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Police Reports For Week Of October 21

QUOGUE VILLAGE — A resident of Woodland Way contacted Quogue Village Police on October 15, reporting that sometime during the previous five days a thief broke into the home and stole an envelope containing $2,000 and a jar of $20 in coins from a bedroom area, plus $150 in cash from a drawer in the kitchen. Muddy footprints were discovered along with a broken lock on an entrance door and a shattered lightbulb in an interior room.

SAG HARBOR — A bus was hit by an unknown vehicle on October 13, between 8:28 and 8:43 a.m., while on Hampton Street near Yardley and Pino Funeral Home and Sag Harbor Elementary School. A final accident report was unavailable to detail any damages or if the vehicle was a part of the school bus fleet.

SAG HARBOR — A Madison Street resident reported to police on October 13 that in June she noticed a solar-powered deer repellent device, valued at $44, was missing from the front of her residence. She told police she had problems with a neighbor who asked she turn it off due to the noise it created. She told the neighbor she would not turn it off and only later noticed it was missing, according to police.

SAG HARBOR — On Thursday, October 14, a woman reported receiving harassing text messages, including pictures of her family, from a Montauk resident. She asked that the situation be documented.

SAG HARBOR — On Thursday, October 14, a Sunset Drive resident reported to Village Police that Brian Laundrie — wanted for questioning in the homicide of Blue Point native Gabby Petito — has a relative living in greater Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor Village Police reported the information to Southampton Town Police.

SAG HARBOR — Someone knocked on the door of a Franklin Avenue residence, yelling that they were immigration officers and leaving a note on the door, according to a report filed with Village Police on Saturday, October 16, after the incident occurred between 8:53 and 9:10 p.m. The woman living at the residence said she believed it was a man she previously dated and signed a trespass affidavit to keep him from coming back. Police informed the man to stay away, they said.

SAG HARBOR — An anonymous caller reported a suspicious backpack had been left in Marine Park on Sunday, October 17, at 11:20 a.m. Police found the backpack, which contained money, clothing and a wallet and returned it to its 20-year-old owner after identifying him.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — A woman babysitting children at an Elm Street home called police on October 13 to report a suspicious incident. She was getting the kids ready for bed when she heard a faint knock at the front door. Shrugging it off because no visitors were expected, she put the children to bed, then went to check. No one was there, but somebody left behind a Maxim condom. Investigating officers from the Southampton Village Police located a Maxim box spiked on a fence down the street a ways.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — An Elm Street resident is lucky her bank pays attention. She received a call from a scammer alerting her to nefarious behavior by a Bank of America employee who supposedly hacked her account. The caller directed her to buy $12,000 worth of Best Buy gift cards and give the numbers to the supposed investigator, who would return the money to her account. But, she was cautioned, not to contact her bank. That could tip off the employee/hacker. The victim bought some of the gift cards, but then became suspicious. Calling her bank, she made note of an unauthorized withdrawal of $800,000. It didn’t go through because of the large amount, so she was able to cancel it, along with all her credit cards.

TUCKAHOE — A Winter Way resident called Southampton Town Police on October 15 reporting that she left her purse in her unlocked car overnight and someone stole it. On nearby Summer Drive, another resident reported someone had rummaged through her vehicle during the night. Nothing was taken in that case.

EAST QUOGUE — Southampton Town Police were called upon to resolve a dispute between neighbors on Hallock Avenue on October 15. One person was running over his neighbor’s shrubs with his bicycle. The responding officer spoke with both parties and the situation was resolved, according to the police report.

TUCKAHOE — Southampton Town Police were alerted to an identity theft on October 16. A resident of Country Club Drive told them her elderly mother had been contacted through Facebook Messenger and asked, by a person purporting to be a friend, to buy and send gift cards. She did, the report states. It doesn’t mention any further details.

HAMPTON BAYS — Anthony Bertucci, 30, of Hampton Bays was charged with driving while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, on October 13. Southampton Town Police found him in a McDonald’s drive-thru asleep behind the wheel of his car with the engine running.

MONTAUK — An Elmwood Avenue resident called Town Police on October 10 at 3:40 a.m. to report that while he was sleeping, a 25-year-old Montauk woman began banging on his door and broke one of the windowpanes, valued at $50. Police spoke to the woman who said when the glass broke she became scared and ran away, but that she would pay for the damage.

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — The manager of a Newtown Lane store contacted Village Police on October 12 to report that between 10:30 and 11 a.m., a person entered the store and started screaming obscene language at an employee before leaving the scene.

MONTAUK — A fight broke out between coworkers at a Montauk Highway, Montauk job site, according to a report filed shortly after the incident on October 12, around noon. According to the report, a 50-year-old Southampton resident said he was punched in the face twice by a 37-year-old coworker, also from Southampton. The other man told police that the victim had gotten into his face and was yelling at him so he punched him twice. The victim was not injured, he told police, and refused EMT attention, also refusing to press charges but asking the incident be documented.

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — A 35-year-old East Hampton man went to East Hampton Village Police headquarters on Thursday, October 14, at 4:40 p.m. to report that another man approached him while he was in a bank parking lot on Newtown Lane, gave him the middle finger and said, “If I see you again, I will kill you.” The victim told police he worked with the man on a job site about four years ago and would like the incident documented.


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