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MONTAUK — A Manhattan resident reached out to Town Police on January 20 to report a larceny after he said a contractor, whom his father paid $20,000 for the renovation of a Montauk Highway condominium, has not performed any work to date. According to the police report, the check was deposited by the contractor on October 11 and all attempts to get a refund have been unsuccessful despite the man stating that as of January 20 no work had been done at the unit.
EAST HAMPTON — Caylynn E. McMaster, 39, of Amagansett was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on January 23 at 11:40 a.m. and charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a felony, after police said that on November 30, she knowingly had a debit card in her possession that belonged to someone else. She was released on an appearance ticket.
SPRINGS — Two residents of Manor Lane reported to police on January 27 that someone tried to take $8,000 from their bank account without their permission. According to the police report, a $6,000 debit was attempted digitally and a second withdrawal, for $2,000, was attempted using a fraudulent check. Both believe their account must have been hacked and the bank, recognizing a case of fraud, canceled the charges and the couple closed their account as a precaution.
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — Village Police were called to the post office on Gay Road on January 28, around 8 p.m. to reports of a possibly intoxicated man causing a disturbance. Police said they spoke to the 20-year-old who told them he planned to spend the night in the lobby. Police told him he was not allowed to charge his phone or stay at the post office, and he agreed to leave the area.
EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — A dead dolphin washed up a half mile east of the Egypt Beach access, according to a report filed with Village Police on January 29. Police said they contacted the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, which removed the dolphin from the beach for necropsy.
One fine body…