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On the Police Logs 06.08.23

Thu, 06/08/2023 - 09:35


Between midnight and 4 a.m. on May 27, the Saturday night of the holiday weekend, three men were ticketed for relieving themselves in public, two on Main Street near Amagansett Hardware and the third a short distance west, near the Talkhouse.

A Surf Taxi driver called police at about 5 that same morning for help locating his passenger’s residence. The passenger, who police and the driver agreed was drunk, did not recognize his own house at first. They drove around for a while, searching, before calling for help. The man, now a passenger in a police car, recognized his house on the second go-round.

East Hampton

An Oakview Highway resident was ticketed on the afternoon of May 31 for burning trash in his yard “in close proximity to a wooden fence and trees.”

East Hampton Village

An officer who investigated an anonymous report last Thursday afternoon of a man exposing himself in public on Newtown Lane, found that everyone he encountered had their clothes on.

At Wiborg’s Beach late Saturday, an officer on night patrol came across a tree with toilet paper hanging from it. The Highway Department was called in for cleanup.

Officers are also on doggy patrol on village beaches, where dogs are prohibited from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. One Main Beach visitor was ticketed Friday afternoon and two Wiborg’s visitors were ticketed, one at 9:10 a.m. and another at 9:20 a.m., on Saturday. Officers wrote one ticket on Georgica Beach, at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday.

On May 30, a man from Tonka Bay, Minn., went to headquarters wondering where his car had gone. Police told him it had been impounded because it had been sitting in the long-term lot on Lumber Lane since early April with an expired registration sticker. The man said he hadn’t realized there were parking restrictions.


After happening Saturday night upon a setup of chairs, lights, decorations, and a beach fire at the Montauk Marram Hotel, police ticketed a man who said the hotel had paid him to make the setup for its guests. He lacked a town permit and acknowledged he’d already been warned not to do it again.

An Apple AirTag helped reunite Jack Rodriguez of Port Jefferson Station with his wallet, which he he’d lost somewhere in Montauk. The AirTag stowed in the wallet pinpointed the Montauk police precinct’s property room as its location on May 31.

A suitcase found on a Tern Drive curb on the afternoon of May 27 raised suspicions and police were called. It contained a wallet belonging to a woman who later called the precinct to see if her things had been found. She was eventually reunited with the suitcase.

On May 26 shortly after 11 p.m., upset at having been kicked out of the Bounce Beach club, a woman called police to protest. She was sent home in an Uber without incident.

A caller reported a large tree branch blocking one lane of traffic on North Surfside Avenue on the morning of May 26. It soon became a game of “whose responsibility is this?” PSEG said it hadn’t had a crew working in the area, and the Highway Department declined to remove the branch because it’s a private road. An officer placed cones around the branch.

That night, in Eddie Ecker County Park, police ticketed a man for camping on the beach — which is prohibited — and issued warnings to two other men whom they observed fishing from the pier, also prohibited there. The fishermen told police there was a man camping with his dog nearby. That man, who the officers said appeared intoxicated, became irate when approached, and county park rangers were called in to handle the situation.

Northwest Harbor

A Studio City, Calif., resident having a party with 50 guests at a Country Lane house Saturday afternoon was ticketed for having failed to obtain a special-events permit. A neighbor had complained of noise and parking issues as well, but police found no violations on those issues.

Sag Harbor

Surveillance camera footage helped police catch a man in a red truck who stole “Steven Tekulsky for Sag Harbor Justice” signs not far from the police station on Division Street on Saturday afternoon. He was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, low-level misdemeanors.

For the second time in as many weeks, David Brogna, an owner of the InHome shop on Main Street, reported a shoplifter stealing merchandise from the store. This time it was pedestal bowls, taken on Sunday afternoon. Detectives are investigating.


Two men, reported to be wearing “navy-blue suits,” knocked on the door of a Gerard Drive house on the afternoon of May 26, seeking information on a nearby neighbor. They were working for the F.B.I., they told the woman who answered the door, and showed federal identification cards which, she told police, appeared legitimate. She didn’t have the answers to their questions and they left. She called police the next day, saying she “felt a little uneasy” about the incident.

Police ticketed a man on May 26 at around 9:30 p.m. for drinking a beer in the parking lot of the Springs Youth Association building, near the basketball courts, on the campus of the Springs School.


An officer was summoned to the Beach Lane beach when “a young man” of 17 or 18 was seen there “playing with toy swords and guns.” The caller said he found it disturbing, in light of “all the gangs and violence in this world,” and asked police to have a chat with the youth’s adult companion. Ten minutes later, the caller contacted the police to say the pair had already left the beach.

On May 26 at around 9:30 p.m., police ticketed three men with open containers of beer who were hanging out in the parking lot of the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons building. The next night, another man, and an out-of-state taxi driver as well, were ticketed for the same offense in the same spot.

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