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On the Police Logs 01.19.23

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 10:10

East Hampton Village

Village employees have been proved correct in their recent suspicion that people have been dumping household trash in municipal waste bins. On Jan. 11, police dug through garbage and found what they described as “documents” with names and addresses on them. Three people, one from Sag Harbor and two from East Hampton, may soon get a knock on their door from police warning them about littering.

On Saturday afternoon at the Ladies Village Improvement Society, a man sorting through donated clothes found a plastic bag containing “a white powdery substance” and called police. An officer took possession of the bag for storage in the evidence locker until it can be destroyed.

Sag Harbor

Carolyn Vegan complained to police about loud music emanating from The Church, the arts establishment on Madison Street, shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday. Officers arrived to hear “a faint sound of music” coming from the building, according to their report. Inside, they found a social event in full swing with guests ranging from teenagers to the elderly. Because no alcohol was being served and everyone was parked legally, no violations were recorded and the party was allowed to continue.

Via surveillance camera, Jim Giorgio of Bluff Point Road saw a stranger urinating on his property on Saturday afternoon. Police canvassed the neighborhood, but did not find anyone matching the description — a masked man wearing “a large coat.”

Lucky Goldburg is hoping for the safe return of his Skylover drone, which is registered with the F.A.A., after it got stuck in a tree on Division Street on the evening of Jan. 11. No one had turned it in as of Tuesday.

A driver passing through John Street on Jan. 10 thought he saw a dead dog floating in Upper Sag Harbor Cove. Police, however, couldn’t determine whether it was an animal or a decoy that residents in that area have been known to use to keep waterfowl away. The report was referred to the East Hampton Town Animal Control Division.


On Jan. 2, Carolyn Marx of Harbor View Drive reported the theft of several items, which she had last seen about two weeks prior, from her basement. The missing items included a pocketknife, a Leatherman multitool, a red Swarovski crystal Zippo lighter, and a dice set, all owned by her business and valued together at around $700. Ms. Marx told police that the only people who’d been there other than her daughter were employees of an electric company hired to make repairs on Dec. 21, and said she would press charges if the culprit is found.

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