On the Police Logs 06.20.13

East Hampton Village

A laptop belonging to the executive director of the East Hampton Food Pantry, Gabrielle Scarpaci, was stolen from her office at Windmill Village sometime between June 5 and June 11. It was described as a black Dell Inspiron.

A pouch dropped on June 7 in a driving rainstorm outside a Horseshoe Drive North house disappeared, along with its contents, several pieces of gold jewelry. Jean Biddle told police she had hurried into the house with her bags, inadvertently leaving the pouch outside, and did not realize it was missing until the next day. It contained three pairs of gold earrings and three gold bracelets, together valued at $15,000. There were several workers at the house in that time period, she told police.

A red 1967 Pontiac GTO caught fire on June 12 shortly after its owner, David Samot, started the car. The first officer who arrived on Whooping Hollow Road tried and failed to put the fire out with the extinguisher in his patrol car. The East Hampton Fire Department arrived, and quickly put the fire out.

Metal pipes left on a LaForest Lane lawn Friday afternoon prompted a call to police from the homeowner, Jane Susskind-Narins. An officer sent to the scene learned that the pipes were intended for a new water main. Ms. Narins told police “she would have liked to have been notified” before the pipes were deposited on her lawn, apparently for the weekend.

A black iPhone 4 was stolen from the counter at Starbuck’s on June 12. The owner, Lily Bratton, estimated its value at $350.

Police responded last week to a report of a fight near the high school, on Newtown Lane and Gould Street, where they found the combatants, an East Hampton youth and a Montauk youth. They were taken to headquarters, where their parents picked them up.

The midnight hour Friday and Saturday brought noise complaints about the same house on Cooper Lane, where a backyard Jacuzzi was the center of a party both nights. After a visit from the police, on Friday and again Saturday, the resident agreed to quiet down and take the party inside.


Two Montauk men who had their boats out at the June 9 Blessing of the Fleet got into a dispute, with one accusing the other of intentionally passing too close to his boat for comfort. Police told the two to stay away from each other.

A vandal visited the Albatross West on June 9, breaking two glass doors and a room lamp.

The driver of a Lindy’s Taxi van, Tyrone Mitchell, told police Saturday night that he had picked up six passengers at Manucci’s, one of whom was staying at the Montauk Yacht Club. On the way to the yacht club, said the driver, the men were horsing around, and one of them fell against a window of the Ford Econoline van hard enough to smash it. Mr. Mitchell said he did not want to press charges, but did want the incident recorded.

Sag Harbor

A math teacher at Pierson High School walked into her otherwise empty classroom last Thursday to find an unwelcome and disgusting surprise: someone had defecated on and under her desk. She gave police the names of two students with whom, she said, she had been having trouble.


Two Broadway Avenue women put traffic cones outside their houses to discourage drivers from speeding on the block, only to have them disappear last Thursday morning. Cynthia DeGroot and Jamie Page estimated the cones’ value at $60.