A screen window on a Pine Street house was tampered with in an apparent effort to break in last week. Vito Brullo told police he was working in the yard on Nov. 25 when he noticed damage to the screen. The attempt failed and nothing was reported stolen.
A chicken wire fence was cut open early last month on Berryman Street in what appeared to be an attempt to let a dog loose from the yard. Police found the dog outside the fence on Nov. 3. The dog’s owner told police she had had a dispute with a neighbor, who in turn told police that the dispute had been settled. The neighbor said she didn’t know who had committed the mischief.
East Hampton Village
Food was thrown by three or four men from a “suspicious black sedan” at a man crossing the intersection of Newtown Lane and Main Street on the evening of Nov. 25. Police searched the area but the car was not found.
Vandals tossed a bike rack on David’s Lane into the duck pond there during the night of Nov. 25.
On Nov. 27 a heavy wind knocked down a tree at Hither and Amy’s Lanes, blocking the intersection.
Police were called Thanksgiving afternoon to the Reutershan parking lot because three dogs were said to be locked in a car. The car wasn’t found.
A police car parked on Main Street was grazed by a reported hit-and-run driver Saturday morning. A witness called police and said the offending vehicle was a Suffolk County S-92 line bus. The bus driver subsequently told police he was unaware that he had damaged the cruiser. Police described the damage as “cosmetic scrapes on the bumper.”
Two men said to be fighting early Friday morning in the 7-Eleven parking lot had vanished by the time police arrived.
Possibly related acts of criminal mischief were reported Monday morning. Wires on the side of a LIPA pole on Long Island Avenue were said to have been shredded and ripped, causing $2,000 in damage. Nearby, the manager of the 7-Eleven told police that overnight a wooden panel had been ripped away from the rear door to the store. The manager gave police a couple of names of possible suspects and said repairs would cost about $300.
The license plates were stolen off a 1997 GMC Jimmy parked in a Cherry Street driveway sometime over the past two months. Warren Regent told police last week that he had noticed the plates were missing when he went to sell the vehicle.
A block away, Orly Friedman reported that a 2003 Jeep Liberty and a 2012 model of the same vehicle she also owns had water poured into their gas tanks around Nov. 17, causing one to stall and the other nearly to do so. The vehicles were taken to two different shops, each of which confirmed an unusual amount of water in the tanks.