On the Police Logs 11.08.12

East Hampton

Somebody siphoned gasoline from a Chevy van parked outside the Senior Center on Springs-Fireplace Road last Thursday night. Diane Patrizio told police that the center’s fleet all had full gas tanks the day before, but when a driver went to start the van its tank was only half full.

East Hampton Village

Village police pulled over a Toyota with Virginia license plates on Pantigo Road Oct. 29 after receiving a report that the car was being driven erratically. The driver, who was found to be sober, told police he had just been cut off by another driver, who might have been the one who phoned in the report.

A Cedar Street resident told police that a neighbor on Dominy Lane, along with a tenant, was placing storm debris outside his back door. Police spoke with the pair.

A deer was reported stuck in a fence on Main Street last Thursday afternoon. An officer arrived to find that the deer had already freed itself and run away.


A rock smashed through the rear window of Jorge Bello-Benzan’s 2004 Nissan Quest on the night of Oct. 21. The vehicle was parked in front of his apartment complex on West Lake Drive.

There was a series of overnight thefts of valuables and items from unlocked cars parked in driveways along Glenmore Avenue between Oct. 24 and Oct. 28. Gail Simons reported various papers and small makeup items stolen from her Chevy Tahoe. Roger Burns reported about $20 in change was taken from his Toyota. J.M. Miedzwiecki found his Ford had been rifled through but nothing taken.


A young man ran amok with an axe in a 6th Street residence on the afternoon of Oct. 25, smashing a computer, two mirrors, and a television set and forcing another resident of the house to flee. Police found him standing in the kitchen, sans axe, and handcuffed him. The damage was reported to be extensive. The owner of the house called the young man’s mother to tell her what had happened, and told the police she did not want to press charges, but did want the young man to get help.