On the Police Logs 10.04.12

Police News

East Hampton

An East Hampton landscaper, Jason Lester, told police late in August that a Husqvarna leaf blower and a car battery charger were stolen from his truck while his crew was working at Settlement Court. Police have interviewed neighbors and nearby businesses over the past month, but no one seems to have seen anything.

A Grant Avenue woman, Carla Desiderio, reported her Coach wallet stolen from her unlocked car, which was parked in her driveway, on the night of Sept. 25. She had credit cards and $15 cash in the wallet.

License plates were stolen from a Ford pickup truck parked at a business on Route 114 on the night of Sept. 25, reported John Caramagna of East Hampton.

East Hampton Village

On Sept. 25, police received a report of a man sleeping on a Main Street bench. The man was found, but he was not asleep. He told police he’d hurt his back and wanted to lie on his side.

A Mill Hill Lane woman, driving on Main Street, told police she’d hit and injured a squirrel. An officer searched for the squirrel, which apparently was well enough to have disappeared.

Police responding to a report of smoke at 211 Lily Pond Lane last Thursday found a landscaper who said his boss had told him to call because there were fumes in the house. Officers found the fumes came from a pool of oil beneath a leaking furnace, and the landscaper said he would contact the caretaker. The beachfront house, owned by Elie Hirschfeld, was rented in August to Bill and Hillary Clinton.


Police went to Liar’s Saloon a little before midnight on Friday, where Eric Ham of Smithtown had fallen face down on the deck. Police were told the D.J. had brought him to the doorway, which he fell through, because he had been in a fight earlier in the evening and was bleeding on other customers. The officers reported that Mr. Ham, who had a split lip and several cuts on his face, was quite intoxicated, and sent him to Southampton Hospital for treatment.

Christopher Coleman of Montauk parked his Toyota Tacoma pickup truck on Startop Drive on the night of Sept. 22 and a vandal smashed a window with a large rock.

In late August or early September, several plants in containers were stolen from the Montauk Garden Center on South Etna Avenue.

Two guests at the Ocean Beach Resort, Patte Kanner and Andrew Sapon, reported $500 in cash stolen from their room on Sept. 23. They had left their screen door unlocked.

Sag Harbor

On Sept. 25, between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., police received three separate calls reporting young men lying by the side of the road, the first one on a lawn off Jefferson Street and the other two on Route 114 near Hamilton Avenue. All three were transported safely home.

During last Saturday’s music festival, police received a complaint that traffic on Long Wharf was being blocked by people dancing and singing in the street. Police made sure that vehicles exiting the wharf could do so safely.


Richard Pulaski told police on Sept. 26 that two deer-hunting stands had been removed from a property at 779 Springs-Fireplace Road where he had permission to hunt. Mr. Pulaski believes that “environmental activists” were responsible.