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On the Police Logs 06.13.24

Thu, 06/13/2024 - 16:45


Someone has apparently abandoned a 17-foot Boston Whaler boat on Bendigo Road near Cross Highway. Its trailer lacks a license plate and is missing a wheel. Police were unable to find a registered owner and plan to tow it away if it's not removed soon.

East Hampton

Brandon Sandoval's 2021 Alfa Romeo was hit by another car on May 22, while parked at the medical offices at 300 Pantigo Place. The driver fled the scene.

East Hampton Village

On the afternoon of June 4, a Maidstone Club golfer's shot went awry and landed on the windshield of a passing car, cracking it. The player was identified and said he would pay to have the damage repaired.

Shortly after midnight on June 5, a man was heard screaming in the vicinity of the East Hampton Library. The man, a 52-year-old, told police he was okay, just "startled by the sprinklers."

That afternoon, a group of teens were seen in the parking lot of Dime Bank "rehearsing a dance for an upcoming birthday party." Police asked them to move their rehearsal to Herrick Park.


A guest at the Marram Hotel reported the theft of a necklace and other items from his room on the afternoon of June 3. No further information was available.

A battery-powered, remote-controlled car toy caused a stir last Thursday at a house on West Lake Drive. It had caught fire while charging in the attached garage, producing heavy smoke but minimal damage. Montauk firefighters arrived and handled the situation.

Marine Patrol ticketed a 50-year-old man from Charleston, R.I., on Saturday afternoon in Montauk Harbor for having too few life jackets for all those aboard his boat, a 12-foot Highfield rigid inflatable. The boat also lacked proper registration.

Also that afternoon, a 17-year-old Remsenburg girl, walking on a trail in Camp Hero State Park, was bitten on her leg by a dog. The dog was with a dog walker, along with a group of "four to six" other canines, but was off leash at the time. The walker declined to provide her contact information to the girl, who then called the police. The dog's vaccination status was not known, but the teen ultimately refused medical attention.

A foggy mist surrounding a Navy Road house resembled smoke, prompting a "structure fire" call to police on Sunday. An officer responded and discovered the mist was from a power washer being used to clean the house.

At around noon that day, the pump-out tank at the town dock on Star Island Road overflowed when its capacity alarm malfunctioned. A "small amount of effluent" spilled into the parking lot and was "washed away by rain," according to the police report. The pumper was closed to users pending emergency servicing.

Police were called to Rough Riders Landing for a report of a man who was seen fishing there again after being told not to. The trespasser was let off with one more warning, though he did get a ticket for not having a fishing license.

Ralph Barone recently reported more than $7,000 worth of boating equipment, including the motor, missing from his boat, docked at Uihlein's Marina. Detectives are investigating the theft as a case of grand larceny.


A manhole cover on Montauk Highway got displaced near the former Dive Bar Pizza restaurant on the afternoon June 4, causing a hazardous situation. An officer was able to put it back in place and contacted the county water authority to inform them of the incident.

Northwest Harbor

A suspected oil spill at Northwest Creek prompted a call to the state Department of Environmental Conservation on Saturday afternoon. A D.E.C. spill-response team was called in, but determined it was "an organic substance" that didn't require a full investigation.


Gonzalo Flores reported his black BMW sport-utility vehicle missing from his Hawthorne Avenue driveway on the evening of June 3. A short while later, he called back to say he'd forgotten that a mechanic had picked up the car to do some work on it.

Several coolers and buckets were found discarded in the nature preserve along Gerard Drive on June 6. The Parks Department cleaned up the mess, and the official report notes that patrols will be increased in that area to prevent such dumping from happening again.


A 56-year-old New York City man was ticketed for urinating in public near the Speedway gas station on Sunday just before 3 a.m.

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