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On the Police Logs 05.11.23

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 19:34


Two men fishing off Lazy Point were ticketed on Sunday morning for not having valid New York State recreational fishing licenses.

A bottle of 18-year-old Macallan Scotch whiskey valued at $475 was stolen from Amagansett Wine and Spirits on the afternoon of April 26. A man was seen putting the bottle under his sweatshirt while an employee was helping a customer. Charges will not be pressed, management told police, if payment is received or if the bottle is returned intact.

East Hampton

Police were summoned twice over the weekend to a house on Bow Oarsman’s Road with complaints of loud music, once at around 7 p.m. and again at 10:15. The second time, an officer heard music over a loudspeaker and asked the resident, Jose Encalada, to lower it and tell his guests to stay inside.

Last Thursday night, after he returned home from work and discovered his car missing from his driveway, Marco Barrara of Oakview Highway made a stolen-vehicle report. A brief police investigation revealed that the mobile home park had had the car towed away for reasons not disclosed in the official report.

East Hampton Village

A Lee Avenue resident returned home Friday afternoon with a white dresser which she’d just bought at a yard sale. When she opened the drawers, she found a pellet gun inside one of them, and turned it in to the police.

Police performed routine liquor-license checks over the past week at Citarella, CVS, East Hampton Market, the Hedges Inn, Maidstone Club, Race Lane Liquors, and Tutto Caffe. All checked out fine.


On Sunday morning someone discovered several plants, probably boxwood, discarded in the beach walkway just east of the Marram hotel. The Parks Department was called in to remove them.

Georgina Wilson of Garden City reported her state parks permit stolen from the dashboard of her car while she was exploring Montauk on May 3.


On the afternoon of May 1, an officer came upon workers erecting a 20-by-20 foot tent on Truck Beach on behalf of an unidentified homeowners’ association. The officer called code enforcement and the town fire marshal. After they consulted with a town attorney, the workers were left to finish their task without being ticketed.


Vandals spray-painted the picnic tables and the activities building at Camp Blue Bay sometime between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. The cost of cleanup was estimated at about $1,000. A similar incident happened in March.

Four adult men drinking Heinekens Saturday night at the Springs School basketball court were ticketed for violating East Hampton Town’s open-container law.

An Underwood Drive resident reported on the afternoon of May 2 that a power-washing contractor had hooked up a hose to his house without permission, to perform work at a neighbor’s. The contractor disconnected the hose as soon as requested; no charges were filed.

Someone dumped a slew of car parts — used oil filters, a dirty oil-drain pan, and some disc-brake rotors, along with the boxes they came in — onto the shoulder of Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, near Longwoods Lane, on the morning of May 2. The Highway Department was notified and cleaned up the mess.

For the second time in recent months, someone ripped down the new nature preserve fence on Gerard Drive and threw it into the woods. An officer came across it on the afternoon of May 1.


A 27-year-old man from out of town was ticketed shortly before noon on Friday for urinating in plain sight on Route 114 near Wainscott Northwest Road.

At about 2 a.m. on May 2, the occupant of a taxi with out-of-state plates was found sleeping in it in the parking lot of the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons off Stephen Hand’s Path. He was asked to leave immediately, and he complied.

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