On the Police Logs 01-02-14


Jim Tillman, the caretaker of a house on Atlantic Avenue, told police in November that both exterior keypad posts at the entrance gate had been vandalized, and would cost $5,000 to replace. Police released the report this week.

East Hampton

A 15-foot Norway spruce was chopped down and stolen from the front yard of a Huckleberry Lane condominium in early December. Mark Cassella told police on Dec. 18 that it would cost $600 to replace the tree.

East Hampton Village

Two nights before Christmas police received a report of a man “with lights on his hat” walking down the train tracks near the station. “No sign of subject,” an officer reported.

A woman called police on Christmas Eve to say she was stuck inside the train station. She was instructed to “push the green button to exit the building,” which she did.

Three hunters with a licensed duck blind on Georgica Pond parked on a West End Road property Saturday morning, by permission of the owner. To reach the blind, however, they walked across a neighboring property, whose owner called police. Officers warned the hunters to access their hunting spot from the water in future, which they agreed to do.

Sag Harbor

Two large dogs that were running loose on Bridge Street on Dec. 23 ran off down Glover Street when police approached. The uncollared animals were last seen near the Cove Delicatessen on Main Street, headed toward Bridgehampton. Southampton Town Animal Control was notified.


Dan Rattiner, the publisher of Dan’s Papers, told police on Dec. 22 that an East Hampton Parks Department Christmas tree on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, decorated with lights, had been stolen. An officer found the lights, which had been stripped off the missing tree. It was valued by the Parks Department at $35.

Police released a report on Monday of a late-November theft from a Hawthorne Street house. Wilson Lema and Mayra Lopez told police on Nov. 29 that a safe containing $10,000 in cash and $15,000 in jewelry had been stolen from their house the night before.