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On the Police Logs 11.30.23

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 08:46


Black "block lettering" was seen freshly scrawled on a white wood fence at the East End Cemetery on Atlantic Avenue on Sunday morning. The official report states that similar vandalism was discovered there last month, too. The town parks department, which maintains the cemetery, was called in to clean it up. Meanwhile, police are checking camera footage from the Amagansett firehouse across the street for any suspicious activity.

That wasn't the first time vandals tagged public property in Amagansett this month: On Nov. 18, lifeguard stands and restrooms at Atlantic Avenue Beach were discovered tagged with lettering that appeared to be in a foreign language. The investigation is ongoing.

East Hampton

Betty Piloco of Oakview Highway reported to police Nov. 20 that she had seen two men drinking alcohol while sitting in a black car they had parked in front of her house. According to the report, after she asked them to leave, they cursed at her but ultimately left the area. Police did not find a car matching the description.

Extreme weather knocked down at least a dozen trees across town on the evening of Nov. 20. The next morning, the town highway department was called in to haul them away. Reports came in from Jonathan Drive, Bow Oarsman's Road, Rolling Woods Court, Long Hill Road, Owls Nest Lane, and several other streets.

Donald O'Connell of Two Holes of Water Road called the police shortly after 10 on Saturday morning to report that someone had dumped concrete onto his property earlier that day. He didn't catch a description of the offender's vehicle.

A postman delivering mail on Coronet Lane reported seeing remnants of charred mail inside a mailbox on the afternoon of Nov. 18. Officers investigating the incident saw what looked like an "exploded firework." 

East Hampton Village

Police were called to a village-owned building at Two Mile Hollow Beach on the morning of Nov. 18 when it was discovered that a toilet had been used but not flushed, and in fact could not be flushed because the water had been turned off for the winter.

The removal of bamboo from a property on Newtown Lane has become a source of "neighborly tension," states a Nov. 21 police report. It escalated to a phone call to the police, with one resident complaining that he believed his neighbor had placed "a large Halloween skeleton statue" facing his house to make him "feel uncomfortable." That neighbor denied it was intentional but agreed to lay the skeleton on the ground instead of propping it up. An officer suggested that "neighborly cooperation would benefit all parties involved" in the bamboo-removal process.

Later that day, a 65-year-old patron of the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter called the police for help finding his pants and car keys. A short time later, the man called back to cancel the request for help, as he had located the pants and keys.

A 56-year-old New York City woman suspected of stealing $730 in merchandise from the Zimmermann store in July turned herself in to police on Nov. 21. She was charged with a misdemeanor count of petty larceny and is due in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Dec. 20. The police report indicates a second suspect, also a woman, is also being sought in connection with the incident.


Rachel Goldberg noticed a laptop valued at $1,600 missing from her house on South Edgemere Street after returning from walking her dog on the afternoon of Nov. 20. She told police she had also noticed that a display of candles on her table had been rearranged. Police are still investigating.

A woman walking her dog on Bunker Trail in Shadmoor State Park last Thursday morning reported seeing a swastika carved into the ground. She called the town police, who in turn called in the state park police to investigate.

A 58-year-old man staying at Daunt's Albatross Motel fell off the toilet and sustained a cut on his head early Friday morning. He was seen and heard knocking on doors, fully naked, seeking help. He was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment.

Early Sunday morning, Mikolaj Aleksiejuk of Glendale, N.Y., reported his wallet missing from a drawer in his room at the Royal Atlantic Beach Hotel. Police questioned a woman who had cleaned the room the day before; she denied taking it. Later that day, a Springs woman happened to find a wallet in front of the hotel and turned it in to police, but it wasn't Mr. Aleksiejuk's missing property.

Joseph Lenahan of the Montauk Fire Department reported Friday that the department's holiday toy donation box located at the green at Carl Fisher Plaza appeared to have been tampered with. Police are investigating it as an incident of criminal mischief.

Sag Harbor

A "small child" was seen and heard knocking on the door of a Meadowlark Lane house, then dashing away to a group of other youths, on the morning of Nov. 20. Children happened to have been dismissed early from school that day for parent-teacher conferences.

Right around dinnertime on Thanksgiving Day, a report of an oven fire drew police officers and firefighters to a house on Eastville Avenue. The family had evacuated the building as smoke filled it. The fire department safely extinguished a grease fire under the oven.

A Shaw Road resident contacted the police on Friday afternoon when he realized he'd been the victim of a Facebook marketplace scam. He told police he'd paid $300 in Apple Cash for a PlayStation 5 video game system, but only received an empty box in the mail.

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