On the Police Logs 03.07.13


Vandals struck the Donald Lamb Building on Bluff Road over the Jan. 26-27 weekend. Damage to the East Hampton Town-owned property that houses the housing and community development and trustee offices included broken windows, cracked floodlights, and a broken fence rail. Police said that a chrome tire iron was found on the floor of the trustee meeting room, though it did not appear that anyone had entered the building. The cost of repairs was estimated at $800.

Police were phoned Saturday at about 5 p.m. by someone reporting gunshots at Abram’s Landing. The area is frequently used by people shooting clay targets, or skeet, from the beach, which is legal, according to the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

East Hampton

Corey Tessler of Rivers Road told police on Feb. 15 that someone had removed a 55-inch Samsung television along with its mounting bracket from his house sometime in early February. According to police, a worker employed by a contractor handling an interior renovation there noticed the TV missing on Feb. 5 but had assumed the owners had removed it. Nothing else appeared to have been taken, police said. A report put the value of the television and mounting bracket at $3,117.

Brian Downs, a Hampton Bays contractor, told police that someone had siphoned approximately 300 gallons of diesel fuel from a dump truck and backhoe left at a work site on Wooded Oak Lane overnight on Feb. 21. A Feb. 22 police report put the value of the missing fuel at $1,300.

Town police responded to a report of gunshots or hunters at Sammy’s Beach last Thursday just before 1 p.m.

Police also received a call about what sounded like a gunshot near Old Northwest Road at about 10:50 on Saturday night. No further details were given.

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Water Hole Road on Sunday at 6:35 p.m. Nothing was found to be amiss.

East Hampton Village

Village detectives are looking into a report filed on Feb. 26 that a Pleasant Lane house had been listed on at least two real estate rental Web sites under a former owner’s name, but with someone else’s contact information. Police did not give the current property owner’s name, but noted that the person believed that a fraud of some sort may have been afoot.

An unidentified manager of the Capital One Bank on Newtown Lane called police on Feb. 26 to say that a customer had become agitated during a phone conversation about the bank’s check-cashing policy.


A Sony PlayStation 3 was reported missing by Stephanie K. Harreguy of East Lake Drive on Feb. 26. Police said that the unit was worth approximately $300.


Police reported a water leak from a house on East Gate Road on Feb. 27.