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On the Police Logs 05.30.24

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 19:06

Amagansett

Sometime between May 13 and May 20, two flat-screen television sets, together worth $1,500, were taken from a house on Montauk Highway. Detectives are investigating the theft as a case of burglary and grand larceny.

Crystalyn Hummel of this hamlet lost her purse at the Mobil gas station on the afternoon of May 21 and called police when fraudulent charges began popping up in her accounts.

Last Thursday afternoon, because of the terrible rainstorm, a tree came down on Josiel Giro’s 2003 Toyota in the parking lot of the Terry King ball field. The Highway Department was called in to haul it away.

A Port-a-Potty sitting just off Fresh Pond Road prompted a neighbor, “concerned for safety of persons using same due to its proximity to the street,” to call police Friday afternoon.” A housekeeper said she’d ask that it be placed on the property instead.

Later that day, after a 911 call came in about a potential gas leak, a fire department chief closed off a propane tank at a house on Mulford Lane.

One man from New York City and two from Connecticut were ticketed very early Saturday morning for urinating in public near the hardware store. On Sunday a little after 1 a.m., police caught a man from Rye, N.Y., doing the same thing and ticketed him too.

An officer patrolling Atlantic Avenue Beach on Saturday night found a black iPhone, which is now in the property room at police headquarters in Wainscott.

A case of illegal dumping was discovered Sunday afternoon at Lazy Point, where an old barbecue grill and other household items had been abandoned near the boat ramp. The Parks Department was notified to clean up the mess.

East Hampton

On May 22, a Springs man known to have been causing trouble at restaurants and stores in recent weeks showed up at the high school inquiring about “getting his transcripts.” He was allowed into the lobby, where he was seen picking up a bag that was not his. He put it down when questioned. Later, he was seen running through the parking lot in between cars, leaving his bicycle behind. When police caught up with him, they warned him to stay away from the campus.

Travis Escobedo was driving his 2018 BMW on Abraham’s Path near Accabonac Road Sunday afternoon when an errant golf ball from the adjacent East Hampton Golf Club hit his passenger-side windshield, cracking it.

Four loud explosions over the course of 30 to 40 minutes on Sunday night caught the attention of residents in the vicinity of Cedar Street. Police were called, but found nothing concerning.

Montauk

Police assisted a film crew shooting a movie on Navy Road by closing the road several times, “intermittently,” between April 25 and May 1. “Said filming occurred without incident,” according to their report. No other information was available.

Have the mysterious seasonal explosions returned to the hamlet? Multiple callers reported hearing one in the vicinity of Star Island Road on Friday night. An officer investigated but found nothing amiss.

Marine Patrol assisted wildlife rescue workers Saturday afternoon in caring for an injured seal at Shagwong Point.

That night, firefighters put out an unattended, uncontained beach fire, built just five feet from a dune at   marker 45. Three people nearby had been fishing, and two of them were ticketed for the noncompliant fire.

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.

Shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday, police were called to the Bounce Beach club, where “a large crowd, many of which were highly intoxicated” were milling about outside. Three of them had been involved in an altercation, but refused to answer officers’ questions. Police dispersed the crowd.

That same night at Rough Riders Landing, police interviewed a drunken Sag Harbor 30-year-old who’d been seen “trying to get into units and cars.” He’d been “partying with some girls last night,” he said, but couldn’t remember which room they’d been in. The manager of the complex signed a trespass affidavit, and police escorted him to the train station.

On Carl Fisher Plaza Sunday morning, an unknown driver hit Karen Diamond’s 2017 Chevy pickup truck and fled the scene.

Northwest Harbor

In Hands Creek Sunday afternoon, a Marine Patrol officer spotted two kayakers missing the required life jackets. The jackets, the officer told them, “don’t have to be on, but must be present while the kayak is underway.” They got off with a warning.

Sag Harbor

A dog-sitter walking a small dog on Main Street May 21 reported that her charge was bitten by a larger dog, causing “a small laceration.” Police were called to document the incident.

In last Thursday’s wild weather, trees fell down on houses on Glover Street, Main Street, and Havens Lane. There were no injuries and police said all damage appeared to be minor.

On Friday afternoon, as a result of a cement truck driver slamming on his brakes to avoid a collision, the truck leaked some wet cement near the intersection of Hampton and Division Streets. The Highway Department was called in to clean it up.

Springs

Marine Patrol officers helped a disabled sailboat, the engine of which had broken down in Three Mile Harbor on the evening of May 22, get back to its mooring, and inspected the boat for compliance with safety rules. Everything checked out, they reported.

On Friday afternoon a resident of Sammy’s Beach Road got into an argument with some landscapers over their use of gas-powered leaf blowers, which is not permitted under town code at this time of year. The landscapers told police they’d been unaware they were in the wrong, and pledged to comply with the rules in the future, but said the man who’d called them had berated them and “made vulgar insinuations.”

A bachelorette party at a house on Hog Creek Road got out of hand Saturday night, with one partygoer reporting to police that “one of the other girls is attacking everyone.” One woman was arrested, charged with second-degree harassment, and at least one other was taken to a hospital. All the women involved gave UpIsland home addresses.

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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