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On the Police Logs 09.21.23

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 10:19

East Hampton

An investigation into illegal dumping on Green Hollow Road late Sunday morning yielded an Amazon delivery box, with a name and address on it, lying among a pile of garbage bags that mostly contained soiled cat litter. The Highway Department cleaned up the mess, and police are attempting to contact the person whose name was on the box.


East Hampton Village

Police got a call about the smoldering remains of a bonfire at Wiborg’s beach on the evening of Sept. 13. They easily extinguished it with water.

Later that night, a 40-year-old Shelter Island man called for help finding his keys in the sand at Two Mile Hollow beach. An officer helped him locate the keys.



An Industrial Road homeowner was slapped at around 9 p.m. on Sept. 11 with a town code violation, for burning wood pallets on his property.

Two people reported hearing loud late-night noises last week. Paul Winkle thought he heard gunshots in the vicinity of Edgemere Street on Sept. 12 at around 9:30 p.m. An officer didn’t find any firearm activity, but did report hearing fireworks. Two nights later, Joan Berger reported hearing fireworks going off somewhere around Old Montauk Highway.

A golden retriever named Turk was blamed for damage to a white 2018 Jeep on Navy Beach Saturday afternoon. The dog had jumped up against some of the doors, causing “minor scratches,” police reported. Turk’s owner was not close by at the time.

A patron at Bluestone Lane Coffee called police on Sunday morning to report a suspicious black bag lying on the sidewalk “for quite some time.” The bag turned out to belong to nearby 668 the Gig Shack, and was full of equipment for live music.


Northwest Harbor

On Saturday afternoon, Harbormaster Joseph Vish responded to a report of an unknown material — what looked to be either a pile of 10 “horse manure patties” or “granola cookies with hard candies pushed inside them,” according to the official report — in the parking lot of Sammy’s Beach. He cleaned up the mess.


Sag Harbor

On Bay Street just after 1 a.m. on Sept. 11, an officer came upon two people sleeping in a car with Maine license plates. The officer roused the pair, who said they’d been visiting friends and were “resting” before driving home. The officer noted in his report that the car “appeared to be lived in.”

Erik Leyden reported last week that someone had gone onto a yacht docked off West Water Street and stolen property, sometime between 4 p.m. last Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday. Police could not offer any more information this week, as the incident is still under investigation.

Also still being investigated is a report late Sunday morning involving missing furniture. The incident has “something to do with a tenant being evicted” at a Madison Street house, police said.

An anonymous call came in Saturday afternoon advising that a pool was being emptied into a storm drain on Madison Street. An officer did not find any village code violations, but advised workers on the scene that such a complaint had been received.

Morgan Hertzen called police Sunday afternoon to report seeing a large wasp nest above some of the playground equipment at Mashashimuet Park. Police contacted the park management and placed caution tape around the playground.

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