On the Police Logs 10.11.12

Other Police News


A Carry-All Club Car golf cart, valued at over $3,000, parked outside the office at the Ocean Colony motel, was stolen on the night of Sept. 24.

East Hampton

A 15-speed Newport bicycle was stolen from the Cove Hollow Road driveway of Patricia Sales during the last week of September. The bike was valued at $500.

A 2004 Buick, parked in Michael McGuire’s driveway overnight on Oct. 1, had its rear window shattered, but nothing was missing from the car. Damage was assessed at $250. Mr. McGuire had reported in September that his iPhone 4, which he valued at $500, had been stolen when he put it down while paying for an item at the Barnes General Store on Springs-Fireplace Road. He told police it was the second cellphone stolen from him in recent weeks.

Cruz Japa reported the rear window of her husband’s car shattered. It was parked on Abraham’s Path in the early morning hours of Sept. 23.

A Spring Close Highway man, William Dickinson, reported several items stolen from his house in the last 10 days of September, including several winter jackets, a dinghy, and an outboard motor. He valued the items together at well over $2,000.

A Rose Hill Road man reported a burglary on the afternoon of Oct. 1. Michael Kapelli said clothing and two antique rifles were stolen, along with a laptop computer and a case of Bertoni red wine. The loss was estimated at about $3,000, though a full value for the rifles was not included in the report.

East Hampton Village

Residents of Further and Egypt Lanes smelled gas on the afternoon of Oct. 1 and called police, who gave an all-clear after finding Keyspan workers in the area.

The caretaker of a house at 15 Jones Road called police on Oct. 3 to complain of landscaping trucks parked on the lawn, belonging to men working across the street. One of the men told police that the caretaker had approached him aggressively, saying “You don’t know who you’re talking to.” All agreed it was best for the two men to avoid further contact.

Police went to Amy’s Court on the night of Oct. 3 after a call from Therese Duryea about a raccoon on a garage roof. The animal had fled the scene by the time officers arrived.

A 64-year-old man, clearly intoxicated, waved down a squad car on Race Lane last Thursday night. Police returned him to his Dayton Lane house.

Two female cab drivers had a bit of a kerfuffle Friday night at the Jitney stop on Main Street as they were soliciting fares. One driver said the other had shoved her repeatedly. Police advised them to stay away from each other and call them if there were any more problems.

A Friday report of youths smoking and drinking in the park on Newtown Lane brought two officers to the scene. The youths were not found.

Helen Cleland had a bat loose in her Toilsome Lane house Friday night. An officer trapped the bat and set it free outside, a happy ending for all concerned.


Artur Studinski of Brooklyn was driving around the hamlet on Sept. 29 when he noticed damage to his 2011 Hyundai. He had stayed at Solé East the night before. The manager there said he had security working that night and no one saw the vandalism happen.

A handbag was stolen during a Glenmore Avenue house party either Sunday or Monday. The bag belonged to Jessica Craig of Manhattan, who told police it had contained $200 and credit cards. The report indicates that an employee of a catering company is suspected. He apparently used a couple of the cards in a store and was videotaped doing so by a surveillance camera.

A boat on a trailer parked near Liars’ Saloon on West Lake Drive was boarded at some point last month and its $4,000 Garmin Depth Finder was stolen. The owner, Gary DiFazio of Salisbury Mill, N.Y., reported the theft.

Another vehicle parked near Liars’ was reported hit by a thief, this one on Friday morning. Fred Weigand of Manheim, Pa., reported his fishing equipment stolen from his unlocked pickup truck. Several rods and reels were involved, and the value was over $500.    

Sag Harbor

A waiter at Page Restaurant was bitten by a patron’s dog Saturday night. The dog owner, who lives in Brooklyn, said he wasn’t sure if his dog was vaccinated, but would find out and let the waiter know.

Police received a report of a Tommy Hilfiger shoot going on over the Columbus Day weekend at B. Smith. Officers reported the shooting was peaceful.


Bernette Schoenster of Muir Boulevard reported three bicycles stolen from an unlocked garage between Sept. 11 and Sept. 13: two mountain bikes, one a green Cannondale and the other a white Scott, and a gray BMX bike, together valued at about $1,000.

Sometime in the past two years, Joel Stolowitz of Westhampton told police, his inflatable raft with a Yamaha engine, which he valued at almost $4,000, had disappeared from the East Hampton Marina. The marina has changed hands since Mr. Stolowitz last saw his raft, and the new owners told police they did not know its whereabouts.