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On the Police Logs 09.29.22

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:09


A boat moored off Lazy Point flipped over sometime on Sunday and its owner was notified. Sea Tow was on its way to salvage the vessel, pending the weather.

Six deer-fence posts were installed sometime in August at a Surf Drive house and found “bent over” not long after, causing $180 in damage. A heavily redacted police report indicates that a suspect was identified and faced a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge, but the homeowner declined to pursue it.

Two Amityville men, Hugo Faustino-Reyes and Leonidas Rodriquez-May, were charged with nighttime blue-claw crab poaching in Fresh Pond on Sept 18. Each received a ticket for shellfishing without a town license. 

East Hampton

An Island Road woman reported seeing a rocket shoot across Three Mile Harbor Saturday night, followed by exhaust flames and an airplane “traveling horizontally across the sky.” Two nearby shore fishermen could not corroborate her observation. 

East Hampton Village

Three cars were reported abandoned in the commercial parking lot at 99 Newtown Lane on Friday night: a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, a 2012 Mazda, and a 2022 BMW, all with Florida tags. Two owners were contacted and said they would retrieve their vehicles; the BMW was poised to be towed. 

A Freightliner truck with a faulty fuel line spilled “a small amount of diesel” on West End Road near Apaquogue Road last Thursday morning. Firefighters cleaned up the fuel and a mechanic was dispatched to fix the truck.

At the offices of the village mayor and clerk, 86 Main Street, on the morning of Sept. 21, police discovered an exterior glass window with a small bullet hole and a possible BB lodged in its wooden trim.

Two men were reported trying to break in to a Lexus parked near 32 Railroad Avenue on the evening of Sept. 21. Police found neither the Lexus nor the men.

Leon Li of East Hampton was one of two men crabbing in Georgica Pond on the afternoon of Sept. 21 when Brian LaBelle, a harbormaster, arrived to check out a report of possible poaching. One man fled into tall grass and was not found. Mr. Li took a seat at a picnic table with two women and presented an East Hampton Town shellfish license, saying that the women were his guests. He was told that one shellfishing guest was allowed on his license, not two, and cited. He also got a ticket for possession of an undersize crab.

A dog left alone in a Porsche prompted a wellness check on Sept. 20 after its owner went into John Papas Cafe to pick up a food order. Someone called police, who arrived and said the dog was fine.

Another dog was locked in a parked Audi on Newtown Lane on the afternoon of Sept. 19, prompting concern from a passer-by. This dog, too, was fine; its caregiver had been shopping “for a brief moment.”

Someone trashed the men’s bathroom at the Maidstone Park pavilion on the night of Sept. 16. A sink was ripped off the wall, a mirror was shattered, and damages totaled $1,700. The vandal would face a felony charge if found, but police say they have no suspects.

A Babe’s Lane woman responded to a text message from what she thought was UPS on Friday afternoon, asking for her debit card information “to update her shipping address.” The woman provided the information before realizing she’d been scammed, though not before 27 charges, totaling $5,479.85, had been processed from her bank account. A larceny affidavit is on file.


Two pet-sitting houseguests on Dogwood Street told police Sunday night that they believed an unwanted guest had camped out there. A bed was rumpled and locks were open, though nothing else appeared to be out of the ordinary.

A Toyota was parked in front of Deep Hollow Ranch on the night of Sept. 21 when Officer Jake Bramwell observed two hunters, Rosemary Grimm and Batuhan Akkaya, walking toward it along Route 27. The Montauk residents said they were prowling for Pokemons on their iPhones and hadn’t realized that they’d wandered onto private property.

Grace DeLeo of Second House Road told police a “suspicious vehicle” had gone down her driveway at around 4 a.m. on Sept. 20. Given the recent rash of larcenies in the hamlet, she wanted to file a report.

On Sept. 20 at 5 a.m., Christopher Costa of Babylon, a charter boat captain, was walking to his boat, docked at Gurney’s Star Island Yacht Club, when, he told police, another charter boat captain began arguing with him about his business. Police advised both parties to refrain from future contact.

Damage was reported to the Montauk Skate Park sign on Sept. 16, police said. “Small markings/letters on a plaque near the basketball court,” written in pen or pencil, were found.

Sag Harbor

Chloe Semlear reported getting into a street fight outside Murf’s Backstreet Tavern early Sunday morning with a woman known as Jordan. Surveillance footage showed the woman repeatedly shoving Ms. Semlear until security stepped in. 

Water gushed from a Palmer Terrace house into the street Friday night while a pool was being drained. The homeowner claimed she didn’t know the village had a prohibition against draining pools in that manner, and would find another way to empty hers. 

A shoelace caught in a bike chain caused a spill last Thursday afternoon that injured an unidentified woman’s right shoulder. She complained of difficulty breathing, police said, and was transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Another “suspicious vehicle” repeatedly drove up and down Fordham Road last Thursday night, prompting a 911 call. Police said the driver was helping a friend move.

A mysterious banging noise in the basement of 25 Harrison Street was sourced to a kinked and leaky irrigation hose. Officers unkinked it on the afternoon of Sept. 19.

A student left school on Sept. 19 and was spotted soon after running along Route 114, dangerously close to passing traffic. The youth was encouraged to stop running and was released into his mother’s custody.


Nohemi Villata was spotted with a clam rake in Accabonac Harbor not long after sunset on Sunday. The East Hampton resident couldn’t produce a shellfish license and was ticketed for poaching.

The presumed recovery of a stolen vehicle, spotted on Springs-Fireplace Road on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m., wasn’t to be. The stolen Volvo’s plate number was FFJ2529. The Nissan had a license plate reading FPJ2529. An electronic license plate reader was blamed for the mixup.

A man who met a New York City woman at a Bridgehampton bar, and then showed up uninvited to her short-term rental on King’s Point Road in the early morning of Sept. 18, was told to leave. He called an Uber, she told police, though not before throwing a drink on the floor.

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