witnessed two men sweeping broken glass out of their box truck and onto Fleming Road. The officer drove to Fleming Road and found a pile of broken glass. Adam Crandall was there, and told the officer he too had watched the men sweep the glass out of the truck. He called the company to complain, he said, but they denied wrongdoing and said Mr. Crandall could not prove the men had dumped the glass. The officer called the company too; they told him he had the wrong number and hung up. Mr. Crandall cleaned up the glass and the case was closed, though justice was not served.


Sag Harbor

An 18-wheeler driving erratically made Dawnelle Yager fear for her safety on April 13. She had pulled in front of the truck in Noyac, and when she turned onto Long Beach Road, the truck driver began tailgating her. When she got to the 20-mile-per-hour zone just before the traffic circle, she slammed on her brakes. The driver then began yelling obscenities at her, and she called police.

A middle of the night brush fire last Thursday caused Don Meyer to call police to Oakland Avenue. Smoke and flames were coming from the front yard of a house under construction when they arrived. Firefighters were called in and were able to put the fire out.

Terry Sullivan reported erratic drivers around Havens Beach Road, midmorning last Thursday, but police found no such vehicles.

A male Samoyed, off leash and running amok on the streets of Ninevah, brought a call to police on Friday, just before dinnertime. Police notified WLNG to put the word out.

When Charles Friedman came out to his West Water Street house on April 13, he found a strange note taped to the door. “I own this residence since October of 2021,” it said. Mr. Friedman gave police the name of a woman who he believed wrote the note, saying there was an ongoing issue involved. Mr. Friedman said he was the true owner of the house and said he would sign a trespass affidavit next time he was in the village.

Around sunset on April 15, an anonymous caller told police that a group of youths were up on the roof at Salon Xavier. Officers arrived to find four kids descending a stairwell. The four said there was no chain on the stairwell, and they didn’t know they weren’t allowed on the roof. The officers let them know that they were not to go up there, at all, ever.

Sen called police during dinner service Saturday night after a man fainted at his table. He had regained consciousness by the time police arrived, however, and claimed to be fine. Thirty minutes later, the restaurant had to call again, because the same man was vomiting. When officers arrived a second time, they found the man “conscious and alert.” He refused medical attention.



Rigoberto Garrido Carrera was wide awake at 7:30 a.m. last Thursday and blasting some music while doing construction work on Argyle Lane. This was too much for a neighbor, Annette Danto, who called police to complain. Mr. Carrera promised to turn the music down.

Trail bikes close to Will Curl Highway were creating a ruckus just after midnight Friday, when an anonymous caller notified police. By the time they arrived, the biker



A portion of Wainscott Main Street was closed on April 11 as underground utility work was performed, and Sharon Zambrelli called police around lunchtime to say that traffic was very backed up, with cars forced to make U-turns to avoid the congestion. An officer at the scene, however, reported only “minimal disruption,” with flaggers effectively facilitating the traffic flow. The project manager, Todd Akers, said that all work would be complete by April 30.

A man wearing a black hoodie was seen taking videos around the Wainscott School on April 12. Police searched the area but did not find him.

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