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On the Police Logs 05.25.23

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 10:40


Police received a complaint last Thursday about a gray Toyota Highlander without license plates, parked for some time at the train station. It had a “for sale” sign in the window, but no one answered the phone number when an officer called. The vehicle was impounded the next morning.

East Hampton

Police were called on Friday afternoon to remove a large cardboard box blocking Route 114 near Stonewall Court.


East Hampton Village

The fire marshal was summoned on the morning of May 16 when a 35-year-old woman got stuck in the elevator at a commercial building on Newtown Lane. No problem. He turned the system off, then switched it on again. The elevator sprang to life, and the woman was able to exit safely.



Abandoned at a hotel on South Elmwood Avenue for several months, a 2000 Acura with New Jersey plates and a flat tire was finally impounded over the weekend.

The Air National Guard attracted the attention of multiple people at around 9 p.m. on May 17, including a town Marine Patrol officer, when it set off flares about a mile offshore. Using VHF radio, police were able to confirm the agency was conducting training exercises.



Police were called on Saturday around 1 a.m. to handle a situation involving a double-booked room and a broken window at the Ocean Colony Beach and Tennis Club. The booking mishap was attributed to an AirBnb error, but police did not say how or why the window was broken, other than to describe it as an accident. Officers advised both visiting parties — one from Ohio, the other from North Carolina — to “head east and look for lodging.”

Adam Scher of New York City found a hydrofoil board in the surf between beach markers 25A and 27A at around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Thinking someone nearby might be in distress, he called the police, who searched the beach between markers 20A and 27A but found no one in need of help. The board, a black-and-brown Liquid Force Cloud IX, awaits reunion with its owner at police headquarters in Wainscott.


Sag Harbor

An officer making a routine nighttime door check on the night of May 16 found a red disposable plastic bag containing 12 VHS tapes and two picture frames, left in the doorway of Latham House.

While dealing with a red 12-foot kayak with two paddles that washed up at Havens Beach last Thursday morning, the harbormaster also noticed a blue Laird paddleboard lacking a village storage permit. He impounded both.

Also last Thursday, the prekindergarten classes from the Sag Harbor Learning Center visited headquarters to learn about the police department and have snacks with the officers. “It was totally cute,” Chief Austin J. McGuire reported.



For the second week in a row, an egging incident made the police blotter. This time it happened late Sunday night, at Joshua Brussell’s house on Tyrone Drive. There was no major damage.

Joseph Gauger of Accabonac Road reported on May 17 that his wooden stockade fence had been knocked down, most likely by a vehicle.

Five men in a 2009 Ford pickup truck, parked in the Pepperoni’s lot at around 5 a.m. on Friday, told police they were “just hanging out.” The officer told them to leave immediately, and they complied.



An “overdue plane” was reported at 11:46 a.m. on Friday after having been cleared for landing more than half an hour before. Police were able to contact its owner, who had landed safely, stowed his small Cirrus aircraft in his hangar, and proceeded on to Sag Harbor. He told the officer he would report his survival to the F.A.A.

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