On the Police Logs 11.08.18

Amagansett

A check to Hamptons Septic Services in the amount of $628.17 for work done in June was returned for insufficient funds. Since no other payment had been made since, the company informed the police, though they did not want to file charges.  

East Hampton 

A student at East Hampton High School reported that her iPhone 8 Plus was stolen from her backpack in the locker room last Thursday afternoon. She said she had put it there at around 1:50 p.m., before going to play tennis. When she returned an hour later, it was gone. It will cost at least $800 to replace. 

An intoxicated man started a physical altercation with an employee at Pepperoni’s Pizza on Springs-Fireplace Road on Oct. 31 at about 9 p.m. Another employee drove the drunken man home. Police contacted the employee involved in the scuffle, who said he was not injured. Neither party wanted to pursue charges. 

A woman who puts out food for feral cats on Maple Lane was threatened last week. Marion Lowe said a man, whom she did not identify, said he was going to punch her in the face and made a kicking gesture. Ms. Lowe told police on Friday that she feeds the cats so that she can take them to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. She could not recall the exact date or time of the incident. 

East Hampton Village

A passer-by called police about a suspicious package on Oct. 29 at about 3:15 p.m., which was a paper bag with the words “free” on it leaning against the street sign at the corner of Lily Pond Lane and Ocean Avenue. An officer opened it and found two pieces of pottery — a floral pitcher and a floral plate — wrapped in newspaper. Police took took possession of them and put them in a safe locker in case anyone claims them.

A Compass real estate sign for an open house was posted on village property at Newtown Lane and Pleasant Lane on Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. An officer found a Compass real estate agent at 7 Pleasant Lane, returned the sign, and issued a warning. 

A Hampton Bays man was selling food out of a catering truck on Lily Pond Lane last Thursday morning at about 9:50. He received a village summons for peddling on public property. 

An Amagansett woman called police after a man driving a Jeep behind her vehicle on Newtown Lane last Thursday at about 7:20 p.m. yelled, honked, shouted profanities, and threatened to call police. She called the incident road rage and wanted it documented. 

Police received multiple calls about fireworks in the area of Borden Lane on Sunday at about 1:55 a.m. Police searched but were unable to find who set them off. 

Montauk

Arlen S. Allen was running with his dog in Shadmoor State Park on Oct. 29 when a bag of dog poop was thrown at him. He said he had run past two people walking two dogs. After some disagreement over an unleashed and un-neutered dog, Mr. Allen continued his run, but as he began to exit the park he came upon the pair again. He said he yelled that he was passing so that they would move over, but they did not and he had to run up on the grass. That’s when one of the people swung a baggie at him hitting his face and hand. 

A Montauk man wired $29,290 to a Wells Fargo account, which he was given by someone claiming to be from Apple. He filed a report on the scheme to defraud him on Oct. 23.

Alberto Tavaraz said his mountain bicycle was stolen from the front porch of his cottage on Second House Road on Sept. 29. A friend saw someone Mr. Tavaraz knew riding the bike, so he confronted him and said he would contact police. As he was walking into the Montauk precinct on Oct. 6, however, he received a call from the man begging him not to get police involved. The culprit said he had taken the bike when he was walking home drunk, and he promised to return it the next day. Mr. Tavaraz still had not gotten the bike back by Oct. 7 and his calls were unanswered, so he went to police. He said he just wants his bike back; it is worth about $990.

Sag Harbor Village

A 25-year-old woman at the Cove Deli called police on Saturday, saying a man had recorded her on two different occasions. Police spoke to the man, who said it was a misunderstanding. 

Monika Olko filed a report after a Bridgehampton artist from whom she bought two sculptures failed to return them after picking them up for repair. In the Oct. 31 report, she said she had paid $10,600 for them. 

Sophia Smith, who lives on Division Street, reported fraudulent activity on her Gap and Macy’s credit cards, totaling $3,154.58.