On the Police Logs 5.30.13

East Hampton

Brian Raab of Sam’s Auto on Three Mile Harbor Road called police earlier this month, saying that an employee had been stealing from the cash register. Mr. Raab said he had fired the employee, and that about $2,000 was missing. Since then, the two men have worked out a repayment arrangement, and Mr. Raab is not pressing charges.

A Cedar Street man, Kevin Keyser, reported that 12 newly planted ostrich  ferns, valued at $25 each, vanished from his property between Saturday and Sunday on the holiday weekend.

A Whooping Hollow Road mailbox was destroyed by vandals on Saturday night.

East Hampton Village

A shoplifter walked out of the Elie Tahari store Monday afternoon with a white dress and a matching teal blouse. The woman took the items, valued at over $400, into a changing room and concealed them before leaving the store.

The fire alarm at the East Hampton Cinema went off Sunday afternoon and the theater was evacuated. It turned out that a circuit breaker had blown.     

Julia Marino of Manhattan lost a blue Tory Burch bi-fold wallet containing $50, a credit card, and a passport on Main Street Sunday afternoon. As of press time it had not been found.

A small shed on Nichols Lane used to store garbage cans burned down Sunday afternoon. It appears one of the cans had live embers inside.

Michelle Sanders of Mill Hill Lane called police Sunday to report a raccoon that seemed to be sick. Police came but could not find the animal.

A Manhattan couple staying in Montauk had words while driving through the village last weekend and the woman got out of the car, walked off, and called police. She said they had argued about who should be driving the car. When police arrived, the husband and wife were back together, and she drove them back to Montauk.

The management of East Hampton Grill reported on Friday that a party had walked out on a $454 tab. The manager called the Wainscott woman who made the reservation, and she agreed to pay the bill in the morning.

Police received a call reporting a 4-year-old locked in a car on Main Street. Officers went looking for the car to no avail. It was learned later that the call should have gone to the police in Easthampton, Conn.

There was a call from Gingerbread Lane on May 22 reporting that a student was refusing to sit down in the school bus. The bus was gone when officers arrived. “They were able to defuse the situation and the bus left,” they were told.

Montauk

The owner of a boat dry-docked at the Montauk Yacht Club returned earlier this month after being away for the winter to find major pieces of equipment, including a $10,000 Yamaha outboard motor, a chart-plotter, and a fish finder, together worth $5,000, missing, along with several other items.

The fire siren went off just before 3 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire pit on a Davis Drive house had fallen over, burning the deck. The Montauk Fire Department extinguished the burning embers.

A woman described as blond, with tattoos, in her 40s, head-butted another woman outside the Point bar early on the morning of May 21. Police located the woman, who was told she was no longer welcome at either the Point or the Memory Motel.

Springs

Five plastic planters were stolen during the winter from a Springy Banks Road house, according to its owner, Denise Schoenfeld, who reported the theft last Thursday.

Sag Harbor

A bartender at Murf’s Tavern asked several men for identification before serving them early Sunday morning, at around closing time. The men produced Jamaican drivers’ licenses, but were then asked to produce passports, according to the report. The situation became confrontational. The men left, but a complainant, Andrew Molter, told police he believes racism was involved.

Police investigated a suspicious package found on the North Haven side of the bridge on May 21. It turned out to be a cooler with trash in it.

There was another report last week about the mysterious man who has been playing, all by himself, with hand-held puppets, in Mashashimuet Park near the playground. When questioned last week, he told police he was “putting on a puppet show.” This time he was gone when officers arrived.

A tree fell on Main Street Friday afternoon, striking two cars that were moving in opposite directions. Both drivers were able to exit their cars afterward. One of them complained of head injuries and minor chest pains but declined an offer of a trip to the hospital.