East Hampton Village
If Diogenes had gone looking for an honest man on Friday afternoon, Sept. 6, he could have started and ended on Gay Lane in front of the post office. George Dracker of Dayton Lane found a large bill there, right in the middle of the road, and turned it in to police headquarters on Cedar Street, where it awaits a claimant.
That same afternoon, a female shoplifter stole a gray sweatshirt from Obligato.
A bicycle was left three weeks ago in front of Hampton Market Place on Race Lane. After no one claimed it, police took the bike away.
Copper piping was stolen from outside a Barnes Lane house on Sunday.
The dolphin-shaped garbage can cover at Puff ’N Putt Family Fun Center was stolen on Aug. 25. The owner of the center, Peter Cucci, estimated the loss at $700.
A surfboard and a bicycle were taken from a pickup truck parked outside Solé East early on Labor Day morning. Steve Brennan of Westfield, N.J., said the eight-foot-long white Yater board with a red tail, and the missing dark-blue Specialized road bike, had a combined value of almost $1,000.
A 2008 black Cherokee jeep parked on Tern Drive was scratched by a vandal over Labor Day weekend. Andreas Albeck of Brooklyn did not give police an estimate of the cost of repairs.
A tenant of a James Place rooming house complained that a couple in another room were constantly smoking marijuana. The couple surrendered a small amount of the drug to police, along with smoking paraphernalia, and agreed not to smoke in the building any longer.
A very tipsy man tried to get into a stranger’s car on Friday night, Sept. 6. Police intervened, and the man said he would walk home, to Bridgehampton.
David King, Springs’s first assistant fire chief, reported to police on Labor Day morning that three cases of Poland Spring water had been stolen from a table on the Great Bonac Footrace route.
A Brooklyn man reported that his gray Gary Fisher bicycle, with an attached child’s seat and two helmets, was stolen from outside a Norfolk Drive house on Friday of Labor Day weekend. Jeremy Wurmfeld placed a total value on the items at $700.
The general manager of East Hampton Point reported $1,400 in tip money stolen from a cigar box kept in the office, which normally is locked. Julian Prodani said the assistant manager had found the door unlocked and the money missing on Aug. 25.