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On the Police Logs 03.09.23

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 10:19

East Hampton

After Dennis Gaviola reported trees blocking Spring Close Highway on Saturday morning, police did see a tree with a snapped base, but it wasn’t blocking the road, it was suspended in the air, tangled up in the canopy of another tree. Police left a message for the property owner, Whitmore Gardens, to deal with the situation.

East Hampton Village

A caller Friday night asked police to check on the location of four young men who were supposed to be arriving on a train but did not. The redacted report indicates that police did not find the four, and that Nassau County police had been alerted.

Someone found something “suspicious” Friday night about a “tall, skinny person wearing all black and carrying a duffle bag” in front of 39 Main Street, and called police, who found no one fitting the description.

Police found a Social Security card, said to belong to a 60-year-old Southampton man, on Friday afternoon near Railroad Avenue and King Street. Last heard, they were reconnecting man and card.

A contractor called police on March 1 to report that a residence under construction on Lockwood Lane had been visited by a worker who he said should not have been there without his approval. It turned out that the homeowner had employed the man directly, to inspect the electrical system, and the contractor was told to allow him on the property.

A caller reported several dozen construction nails lying in the road at the North Main Street-Main Street cutoff on the morning of Feb. 27. Police and the Highway Department made quick work of the cleanup, with no damage to vehicles reported.


A short surfboard in a black case either flew out of Patrick Fallon’s truck bed on Feb. 24 or was stolen. He wasn’t sure which, but reported it to police last Thursday just in case someone turns in the board, which has his name on it. 

Sag Harbor

An “elderly” black dog that was reported on the loose near Liberty and Hempstead Streets Saturday evening had not been found as of Tuesday. A “small, fluffy” white dog also got loose that night and was last seen running into woods near 281 Madison Street.

On Friday night, a manager at the Corner Bar reported an adult male had passed out at the bar and was struggling to remain conscious, while complaining of chest and left arm pain. Medical personnel gave him oxygen and transported him to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

A former member of the Sag Harbor Gym who has been leaving a series of abusive messages with staff members has been warned by police to cease and desist, and not to return to the gym, or face arrest.

An elderly resident of Deerfield Drive called police on Feb. 27 to say that there might be an intruder in his attic. After inspecting the attic and finding it undisturbed, officers called the man’s son, who said his father’s mental health was deteriorating.


David Buda called police on March 1 to report a possible town code violation: a car with a For Sale sign on it parked on Three Mile Harbor Road near Oakview Highway, which is public property. The gray Ford turned out to be registered to an employee at nearby Ben Krupinski Construction, whose owner, Ray Harden, told police he’d have his employees move it onto private land.

Diane Franey of Gerard Drive found it strange last Thursday when she spotted an illuminated headlamp on her backyard fence, and called police. The Franey house abuts a trail along the top of a sea wall that people use on occasion while walking on the beach, she told them, and they concluded that the light had been left there to illuminate the way.

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