On the Police Logs 01.04.18


Police received a call reporting a possible burglary on Christmas Eve day from a Winding Way resident. A neighbor of 3 Winding Way had noticed a broken sliding door on a rear deck. An officer investigating also found a broken front window, and that a door to the garage had been tampered with and damaged, as well. Aside from the shattered glass, nothing inside the house appeared to be disturbed. Police are continuing to investigate.


East Hampton Village

Police were summoned to the parking lot of the East Hampton Grill on North Main Street, near their headquarters, on Friday evening. A 27-year-old Massachusetts man was trying to talk an East Hampton man, who was intoxicated, out of driving his 2004 Subaru home. An officer helped convince the 76-year-old of the wisdom of the younger man’s advice, and called a taxi to take him home. 

A Southampton woman told police last Thursday that she had lost her yellow gold, custom-made diamond tennis bracelet, valued at $18,000, the previous morning in a Newtown Lane store. She told police she wanted the loss documented, so she could file a claim with her insurance company. 

The caretaker of a Cove Hollow Road residence called police Friday morning to report that there were nails scattered all over the driveway. The caretaker told police that the responsible party appeared to have concealed some of the nails under leaves. The caretaker wanted the incident documented. 

An officer was sent to investigate a report of a gray goose with a possible broken leg on David’s Lane the day after Christmas. When the officer arrived, the goose was gone. 

Police received a report of a 2002 Toyota being driven erratically heading east on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Dec. 26. A few minutes later, an eastbound Toyota going 55 miles per hour was pulled over on Main Street, police said. The speed limit on Main Street is 30. The driver was found to be sober, but was issued a summons for speeding.

Two truck drivers were written up on Newtown Lane, one last Thursday, the other the day before, for operating overweight vehicles in an area where village code restricts them. There are numerous signs posted throughout the village warning that a nine-ton weight limit is in effect for trucks, except for those making a delivery. An Orlando, Fla., driver was ticketed last Thursday for operating a Mack truck in violation of the code. On Dec. 27, a Levittown driver, also in a Mack truck, was ticketed for the same thing.



At some point over the Christmas weekend, somebody forced open a crank window at the Montauk Library. Brian Pope told police he had discovered the window had been opened at some point over the long weekend. It did not appear that anyone gained entry into the building through the small window. Surveillance video of the library is being reviewed to see if it might offer any clues as to the potential trespasser.

A resident of Lycke’s Apartments on Duryea Avenue parked his 2001 Honda on Kirk Avenue outside the complex on the evening of Dec. 22. When he returned the next day, he discovered that the license plates had been stolen off the car during the night. 


Sag Harbor

Someone spent Christmas night vandalizing in the area of Madison Street. Janet Lehr called police the morning of the Dec. 26, telling them that three mailboxes were smashed on Madison Street and that shrubs had been ripped out of the ground. Carol Williams of Jermain Avenue told police that, around midnight on Christmas, she had heard a loud bang outside. She had assumed it was a minor accident, and ignored it. The next morning, she discovered her mailbox had also been smashed. Jay Butts told police a couple of days later that a wooden fencepost had been destroyed, in about the same time frame. 



A work van parked outside a Fort Pond Boulevard residence was reported stolen early on Christmas Eve. Adrian Mora-Torres and Jan Rober Guiterrez-Jaramillo, the residents at the address, told police the van had been in the driveway the night before. They had left the keys in the ignition. They called all of their fellow employees, and none said they had taken the vehicle, a white 2003 GMC Savanna. While they were unable to contact their employer, they said he never would have taken the van without telling them he was doing so. Police are investigating.