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On the Police Logs 11.09.23

Thu, 11/09/2023 - 09:54


Police questioned a man who was seen walking on the railroad tracks at the train station on the afternoon of Oct. 30. The man told police he was fine, but refused to give police his name, and boarded the westbound train a few minutes later.

At Albert’s Landing Beach, police are investigating an incident of trespassing in which someone dragged a trash bin around to the back of a building and stood on it to access a window. The out-of-place bin was discovered on Oct. 30 and reported by a town parks employee. Nothing was missing or damaged.

East Hampton

Two young men, one in a tan sweater and another in a blue shirt, were seen fighting in front of the East Hampton Farm Museum on Cedar Street on Halloween. They had been separated by the time police arrived.

An Oakview Highway resident was given a verbal warning by an officer on Friday afternoon for burning leaves and brush in a fire pit, which is not permitted in the town.

A woman who lives on Pine Street called police on Saturday around 8:30 p.m. after seeing flashlights shining into her bedroom window. Officers checked the property and found nothing amiss. They also said the lights she saw may have been from officers “checking the rear fields of the high school with flashlights during patrol” earlier that night.

Bruce Damark, proprietor of Damark’s Market on Three Mile Harbor Road, reported seeing a man steal a pack of Boar’s Head bacon on Friday morning. An officer questioned a man who had been seen walking from the deli to his residence. The man admitted to taking the bacon and returned to the store to pay $8. He’s not permitted there anymore.


Last Thursday afternoon, police received a call about a missing ladder and signs that had been pulled out of the ground at Kenny’s Castaways. Officers reviewed security camera footage with the property owner, Edward Kenny, and are still investigating the matter.

In three separate predawn incidents between Halloween and Saturday, three people were seen fishing late at night from private docks at Rough Riders Landing off Fort Pond Road. All complied with officers’ instructions to leave immediately, and officers advised the management to provide better security there. A similar incident occurred Sunday at about 1:30 a.m. at Duryea’s Lobster Deck.

Sag Harbor

Meredith Ostrom reported that her engagement ring fell off her finger at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern on Oct. 27. Valued at around $40,000, it had not yet been found as of press time. Murf’s took to Instagram this week to spread the word that the ring is missing.

Another case of lost property, this one four days later, ended happily: Eiman Aziz of New York City lost his iPhone on Main Street on the morning of Nov. 1. He inquired with the police about six hours later at headquarters, where the phone was waiting for him.

A Mickey’s Carting driver reported seeing smoke coming from the engine of his truck on the afternoon of Oct. 31. He happened to be in front of the Sag Harbor Fire Department headquarters on Brick Kiln Road, leading to a quick response. No fire was detected and the driver went on his way. He soon called again about a similar problem, though by that time, reports show, he was in North Sea, within Southampton Town police jurisdiction.

Bob Bori, the village harbormaster, reported the theft of a cart from the public docks on West Water Street on Nov. 1. It was valued at about $300. Anyone who sees it will know it by its green color and “Village of Sag Harbor” label and is encouraged to contact police.

On Saturday night, police received a call from a Main Street residence concerning front-door locks that had been “cemented over and tampered with.” The investigation is ongoing into what was deemed third-degree criminal tampering, so no further information was available by press time.


Erik Schwab, a Springs School teacher, reported late Friday afternoon that the rear liftgate window on his 2020 Jeep had been broken in the nearly empty school parking lot. “There was no apparent evidence of what caused the window to break,” police said in the report.


East Hampton Ambulance Association Ordered to Dissolve

On Friday, Justice Jerry Garguilo of the Supreme Court of Suffolk County ruled that the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, a nonprofit that had served the village since 1975, could no longer exist, and ordered it dissolved. 

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