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On the Police Logs 09.28.23

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 05:07

East Hampton Village 

At the Maidstone hotel on Sept. 20, a man lit a Duraflame log in a fireplace and caused the downstairs parlor to fill with smoke. Police and firefighters showed up shortly before 11 p.m. and determined the flue had not been open. 

A 73-year-old East Hampton woman was ejected from the East Hampton Library last Thursday afternoon after she began hurling racial slurs at other patrons. Police did not provide either her name or address. 


On Sept. 12, an employee at Tony’s Meat Market reported seeing a customer walk out of the store with a chicken parmesan sandwich and French fries, together costing $24.88, without paying for them. Management filed trespass and petty larceny complaints, and the man will be arrested if he returns to the store. 

Sag Harbor 

A woman identified only as “Brenda” was asked to leave the foyer of the Shops at the Long Wharf Promenade on Sept. 18 after being “in the building all day” with eight large black garbage bags of her belongings. Police responded twice to complaints, once at 3:43 p.m. and again about four hours later. The first time, the woman told an officer she was “waiting for a ride.” The second time, when shopowners were trying to lock up for the night, Brenda complied without incident. 

While walking her dog on Madison Street a little after 1 a.m. last Thursday, Sarah Meyers smelled gas and called police. Officers didn’t see anything amiss, but just in case, they called in the fire department, which ultimately “cleared the scene.” Two hours later, National Grid was summoned to address the issue, and an employee requested fire department assistance while attempting to fix the gas leak. 

A man who gave his name as “Mr. Lord” called Saturday afternoon to say he believed his military uniform was missing and that it might be at the house of the late Jimmy Buffett. 


An iPad belonging to Blade helicopter service was reported missing from a desk in the lobby of the East Hampton Airport on Sept. 16. Also at the airport, two days later, a pair of blue Beats wireless headphones went missing from the desk where the iPad had been charging. The same man was observed taking both items, and he later returned them to their original locations. According to the official reports, the headphones were undamaged, but the iPad could not be unlocked. 

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