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On the Police Logs 02.29.24

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 11:14


A “suspicious package,” large in size, appeared on Pete Kromer’s doorstep on Grove Street Saturday morning, prompting a call to the police. While an officer was investigating, a FedEx driver showed up to say he’d delivered the package — a carpet — to the wrong house, and hauled it away to the correct address.

East Hampton Village

Police impounded two bicycles last Thursday morning that are believed to have been abandoned in front of Village Hardware.


Joan Hamilton of Old Montauk Highway called police on the morning of Feb. 20 after a man in a white van knocked on her front door asking questions about her house. He has “the same house upstate,” he told Ms. Hamilton. Police canvassed the area but couldn’t find a man or a van matching the description.

An antique coin-operated children’s ride, described as a ‘blue dragon with a center bucket seat for a rider,’ went missing from a South Fairmont Street property on Feb. 15.

Twice in the last week, several signs at Ditch Plain Beach were reported to be “all stickered up.” The Parks Department was contacted to replace the signs with new ones.

Northwest Woods

As the family of a lost dog named Ravi searched for him on the evening of Feb. 20, a member of the search party was seen standing on the front porch and driveway of a Bull Path house, leading the homeowner to call police. The man left without incident; it was not clear whether the dog was found.

A woman using her backyard hot tub on Hand’s Creek Road was accused by a neighbor Sunday morning of being naked outdoors. The house had previously been the target of code enforcement complaints pertaining to its rental on Airbnb. When police arrived to investigate the report of a “nude person,” the woman answered the door wearing a bathing suit and towel. “No police action necessary,” the officer concluded.

Sag Harbor

Police were called last Thursday afternoon to check on a man seen lying down on Long Island Avenue near Howard Street. The man, who has an address in Bridgehampton, had been riding a bike and told police that he was “okay but needed a break.” He appeared to be intoxicated, they reported, and his son was contacted to take him home.

Around noon on Saturday, a Garden Street resident reported a dog sounding as if it were in distress. Police found a nearby house with a dog in the backyard, barking loudly to be let inside.

That night, a 46-year-old Springs man was said to have left the scene of an accident with property damage on Hampton Street near Lighthouse Lane. Police said he’d struck several street signs, trees and shrubs, and a light post. He was tracked down at his house on Hawthorne Street in Springs, where a Sag Harbor officer ticketed him for leaving the scene and an East Hampton Town officer charged him with misdemeanor drunken driving. Justice Steven Tekulsky released him on his own recognizance at his arraignment in the morning.


Eddie Sadaquirin of Fort Pond Boulevard reported a strange car parked on his lawn late last Thursday night. Police left a phone message for the owner of the car, a woman with an address on Oakview Highway in East Hampton, and advised Mr. Sadaquirin to call back if the vehicle were not removed within 24 hours.

A resident of Folkstone Road, seeing “a tire propped up on a piece of wood” nearby, reported it to police as “a signal of a gang hangout.” The Highway Department was called in to remove it, and police concluded that there was “no sign of gang activity.”

At Maidstone Park on Feb. 16, police picked up three empty plastic bins that had been discarded near the pavilion and took them to the town recycling center for disposal. Their report notes that Marine Patrol will now be assigned to “monitor the area for illegal dumping.”

Also at the Maidstone Park beach within the last week, four vehicles were ticketed for lacking beach-driving permits and one person was cited for having a noncompliant beach fire.

Drivers Face Felony Charges

East Hampton Town police have levied felony charges against three drivers on local roads within the last two weeks.

Apr 11, 2024

On the Police Logs 04.11.24

Police responded to the East Hampton I.G.A. shortly after 5 p.m. on April 1 after the manager called in a report of an “unwanted guest.” After an investigation, a 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of petty larceny: one for taking 24 cans of beer and leaving without paying for them; the other for taking a white Huffy bicycle that did not belong to him. He was released on his own recognizance to await a court date.

Apr 11, 2024

On the Police Logs 04.04.24

A 48-year-old Brooklyn man was seen and heard knocking on doors at Daunt’s Albatross Motel at around 1 a.m. Saturday, and police were summoned. The man was discovered to have an active arrest warrant out of New York Police Department jurisdiction. He was taken to the railroad station to catch the next westbound train.

Apr 3, 2024

On the Police Logs 03.28.24

At his house in East Hampton Village, a 61-year-old man dropped a lighted cigarette on the floor, sparking a minor fire-and-smoke situation. The fire chief described the extent of the damage as “smoldering clothing.”

Mar 28, 2024

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