On the Police Logs 04.04.13

East Hampton Village

A man who said he was homeless was found sleeping in a Main Street garbage shed early last week. He told police he would not sleep in the shed again.

A Meadow Way man reported on Easter Sunday that two youths had shot BB pellets at his garage window the day before, damaging it. One of the teenagers told police he saw his friend shoot the pistol and “knew that something broke.” The other youth admitted shooting at the window. The parents of the two agreed to pay for repairs, and also asked police to confiscate their sons’ collections of Airsoft BB pistols, which was done. The pistols are in police custody, and are to be destroyed.

A Talmage Lane woman told police last Thursday that she’d received a call from a man claiming to be a friend of hers, saying he’d been arrested in Mexico City and needed $1,800 for bail money. She hung up on him.

Police responded to a call from a resident of Pantigo Road Saturday night, who said that her daughter had heard screaming outside the house, possibly in their driveway. An officer checked but found no one.
There was a report of an injured seal near the beach access at Two Mile Hollow Road Saturday afternoon. An officer spotted the seal and reported that it seemed in fine health.

Sag Harbor

A vandal spray-painted an alleyway at 78 Main Street on the night of March 27. A Main Street woman called police last Thursday morning to report the damage.

According to a police car’s license-plate reader, a black Mercedes Benz parked on Main Street last week was a stolen vehicle. A computer check confirmed that the car had been reported stolen, and an officer called for a tow truck. Before it could be taken away, however, its owner, Craig Shapiro  of Central Park West in Manhattan, arrived. After showing his identification, he explained that he’d neglected to report that the car had been recovered.


Filing an income tax return proved to be an eye-opener for a Springs man, Jose Mercado-Garcia, who was informed by the Internal Revenue Service in February that someone else had already filed a return using his identification. The agency also told him that the information had been used with several employers across the country. After Mr. Garcia-Mercado remembered that he’d lost his Social Security card in Puerto Rico eight years ago, the I.R.S. promised to investigate, upon receiving a police report from East Hampton.