On the Police Logs 05.01.14

East Hampton Village

A call from the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center on Gingerbead Lane reported “a white male subject with a bicycle, in the bushes near the building, urinating.” Police questioned the man, who said “he was walking across the property but did not urinate.” Police warned him that he was trespassing and he bicycled away.

A dead swan was found floating in the Hook Pond Dreen by Pondview and Egypt Lanes last Thursday evening. It is believed to have been hit by a car.

Sugar was poured into the gas tank of a Ford Ranger pickup truck belonging to Advanced Auto Parts on King Street one night last week. It happened in the back lot. The estimated cost of the repair is $1,100.

Police were called to Sherrill Road where there was said to be a dispute. Two men who were questioned told police that “they were not fighting. They were just playing around, and there is no problem.”

A young woman from Ballston Spa, N.Y., came into police headquarters early last Sunday saying she had become separated from her friends and had nowhere to stay. Police let the woman, 20, use their phone system, and her friends eventually came by and picked her up.

A deer stuck under a fence on Sarah’s Way was freed on April 22 by a resourceful officer, who used a carjack to raise the fence and free the animal.

An officer was sent to investigate a report of a “possibly injured dolphin” on the sand off Old Beach Lane. The officer “found a seal, not a dolphin, on the beach.” The seal showed no signs of distress.

“A dog running loose” was the report from Lumber Lane April 21. The animal led an officer to nearby Conklin Terrace, where it was apprehended and returned to its owner, who has a summer house on that street.
 

Montauk

The management at Douglas Elliman on Main Street received a call on Friday from someone posing as a PSEG Long Island employee, saying he was collecting on overdue electric bills. There has been a rash of such scam calls across the East End recently. Kim Fagerland wanted the call on record.

A resident of Montauk, Dorothy Peele, received a similar call on Friday at her Tuthill Road residence. She told police it was not the first time she had been targeted.
 

Northwest Woods

Sixteen bags of mulch, two garden hose nozzles, and an oar were stolen sometime last week from a Semaphore Road property. Douglas Jacobson reported the theft on Sunday.
 

Sag Harbor

A fire alarm went off at Pierson High School last Thursday morning. The alarm was found to have been triggered in the woodworking shop, apparently by sawdust in the air.

Police received a call reporting a dog leashed to a tree outside the Wharf Shop on Main Street. An officer found that a customer of the shop, which does not allow dogs inside, had left the dog there. “Dog never in harm’s way,” the officer reported.
 

Springs

An unauthorized guest who stayed overnight in a cottage at East Hampton Point caused the manager to call police on April 23. Michael Cappoferri gave the officers a passport and a Social Security card that had been left behind in Cabin 10. Police contacted the owner of the documents, who said she understood she was not allowed on the property and would not do it again.

A Breeze Hill Road woman who subscribes to The New York Times told police on April 23 that she had received a bill purporting to be from The Times for $1,099.95. Nora Leidesdorf checked with The Times and was told that the bill was fraudulent. Her normal rate is about $53 a month.