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On the Police Logs 11.23.23

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 08:56


As the sun was setting on Nov. 13, a white pickup truck leaving the beach at Indian Wells hit a dog, a Golden Retriever, and drove off. Police caught up with the driver, a 50-year-old East Hampton man, a short time later at Stuart’s Seafood Market, and ticketed him for leaving the scene of an accident. Meanwhile, Marine Patrol searched for the dog, which fled east on the beach after being hit. There was no further information.

On Sunday night near the Terry King ball field, police ticketed a man who they found drinking beer nearby. The same thing happened last week, though with a different man.

Early the next morning, an officer discovered a pile of construction debris at the Lazy Point boat ramp, including wood flooring pieces, buckets of building materials, and a white bed frame. The East Hampton Town Highway Department was called in to remove it.

East Hampton

Two men, one a 46-year-old from Montauk and the other a 35-year-old from Springs, were cited on Nov. 15 in the parking lot of One Stop Market for open-container violations, shortly before 8 p.m. Police said the pair had “numerous” open Corona beers in their car.

A resident of Neighborhood House Drive called police on Friday, reporting “two Hispanic males” sitting in “sports cars” in front of a house there “for some time.” Police questioned the men, who said they’d been hired to do landscaping work and were waiting for their boss to arrive with equipment.

Two of Jeff Schwartz’s neighbors on Hedges Banks Road were seen walking around his property on Sunday afternoon without his permission. The two told police they’d been “looking at the newly built construction” and “the views from the backyard.” They apologized and left; Mr. Schwartz declined to press charges.

East Hampton Village

A 74-year-old woman called police on the afternoon of Nov. 15 to report a vehicle parked on Amy’s Lane that she viewed as suspicious. Its owner, a 40-year-old Flanders man, told police his car had broken down.


It happened again: “Multiple reports of a loud explosion” came in from residents of North Farragut Road and Gannet Drive on Nov. 15 at around 6:30 p.m. One person told police it “sounded similar to explosions which have taken place in the area in the past.” Officers canvassed the area but found nothing amiss.

On Friday night, James Dunlop of Bohemia reported his boat, a 2001 Carolina Skiff with a Mercury motor, missing from the Cove Marina on West Lake Drive, along with its 14-foot trailer. He last saw it on the north side of the property the Sunday before, he said. Detectives are actively investigating.


Two Marine Patrol officers observed some 10 vehicles parked between mile markers 1A and 13A on Nov. 14, shortly after 9 p.m., and questioned their owners. Every truck belonged to someone who was fishing on the beach for tuna or striped bass. No one was ticketed.

Sag Harbor

On the afternoon of Nov. 14, Paul Grassfield of Ackerly Street called police after finding his garage door open, which, he said, could only have been done from inside the garage. Officers found an unlocked side door, but nothing suspicious otherwise.

Last week Susana Ungaro of Suffolk Street discovered damage to her gate and a white gargoyle statue missing from her property, which abuts Oakland Cemetery. The incident, considered criminal mischief and petty larceny, is under investigation.

In what police said was “an ongoing issue over the years,” Marie-Christine McNally of Burke Street reported Friday night that a group of youths had broken a window pane on her front door before running away. Charges will be filed if they are caught.


A Gardiner Avenue woman called police on the evening of Nov. 15 after seeing a stranger walking up her driveway before turning back to the street. The person was “wearing a red cap and walking with a limp,” she told an officer. No one matching that description was found.

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