On the Police Logs 03.06.14

East Hampton

Twelve fraudulent transactions, totaling more than $2,000, were made on a credit card belonging to Carmen Arevalo, who lives on Prospect Boulevard. Ms. Arevalo called police on Friday after she discovered the charges, some of which dated back to December. All of the charges were made in Connecticut.

Someone spray-painted on the protective burlap wrapping covering trees in front of a house on Central Avenue on Feb. 24 or Feb. 25. The incident was reported to police on Sunday.

East Hampton Village

Police responded to a fight inside the Long Island Rail Road train station on Railroad Avenue last Thursday at 3:32 p.m. The complainant, a 61-year-old who lives on Accabonac Road, told police he fell after he was pushed by a 54-year-old Calverton man, who police said was intoxicated. He complained of lower back pain but refused medical attention, police said. The Calverton man said he confronted the East Hampton man because he believed he had taken his cellphone. He said the East Hampton man became aggressive, and he pushed him away. No charges were filed.

Beachgoers tried rolling a beached seal into the water at Main Beach on Friday around 3:50 p.m. Police were called, and they found the seal alone on the beach. The seal had a small wound on its left side, but otherwise appeared healthy, and it went back into the water on its own, police said. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation was alerted to the situation.

Two men were selling stereo equipment out of a black Nissan Pathfinder with New Jersey plates in front of the Chase bank on Main Street on Friday afternoon, in violation of the village code against peddling. Police spoke to the two 26-year-olds, who are from Holbrook and Deer Park, around 4 p.m. The driver was issued tickets for having an uninsured and unregistered vehicle. The passenger was given a summons for peddling on public property.


Asa Gosman told police that someone claiming to be from PSEG called him on Feb. 13 saying the electricity would be shut off to his business, Gosman’s Fish Market, unless he paid $500 immediately. The caller instructed him to buy a MoneyPak credit card and send the information over the phone. Mr. Gosman then called PSEG directly and was told that they had not contacted him.

After several suspicious incidents at the Surfside Inn on Old Montauk Highway, the caretaker there reported possible trespassing on Feb. 24. Arthur Lucas told police, among other things, that he found a door on the second floor propped open and the thermostat set at 70 degrees. The inn’s owner, Thomas Milne, told him no one should be on the property.

Sag Harbor

John Louise called police at 9:45 p.m. after he had received several suspicious phone calls at his Main Street residence throughout the day on Feb. 25. He reported that a man, who spoke very rapidly, called asking political questions. Police recommended blocking the number.

Michelle L. Davis, who lives on Suffolk Street, called 911 when she returned to her apartment on Feb. 26 around 11 p.m. to find a glass pane on her front door broken. Police entered the apartment to find it had been “ransacked,” according to their report. Drawers had been pulled out and clothes strewn about, and a jewelry box’s contents had been spilled out on the bed. Apparently nothing was taken, however.

Two purses and $120 in cash were taken from inside a 2003 Mercedes-Benz and a 2006 BMW X6 parked in a Glover Street driveway on Monday. Robert Reid called police at 2:30 p.m. The theft took place sometime between 12:15 and 6:15 a.m., he said. The cars were reportedly left unlocked.


Laura L. Kearney of Bell Road reported that her Apple account had been used to order an 11-inch MacBook Air, totaling $1,302.41, on Feb. 24. She was alerted through her email account, and she found out that the computer was set to be delivered to an address in St. Petersburg, Fla. Police there were notified of the situation after she filed a report with East Hampton Town police on Feb. 26.