On the Police Logs 11.22.12

East Hampton

    Effrain Valderrama of Three Mile Harbor Road went to the city last Saturday afternoon to attend a party, only to return home the next morning and discover that his Apple MacBook Pro, valued at $1,900, had been stolen. A downstairs neighbor reported hearing someone on the stairs at about 4:30 in the morning. The thief left several other expensive electronic items untouched. Mr. Valderrama told police he’d posted on his Facebook page a note that he would be out of town that day.

    A Sag Harbor man who’d parked his dump truck at a work site on Spring Close Highway discovered last Thursday that 50 gallons of gasoline had been siphoned from it. Jeffrey Batky told police the gas had been stolen the night before, and asked for additional patrols to keep watch on the site.

    Details of a mid-October Oakview Highway burglary were belatedly released by the police this week. Tatiana Martin reported that after she’d left for work at 9 a.m. on Oct. 14, someone had gone into her basement and stolen a Hewlett-Packard laptop, a Stihl leaf blower, and a flat-screen TV, along with two bicycles. Ms. Martin gave police the name of a recent houseguest, who has not been located for questioning. There was no sign of forced entry.

East Hampton Village

    Police responded to a call for help from Ronald Perelman’s estate last week, reporting a suspicious fire near a building being constructed on the compound. The blaze had been extinguished by workers before help arrived, and Kenneth Collum, the village fire marshal, determined that it was not suspicious but spontaneous, the result of chemicals improperly stored next to combustible items.

    A 24-year old woman who travels with her young daughter between her home in Hampton Bays and the village of East Hampton called police on the morning of Nov. 13, complaining that a driver on the bus she catches near the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter is abusive to her, yelling at her to get to the stop earlier, sometimes passing her by when she is waiting there, and then, when she is on the bus, driving forward before she and her daughter have found a seat. Police advised her to contact the Suffolk County Transportation Authority with her complaints.

    Police pulled up to a road-rage incident outside Riverhead Building Supply last Thursday and suggested that the two men involved cease contact with each other. They complied.