On the Police Logs 02.27.14

East Hampton

Police received a call Sunday afternoon from the caretaker of an Abraham’s Path house reporting a dead deer on the property, “tied to a tree.” The animal had a broken leg, with “a plastic bag and duct tape” covering it, according to officers at the scene, who noted that the property has many No Trespassing signs posted around it.

Eric Schantz of the East Hampton Planning Department left his 2007 Toyota Prius in the Pantigo Place ballpark lot earlier this month because there was too much snow in the lot near the department’s offices. When he went to the car on Feb. 19, he found the gas tank open and the cap lying on the car. He estimated about two and a half gallons had been siphoned from the tank.

East Hampton Village

A black sedan that pulled into a Mill Hill Lane driveway alarmed the woman living there, who called police last Thursday after the driver got out of the car and approached her door. The man drove off, but was located by police. He told them he was serving a subpoena on the woman. Officers returned to the house and found that he had left a document there.

The emergency telephone on Lumber Lane was covered with graffiti early last week. The vandal used a small-point felt-tip pen.


The owners of an Old Montauk Highway residence told police that trees on  their north and west borders had been trimmed last month without their permission.

Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor Village Police Department is down to eight working officers, Chief Thomas Fabiano said on Tuesday. Officer John Natuzzi is on medical leave. The force has been shrinking over the last several years as Mayor Brian Gilbride has sought to discontinue it altogether and have Southampton Town take over its responsibilities.

Police were called to a Glover Street house last Thursday on a report of a domestic altercation. The log, which labeled the call “boy-friend vs. girl-friend,” indicates the two were fighting over running water. The tap was closed, tempers calmed, and officers went their way.

The Bulova watchcase factory condominium project was the target of vandals last weekend. On Monday, workers found several broken windows on the town houses and elsewhere. “SaveSagHarbor.org” was found stenciled on windowsills and doors.


Nina Barnes, who is renting a house on Gardiner’s Cove Road, told police Sunday that it had been entered last week while she was away for a few days. She knew this, she said, because she had found “a 25-foot Stanley tape measure” in her bedroom. She told police the house was for sale, and that the landlord and broker both knew they were required to notify her before showing it, which they had not done.


A Beach Lane woman reported receiving a call last month from a man purporting to be one of her godsons, saying that he had been arrested in Mexico City and needed bail money. She sent five payments to Mexico City totaling $7,000, but became suspicious when the caller asked for a sixth. She was able to make contact with the young man, who said he was doing fine and was not in Mexico City. This is the latest in a line of similar scams reported on the South Fork in recent weeks, and police are investigating.