On the Police Logs 03.21.13


An iPhone5 belonging to a Springs man, Marco Marin, disappeared from the bar at the Stephen Talkhouse at about 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 17. Police have been investigating.

East Hampton

Wilson Sanchez of Three Mile Harbor Road called police at 2 a.m. last Saturday to say he’d seen a man going through the cab of his father’s Tacoma pickup truck, which was unlocked. Police checked the neighborhood but found no one.

A referee at a volleyball game at a field off Stephen Hand’s Path got a broken nose for his efforts on Saturday afternoon. Edgar Figueroa of Springs told police one of the players disagreed with a call, clapped his hands in front of his face, and then punched him in the nose, sending him to Southampton Hospital for treatment. Mr. Figueroa has not pressed charges against the assailant as of yet.

An Amagansett East man woke up on the morning of March 11 to find the front windshield of his wife’s GMC Envoy, parked in front of the house, shattered. Juan Perez told police he didn’t know who would have done such a thing.

A rear tire on Stephanie Vorpahl’s Dodge Dakota was slashed in late February.

East Hampton Village

A performer at the Huntting Inn left his iPad on a table during his performance on the night of March 13 and found it missing an hour later. He told police there were “several drunken women” nearby at the time. The iPad, which was in a black case, was valued at $600.

A caller reported a dead deer near the railroad overpass on North Main Street last week, but police found nothing when they went to investigate.

The old Verizon building on King Street was the target last week of spray-painting vandals.
An anonymous dog-walker told police last week that there is a man at Two Mile Hollow Beach who solicits sex every day between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Police are investigating.

A Newtown Lane woman told police last Thursday that she has been receiving phone calls from a man she described as having “an Indian accent.” He addresses her by her maiden name, she said, and becomes angry when she doesn’t answer his questions. Police are trying to locate the caller.


Lennon Ficalora of Old Montauk Highway left his wallet at the 7-Eleven late on the night of March 8. It was gone when he returned and he believed it stolen. It turned out, however, that he’d left it in a taxi, and the owner of Surf Taxi, Leo Almonte, turned it over to police. The wallet had $500 in cash in it, along with credit cards.

A gas fireplace being serviced at a Prospect Hill Lane house, off East Lake Drive, exploded on Friday, injuring a worker, John Grippo of Mastic Beach. Mr. Grippo suffered minor burns to his face and right hand but declined ambulance service, choosing instead to drive himself to the hospital. There was some damage in and around the fireplace.

A window of a 1994 blue Ford Taurus parked outside the Wavecrest II motel was shattered last Thursday night, and the vandal rummaged through the car. No other information was available.

Sag Harbor

The Corner Bar had a bit of a dust-up with an unhappy patron last weekend. The man told police on Friday that he was a Wall Street lawyer and had been refused service at the bar. The staff had a different take; they said the man had been unruly, demanding to sit at a table being prepared for someone else, then got up and stormed out. On Sunday the man went to police headquarters again, this time complaining that “the Ku Klux Klan” was running the bar, which, he said, was refusing to serve people of color. The aggrieved patron is white.


John D. Mott went shopping at Barnes Country Store on March 2, leaving his wallet, with over $400 and his credit cards, in the cab of his black Ford pickup truck. When he returned, the wallet was gone. It was eventually found and turned over to the police, with the credit cards still inside but not the cash.