A piece of climbing equipment at the Amagansett School playground was broken on July 29 or July 30, according to Maria Dorr, the principal. She requested extra patrols to monitor the school grounds during evening hours, and said it was the second incident in the past week in which playground equipment was damaged. In addition, an American flag was taken down from the flagpole, which had not been previously reported.
Richard Weiss, the manager at the Wavecrest Resort on Napeague, reported that guests had told him before they left that a Latino man wearing “a pink shirt and dungarees” had opened their door and was stopped by an interior security chain on the morning of July 31. Then, on Friday Peter C. Cardone of Massapequa told police a Latino man had entered his co-op at the Wavecrest, apparently using a master key. He heard the doorknob turn, saw the door open, and saw a man’s foot inside. The chain lock stopped him from opening the door all the way. Mr. Cardone opened the door and found the man, wearing a pink shirt and blue jeans, hiding in a maintenance closet. Mr. Cardone did not immediately call police.
On July 21, a woman went into Damark’s Market on Three Mile Harbor Road with several other women, opened a container of cut watermelon, ate all of it, and left the empty plastic container on the counter, according to Bruce Damark, the owner. She ordered a sandwich, which she ate in the store as well, before going to the cash register and paying for an iced coffee. She did not pay for the other items, which totaled $15.
Two commercial backpack blowers were stolen from a commercial yard on West Drive North, according to Luis Munos of Port Jefferson. He said the Stihl and RedMaxx blowers, each worth $300, were taken between June 19 and June 22, but he did not file a report until July 17, when police contacted him and said they had recovered them. He had not realized they were missing until police called.
East Hampton Village
Police received a report of a man passed out in the grass by the train station at about 8:10 p.m. on July 29. An officer checked on the 48-year-old man, who said everything was okay, he was just tired. Police asked him to move to one of the benches by the station.
At about 7 a.m. on July 30, a beachgoer spotted some curious debris in the water at Main Beach, and called police, saying it looked like “safety markings” attached to “something floating in the water.” Police used binoculars and saw it was a cluster of balloons.
While shopping at Lululemon on the afternoon of July 30, a woman said she thought a woman next to her may have tried to obtain her credit card information and phone number. She canceled her credit card. A Port Jefferson man driving a 2016 Jeep was ticketed at about 3 p.m. on July 30 for following an emergency vehicle too closely.
The driver of a Montauk Fire Department ambulance alerted police, who stopped the Jeep on North Main Street.
Two teak chairs and a teak table, together worth $1,500, were stolen from a Jericho Close Lane property between October and the end of April. The homeowner was dealing with medical issues and did not report the items missing until July 31.
A Georgica Road resident could not get into her driveway on July 31 at about 10:30 p.m., thanks to a large branch that had fallen in the roadway and blocked it. Police summoned the East Hampton Village Highway Department to remove the branch.
A Baiting Hollow Road resident called police on Friday because he thought his neighbor was running a car wash. Police spoke to the neighbor, who said her garage was being renovated.
On July 14, Tom Jasterzbski of Flamingo Avenue noticed his 1999 Chevrolet was parked in his driveway in a different position from where he’d left it. Inside, he found a blue lighter, a blue baseball hat, an empty carton of Newport cigarettes, and a cellphone. The gas tank, which was half full when he last used the car, now was empty. He went to police two days later. They took photos of the vehicle and took the suspect’s belongings.
A white-and-sea-foam-green mountain bike with black handlebar grips and a red light on the seat was stolen from outside the Montauk Lobster House on the evening of July 18. Teresa Revajova of Montauk waited until July 24 to file a larceny report. She told police she had bought the bike from an unknown person for about $50.
Someone was escorted off the property of the Montauk Motel on South Edison Street on July 27. Debra M. Barbarise asked police to call the person, whom they did not identify, and tell them they could never set foot on the property again.
On the morning of July 31, Peter Richardson reported multiple camera bags and photo equipment missing from his vehicle, parked in his driveway on Richards Drive. Home surveillance showed movement around the vehicle at around 4:30 a.m. The value of the items taken is approximately $2,500.
On Main Street last Thursday, at around 1:15 p.m., a traffic control officer reported a child locked inside a car bearing a Virginia license plate. According to the T.C.O., a woman got out of the vehicle, said that her 7-year-old was in the car and that she would be right back, and hurried off before the officer could ask her where she was going. She did say she would be gone for no more than five minutes, and that the car was running and the air-conditioning was on, before disappearing. Upon further inspection, the officer noted that the engine was not running. Police advised the woman when she returned of the safety risks of leaving a child in a hot car.
Louisa Laviola complained of a golf cart parked in her Bayview Avenue driveway on Saturday at around 2:45 p.m. Police found the operator of the golf cart, who said that it had been delivered to the wrong house. The golf cart was removed.
Earlier that day, at around 1 a.m., a Lyft driver complained to police about a taxi fare disagreement with one of his riders, who had become angry when she arrived at Division Street because she’d thought she was being taken to Riverhead. The woman said the driver had taken a wrong turn and that instead of going to Riverhead, they wound up in Sag Harbor. The driver told police he did not want the woman in his vehicle. An officer gave her a ride to Bridgehampton Main Street and advised her to file a complaint with Lyft.
Police responded to a report of kids jumping off the bridge on Saturday at around 5:15 p.m. An officer found two teenage boys on the bridge, walking toward town, who claimed they weren’t jumping themselves but had seen others doing so.
Tay Giles complained late Sunday night of “kids acting suspicious” while playing in the bushes on Long Island Avenue. When police arrived, the kids could not be found.
A concerned passer-by reported a sick raccoon lying in the roadway between Jesse Halsey Lane and John Street at around 11 a.m. on Monday. Police found the animal, barely breathing, lying in a driveway, and opted to relieve its suffering.