On the Police Logs 03.13.14

East Hampton

An unlocked car belonging to John Papas of Squires Path was entered in the overnight hours on March 5, and a Garmin GPS was stolen. Mr. Papas told police that day that his dog had started barking around 2 a.m., but that he hadn’t thought anything of it.

An East Hampton High School student had $25 stolen from her backpack, which she had left in an unlocked locker, on March 3.

A trespasser entered a garage on Mulford Avenue on March 2 and was seen by a neighbor leaving the property. Philip Bird of Florida, who owns the house, told police that only his real estate agent has permission to enter the house or garage. He added that there was nothing of value in the garage.

East Hampton Village

A caller told police that there were children on the ice at Town Pond on March 4. An officer found a father with his children, who were skating.

Police found a man sleeping on a bench near the train station last Thursday night. The man told police he was drunk and needed a ride home. They called him a taxi.

An employee of Bank of America told police that he believed he had witnessed a drug transaction in the Schenck parking lot on March 4. A man had been standing in the lot, the bank employee said, and was picked up by a car that drove around the lot and then dropped the man off where he had first gotten into the car. The caller gave police the car’s license plate number, which, police said, belongs to a vehicle whose owner has a suspended license. They are investigating.


A neighbor noticed that a basement window of a Tern Drive house was open, with the basement lights on, on Feb. 28. The owners had been away for at least a month at the time. The owners’ daughter, Jessica Hautman, walked through the basement with an officer and said objects had been moved around but nothing appeared to be missing. Later, a roll of Romex wire, valued at $90, was reported stolen.


A lawn statue of a fisherman and two lobster buoys that were stored in a shed at a Shore Road house were reported stolen on Saturday. Susan Knobel told police the theft had occurred sometime during the winter. The items were valued at $600.

Sag Harbor

A student told Gary Kalish, the assistant principal at Pierson High School, that marijuana was hidden in the bathroom last Thursday. Mr. Kalish found the stashed weed and turned it over to police.

Someone called to report loud music near the high school Saturday night. Police were “unable to locate subjects or music,” according to the report.

A copper weather vane in the shape of a sailboat was stolen from a Meredith Avenue house on March 4. Darralyn Willoughby told police the arrows on the missing vane were made of bronze.