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On the Police Logs 05.23.24

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 10:39


Kathleen Davis’s Windmill Lane property flooded in the intense rains last week, requiring police assistance. Officers arrived to find a basement deep throughout in six inches of water. Fire Chief Chris Beckert helped Ms. Davis to go outside for safety reasons and PSEG was notified to cut power to the house. The extreme flooding was attributed to “improperly maintained sumps owned by Suffolk County,” and the official report indicates the county has undertaken to solve the problem. “There should be some type of resolution by the end of the year,” the report concludes.

Natalie Bowden of Dune Crest Way returned home from a trip on May 15 to find that a window on her BMW, parked in her driveway, had cracked. She opened and closed a different door, causing the cracked window to shatter entirely. “The window did not appear to be intentionally damaged,” police reported.

East Hampton

A dumpster caught fire while being hauled away from Hollyoak Avenue on the back of a garbage truck on the afternoon of May 13. A crew of volunteer firefighters put out the flames. The town fire marshal was called in to investigate.

East Hampton Village

Police got a call on the morning of May 14 that there were nails scattered in the roadway on Buell Lane. The public works crew responded with a street sweeper to clear the hazard.

A wedding planner was ticketed late Saturday night for holding a special event without a permit after a Huntting Lane neighbor complained to police about loud music. An officer followed up later that night to make sure the music was turned off by 11 p.m.

A 33-year-old Peekskill, N.Y., man in a brand-new Dodge pickup truck was driving past the Maidstone golf course Sunday morning when he heard a loud noise and pulled over. He told police he believed a golf ball had hit his truck, which he’d only had for a week, but he and the officer inspected the vehicle and found no significant damage.


Two men, one from Sarasota, Fla., and the other from Baldwinsville, N.Y., were ticketed in the Kirk Park parking lot Friday evening for having open containers of beer. A few hours later, police ticketed a Jamesville, N.Y., man for urinating in public outside John’s Drive-In.

It’s beach-fire season, and police were on the lookout last weekend for noncompliant fires. They ticketed at least four people in Montauk, most of them from away. East Hampton Town requires beach fires to be kept within a metal container, away from the dunes.

Sag Harbor

If anyone finds a pair of red prescription Ray-Ban sunglasses in the village, they likely belong to Christian Hinderthuer, who reported them missing on May 14.

At least four people got stuck in the Dime Bank A.T.M. vestibule on Long Island Avenue over the weekend, and called the police after they were unable to get out. “The bank was notified that this was an ongoing issue,” a police spokeswoman said this week.


The gate to the hamlet’s unofficial dog park was left open again recently, allowing a deer to get inside. “If a dog is loose inside it will be mayhem, with dogs chasing the deer,” a witness reported to police on May 14. An officer responded but didn’t see any deer in the park.

Adam Osterweil found an unspent bullet on the beach at Gerard Drive on the afternoon of May 14 and called police. An officer took the bullet, which was described as “old and rusted,” to headquarters, and another officer later dismantled it to render it inert.

On Friday evening, a 20-year-old East Hampton man was seen by Marine Patrol officers speeding above five miles per hour in Three Mile Harbor, “with a pronounced stern wake.” Two officers pursued the boater, who was ultimately ticketed and given a safety lecture.

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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