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On the Police Logs 06.20.24

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 18:50


Police escorted a man to the East Hampton train station on June 16 after a 7:30 a.m. call regarding an unwanted guest. The man had been staying with the caller, who told police they’d agreed that he would leave earlier in the week. Unable to afford a taxi, however, he remained at the house, at which time police gave him a ride to the station.

East Hampton Village

A distraught young woman asked police for help retrieving a dog from ARF on the afternoon of June 13, saying that her mother had given the animal to the shelter without her permission. An ARF employee told an officer it wasn’t clear why the dog had been returned, but that an official would need to speak with the mother before giving it back.

Police went to Newtown Lane Saturday at about 3:30 p.m. in response to a complaint of construction noise, and informed the workers that  construction is not allowed after 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The work then ceased.

Another noise complaint came in at about 9 that evening, from a resident of Ocean Avenue. A person playing loud music apologized and turned it down. An officer advised that the music had to be turned off altogether at 11 p.m.

A Motorola cellphone was found at Main Beach Sunday morning, and is awaiting a claimant at police headquarters on Cedar Street.

A blue Jeep was seen driving erratically on Woods Lane Monday evening, and police followed it from Main Street to the intersection of Springs-Fireplace Road and Washington Avenue in Springs, where they pulled it over. They reported that the driver was not intoxicated, just tired.


A resident of Benson Drive called police on the morning of June 10 to report a man “weed-whacking a path through the wetlands” near his house. The man, reported to be wearing a T-shirt, sweatpants, and flip-flops, had attempted to cut through brush on the caller’s property before being stopped. He fled before police arrived.

Later that afternoon, police responded to a call from a woman who’d been walking her dogs, of someone camping on town property off Second House Road. An officer observed a large tent with chairs and blankets, with no one around. The tent, with all equipment including a Bud Light soft cooler, was removed and taken to the hamlet’s police substation.

The 7-Eleven reported on June 11 that a woman had been standing outside in the parking lot for “an unreasonable amount of time,” talking to, police reported, “two uninvolved individuals” whom she claimed to have just met. Informed that the business has 15-minute parking rules, she left. The following day, 7-Eleven called again, this time about a man suspected of trying to steal a frozen pizza. According to the store manager, the man got angry when told he needed to either pay for the pizza or put it back, but he left before an officer arrived and could not be located.

A passing police car stopped on Montauk Highway that afternoon to question two men, said to be on their lunch break, who were parked on the shoulder. One was asleep in the car; the other was scrolling through his cellphone. They were asked to move, and returned to the construction site where they work.

A caller reported on June 12 that a “scooter” had been parked on Flamingo Avenue for about three days. After failing to contact the owner, officers informed the caller that they could have it towed.

A Laurel Drive woman called about “a suspicious person” sitting on a boulder at the end of her driveway while she was out for a walk on June 12. Back in her house, she said, she noticed a cup in the sink that she couldn’t recall putting there. Officers did not find the person.

A man was ticketed for urinating outside Hampton Coffee at 3:50 a.m. Saturday. The officer noted that he was “intoxicated, highly uncooperative, and refused to provide his telephone number.”

On Saturday afternoon, Hurston House, a customer at Duryea’s, called police to report that the rear window of his car, parked outside the restaurant, had been damaged. Whoever or whatever did it was nowhere to be found.

A man, unsatisfied with his burrito, returned to Quincho’s on Friday evening and allegedly threw it at an employee. Police responded, and instructed the man not to return to the premises.


While patrolling Gerard Drive on the evening of June 6, officers cited a fisherman who could not produce a state Marine Registry permit. In the same location four nights later, two others provided expired state permits. They were warned to get them renewed.

Last Thursday at about 6 p.m., a woman driving south on Springs-Fireplace Road was unable to stop when a car suddenly pulled out in front of her to make a left turn. The woman was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment of neck and back injuries.

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