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On the Police Logs 04.18.24

Thu, 04/18/2024 - 10:22


It’s the time of year when police drop by local bars, restaurants, and retail businesses to make liquor-license compliance checks. On April 10, Rowdy Hall got such a visit. “All documents were up to date and negative violations were observed,” the report states.

East Hampton

Twice last week, the East Hampton Fire Department was called to the Accabonac Apartments. One was a kitchen alarm set off by someone cooking food; neither was considered serious.

A high school student’s Chromebook computer went missing from her seat under a tree on April 10. She filed a lost-property report two days later, a necessary step before the school would provide a new one.

Police questioned a 64-year-old man who’d been spotted shooting a BB gun at squirrels Friday afternoon on his West Way property. The officers “advised the homeowner of the appropriate safety measures and resources to find information on when/what is permitted to be a target and to be cognizant of his surroundings when operating a BB gun.”

Police closed a mile-long stretch of Route 114 between Deer Path and Wainscott Northwest Road Saturday afternoon due to a downed tree leaning against high-voltage utility wires. The road reopened after PSEG secured the scene.

On Pantigo Road near Bostwick’s, a 38-year-old man who appeared to be intoxicated was questioned by police on the afternoon of April 7. He said he wasn’t causing trouble, just canvassing businesses looking for work. Police drove him back to his house. Eight days before, the same man had been seen opening a storage shed and walk-in cooler behind Rowdy Hall in Amagansett, and he was later accused of taking 20 containers of beer and four containers of iced tea. According to the official report, petty larceny charges may be pending.

East Hampton Village

“A small piece of bone” was found at the water’s edge by a man who was walking between Egypt and Two Mile Hollow beaches on the morning of April 10. He handed it over to police, who sent the fragment over to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office.


Ditch Plain Beach at one point had an abandoned toilet bowl, and now Navy Beach has one, too. Police reported on the morning of April 9 that someone had discarded a toilet bowl at the eastern beach access point. Two days before, a Marine Patrol officer observed patio furniture, fencing, and blacktop debris dumped at Ditch Plain near mile markers 38 and 39. The Parks Department was notified.

Town police made liquor-license checks in Montauk, too, over the last week. Tauk at Trail’s End, Sammy’s, Pizza Village, The Point, Muse at the End, The Dock, and Harvest on Fort Pond were all found to be in compliance.

Northwest Harbor

On April 4, Marine Patrol reported that a stretch of plover fencing at Sammis Beach, about 100 yards in all, had been destroyed by late-March high tides and strong winds. The Parks Department was called in to replace the fencing.

Sag Harbor

George Oberlander called police twice on April 5, once in the morning and again at night, to report that construction at a nearby house on Forrest Street was violating village code. Police showed up to explain the rules — no construction before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. — and gave the contractors a warning.

Village police were first on the scene of an accident in Southampton Town jurisdiction on April 7, in which a car flipped over after striking a utility pole on Sagg Road. Firefighters got the driver out of the vehicle, and he went in a Sag Harbor ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The road was closed for much of the afternoon.

On the afternoon of April 9, Robert Coburn reported a tarp sinking in the water off the floating docks on West Water Street. Police were able to fish it out before it sank completely, and secured it to the rear of the B-dock house. Officers also observed an open door there, and closed it.

Police received an anonymous call Sunday afternoon about a “possible lewd act” on Long Wharf. From a distance and through a tinted window, an officer reported seeing two people climbing from the back seat of a car into the front. They denied doing anything indecent.

Police doing a welfare check found an elderly Madison Street resident deceased in her bed on Sunday night. No criminal activity is suspected.


A 20-year-old East Hampton man said he’d simply “had to go” when an officer asked why he’d gotten out of his vehicle at the Flaggy Hole Road beach and urinated against the side of his own car at about 7 p.m. on April 5. He was ticketed for public urination.


A 24-year-old East Hampton man was seen with an open container of Modelo beer in the parking lot of the athletic fields off Stephen Hand’s Path Friday night, and was cited for a code violation.

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