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On the Police Logs 04.27.23

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 10:19


A town harbormaster ticketed a beachgoer Saturday evening for having an uncontained fire at Atlantic Avenue Beach. The man was found to have three active driver’s license suspensions on his record, but as he wasn’t in a car at the time, he could not be charged with unlicensed driving. The beach fire was extinguished without incident.

East Hampton Village

A passer-by called police to check on the well-being of a seal just east of the Egypt Lane beach access point at around 2 p.m. on Saturday. The seal was gone by the time an officer arrived.


At nearly the same time a harbormaster was ticketing a man for Saturday’s noncompliant beach fire in Amagansett, someone else was cited for the same offense near the jetty at Gosman’s Dock. (Beach fires are regulated by East Hampton Town. They must be built of untreated wood, contained in a metal drum with a two-gallon bucket of water nearby, and restricted to the hours between 5 p.m. and midnight. They must also be at least 50 feet from dunes and beach vegetation and at least 100 feet away from lifeguard stands. Additional restrictions apply on very windy days.)

Jane Bimson called the police after hearing a loud explosion shortly before 10 p.m. on April 17 in the vicinity of West Lake Drive and Montauk Highway. An officer canvassed the area but found nothing amiss.

Sag Harbor

Ken Dorph reported seeing someone on a dirt bike riding first on Jermain Avenue and then into Oakland Cemetery at around 5 p.m. on Sunday. The orange-and-white bike, and its driver, were gone by the time police arrived.

A fight at Murf’s Tavern Saturday night led to the arrest of a “highly intoxicated” 27-year-old Sag Harbor man who screamed obscenities, berated the security guard, and threatened to “kick everyone’s ass” and “kill you.” He forcefully resisted arrest, police said, but officers — including some from East Hampton and Southampton who responded to the village’s request for assistance — were able to wrestle him to the ground and handcuff him. Charged with disorderly conduct, a low-level violation, he was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment of a bloody nose and mouth.

On April 18, police impounded an eight-foot aluminum “Jon boat” that had been abandoned on the beach off West Water Street. Police reported that the registration number on its hull did not match their description of the boat.

No injuries were reported after a driver in a 2010 Toyota Tundra struck a tree on Hampton Street at around 6 a.m. on April 17.

That night, the village highway department was called in after a manhole cover opened up on Main Street. According to the official report, the recent repaving of the road appears to have caused the metal cover to come loose from the hole.


Jose Guichay, who owns a house on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, pledged he would “keep the music down to a respectable level for neighbors” after one of them called police at 5 p.m. on Sunday to complain.

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Employees of Montauk's Memory Motel called police at 1:25 a.m. Saturday to have a man “known to them to have no money” removed from the bar. The man had been refusing to leave, but complied when the request came from an officer. He promised to take a train or bus back home to Brooklyn, but showed up a couple of hours later at 7-Eleven, attempting to use “multiple bank cards” to pay for merchandise. He was also said to have made “a threatening statement,” and was taken in the end to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for evaluation.

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