On the Police Logs 05.31.12

East Hampton

An Inkberry Street resident called police Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen a concrete lion from his front porch sometime during the week. He reported a similar theft of a ceramic pot last October. The two items were together valued at $350.

On the afternoon of May 16, police responded to a call from Barry Bistrian of Bistrian Gravel Corporation on Springs-Fireplace Road, complaining of youths joyriding on ATVs in the sand mine. Mr. Bistrian said one vehicle had broken down and its owner had run away when confronted. The police impounded it. A few hours later, the owner, Jose A. Gutierrez-Sanchez, 19, of Springs, returned to the gravel company, looking for his bike, and was arrested and charged with trespassing. He was released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date.

East Hampton Village

On May 23 at about 9:15 p.m. two “suspicious” men in a gray Hyundai were reported parked outside a gas station on Montauk Highway. An officer learned that one of them worked there and was on a break, and the other was his friend who was hanging out with him.

A man turned in a MacBook he found at the side of the road on Route 114 last week. It was taken to police headquarters in Wainscott.

Police received a report a little after midnight on Friday that a teenager was sitting on the pavement at the corner of Newtown Lane and Gould Street. The youngster told an officer he was waiting for a cab. The cab came and off the youth went.

On Saturday at 3 a.m., a 25-year-old Manhattan woman told police she’d left her wallet in a taxi and didn’t know the phone number, but did know the taxi’s license plate number. Police contacted the driver, who found the wallet and returned it.

An officer responding to a reported altercation at a Newtown Lane house a little before 2 a.m. on Sunday found an apparently intoxicated young couple arguing over whether he was paying enough attention to her. Headquarters called a cab and the woman returned to her home in Sag Harbor. The young man went back inside the house.

Police went to a Further Lane house on Sunday afternoon after a caller reported a wild turkey on the loose inside. Officers removed the bird from the residence.

Police were sent to investigate a report of an injured seal on the jetty at Georgica Sunday evening. When an officer approached the seal splashed into the water and swam away.


Alice Gregory of Montauk Shores Condominiums reported on May 20 that her Sunbrella beach umbrella and stand, which she had just bought last summer and stored for the winter in a place accessible only from her residence, had been stolen.

Thomas Roth of South Fairview Avenue reported on May 13 that someone had stolen parts, including the propeller, off his Yamaha outboard motorboat, stored in his driveway for the winter. His neighbor, Joseph Francella, who had mowed Mr. Roth’s lawn the preceding two weeks, told police everything had appeared in order the week before, but when he mowed the lawn that morning the boat and its trailer had been tipped forward. The estimated value of the stolen parts is $5,500.

Northwest Woods

A Bull Path woman called police Saturday at noon to report that somebody had vandalized her 2003 Ferrari Spider 360. There was a puncture in a rear tire and scratches on a rear fender.


A Beach Lane resident reported Sunday night that her son’s two 22-inch Penny skateboards had been stolen that evening while he was at a beach bonfire. He had left them at the end of Beach Lane. The combined value of the boards was $300.

 An East Hampton woman reported that her silver iPhone, valued at $200, had been removed from her car on the afternoon of May 23 while it was parked in front of the Seafood Shop.