Thieves struck a Joshua Edwards Court property sometime between Feb. 8 and Sunday. Steven Thorsen told police a red and black Honda generator valued at $3,000 had been stolen from a trailer parked on the property. The generator was the only thing taken from the unlocked trailer.
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The manager of Landscape Details was cited last week for pruning trees on public property in front of 29 Dunemere Lane. Jason Cuddihy told police, who were called to the scene by the Village Highway Department, that he was not aware a permit was needed for such work.
The owner of a large property on Egypt Lane called police on the afternoon of Feb. 6, alarmed because there were “people on the property with a ladder” who “should not be there.” While speaking with the officer, however, the caller remembered that workers had been authorized to be there.
A report of a “white male with a knife” brought police to Railroad Avenue last Thursday morning. The man had what was described as a “survival knife” in a scabbard, attached to his belt, according to the log. He had not taken it out of the scabbard, or threatened anyone with it, officers determined. “Having and wearing the knife is legal,” officers told the Woods Lane woman who had placed the call.
Adriana Proctor of Springs told police she and several friends had been taking exercise classes in Montauk at various locations, including the library, the school, and a church. The classes, run by a woman whose identity was withheld because no arrests have been made, cost $125 per month. Much of the police report was blacked out, but it did say that Ms. Proctor ended up short $500. An investigation is continuing.
A Richardson Avenue house was targeted by rock-throwing vandals the night of Feb. 7. Andres Pichazaca heard three thuds, then the sound of breaking glass. Police have identified two persons, whose names were redacted from the report, in connection with the incident. Mr. Pichazaca estimated repairs at $200.
Two elderly Springs-Fireplace Road residents were victimized by phone scammers on the morning of Feb. 6. The couple, ages 85 and 86, told police they had received a call that morning from someone claiming that a relative of theirs had been arrested for possessing a large amount of marijuana. Two people spoke to them during the call, and told them to purchase $4,000 worth of gift cards from a Waldbaum’s store to bail out their relative. Apparently neither the scammers nor the couple were aware that Waldbaum’s is no longer in business. The couple drove all the way to Riverhead, searching for a Waldbaum’s, and ultimately decided to purchase Best Buy gift cards instead. When the scammers called back, the couple turned over the card numbers. Later, when they understood they had been scammed, they called the store, and were told there is a delay in transferring money from a Best Buy gift card, so they might be able to get some of it back.