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On the Police Logs 03.28.24

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 18:43


Residents of a Marine Boulevard house called police on March 18 to help with the installation of a child safety seat. An officer certified its safety for the 3-year-old to ride in.

On March 20 at Indian Wells Beach, Marine Patrol helped Matthew Bielsky get his Toyota Tacoma off the beach after it got stuck in the sand. The officer checked for a valid beach-driving permit, which Mr. Bielsky had, and sent him on his way.

The volunteer ocean rescue squad held a diver training session at Lazy Point on March 20, but due to high winds, they were unable to retrieve one of the mannequins used in training. It was found the next day a little farther down Napeague Harbor.

East Hampton

A furnace puffback at a house on Oakview Highway drew police and fire department crews to the scene on March 18 shortly after 10 p.m. Firefighters vented the house.

East Hampton Village

At his house on Newtown Lane, 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.”


An anonymous tip led to the discovery, on March 19, of an abandoned encampment in a wooded lot off South Elmwood Avenue. Police found lots of trash and debris, including “punching bags, a small compressor, a small fence to enclose a garden, rusty bicycles, and an old refrigerator.” Cleanup is underway.

Firefighters put out a small brush fire on the edge of Clifford Muoio’s property on Lincoln Road on March 20.

Sam Eichner of East Flamingo Road called police to report seeing three men rifling through his mailbox on Sunday afternoon. When Mr. Eichner called out to them, they jumped into a white S.U.V. and fled. He told police he suspected they were previous residents of the house. Police canvassed the area but didn’t find a vehicle matching the description.

Northwest Woods

An officer who witnessed three people on dirt bikes speeding on Swamp Road investigated the incident as a potential violation; dirt bikes cannot be driven through a town-owned nature preserve. He didn’t find the dirt bikers but did come upon a Chevrolet truck parked illegally in the woods. The truck’s owner was let off with a warning.

Sag Harbor

Christian Cooney reported the theft of his bicycle, a green titanium Roubaix, from the basement of a house under construction on Richards Drive. He last saw it around Jan. 14, he told police, realized it was gone on March 14, and called police to document its disappearance.

Last Thursday afternoon, an employee at Village Hall hit the panic alarm when a village resident stopped in to take care of some business and became irate, eventually “causing a scene by shouting and cussing,” according to a report. Police responded, but the angry man had already left.

Police impounded a blue 2021 Subaru Forester from a property on Redwood Road on Friday. It had been left behind after an eviction took place.


Two complaints were recorded over the last two weeks about lobster traps owned by a former town resident and left in waters at the end of Springs-Fireplace Road. The owner claimed his traps were in state waters, but a harbormaster disputed that, saying it was town waters. The man promised to remove the traps by the end of the first week of April.

An East Hampton man was discovered asleep under a blanket at Louse Point Beach one minute after midnight on Friday. He was ticketed for camping illegally on the beach.

A resident of Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road called police to report “a vehicle parked in front of his residence for more than 15 minutes” early Monday morning. It turned out that the car had broken down there, and its driver was waiting for roadside help.

Crash Victim Identified as Sag Harbor Woman

The Suffolk County Police Department on Wednesday identified a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash on Monday as Alison Pfefferkorn of Sag Harbor.

Apr 17, 2024

Lieutenant Seeks Damages in New Lawsuit

On March 27, a previously confidential legal document related to an ongoing complaint by Police Officer Andrea Kess against East Hampton Town and its Police Department became public when it was filed in a federal court as evidence in a new civil rights lawsuit, brought by Lt. Peter Powers of the town police. Lieutenant Powers is charging that the document, known as a “position statement,” has harmed his professional and personal reputation.

Apr 11, 2024

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

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