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On the Police Logs 05.09.24

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 10:15

Amagansett

A police officer freed a deer on Friday morning that was caught in a fence on Marine Boulevard.

Doug Kuntz found a rectangular blue velvet box containing “a small urn and ashes” on Main Street Saturday afternoon. “There was no indication of who it belonged to,” police stated. It was taken to the property room for safekeeping.

East Hampton

“Multiple cords plugged into one outlet” were the apparent cause of an electrical fire at a mobile home on Oakview Highway last Thursday afternoon. A couch next to the outlet blazed up; firefighters “dragged the couch out and extinguished” the flames.

While walking on Osborne Lane on Friday evening, Mayra Diazmora of Wainscott was bitten by a “medium black dog” being walked by a friend of its owner. She called police, but ultimately refused medical attention.

On the evening of April 29, Mario Leon of East Hampton was riding his bicycle south on Stephen Hand’s Path when he was forced to dodge a car that came too close. He lost his balance and fell off the bike into roadside brushwood, emerging with scratches and a dislocated shoulder. Police took his statement through a translator at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

East Hampton Village

At a house on Briar Patch Road on the afternoon of April 29, a foul odor turned out to be from a septic system that hadn’t been used in some time. It had first been reported to police dispatchers as a gas leak.

A passer-by called police to report someone in a black Range Rover possibly “soliciting prostitution” at Two Mile Hollow Beach last Thursday afternoon. Police canvassed the area but found nothing suspicious.

A contractor performing work at a house on Lockwood Lane called police, as he had done in March, to report the theft of equipment from a trailer on site. This time, some $400 worth of shovels and rakes were reported missing. Detectives are still investigating.

Two people were ticketed Sunday morning for drinking alcohol in public after police discovered them with open bottles of Heineken beer outside the Stop and Shop supermarket.

Montauk

On April 30, police got a call from a passer-by about “a male subject opening doors with a crowbar” at the Sands Motel. Upon investigation, it was learned that the man was an employee performing renovations and maintenance. “The salt air environment often causes the door locks to freeze, therefore he has to force the doors open with a bar,” officers reported.

Also that day, a handgun was reported found in a house on Adams Drive. No further details were available.

Sag Harbor

“A small child wearing pajamas” was reported to be running toward Brick Kiln Road on the afternoon of May 1. Police spoke with her father, who said he’d been doing some yardwork and didn’t realize the child had left the backyard. He promised to keep a closer eye on her.

Of four “property found” cases that came through last week, three remain unsolved. In one case a man’s wallet was returned to him after someone found it at Havens Beach, but in the other three, police still have a credit card, a set of four keys, and a “gray metal ring” in the property room.

A resident of 23 Main Street called for help last Thursday afternoon after discovering $4,900, all in hundred-dollar bills, missing from his bedroom. The other residents of the house had pitched in to look, he told police, but to no avail. Surveillance video is being reviewed; the incident is being investigated as a case of grand larceny.

Also last Thursday, the owner of a Meredith Avenue house was charged with unlawful eviction, a misdemeanor. According to the police report, the tenant arrived at the house after having been away for a time to find her belongings boxed up in closets and outside. She reported seeing an ad on the Nextdoor social media app that her apartment was available for occupancy. The homeowner acknowledged to police that he had not started a formal eviction process with the tenant, but claimed she hadn’t been there in two months. He was released on his own recognizance to await a future date in court.

An employee of Harbor Market found two fake bills, a $20 and a $5, that were marked “for motion picture use,” in the cash register Friday morning. Police are still investigating that incident as well.

Springs

When she arrived at a friend’s house on Fort Pond Boulevard on the evening of May 1, Chelsea Franklin noticed “flames coming from under the hood” of her 2015 Audi. She immediately called 911, and the Springs Fire Department arrived to put out the blaze. The car was totaled, however, and the town fire marshal was called in to investigate.

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Sailors Undeterred After Rescue Off Montauk

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