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Arrest Reports For Week Of July 29

SAG HARBOR — A school bus parked at Pierson Middle High School was damaged on July 9 around 11:49 a.m. when an unknown vehicle backed into it, damaging the front driver’s side of the bus, according to surveillance video shared with Sag Harbor Village Police by school officials on July 19. The driver of the vehicle that hit the bus left the scene without reporting it, police said.

SAG HARBOR — Village Police received a report on Friday, July 23, of a red Mustang being driven erratically on Brick Kiln Road near Main Street around 1:25 p.m. Police located the vehicle and pulled over the driver after they said they observed him tailgating another vehicle. He was issued a verbal warning.

SAG HARBOR — A 2020 Jeep Wrangler was hit by another vehicle on Hampton Street near Milton Avenue on Friday, July 23, at 2:24 p.m. The other vehicle left the scene of the accident. The driver of the Jeep said he had minor neck pain but declined medical attention.

SAG HARBOR — A Glover Street resident went to Village Police headquarters on Friday, July 23, to report that she came home with her children around 5:45 p.m. to find a man urinating in a bush in her backyard. The woman told police the man left in a brown pickup truck towing a landscaping trailer.

SAG HARBOR — An employee of a Main Street shop called police on Friday, July 23, around 5:45 p.m. to report that a young girl took a bottle of perfume from the store after browsing with two other young women and a young man. There was no value given to the perfume.

SAG HARBOR — A man entered a supply closet at a West Water Street business and took several items on Saturday, July 24, around 10:30 a.m., according to a report filed with Village Police. He was asked to give back the items, which he did.

SAG HARBOR — A man reported his vehicle missing on Saturday, July 24, after he told Village Police he had parked it at the corner of Garden and Spring streets the night before. The vehicle was later found parked in the Gulf gas station on Hampton Street.

SAG HARBOR — A highly intoxicated young man was found sitting on the grass in front of a Prospect Avenue residence on Sunday, July 25, around 1 a.m. After he was cleared medically by emergency service providers, he was turned over to his father.

SAG HARBOR — A woman called police on Sunday, July 25, around 3:50 a.m. to report her daughter had alcohol poisoning. Village Police said they found the girl alert and conscious but feeling sick and dizzy. Police said she told them she had too many drinks at a party with friends. She was brought to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for an evaluation.

SAG HARBOR — An employee of a Hampton Street business called Village Police on Sunday, July 25, around 6:24 a.m. to report a man refused to leave the store after being told he could not wash his hands in the sink next to the coffee maker. The employee told police the man left with a coffee without paying for it. Police located the man and advised him he was not welcome at the store again.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — A victim of bank fraud told Southampton Village Police on July 20 that he received texts from a number he thought was Bank of America informing him his card purchase was declined. Next he received a call from someone purporting to be a representative from Bank of America who said he needed to transfer money if he wanted a refund. When he completed the transfer, the person hung up. That’s when he learned someone had stolen just over $3,000 from his bank account.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — A Prospect Street resident called Southampton Village Police because there was a deer in her backyard, and according to the police blotter, “she would like the deer to leave.” When an officer responded, the deer jumped over a fence and took his leave. The call came in on the morning of July 22.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Southampton Village Police were called to a North Sea Road location where a complainant reported buying electronics from a person in a parking lot but the box was empty. Police located the seller’s car in a local lot and while he admitted to trying to sell electronics out of the McDonald’s lot, the transaction was not completed. He showed the officer boxes in his vehicle and proved that they did, indeed, have inside what the box said outside. Officers advised him against selling merchandise in the village without a proper license.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — Southampton Village Police deployed to Coopers Beach on July 23 where they learned about graffiti on two posts around the lifeguard stand, on the back of a sign and on another post near the beach exit. Later the same day, more tagging was seen on the side of a Main Street shop.

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE — A caller told Southampton Village Police that on the morning of July 23 his girlfriend left a pink $250 Michael Kors backpack in the backseat of his vehicle parked on a lot off Hampton Road and went shopping. They discovered the backpack was missing when they returned home about two hours later. There was $1,000 in cash, plus a Tommy Hilfiger wallet worth $70, a Mexican passport, a tourist visa and a pair of Apple AirPods inside the pack. About four hours later, police reported recovering the backpack, minus the cash.

SHINNECOCK TERRITORY — New York State Police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into an assault that occurred on Montauk Highway on July 10 at approximately 5:39 p.m. Troopers reported the victim said he was hit in the face with an object by two assailants, which caused him to fall the ground. While on the ground, the assailants kicked the victim several times and then left the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was treated for his injuries. The State Police are asking for any witnesses or anyone who has information regarding the assault to call 631-756-3300.

HAMPTON BAYS — A biker told Southampton Town Police that when he parked his motorcycle at a Shinnecock Road location someone stole a camera that was mounted on his motorcycle helmet. He’d left the helmet with the bike. The complaint was made on July 19.

EAST QUOGUE — Southampton Town Police were called to the neighborhood surrounding Woodfield Avenue on July 20 with a complaint of unruly youth. While canvassing the area, an officer was flagged down by a homeowner who reported someone banged on a window in his house and cracked the glass.

HAMPTON BAYS — A victim told Southampton Town Police on July 21 that he was maced while on the train platform in Hampton Bays. No further information was available; according to the police report, the victim didn’t want to elaborate on the altercation.

HAMPTON BAYS — A resident of Bentley Plaza told Southampton Town Police on July 23 that upon entering her parked vehicle on Atlantic Avenue she noticed the driver’s seat had been moved and a small wallet that was in the center console of the unlocked car was missing. She soon learned from her bank that someone charged $100 at Home Depot and tried to charge another $800 at Target, both stores in Riverhead. The $800 charge was declined.

NORTH SEA — A local victim visited Southampton Town Police on July 23 reporting someone had gotten hold of his Visa card and made charges at several establishments in Hampton Bays and the outlet in Riverhead.

SPEONK— On July 23 Montauk Highway resident told Southampton Town Police that he was the victim of a phone scam. He received a call from a woman who said she was from the same bank where he has a checking account. She told him checks had been cashed and he needed to buy gift cards to safeguard what was left in his account.

NORTH HAVEN — Someone spray painted the words “Pay up now” on a gate and “Pay up 1 %er” on the side of a storage pod at a Ferry Road locale. Southampton Town Police were alerted to the mischief on July 24.

HAMPTON BAYS — Southampton Town Police report the arrest on June 24 of Arber Haxhaj, 33, of Hampton Bays. He’s charged with operating a vessel while intoxicated. According to the police report, he had been operating a boat in an erratic manner in Shinnecock Bay when he was stopped by the Coast Guard, which subsequently turned him over to Town Police.

MONTAUK — On June 23, around 1:50 a.m., East Hampton Town Police responded to Trails End restaurant on Euclid Avenue to reports of a disturbance involving a knife. According to police, a victim said he was at the bar for Latino night when a suspect began looking at him in an aggressive manner for no apparent reason. The victim said he attempted to go to the bathroom when the man met him outside the bathroom, brandishing a large, dark knife in his waistband before security grabbed the knife and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police attempted to find the suspect, without success, and have the knife.

EAST HAMPTON — On June 23, around 4 p.m., a Three Mile Harbor resident reported that a rainbow Pride flag, which was mounted on his porch, was pulled on by unknown persons, causing the mount to strip from the porch beam, causing $10 in damage. The man said he does not want to press charges against the juveniles suspected of causing the damage, but would like them spoken too.

EAST HAMPTON — The caretaker of a Woodhollow Drive residence called Town Police on June 29, around 8:18 a.m., to report finding beer cans and red Solo cups all over the residence despite the homeowner not being at the house at the time.

AMAGANSETT — On July 9, the president of St. Michael’s Church in Amagansett reported that a man walked up to the front of the church around 6 a.m. and moved a black metal bench against the front door, possibly to get out of the rain. While at the scene, according to the police report, the man located a terracotta pot next to the door and threw it on its side, shattering it. The reverend of the church declined to press charges. The damage was valued at $30.

MONTAUK — A Lynus beach cruiser, valued at $300 and borrowed from a Star Island Road establishment, was reported taken from a West Lake Drive bar on July 11.

MONTAUK — The owner of a food trailer parked at Ditch Plains called Town Police on the morning of July 15 to report finding a hole had been made in a plexiglass window panel and that someone had reached in through the hole and taken $25 worth of Frito-Lay chips. The theft occurred overnight. The Plexiglas panel will require $40 in repairs, according to the police report.

EAST HAMPTON — A 62-year-old East Hampton resident called Town Police on July 18 to report being harassed by the driver of a silver Chevrolet Silverado that morning. According to the police report, the man said he was driving south on Old Stone Highway near School Street when the Silverado pulled out of a driveway, cutting him off and forcing him to slam on his breaks. The man said he used his horn at that time and then continued on the roadway and to Neck Path. While driving on Neck Path, the man said the Silverado appeared behind him, driving aggressively and at a high rate of speed, tailgating him down Neck Path. At the end of the road, the man said the Silverado pulled into a parking lot and he continued onto Old Stone Highway, pulling off near the golf course, shaken and wanting to eat his breakfast. The Silverado then pulled up next to him and an interaction occurred. Police said the driver of the Silverado then returned to his car and left. The East Hampton man asked police document the incident and look for a suspect. He does not want to pursue charges but does not want the person to contact him again, according to the police report.

EAST HAMPTON — On July 20, around 1:49 a.m., an Oak View Highway resident reported to police that an unknown male, who had posed as a female on the dating app Vibe, was demanding money from him or threatening to send pictures he shared with his contacts on WhatsApp. Police advised him to deactivate his social media accounts and not to send the money.

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE — On July 20, around 8:54 p.m., a small dachshund was reported missing from Middle Lane. Village Police canvassed the area and located the dog on Cross Highway, were able to chase it and caught it on Spaeth Lane. The dog was returned to its owner.

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