On the Police Logs 06.13.13

East Hampton

Kathryn Perry of Atlantic Street told police that she had applied for a job in early May and received an e-mail that she thought was confirming her employment. It was followed by an e-mail asking for personal information. She responded but was suspicious, and when she received a request via e-mail to do a series of bank transactions, she contacted police. The East Hampton Town Police looked into the sender of the e-mails and discovered an apparent pattern of fraudulent transactions.

A fare might have been responsible for the theft of Charles Boothe’s cellphone earlier this month. Mr. Boothe, an Oakview Highway resident, told police the Samsung phone valued at $150 was taken from his taxi.

Aaron Gomez of Oakview Highway told police that his red and black Toro push-mower, valued at $400, was stolen from where he had it stored beside his house early this month.

East Hampton Village

A deer stuck in a fence on June 3 on Apaquogue Road was freed by a police officer, who reported that it appeared to be unhurt as it ran away.

Midnight Saturday brought two noise complaints for the village police, one from Maidstone Avenue regarding loud voices and another from East Hollow Road about audible music. The volume was lowered in both cases, after a knock on the door from the police.

Montauk

A black Linus cruiser bicycle went missing from the Surf Lodge last week. Town police released the serial number of the missing bike, L2E0202120, and asked that anybody with information call 537-5757.

The owner of a house on North Farragut Road found himself part of an online scam attempt recently, according to police. Joseph Maniscalco rents out his house weekly through Homeaway, a vacation rental exchange. Someone apparently hacked his account, offering the house for rent with payment through an English bank that had no relationship with Mr.
Maniscalco. He learned of the apparent con when a woman called and asked to pay the $4,400 rent through PayPal instead of via the bank.

Northwest Woods

A Sleeping Cat handbag, valued at $4,000, was reported stolen from a North Bay Lane house by Jerry Brown on Friday. The theft occurred sometime the previous week. There was no sign of forced entry.

Springs

A Ford truck belonging to Nathaniel Miller that had been parked at Louse Point had its distributor cap tampered with, he told police on June 5. Mr. Miller said that a boat tow line had also been cut.

An Isle of Wight man, Edward Wagner, had his mailbox vandalized early last week.

Live chinchillas advertised on craigslist.com by Michael Morsch of King’s Point Road became the focal point of an apparent scam artist last week. Mr. Morsch received an offer of $350, which he accepted, only to receive a check for almost $2,000 with instructions on how to re-deposit the extra money in a separate account. Instead, he got in touch with town police.