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On the Police Logs 06.23.22

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:51


A “Let’s Go Brandon” yard sign was stolen from a Deep Woods Lane property on Saturday night. The homeowner told police he’d had the sign on his lawn for six months without a problem.

East Hampton

A man walking on the Mile Hill Road beach end in Northwest on June 13 watched a group of teenagers shooting skeet across the water and then, believing they were taking pictures of him as he walked by, called police. He told an officer he’d had no interaction with the group and was not sure why they would take his picture.

Police were sent to Blue Jay Way last Thursday following a complaint about loud noise. Analisse Dunne told the officer she didn’t know the town rules on residential noise and turned her music down.

East Hampton Village

A local man who was driving on Pantigo Road last week stopped to let someone cross the road. A Mercedes then stopped near him and the driver came up to his window, yelling that he’d driven too close to him while the pedestrian was crossing the street. He banged on the man’s car window before reaching in and slapping him in the face. The driver did not want to pursue the incident, he told police, but wanted it on record.

A Baiting Hollow Road resident called police because a neighbor’s landscaping crew was using a gas-powered blower, which is prohibited from June 1 until Labor Day. The police found the landscaper and gave him a summons for a code violation.


A bouncer at the Memory Motel called for police aid just after midnight Friday after a man they’d  asked to leave kept trying to enter. The man, described as “a white male wearing a pink shirt, khaki pants, and white shoes,” had climbed up a back roof of the motel in an attempt to gain entry. The bouncers were able to get him off the roof, and he finally took off on foot.

Graffiti were reported last week on the bathroom in the Lions Field parking lot. “MTK 2022” was written on the room divider, while “MTK 22” landed on the hand dryer. With less space to work, the graffiti artist was only able to put a “22” on the soap dispenser.

Sag Harbor

Just at sunrise on June 14, Tom Schiavoni was walking with a friend on Long Wharf when they were approached by youths asking if they wanted to buy some Adderall. They declined, and the youths left the area.

A child’s nanny got stuck in handcuffs on June 15 and needed police assistance to remove them. The child, who’d handcuffed the nanny, told police this wasn’t the first time it had happened. Last time, he said, the fire department had been called in. This time, though, a number of different keys failed to unlock the cuffs, and they were finally picked open with a paper clip.

A seaplane nearly collided with a paddleboarder, Billy Baldwin, last Thursday evening, prompting a complaint to the harbormaster. While he was paddling in the channel, Mr. Baldwin said, maybe 100 yards from Mashashimuet Point and close to the floating dock, a seaplane came in for a landing. Seeing him at the last minute, the pilot narrowly avoided hitting him. Mr. Baldwin said the pontoons were coming directly at him, prompting him to undo his board leash to free himself should he have to dive down to avoid the plane.

A group of teenagers were seen running out the front door of the Cormaria retreat last Thursday, heading toward Main Street.

Geoffrey Tobias returned to his car, parked on Sunday in the lot near Salon Xavier, and found it booted. He called the police to dispute the boot, saying he’d been parked less than two hours. A surveillance video proved otherwise, however, and Mr. Tobias paid the fee to have the boot removed.

Police received a call on the VHF channel of an overturned boat in Shelter Island Sound near Barcelona Neck on Monday. They located the vessel, a small sailboat, which was swamped. According to Ken Deeg, who runs the Sag Harbor Village boat launch, a line had got stuck on a deck cleat, and the sailors could not release the sail, causing the boat to capsize. A man in the water was rescued; so was a woman found hanging onto the hull. The boat was towed to a mooring, where Mr. Deeg pumped it out. The couple, whose names were not released, had been in the water for some time but refused medical treatment. Police noted that the sea was rough that day, with northwest winds blowing 15 to 25 miles per hour.


On June 14 near sunset, in another close call on local waters, a kayaker off Maidstone Park Beach flipped and was reported in distress. Marine patrol found Eddie Macuillima, wearing a flotation device, hanging onto his kayak. They brought him aboard their boat and dropped him off at the Gann Road dock, where he refused medical attention.


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