On the Police Logs 09.26.13


Two pairs of prescription glasses, valued at about $1,700 together, were taken from her beach towel while she was swimming on Friday evening at Indian Wells, Cathy Miller of Hedges Banks Drive in Northwest told town police.

East Hampton

Arnobia Trujillo-Vargas’s iPod was stolen during the day on Sept. 15 from a room in a house she shares on Route 114. She told police its value was $100. She said there were new scratches on her 2013 Toyota, which she thought might be related to the theft, according to a report.

Police responding to a burglar alarm at Daniel Rothman’s Buell Lane Extension house on Sept. 17 noticed that someone had slashed two screen doors and a screened window in an apparent attempt to enter the house. Nothing appeared to have been taken, police said.

East Hampton Village

A Huntting Lane resident waved a rake and threw pebbles at two Florida residents on the morning of Sept. 16. The two told police they had thought his property was abandoned and walked onto it to take photographs. They also told police that the man followed them onto Huntting Lane after the confrontation. The property owner refused to open the door to speak to a village police officer, according to a report.

An officer on patrol at about 3 a.m. on Sept. 17 noticed a young man wearing a hooded sweatshirt in the Reutershan parking lot. When the officer tried to speak to him, the youth, who turned out to be 16, “took off running,” the police report said. The officer, joined in pursuit by another member of the force, chased the youth to a resident’s yard, where he was handcuffed. He told the officers that he had lived upstate, where there was a curfew and that kids would get in trouble all the time there. He was turned over to his father.

The East Hampton Village Department of Public Works disconnected a pool pump at Florence and Richard Fabricant’s Georgica Road house that was draining water onto public property on Sept. 17, police said.

A Gallery Valentine employee told police on Friday that someone had been sleeping in an exterior utility enclosure behind the gallery’s Newtown Lane location. Police said they identified a backpack and a blanket as the property of a 39-year-old homeless man whose last known address was in Southampton. Then, on Sunday, the employee arrived to discover that someone had discharged a fire extinguisher into the gallery. She told police that there was possible damage to artwork.

All was found to be quiet when police responded to a 911 call about gunshots coming from Cedar Lawn Cemetery on Cooper Lane at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Vehicles parking for a Georgica Road yard sale drew the ire of Peter Minnick on Saturday morning. He told police that drivers were parking on his lawn and damaging the grass. Police told him that no laws were being broken and that the grass would be fine.


Windows and a wood shutter were damaged at the Depot Art Gallery on Fort Pond Road during the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15, George Larson and Brenda Schmieder told police. An officer reported finding several drops of blood outside the building and that a painted turtle shell may have been used in the attempted break-in. Repairs will total about $400, police said.

A Hawaiian Shapes stand-up paddleboard and two paddles, worth $700 in all, were taken from Christopher Britton’s pickup truck while it was parked in his South Emden Road driveway on the night of Sept. 18. Mr. Britton found the paddleboard on the side of the road nearby, he told police, but the paddles remained unaccounted for.

Alexandrina Filimonov, who lives at the Rod and Reel Motel on Welles Avenue, told police last Thursday that a $700 Toshiba laptop computer had been stolen during the day. She had last seen it at about 10:30 a.m. and discovered it was missing when she returned at about 7 that evening.

Sandra Mosley’s Samsung Galaxy tablet, said to be worth $650, was taken while she was working at the Montauk Playhouse last Thursday evening, she told police.

Sag Harbor

A clerk at the 7-Eleven told police on Sept. 16 that an apparently drunken man had been obnoxious and used obscene language when ordering a pizza. Police told the man to take a taxi to the Noyac house where he was staying.

Edward Deyermond told police that a neighbor reported seeing an apparently intoxicated, naked man in a Jermain Avenue yard.

An unknown man was verbally abusive and threw a can of soda on some literature at an “Impeach Obama” post set up outside the post office last Thursday afternoon, Michelle Fuchs told police.

Suzanne Rozzi reported a burglary at her Lighthouse Lane house on Friday. Police did not release a description of the missing items.


Police issued an alert after a stranger stopped his green Honda Element to speak to students outside the Sagaponack School on Friday. According to Southampton Town police, a dark-haired man with brown eyes had asked students their names. His vehicle was said to have been filled with what appeared to be yard debris.


Her Apple iPhone 4, worth $169, was taken from the bar at Wolfie’s Tavern on Fort Pond Boulevard, Brigitte Alexander told police on Sept. 15. Tracking software on the phone gave police several addresses to check, but to no avail.

John Cano’s iPod, a gold chain with a crucifix, and a gold ring were taken and a ceramic piggy bank emptied at his apartment above Harbor Grill on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road sometime in the preceding several weeks, he told police. Mr. Cano put the value of his loss at approximately $530.

Damage to the hood and a door on his daughter’s 2013 Chevrolet Malibu prompted Daniel A. Demai of Church Lane to call police last Thursday. He also noticed that a heavy-duty hand truck, worth about $300, appeared to be stolen. A police report said repairs to the Chevy would cost about $400.


Graffiti painted on a stockade fence during the night on Sept. 16 at Yves Listel’s Town Line Road property will cost $100 to repair, police said.