On the Police Logs 08.09.12

Mary Edwards called police on Sunday to report that her Trek bicycle, valued at $600, had been stolen from her driveway on Montauk Highway at some point in the previous night.

East Hampton
Theresa Lindstrom of Marion Lane told police on July 30 that her mailbox had been vandalized the night before. It was the second time the box had been damaged in the past six months.

East Hampton Village
On the morning of July 30 police received a report of a man on a motorcycle with a woman passenger driving in a drunken manner on Main Street. An officer stopped and spoke with the two and found them to be sober.

Also on July 30, someone called from the Eileen Fisher clothing store on Newtown Lane to say that a customer had gotten locked in the bathroom. Officers came and freed the woman.

Village police removed three Tour for the Shore signs that had been staked onto public property near Dunemere Lane on the afternoon of July 31. Several more such signs were removed the next day from the Daniel’s Hole Road area, Montauk Highway within the village, and from Two Mile Hollow Beach.

Police received a call reporting a disturbance last Thursday at the UPS store on Newtown Lane. The manager of the store said that a female customer was upset that an overnight package had been mishandled and delivered late. The manager refunded the shipping on the package, but the woman wanted a refund on a second package that was shipped from the store. Police told the parties involved that it was a civil matter.

A call came in on Saturday morning from someone complaining that there was a man asleep in a car outside the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Woods Lane. An officer found the man, who said it had been foggy the previous night so he pulled off the road to be safe before falling asleep. He promised he would leave, and drove away.

Police were also called Saturday morning about a naked man on Two Mile Hollow Beach. An officer found him, and he agreed to put his swimsuit back on.

A 19-year-old Austrian woman told police that while she was shopping at Waldbaum’s on Saturday someone stole her iPhone 4 from her pocketbook.

Molly Blackman of Fort Worth, Tex., walked into the Montauk police station on July 25 to report that her purse had been taken from her seat at the outdoor bar at the Sloppy Tuna at about 2 a.m. that day. The purse contained several credit cards and an iPhone 4.
That same day, Lisa Marino of New York City went to the Montauk station to report that her purse had been stolen off the bar at the Sloppy Tuna at about the same time as Ms. Blackman’s. Her purse also contained an iPhone and credit cards.

Whitney Delgado reported on July 23 that on the previous evening someone had stolen her peach-colored Baggu purse by reaching through a partially open window of her 1978 BMW. The car was parked in the dirt parking lot at Ditch Plain Beach at the time. The bag held $3,000 and various items. Police checked the area in case the thief had discarded the bag, but found nothing.

Christopher Vitucci of East Lake Drive told police on July 29 that someone removed a tan briefcase from the rear floor of his car after he had parked it downtown while he ran errands. He told police he had not locked the doors.

Michelle Shaw of Ireland reported on Friday that her Apple MacBook Pro, valued at $1,500, had been stolen from her room at the Memory Motel at some point between July 20 and last Thursday night. She shares the room with several roommates, none of whom could shed light on the laptop’s disappearance. There was no sign of forced entry.

Sag Harbor
Stacy McGowan of Hampton Street said last Thursday that someone had stolen a 50-pound container of pool chemicals from the rear of her truck.

Joan Baren of Oakland Avenue called police Friday to complain that her neighbor was having his cesspool pumped and the smell was getting into her house. The neighbor later apologized.