Linda Balcuns of the Balcuns Service Center on Main Street told police on Feb. 17 that 20 New York State vehicle inspection stickers had gone missing, possibly stolen from a filing cabinet. The stickers were found, however, not long after the State Department of Motor Vehicles had been notified.
More eggs reported stolen from Iacono’s: On Feb. 20, Amanda Iacono told police that two men, one of whom she named, had taken four dozen eggs, priced at $8 a dozen, from the farm’s honor-system egg stand, but had left only $22. Police contacted the man and told him, as she’d asked, to either pay the remaining $10 or stay away from the farm. The man, who was not identified, said he was sure he’d left $32 in the till and vowed never to return.
East Hampton Village
Even after a train had safely passed, the crossing gate at Newtown Lane and Railroad Avenue remained stuck in the down position last Thursday afternoon, prompting a call from village authorities to the L.I.R.R. to fix it.
After buying meat and other groceries at the I.G.A. on the evening of Feb. 10, a Mulford Avenue resident packed everything but the meat into her car and took off. Not long after, she realized she’d left the meat, valued at $38.74, in a grocery cart, but the package was gone when she returned.
A young Flamingo Drive woman complained to police on Feb. 10 that a man who was no longer welcome in her house had turned up there anyway, “and not for the first time.” She asked that officers warn him to keep away from her, and swore out a criminal trespass affidavit.
Meals on Wheels hadn’t been able to make contact with one of its clients and called in a wellness check on Feb. 17. A tenant on her street, Surfside Avenue, said the woman was fine and was just then nearby, at the office of her dentist.
A Division Street resident called police Sunday to say that a “suspicious black S.U.V.” had pulled into his driveway, then backed out and driven into his neighbor’s. The neighbor told an officer the S.U.V. driver was a friend who’d gone into the wrong driveway before realizing his mistake, though not before the homeowner called the cops.
A man fell about eight feet off second-story scaffolding at 11 Carver Street Saturday morning and hit his head. Police found him “non-verbal,” and he was airlifted from Havens Beach to Stony Brook Hospital with head injuries.
On Feb. 22, when a guest at Baron’s Cove Inn wouldn’t leave after the 11 a.m. checkout time, police were called. They waited while the woman collected her possessions; she left without further incident, but hotel staff reported that this was something of an ongoing issue with her.
A man went to police headquarters on Feb. 22 asking if officers could provide him with a copy of his own criminal history. Police were unable to accommodate the request, given that the man had not been arrested and wasn’t the subject of an active investigation.
A Feb. 21 report of a wallet, credit cards, and cash being stolen from a man’s locker at the Sag Harbor Gym turned out to be a case of his forgetting his locker number. It was #7, as it turned out. Police canvassed the locker room and found the wallet with all its contents in locker #26.
An Apple watch stolen in October from her Jeep Wrangler has turned up via a ping at an address in Southampton, a Sandra Lane woman told local police last week. They encouraged her to reach out to Southampton law enforcement for assistance.
A Sherwood Lane woman reported a suspicious person on her property on the afternoon of Feb. 17. A white man had walked on the property, rung the doorbell, and taken several photos of the house before departing, she told police. She later found out via the NextDoor app that the stranger had been hired by her bank to look at the house for appraisal purposes.
A resident of Tyrone Drive told police on Feb. 17 that someone had unhooked the battery cables to his pickup truck, rendering it inoperable. Police spoke with a woman who admitting disconnecting the battery on the grounds that the man was unfit to drive, as he was dealing with some “serious medical issues.” The man was arrested a few days later at the same address and charged with violating an order of protection.
A blue Nissan was reportedly seen dumping items near the power lines on Feb. 13, but neither the car nor whatever had been in it could be found.