On the Police Logs 04.24.14

East Hampton

A vandal tried to pry open the door to a gas cap on a Nissan parked behind the Hudson City Savings Bank on North Main Street earlier this month. Ana Stuckart told police the damage would cost about $150 to repair.

A chimney fire on Cosdrew Lane brought out the East Hampton Fire Department Friday morning. According to Dave Browne, the town’s chief fire marshal, squirrels had gotten into the chimney, which appeared to have been poorly installed, further compromising its integrity and leading to the fire. Mr. Browne said there were four “well done” squirrels found at the bottom of the chimney.
 

East Hampton Village

A man who told police he was homeless was found in the new, as yet unused addition to the East Hampton Library on Main Street on April 14. He has been a frequent visitor to the library, usually using the bathrooms. Police warned him about trespassing, and he agreed to leave.

Police said that a dump truck from Bistrian Materials accidentally dropped a quantity of topsoil under the train trestle on North Main Street and kept on going. Workers from the village’s Department of Public Works cleaned up the mess. Police asked Bistrian representatives to “remind their drivers to be more diligent about not overloading the trucks.”

According to a police report, two male “associates” who share an office at a Main Street real estate brokerage house, Nest Seekers, got into an argument over an open window in the office. It was contentious enough that one of the two reported the conflict to police last Thursday. “Both parties exchanged words,” the report says, and one grabbed the other “by the back of the shirt and stated, ‘If you put your hands on me, you’re going to jail.’ ” The complaining party told police he “just wanted the incident documented.”

The pebbled driveway and surrounding grassy area on a beachfront property on Spaeth Lane has been the target of a vandal in a vehicle three times over the past month. The driver spins tires on the driveway, sending pebbles onto the lawn, and has spun tires on the lawn as well, creating ruts. The owner of the property asked for additional police patrols in the area.
 

Montauk

A golf bag containing more than $1,000 in clubs, balls, and equipment was stolen from the trunk of a car belonging to a Fairview Avenue couple on April 5. Alan Schwartzberg told police he wasn’t sure if the theft had occurred while the car was parked outside his house or when his wife was out running errands.
 

Sag Harbor

Soundview Drive was strewn with broken glass over the weekend, according to one resident, Gregory Cuyjet. When Mr. Cuyjet pulled up to his property on Saturday, “he noticed a stream of broken bottles and glass all over the roadway,” the police report says. The debris stretched from his house to the next three properties to the east, he told police. He had to clean the area in front of his driveway before he could safely pull in.

Two officers monitored a “mass gathering” for the annual Easter egg hunt in Mashashimuet Park on Sunday without incident.

Priscilla Ciccariello, the keeper of Nancy Boyd Willey Park on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike at the entrance to the village, told police Saturday that on Friday she had noticed that the park’s American flag “was down and tied up.” Ms. Ciccariello told police that the hardware on the flagpole had been damaged, as well.

Police received a report on April 16 of a “hazardous condition: children in the street.” A caller complained that “kids were running in the business district on Main Street.” An officer assessed the situation and concluded, “No such condition present.”

Springs

A woman driving a 2009 Honda to the East Hampton train station from her residence on Fort Pond Boulevard had her car hit by fired paintballs during the night of April 14. Susan McDonough turned from her street onto Three Mile Harbor Road at about 8:30 p.m. when she heard two thuds. She continued on to the station, picking up a friend, when she discovered the damage. When she returned home, her car was struck twice more. Ms. McDonough and her husband were able to wash the paint off that night, according to the report.

An Old Stone Highway house was reportedly the target of an attempted burglary. Glenn Leitch told police Sunday that someone had tried to pry open a lock securing the house.