On the Police Logs 06.19.14

East Hampton

A vandal smashed a driver’s-side window and a rear taillight and dented the left-rear quarter panel on a 2008 Honda Accord parked in a lot at 121 Springs-Fireplace Road early Friday morning. Maria Restrepo estimated the damage at $500.

East Hampton Village

Two men police described as homeless got into a brief scuffle at the train station on the morning of June 10. One of the two said he had confronted the other man because he was “spreading rumors” about him, and ended up with a “bump” on the head. He declined medical attention, saying that he “would go to the Wainscott Walk-In” on his own.

A caller told police that there was a woman who appeared to need assistance at Main Beach. The woman “said she was homeless due to Hurricane Sandy and was visiting the area,” and that she did not need help.

A Newtown Lane man found a 12-speed bicycle in his driveway on Friday afternoon and turned it over to police.

A traffic control officer reported that “a group of kids gave her an injured bird that they found in the alley by Gubbins Running Ahead.” Someone at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays subsequently told a village police officer that the young bird was probably not injured, but rather learning to fly, and should be returned to where it was found, which it was.


A Massapequa man told police he had left his smartphone on a counter or by the hat rack at Plaza Sports on Main Street on June 7. After leaving the store, Eric Moreira realized he had left his Samsung Galaxy S4 behind. He returned within five minutes, but the phone was gone.

An American flag flying outside the Montauk Medical Center was stolen on the night of June 10, Kenneth Dodge told police. He estimated the cost of replacing it at $50.

A mailbox outside a house on Montauk Highway just east of downtown Montauk was stolen overnight on June 10. Jahil Maplestone valued it at $20.

Someone flipped over an outdoor table at Bliss restaurant on the Plaza on the night of May 30, destroying its umbrella. Jennifer Meadows estimated the damage at $100.

Sag Harbor

Police received a complaint about a large group of “unruly”teenagers in the Pierson High School parking lot at about 1 a.m. last Thursday. An officer spoke with the teens, who said they were members of the senior class on a scavenger hunt. The officer noticed a good amount of garbage in the lot and asked the teens to clean the area, which they did before leaving.

The class of 2014 was the subject of a second call within the week when police were told that “several youths were jumping from the bridge” that links Sag Harbor and North Haven Monday afternoon. The teens told an officer they were celebrating their last day at the high school.

David Margolick reported a case of road rage Saturday afternoon. He told police that a vehicle with Virginia plates ran a stop sign at the intersection of Burke and Rysam Streets. When he said something to the driver, the driver “gave him the finger.”