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On the Police Logs 02.22.24

Thu, 02/22/2024 - 16:32

East Hampton

Police received a report on the evening of Feb. 12 of a “suspicious vehicle,” a black Subaru that is frequently seen parked on the street in front of a Queen’s Lane house. Upon investigation, it was learned that the car belongs to a Medford woman who often visits her best friend, a resident of the lane.

The caretaker of a Further Lane property spotted “two male subjects wearing hoodies” walking around the property on the morning of Feb. 14, and called police. It turned out the men were contractors hired by the homeowner, who hadn’t notified the caretaker.

A resident of Montauk Boulevard called police last Thursday afternoon to say that a gray Honda had been parked in front of her house for four hours. Officers reported that “a private investigator was in that area conducting surveillance.” They checked his credentials and let him carry on.

A 26-year-old East Hampton man was ticketed just after 2 a.m. on Sunday for urinating in the open, near the North Main Street gas station.

On Sunday afternoon, a man in a red Ford pickup truck was seen stealing copper materials from a plumbing company on Springs-Fireplace Road. No further information was available.


East Hampton Village

An officer driving a village police car struck a deer shortly after 3 a.m. on Feb. 12, near the intersection of James Lane and Ocean Avenue. The deer ran off.

Five cars were ticketed on the evening of Feb. 14 for parking illegally on Church Street near Buell Lane, in the vicinity of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, following a complaint from a nearby resident. There was an Ash Wednesday service taking place at the time.

Three days later, a man walked into police headquarters to report the theft of a bag from his car, which was parked at the East Hampton House resort on Pantigo Road. The bag contained a set of room keys, some coffee filters, a landline telephone, and a roll of telephone wire. Using surveillance footage, the hotel management identified the thief, and the stolen property was returned, with no charges pressed.



Just before 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, Lewis Gross of South Delrey Road reported hearing an explosion in the neighborhood just before the power went out. It turned out that a primary fuse on a utility pole on Second House Road had blown. There were no other signs of damage, and PSEG was called in to restore power.

That same afternoon, John Frusci of Brooklyn told police he’d seen someone in a white S.U.V. discarding banana peels in the road near the docks on Star Island. An officer was “unable to locate any banana peels or vehicles matching the description at this time.”

A Queens man who’d pulled over at the scenic overlook on Route 27 was ticketed for urinating in public on the afternoon of Feb. 14.

On Friday night, police charged a 56-year-old Montauk man with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief after he reportedly broke a glass pane on the front door of a Main Street apartment. The man and a resident of the apartment have had an ongoing conflict over parking in that area. The man has since been ordered to stay a minimum of 100 yards away from the residents.



According to a Feb. 5 police report just released this week, a 34-year-old Montauk man is out more than a thousand dollars after losing his wallet at Springs Pizza the night before. The wallet was found, empty of the cash, in the dumpster behind the pizzeria. Detectives are investigating the theft as a case of grand larceny.

This story has been updated since it was first published to correct the stay-away order set by a town judge in the arrest of a 56-year-old man in Montauk.

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