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On the Police Logs 05.16.24

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 19:37


A horse wandered away from its paddock on Town Lane on the afternoon of May 7. Police were called to help find it, but its owners were able to corral it back home before they arrived.

East Hampton

A 54-year-old local man mailed a check in April for $50,350 to an elevator company in Farmingdale, but contacted the police when it was apparently intercepted by a third party and cashed two weeks later at a Capital One Bank in Richmond, Va. Detectives are investigating the case as grand larceny.

Two men were ticketed for drinking in public behind One Stop Market on Saturday night.

East Hampton Village

Suffolk County Water Authority workers were called in on Saturday afternoon to fix a broken water main at the corner of Baiting Hollow Road and Apaquogue Road.


A dead seal was found on the beach at Eddie Ecker County Park on May 7. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society was notified.

A 48-year-old man from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., was ticketed late last Thursday night for illegally camping on the beach. He also got a warning from police that his car registration had expired.

Employees of the Memory Motel called police at 1:25 a.m. Saturday to have a man “known to them to have no money” removed from the bar. The man had been refusing to leave, but complied when the request came from an officer. He promised to take a train or bus back home to Brooklyn, but showed up a couple of hours later at 7-Eleven, attempting to use “multiple bank cards” to pay for merchandise. He was also said to have made “a threatening statement,” and was taken in the end to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for evaluation.

At a property on Tyler Road, an unattended 25-foot-wide, 25-foot-deep “excavation shaft” caught the attention of a town ordinance officer on Saturday afternoon. Police closed the road for safety reasons until the contractor could send a crew to fill in the huge hole, which he said would take place “immediately.” Police advised the ordinance officer to follow up for potential violations.

Sag Harbor

Bob Weinstein reported finding a four-inch-wide swastika carved into a wooden bench on Main Street on May 6. Police inspected the surrounding area for

other signs of vandalism, but found none. The Public Works Department sanded the swastika off, repairing the damaged bench.

Sarah Ferguson of Harrison Street is pressing charges against a house painter who took her deposit for $5,800 back in February but never showed up to complete the work. The incident has been classified as third-degree grand larceny, and the Village Justice Court issued a warrant this week for the contractor’s arrest.

Police responded last week to a house on Harbor Avenue where the owner’s cat was stuck in a tree. Using a net, they rescued it, uninjured.

Robert Shire of Redwood Road called police Saturday afternoon to report that a Seadoo Jet Ski had washed ashore in front of his house.

Photos surfaced on Facebook over the weekend, apparently showing a yacht in the village marina dumping a foamy brown substance into the water. Police who were called to investigate reported that it was just soapy water that had been used to swab the deck.


Marine Patrol officers ticketed a boater from East Hampton for speeding in Three Mile Harbor on May 6, after hearing witnesses on a fishing dock shouting at the man to slow down. The officers boarded their boat to track down the 26-foot motorized vessel, which had been leaving a two-to-three-foot wake. They found no violations on it, and sent the boater on his way with a stern talking-to about the rules of the harbor.

Last Thursday afternoon, a manhole cover in front of the Springs Library became dislodged, leaving the hole open. Police were able to secure it back in its proper place and notified the Highway Department to keep an eye on it.

Michelle Roguso of President Street reported kids playing “ding-dong-ditch” on her property late Saturday night. The mischief-makers were gone by the time an officer arrived.

A 91-year-old local man was reported missing by his wife on Saturday afternoon. Police canvassed the area, but halted their search when she found him. He was unhurt.

A faulty extension cord was blamed for a small fire at a house on Orkney Road Sunday night. “The fire did not cause damage and did not reach interior of the house,” police stated.

East Hampton Ambulance Association Ordered to Dissolve

On Friday, Justice Jerry Garguilo of the Supreme Court of Suffolk County ruled that the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, a nonprofit that had served the village since 1975, could no longer exist, and ordered it dissolved. 

Jun 13, 2024

U-Turn Lands Car in East Hampton Shop Window

A car crashed into the exterior of the Zadig and Voltaire boutique at the corner of Main Street and the Circle in East Hampton Village around on Saturday morning. There were no injuries.

Jun 8, 2024

On the Police Logs 06.06.24

At around 2 a.m. on May 25, someone called the police after seeing social media posts of kids drinking on Big Albert's beach. Officers, approaching from the Barnes Hole entrance, observed about 100 youths partying around a beach fire with music playing from a speaker. Many of them fled into the dunes when they saw the police. "Although several cooperative youths assisted with cleanup, a significant amount of litter remained," police reported. The Parks Department was called in to pick it up.

Jun 6, 2024

On the Police Logs 05.30.24

A Rolex watch was the subject of a dispute late Saturday night between a man and a woman, both intoxicated, on Main Street in front of the Point Bar and Grill. Each of them claimed to own the watch, so an officer took it to the Montauk precinct until documentation could be provided. The watch turned out to belong to neither of them. The man’s father showed up in the morning with a copy of an insurance policy showing the Rolex was in fact his.

May 29, 2024

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