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Police Reports For Week Of March 19

EAST HAMPTON—Alberto Gallegos-Becerill, 20, of Springs was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on Hand’s Creek Road at 2:49 a.m. on March 9 and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, a felony, as well as fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic, also a felony. Police said he had prepackaged small plastic bags containing cocaine, with “money signs” on them, in the driver’s side floorboard of his vehicle. He was released on his own recognizance after arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court.

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE—A woman who was checking out of an establishment on North Main Street on Tuesday, March 10, reported that a pair of $2,000 diamond and gold earrings she’d left on top of a glass in a guest room had vanished. She later told East Hampton Village Police she found the earrings in her car.

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE—East Hampton Village Police responded to a disturbance at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at the East Hampton Grill on North Main Street. An intoxicated customer was making a scene and refusing to leave but had departed in a taxi before police arrived, a report said. Police spoke with him later at his residence and told him he was no longer welcome at the restaurant.

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE—East Hampton Police visited a number of establishments on Saturday evening to advise them of the state’s decree that customer seating or capacity had to be cut 50 percent to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. A report noted visits to Dopo, the Maidstone, John Papas, Sam’s, Cittanuova, Rowdy Hall, the Palm, 1770 House, the Highway Restaurant, Cove Hollow Restaurant, Zokkon, Fresno, Babette’s and the East Hampton Grill.

MONTAUK—“An older gentleman” tried to steal a photograph of Mick Jagger that was hanging on the wall of the Shagwong Tavern on Main Street at about 3:45 p.m. on March 8, according to East Hampton Town Police. When asked what he was doing, they said, he told a person who stopped him on his way to the door, “It’s a Mick Jagger.” The photo was returned to the wall, and the man was told not to return, but those at the establishment wanted the incident on record, they told police.

SPRINGS—A resident of Fort Pond Boulevard told East Hampton Town Police on March 8 that he saw someone peering into his car in his driveway at about 4:30 a.m. Motion lights scared the person off and police searched for him without success. Nothing was removed from the vehicle.

MONTAUK—Li Chenguang, 58, of Montauk was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on South Edgemere Street at 2:41 p.m. on March 10 and charged with displaying a forged inspection sticker, a misdemeanor. Police said his 2011 Honda had an inspection certificate that had been issued to a 2020 Mitsubishi.

SAG HARBOR—A woman contacted Sag Harbor Village Police on March 10 to report a possible rental scam. According to police, the woman was attempting to rent a Hillside Drive East residence, which she found on a rental booking site. When she tried to meet the homeowner at the residence, no one showed up and it appeared the residence was for sale, not rent. The listing agent confirmed the property was not for rent. According to police, the woman had not paid for the rental yet but did want the incident documented.

SAG HARBOR—A Sag Harbor resident called police on March 12 to report receiving an email from Western Union that asked him to call a phone number to collect $5,200. Police advised the man not to respond to the email or provide any personal information.

SAG HARBOR—Sag Harbor Village Police responded to Hampton and Hempstead streets on March 13 around 5 p.m. to reports of an intoxicated man refusing to get off a Suffolk County public bus. According to the police report, the driver observed the man fall prior to boarding the bus and said he appeared not only to be injured but also intoxicated. Police responded to the bus where they discovered the man with lacerations to his nose and lip and a compound fracture on his left hand. Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to the scene, treated the man and transported him to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

SAG HARBOR—A local locksmith called Sag Harbor Village Police on March 15 to report theft of services after unlocking a white Honda Accord around 2 p.m. The car owner refused to pay for the service. Police said the vehicle’s owner changed his mind once police became involved.


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