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On the Police Logs 08.31.23

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 10:31


Police released a report this week dated June 17, in which Sal LaCarrubba of Hedges Lane reported finding a stranger asleep in a chair in his living room. According to the report, not only was the man, whose name was redacted, still drunk from the festivities at the Stephen Talkhouse the night before, he also had in his possession a wallet belonging to Jane O’Dwyer of East Hampton — though the report did not make clear how that happened to be. The wallet was returned to its owner without incident, and Mr. LaCarrubba declined to press a charge of trespassing.

Someone called the police at around 11 p.m. on Aug. 23 on a 29-year-old Bronx man who was reportedly selling “whippets” — containers of nitrous oxide — from helium balloons, in the vicinity of the Talkhouse. The man denied selling anything, but would not tell officers why he had “helium balloons that weren’t tied off.” He was told to leave the area.

Three saddles and a bridle with a combined value of $11,250 went missing from Stony Hill Stables on Friday morning. They’d been left out to be picked up, but an unknown person was seen rifling through the bins they’d been left in, as if they were being discarded.


East Hampton Village

At around 10 p.m. on Aug. 22, someone found a black wallet, containing cash, credit cards, and a Vermont driver’s license, at Main Beach, and turned it in. Police have it in the lost property room and await a claimant.

The next afternoon, a Massachusetts man and woman who are renting a house on Lily Pond Lane let two “contractors” into the house, thinking the homeowner had set up a service appointment. The two had showed them identification from their employer, whose business name was redacted in the police report. They inspected the house, its basement, and its backyard, before telling the couple they had the wrong house. The renters called the police to document the incident.

Police kicked a 48-year-old resident of Palm City, Fla., out of Herrick Park early last Thursday morning when they realized he’d been sleeping there in a hammock, which is prohibited.

Officers ticketed two people last week for having dogs on the beach during prohibited hours, and another person for an uncontained beach fire. A 31-year-old Queens man was also cited, seven minutes before midnight on Saturday, for driving his four-by-four vehicle onto the beach without the appropriate permit.

Police also cited two landscaping contractors for using gas-powered leaf blowers, which is not allowed at this time of year.



Eleanore Miller of Bethany, Conn., arrived on the afternoon of Aug. 1 at the Rehan Place house she’d rented for three nights at a cost of $950 from a Facebook Marketplace listing. The homeowners answered the door and told her they had not placed any such ad. Ms. Miller reported the scam to the police.

Josephine Friedrich of Sagaponack reported her car key as missing or stolen from Ditch Plain’s dirt lot while she was out surfing on the afternoon of Aug. 22.

Dominick Sanchioli of Montauk found a green Sea Quest stand-up paddleboard adrift while clamming off East Lake Drive on Aug. 21. It was dirty, but otherwise in good condition. If no one claims it within six months, Mr. Sanchioli will be permitted to keep it.

Officers were summoned on Aug. 23 at 4:34 a.m. to the 7-Eleven, where a man was seen and heard “screaming at a clerk” about sandwich prices. The man, who turned out to be homeless, was told to calm down.

At 6 a.m. Saturday, a white Porsche that had apparently been left in neutral rolled backward out of its parking space on Carl Fisher Plaza. An officer rolled it back into the spot and put it in park.


Sag Harbor

Village police got a call about children playing in the road on Harrison Street near Montauk Avenue on the morning of Aug. 21. An officer arrived to find that they’d set up a lemonade stand, and asked one of their parents to supervise them closely.

A woman who fell and hit her head on Aug. 22, while walking on Main Street shortly after 9 p.m., was taken by village ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Osman Popovic, an employee of the American Hotel, called police on the evening of Aug. 23 after a woman left without paying her $132.24 bill. Police located her contact information and called her “several times” without being able to reach her.

On both Friday and Saturday afternoons, police received two calls about a blue BMW blocking traffic on Bay Street and double-parking on Main Street. Whether it was the same car is not clear.

Several people called police Saturday afternoon after WLNG played the same song over a few times. An employee told the officer who arrived at the station for a welfare check that it was a technological glitch.

Marine officers from East Hampton and Southampton Towns and Sag Harbor Village responded on Sunday around 1 p.m. when a canoe carrying two paddlers overturned in the bay, near the Cedar Point lighthouse. Officers from the two towns pulled the canoers out of the water and brought them to shore, while the village officer retrieved their floating belongings. No one was injured.



On Aug. 18 around 6 p.m., Jess Frost’s laptop went missing from the porch at the Duck Creek Arts Center on Squaw Road while she was in another room. An investigation is ongoing.

A woman called the police on a man who was going door to door on Fort Pond Boulevard on Aug. 21, selling the services of a company called EcoShield. Police ticketed the man, who gave an address in Hicksville, for peddling without a license. The next day, a different EcoShield employee was cited for the same offense on Orchard Lane.

The next afternoon, callers in the vicinity of Old Stone Highway smelled something burning. Police canvassed the area but couldn’t find anything on fire.



On the morning of Aug. 21, Victoria Florimont of Hampton Bays reported the theft of a bag of personal items at the town airport, where she was returning a rental car. Whoever made off with the bag scored two containers of yogurt, two phone cables, a small fan, and a bag of frozen peas.

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