On the Police Logs 09.08.16


Andreas and Caroline Deutschman’s 1976 Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, with advertising signs for their new nail salon, Fresh Cut Nails, on its sides, was vandalized on Aug. 31 in the Indian Wells Beach parking lot. The signs were damaged to the tune of $400 in repairs.

A New York City woman sharing a room at an Eastwood Court residence with two other women she did not know, in a house with multiple guests, reported the theft of her diamond ring on Aug. 28. Michelle Decespedes told police she had stayed with a friend elsewhere the night before and returned to discover her diamond eternity ring, with three horseshoes on a platinum band, missing. Police interviewed a number of people, mostly from Manhattan, along with one man from Chicago and one from Hong Kong. The investigation is continuing.

The owner of a Gilbert’s Path house that is being renovated noticed several items missing when she checked the house on Friday. Brook Schechtman told police that a dresser, $2,500 worth of lightbulbs, and nine doors “with gold hardware” were missing. Losses were estimated at more than $3,500. She said she had fired a contractor at about the same time.

East Hampton

Several mailboxes on Gould Street were vandalized during the early morning hours of Aug. 28.

An Atlantic Street resident called police early Friday morning after arriving home to find the tumbler had been removed from a door handle. Bernice Barna-Patia told police the door was still locked. Two officers climbed in through a back window to check the premises, which did not appear to have been entered.

East Hampton Village

An officer spotted a fire burning without the required metal container early Sunday morning at Two Mile Hollow Beach. Angel D. Perez told the officer that he would “put sand over it,” but received a ticket nonetheless.


A New York woman staying at Gurney’s reported a burglary Aug. 31. Maureen Kay told police her room had been entered while she spent the day at the beach, and a green suitcase, a toaster, and a cream-colored handbag containing a prescription were gone.

A Southold man parked his 2010 Jeep outside Puff ’n Putt Family Fun Center last Thursday night. When Ryan Malone returned to the vehicle, the rear window had been smashed. Nothing was missing from the car, he told police.

Two bicycles were stolen from the grounds of Gurney’s late last month. Chris J. Tagliavia left his black Trek 7.3 bike in a bike rack on the morning of Aug. 24 and it was gone when he looked for it about a day and a half later. He placed its value at $1,200. A silver Marin bike belonging to an employee, Garfield Lewis, stolen sometime between Aug. 23 and Aug. 25, was later found outside the West Lake Fish House, and was returned to its owner.

On Aug. 30, Mariah Alsati-Morad of Rye, N.Y., left her handbag unattended on the beach in front of Montauk Blue Hotel while watching her children, who were playing at the ocean’s edge, and returned to find her gray iPhone 6S, valued at $550, along with six $20 bills, missing.

Paul Gruber, staying at the Atlantic Bluffs Club on Old Montauk Highway, put his Specialized brand bicycle underneath the deck of his unit early on the morning of Aug. 28. On Aug. 30, he realized the bike was gone, as well as a pair of gloves left in a helmet that was hanging from the handlebars. The thief left the helmet behind.

Sag Harbor

A 2012 Mercedes-Benz parked on Wharf Street last Thursday was the target of a vandal, who put a scratch running the entire length of the car on the driver’s side. Anthony Niosi told police he had left the car there from 7 to 10 p.m.

A driver for Hometown Taxi, working out of East Hampton, demanded $200 early Saturday morning after taking a group to a house on West Water Street. The passengers balked at the price, and the cabbie sped off with one of them, Michael Brody, still inside the van. Brian Ludwig called police, who called the company to identify the driver, but were told that the van, which had the number 115 on it, was rented out, and they did not know who was driving it. Mr. Brody eventually turned up at the house. When police returned to West Water Street they were told he was sleeping and did not want to pursue the matter

Police were called to Flying Point Surf Boutique last Thursday evening. Tori Pisaneschi reported that a woman had left the shop with two pairs of Tom Ford sunglasses, valued at $500 each, and a Hard Tail shirt, without paying.


A “Frank Zappa music reel” was stolen from the mailbox of a Lafayette Place man on Aug. 13. Gian Carlo Feleppa said the package was worth over $300.

Gisele Politowski of Orchard Lane was packing the trunk of her 2013 BMW the morning of Aug. 31 and went inside for 15 minutes, leaving the trunk open. She returned, she told police, to find a Tanger tote bag and a brown Michael Kors wallet gone from the trunk. She said she had numerous credit cards and $600 in cash in the wallet. In the tote bag, she said, was a Microsoft GoPhone, valued at $100, medications, and a $15 pair of Revlon sunglasses.

Police were called to the Barnes Country Market the afternoon of Aug. 29. Midge Walsh identified a man, whose name was redacted from the report, who had entered the store screaming obscenities. When he was asked to leave, he grabbed a can of Bud Light from the refrigerator, cursing loudly, then left. Ms. Walsh did not want to press charges, but wanted the incident documented.

A man who had been quarreling with a fellow resident of their Harbor Boulevard house found the rear window of his 2003 Honda van smashed last Saturday afternoon. Juan Bremon told police it would cost $250 to repair. He declined to press charges but wanted the situation on record.