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On the Police Logs 06.06.24

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 12:07

Amagansett

Julian Decter's stainless steel Weber grill, valued at $1,000, went missing from his property on Canvasback Lane sometime between last September's Labor Day weekend and this past Memorial Day.

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.

Police got a similar call about an "unruly group" on May 28 at around 10:30 p.m. at Little Albert's. An officer arrived to witness a "large beach party," whose revelers were already in the process of leaving without incident.

Two separate callers reported loud music coming from a house on Oak Lane on May 29. One call came in at around 7 p.m., the other about an hour later. Police located the noisemakers and told them to keep it down.

Seth Webb got his gray Subaru stuck on the Atlantic Avenue beach Monday afternoon. Police helped him remove air from the tires and get off the sand.

East Hampton

A 13-year-old girl snuck out of her house on Oakview Highway a little after 9 p.m. on May 24, prompting her aunt to call the police. The girl returned home before officers arrived, explaining she'd been upset over a breakup with a boy and apologizing for worrying her family.

A 35-year-old woman was charged with "acting in a manner injurious to a child," a misdemeanor, on May 28 after her two children, ages 3 and 6, were seen that morning "running around an active parking lot with dirty clothes, shoeless, on hot pavement, locked out of the residence, complaining of being hungry." The woman had been asleep at the time. She was arraigned the next morning; Town Justice Steven Tekulsky released her on her own recognizance.

Rossa Cole called on the afternoon of May 29 to report a mess and minor property damage left behind by renters who apparently threw a huge Memorial Day party at the Hand's Creek Road house where he is a caretaker. Among the debris were beer bottles, Xylazine drug-test strips, and a rolled-up $1 bill.

That same afternoon, a Center Moriches woman and her toddler daughter were reported to police for peddling at the Corner Store on Springs-Fireplace Road. She told police she was "just trying to sell some roses," and they informed her she needed a peddling permit. An officer remained on scene while the woman packed up her flowers and waited for a ride home.

A man in a blue shirt was seen walking in the roadway "throwing things at cars" on Sunday morning near Chen's Garden. When questioned by police, the man — who's been in and out of trouble these last few weeks, including last week at East Hampton High School — said he was throwing dandelions. Police told him to stay out of the road.

East Hampton Village

A driver went around an orange cone in the parking lot at Main Beach Sunday afternoon, striking a wall and damaging an electrical wire. He left the scene, but police tracked him down and issued several tickets. 

Montauk

Sushi chefs by day, ride-share drivers by night? Artie Schneider called police Friday night to report that Lyft and Uber drivers were lined up at the train station in a zone where only licensed taxis are permitted to wait. Mr. Schneider told police he "knows they're not legit taxis, because they're all sushi chefs by day." All the cars were gone by the time officers arrived.

Springs

On May 28, a neighbor alerted Kevin McCann to a fraudulent online For Sale listing of a piece of vacant land he owns on Shoridge Road, which the neighbor had spotted on a real estate website. The listing appeared to have been published by Prime Realty, based in Little Neck. An agent of that company told Mr. McCann that its website had recently been hacked.

A landscaper was ticketed on May 24 shortly after 9 p.m. when police observed him "discard a large contractor bag into the public trash can" on Landing Lane, in violation of a town rule that prohibits the tossing of commercial waste into public bins. 

Wainscott

A service truck leaking wastewater was pulled over on Montauk Highway near Wainscott Stone Road on Friday afternoon. The driver tightened up his valves before getting back on the road.

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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