On the Police Logs 01.09.14


Three large flat-screen televisions were stolen from a house on Fresh Pond Road sometime between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Police said that the upstairs room where the TVs had been stored had been forcibly opened, and that more items may have been stolen. The case has been turned over to the detective squad.

East Hampton

Burglar alarms were set off during Friday’s winter storm at a number of addresses, including Sean Combs’s Hedges Banks Road property. Mr. Combs’s property has been the target recently of stalker-trespassers, but, in this case, it was only the wind or an electrical current fluctuation at work.

East Hampton Village

A Stuart’s Lane teenager told police early on New Year’s Eve that she had been the victim of a road rage incident while driving on Accabonac Road. She said that a white Toyota pickup truck had followed her, and that the driver had gotten out of the truck and hit her side mirror and kicked her door. Police located the Toyota, the driver of which gave a different account of the incident, saying that the 17-year-old had been speeding on Queens Lane, and that he had tried to talk to her when she stopped her car, but she drove away. Police advised both drivers to stay away from each other, and asked the teenager if she wanted to press charges for harassment, but she declined.

A driver for East End Taxi stopped by police headquarters on New Year’s Day to turn in a silver iPhone case that had been left in his cab. It contained an East Hampton High School ID and $20.

A drunken man who caused a disturbance at Rowdy Hall on New Year’s Day was escorted out of the building and put in a cab by police, who told him he was no longer welcome at the restaurant.

A patrol officer spotted a woman “causing a traffic hazard” as she walked on Main Street near Town Pond on Friday following the snowstorm. She told police “that she didn’t have an option because the sidewalks were blocked with snow.” She was trying to reach Meals on Wheels, where she works, she said. Police took her there in a patrol car.

Police received a call on Sunday asking them to check on the well-being of an 88-year-old Ocean Avenue man who hadn’t been heard from since Friday’s snowstorm. Police found him ensconced inside his historic house. He told police he was “waiting for roads to be plowed, and wanted to know if he could get his car out of the driveway without a problem.”

Northwest Woods

The mailbox and two posts outside a Rivers Road house were vandalized sometime over the weekend ending Dec. 29. John East estimated the damage at $300.


Sag Harbor

Police investigating a reported trespasser at the condominium project at the old Bulova watchcase factory found him walking with his wife and child on New Year’s Day. The man told police that he and his family had been passing by the project when he spotted a portable toilet on the property. With nature calling, he availed himself of the facility. No charges were pressed.

A Main Street resident called police early Saturday morning to report that there was loud banging outside her apartment building. An investigating officer said several plows belonging to the Village Department of Public Works were responsible for the noise as they removed snow.