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On the Police Logs 04.25.24

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 19:07


Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, thinking he'd arrived at his home on Oak Lane, a man described by police as "extremely intoxicated" instead entered a nearby house on Montauk Highway. The resident, who'd been asleep when the drunken man came in through an unlocked back door, ultimately decided not to press trespassing charges.

East Hampton

Three hundred dollars' worth of eggs and flowers have gone missing from Isabel Milligan's farm stand on Cedar Street since April 1. She filed a petty larceny affidavit with town police Friday afternoon.

East Hampton Village

On the afternoon of April 17, police were summoned to the county bus stop on Railroad Avenue after a male passenger "became agitated" and began to make the driver "feel uncomfortable and unsafe." The man, who was Black, told police he felt he was "being targeted" and that he had a right to be on the bus because he'd paid the fare. Police informed him that county bus drivers can request the removal of passengers at their discretion, and he was told to find a different way to his destination.


Town and state parks police officers found a seal with fishing net tangled around its neck on April 15 at around 10 a.m., on the beach off Old Montauk Highway. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society was called in to help. Five days later, another injured seal was discovered a short distance east of where the first had been found.

The next afternoon, dispatchers got a complaint about "multiple drones" being flown in a residential area. Police investigated but did not find any drones.

Firefighters doused an out-of-control fire pit in the backyard of a house on Dogwood Road just before 11 p.m. on April 16.

If your name is Sabrina, the police substation may have a blue iPhone in a black case that belongs to you. An officer found it Friday evening near the precinct building on South Embassy Street.

Northwest Harbor

A package was reported stolen from the porch of a house on Peach Farm Lane last Thursday morning, shortly after it was delivered.

Sag Harbor

Police searched for a young boy who was reported missing from his house on South Redwood Road on the evening of April 15. The boy was found quickly, and not far from home — he was "just out for a walk."

A man who gave his name only as "Vinny" called last Thursday afternoon to report a potential sinkhole on Bay Street, between Burke Street and Dering Road. An officer agreed that it looked like the start of a sinkhole, and village highway employees were called in to address it.

Kate Snyder of Main Street called police on Saturday morning when a squirrel managed to get into her house. An officer arrived just as the squirrel was darting back outside through a second-floor window.

On Sunday afternoon, a man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for urinating in public near the Water Street Shops on Long Island Avenue. 


Another porch pirate, this time on Malone Street: Diane Shoemaker reported that a valuable package was taken from her porch not long after she received confirmation that it had been delivered.

Several children were given a scolding Sunday afternoon when police found them riding their bikes on an undeveloped but privately owned lot on Longwoods Lane.


It turns out that a man charged two weeks ago with petty larceny for taking containers of beer and iced tea from multiple retail locations and restaurants in East Hampton and Amagansett made trouble in Wainscott recently as well. According to a police report dated April 2, he is accused of swiping two White Claw hard seltzers from a gray BMW owned by a Southampton woman who'd stopped at the Speedway gas station. It is unclear whether charges were filed in this case.

On the Police Logs 07.11.24

A guest at the Ocean Resort Inn in Montauk went for a beach walk on June 6 and tossed his pants over his shoulder while walking, he told police. Some cards, his Airpods, and $250 fell out of a pocket, he later realized, and when he retraced his steps he found a group of youths going through his possessions. When confronted, the group fled in a car. Police located it, and after the mother of one boy arrived on the scene the man was reimbursed.

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Toddler Dies After Being Pulled From North Haven Pool

The boy pulled unconscious from a North Haven pool on Sunday died on Wednesday at Stony Brook University Hospital, Southampton Town police confirmed on Thursday.

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Toddler Hospitalized After Being Pulled From North Haven Pool

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New Surf Rescue Group Aims to Speed Response Times

Jimmy Minardi, a veteran lifeguard on East Hampton Village beaches, has announced the launch of the East Hampton Village Surf Rescue Response Team, a new nonprofit organization that will bring in even more helping hands when swimmers are in danger.

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