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On the Police Logs 08.11.22

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 11:03


A town police cone standing in the road where it hadn’t been before led Craig King of Wyandanch Lane to call police on the evening of Aug. 1. An officer determined that there was no hazard to be marked and removed the cone.

East Hampton

Rocio Quito of Queens left her belongings at the Maidstone Beach Pavilion on Saturday afternoon while she took a swim. She returned to find $700 missing from a pair of shorts. 

A woman pulled a 2018 Subaru into the North Main Street I.G.A. lot on Aug. 2 and suddenly realized she was in the wrong vehicle. It was identical to her own Subaru, parked someplace else. Police, who’d just received a report of a stolen vehicle, straightened things out and both vehicles were soon back with their rightful owners. (Except for the make of the cars, there was an identical incident last week, when a man left Goldberg’s in a Jeep that wasn’t his.)  

Benjamin Gober summoned police to his Hand’s Creek house on Aug. 1 to report that numerous wooden spindles had gone missing from a fence. No criminality was suspected, but the homeowner wanted the incident on record.

Robb Hirsch was walking his dogs on Main Beach on Aug. 1 around 9:30 a.m. when police spotted him and gave him a warning. Pets are not permitted on village beaches between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily from May 15 to Sept. 15.

Another dog incident, dating back to June 26, was resolved without charges last week after the parties involved agreed to steer clear of one another. Two women were walking their dogs that day near High Point Road in Northwest when they passed a man working on his boat in his front yard. They later complained to police that his dog had attacked theirs. The man maintained that one of the women had sprayed him with pepper spray; she said she was trying to spray his dog. Their shouts and screams alerted a neighbor, who ran over and gave the women, and their dogs, a ride home.


A call from South Erie Avenue about a suspicious vehicle took police there around noon on Aug. 2, where they found Muhammad Rizwan asleep in the back seat of a 2010 Toyota. Mr. Rizwan, of Binghampton, N.Y., said he was an Uber driver and was taking a nap. Town code prohibits “car-camping,” and Mr. Rizwan was given a ticket to appear in court.

Peter Welling of Monroe Street received a package last Thursday addressed to a person he did not know. The package, which proved to contain an iPhone and charger, was addressed to one Rich Meserole. Police called AT&T in an attempt to locate Mr. Meserole, but the customer service line had very long wait times, so the iPhone was put in the Montauk precinct property locker, waiting to be claimed.

Sag Harbor

Marco A. Loja-Illescas received two checks for a pool job on Wooded Path recently that bounced, he told police Friday morning. One was for $22,500; the other for $30,000. Mr. Loja-Illescas told police he would pursue the matter in civil court.

Three men were filming a fight scene near 114 Main Street on the late afternoon of Aug. 1 when someone decided it was “a risk,” and called police. The filmmakers were told that they needed a permit to make a movie in the village.

On Monday night, Noelle Marcantonio reported that two men might be trying to break into cars in the Rose Street parking lot. Police canvassed the area, didn’t find the men, and registered that all vehicles in the lot were okay.

On Monday at around 11 p.m. police noted a large group of kids going in and out of the Corwin B.D. Agency building on Spring Street. One youth told police his parents owned the building and it was okay for him and his friends to hang out there. Police contacted the parents, who assured them it wouldn’t happen again.


A mint-green Vespa went missing from Jo May’s Westwood Road yard on or around July 25 and still hasn’t been located. All that remained at the scene was an extension cord used to charge the bike’s battery. Police have canvassed neighboring homes to no avail.

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