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On the Police Logs 04.04.24

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 18:39


Police ticketed a man who was seen urinating in public late last Thursday night at the Terry King ball field on Abraham’s Path.

East Hampton

On April 29, 2023, East End Fuels made a delivery at a house on Alewife Brook Road and received as payment a check that could not be cashed because of insufficient funds. Fast-forward 11 months: The clerk at East End Fuels found the physical check and turned it over to police, who are now investigating it as a case of a bad check (a misdemeanor) and fourth-degree grand larceny (a felony).

East Hampton Village

Officers performed routine checks of liquor licenses around the village last Thursday. They stopped by Tutto Caffe, Race Lane Liquors, East Hampton Market, and Sam’s Beverage Stop, reporting that licenses were valid and properly displayed in all locations.


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, “however, they did not wish to pick him up,” an East Hampton Town officer reported. The officer took the man to a public restroom and then to the railroad station to catch the next westbound train.

Late Sunday afternoon, officers were called to the ocean beach at mile marker 1 to help a Queens man whose 2003 GMC pickup truck was stuck in soft sand. Police checked its license plates, found they were for a 2008 Mitsubishi, and then determined that the truck had neither registration nor insurance. The driver had only the vehicle title, which was in a different person’s name. The truck was hauled off the beach and impounded, and the man was cited for multiple town code violations.

Northwest Harbor

Dolores Brivio of Oyster Pond Lane called police to report a “suspicious” car parked on the curb outside. The driver, a 23-year-old woman from Henrico, Va., told the officers she was waiting for a friend a few houses away. She was asked to wait closer to her friend’s residence, and their report concluded, “Negative suspicious activity observed.”

Sag Harbor

George O’Brien reported seeing pool water being pumped into the Madison Street roadway on March 26 around 6:30 p.m. Police explained the potential village code violation to a worker on site, who “immediately stopped the flow of water and apologized for the mistake.”

The next morning, Joe Markowski of Division Street reported the theft of the front license plate from his vehicle, which had been parked overnight in his driveway. The thief left Mr. Markowski’s fire department placard on the ground. He told police he hadn’t seen or heard anything suspicious.

Last Thursday afternoon, David Brockaway found a bag on Bay Street containing a Sag Harbor woman’s wallet, headphones, cosmetic bag, glasses, and movie gift cards, and turned it in to police headquarters for safekeeping. A debit card that was in the wallet allowed police to identify its grateful owner, who soon came to pick it up.


Thomas Lambert of East Quogue struck a pothole in front of the HomeGoods store on Montauk Highway shortly before 10 p.m. on March 25. The incident blew out a tire and bent a rim on his Toyota Camry.

A bag containing infant clothes and toys fell out of Elizabeth Salas’s vehicle in front of the post office on Sunday afternoon. A police officer found it while on routine patrol and took it for safekeeping. A piece of mail in the bag connected the officer with Ms. Salas, who came to retrieve it later that day.


State Grants to Boost Police Technology

New York State has awarded a total of $127 million to county sheriffs and town and village police departments across the state, with thousands of dollars expected to land in the hands of police agencies here.

May 23, 2024

Two Face Felony Drunken-Driving Charges

Town police have leveled new drunken-driving charges in separate incidents against two East Hampton men who were convicted of the crime within the last 10 years, which elevates the charges to felonies.

May 23, 2024

Large Van Strikes Train Overpass on Cove Hollow Road

A large van struck the Long Island Rail Road overpass on Cove Hollow Road on Thursday afternoon, shutting the roadway and delaying train traffic at the height of rush hour.

May 16, 2024

Sailors Undeterred After Rescue Off Montauk

A pair of sailors who paid an unexpected visit to Montauk last month said from Brooklyn on Friday that they plan to continue their voyage down the East Coast despite an April 24 rescue off Montauk’s downtown ocean beach.

May 16, 2024

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