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On the Police Logs 02.02.23

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:38


On Jan. 21, a Conklin Lane resident reported a Gucci handbag stolen from the back seat of her car while it was parked on Amagansett Main Street. Two days later the handbag was turned in to police by the One Stop Pet Shop, where she had left it behind.

East Hampton

On Jan. 22, an Edwards Hole Road man reported watching as someone in a black Chevy Silverado dumped a large couch in the woods next to his driveway. The culprit remains at large; the homeowner said he’d remove the couch.

An older resident of Fieldview Lane reported two “suspicious’ vehicles parked in a vacant lot across from his house on Jan. 18. Officers found one vehicle at the location the next day, along with Rodrigo Quizhpi, owner of the construction company that will be building on the lot in the coming months.

A Long Island City woman told police on Jan. 12 that her East Hampton fiancé’s daughters had been “talking bad about her to the family.” She wanted her complaint on file, and police obliged.

East Hampton Village

Mary Grain of old Beach Lane spotted a dead dolphin Saturday night, about a half-mile east of the Egypt Beach access. Police called in Kim Durham of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, who removed the animal from the beach for necropsy.

A 20-year-old man, “possibly intoxicated and causing a disturbance,” was reported on Saturday night to be camping out in the lobby of the post office building, not for the first time. He told police, while charging his cellphone, that he planned to spend the night there. Officers quickly disabused him of that idea and sent him on his way. 

The branch manager of the Dime Bank called police on Jan. 25 to say that a Ford Explorer had been parked in the bank’s lot for a few days and he wanted it removed. It turned out that the owner, a 76-year-old East Hampton man, had been hospitalized following an accident but had been released by the time the manager complained. Officers found him at home, where he told them he’d tried to remove the 20-year-old Ford, but couldn’t find the keys. Police escorted him back to the car and found the keys inside, and he drove away.

Another vehicle that overstayed its welcome, this time a black pickup truck, was parked “for an extended period of time” in the Bank of America drive-through A.T.M. on Jan. 25, prompting a 68-year-old man waiting to use the cash machine to approach and ask the driver what was taking so long. He thereupon drove off, and police did not find either the truck or the complainant when they arrived.

A woman went to police headquarters on the evening of Jan. 23 to complain that a pothole on Montauk Highway near Stephen Hand’s Path had attacked a tire on her 2022 Honda CR-V on Jan. 19, causing it to blow out. Police encouraged her to call her auto insurance agent.


After terminating an employee, Neil Hosey of Gurney’s Inn told police last Thursday that the man had been sending him text messages that he considered to be harassing. Should the former employee return to Gurney’s, he will face a charge of trespassing.

An Adams Drive woman reported a “suspicious vehicle” parked near her driveway on the evening of Jan. 22. The next day, the car was back, along with police. Diego Jaramillo told them that his mother was visiting a friend on that street and that he was waiting for her. While police interviewed Mr. Jaramillo, his mother exited 104 Adams and the pair drove off together.

Earlier last month, Samad Rahman of New York City went to check on his parents’ unit at the Atlantic Bluffs Club property at 707 Old Montauk Highway. In October, the parents had put down a $20,000 deposit to Hampton General Contracting Corp. to renovate their unit, he told police, adding that the check had been deposited but no work had been done. Attempts to obtain a refund from the contractor were unsuccessful, Mr. Rahman said. On Jan. 20, police logged the complaint, in a heavily redacted report, as third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony.

Sag Harbor

Robert Bowman’s hubcap emblems were removed from his vehicle on Friday, “between 6:45 and 7:02 p.m.,” he told police, and he named the person who’d switched the center caps with his own car’s caps. When questioned by police, the unidentified man said he’d just wanted different-colored caps than the ones on his own car. He returned the ones he’d removed to Mr. Bowman.

Black spray paint defaced a speed-limit sign at Oakland and Jermain Avenues on Friday night in a five-minute span between 10:28 and 10:33 p.m. Almost as quickly as it had been vandalized, the sign was replaced by a new one. 

A number of expensive watches were reported stolen from a house on Harvard Road on the afternoon of Jan. 23. Police are investigating the theft as grand larceny.

A Redwood Road homeowner called police around sunrise on Jan. 23 to say that a stranger had walked through his property, and been caught on surveillance doing so, to get down to the water at the rear. It wasn’t the first time the person had trespassed, the homeowner said. According to the report, the stranger stood at the water’s edge for a minute or two before leaving without incident.


Police met with Cindy Allentuck on Friday in reference to a series of larcenies on Harrison Avenue, dating back to November. Ms. Allentuck reported that office supplies, alcohol, and a spare-change jar containing $800 had all gone missing, along with $500 in cash from inside a vehicle. Earlier that day, she said, she’d confronted a “once-valuable employee” about the thefts, but the woman “neither confirmed nor denied her role.” Ms. Allentuck told the employee she would not pursue the matter if she paid full restitution, “which the employee agreed to do,” along with promising not to return to the premises, ever. With those agreements in place, Ms. Allentuck declined to press charges.

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