Grinch Swipes Trees, Steals Presents in East Hampton Village

About $10,000 in silver and china reported stolen a Georgica Road house last week.

East Hampton Village police received two reports last week of Christmas-related crime — someone stole Christmas trees and presents from in front of John Papa's restaurant in the Reutershan's parking lot in two separate incidents.

An Amagansett woman reported her Christmas presents had been stolen from her father's car in front of the Park Place restaurant on Dec. 15. She didn't file a report until two days left, but told police it occurred around 8 p.m. The presents were worth $187.86, according to the report. She told police her father may have forgotten to lock the car.

Two small Christmas trees were stolen from in front of the restaurant, according to the management, which called police on Sunday morning. The trees were worth about $200, and they were about two to three feet high.

$10k in Silver, China Gone

Also on the logs, on Dec. 21, a resident of Georgica Road reported a 12-person silver flatware set along with 20 pieces of silver serving items and several pieces of fine china, worth a total of about $10,000, had been stolen. The complainant told police he noticed the silver missing from his basement in early May. A Prada cocktail dress, worth $500, was also reported stolen. Police said numerous people had access to the basement, and that the man had decided to fire them all. The case was turned over to detectives.

• A woman's black jacket was snatched from inside a locker at the East Hampton YMCA RECenter on Dec. 17. The owner of the jacket said she hoped it was just accident. Her jacket had her Hyundai car key inside of it.

Dianne Ryan December 25, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Very interesting report. Please clarify: a Prada woman's cocktail dress, or a woman's Prada cocktail dress A black woman's jacket, or a woman's black jacket. Also, as a side note, I wonder where one can get a Prada cocktail dress for $500 dollars. Please advise.
@Roseboy324 December 25, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I chuckled to myself with the same grammatical clarifications. As for the missing Christmas gifts and trees...catch the perps and hang them by their Christmas balls! Ho, Ho, Ho!!!
mjt December 26, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Ever read the book about the panda leaving a bar after he Eats, Shoots, and Leaves?
amy salle December 26, 2012 at 02:12 PM
It is a black jacket!!!!!! Really???????????????????????? Not Funny!!!!!
mjt December 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Right you are. But a professional writer should know the rules of grammar and not use a misplaced modifier. "A black woman's jacket" means it is a jacket owned by a black woman. "A woman's balck jacket" says what we all know the author probably meant. This thread was a tongue in cheek poke at the grammar issues. That is all. The book I mentioned above is an entire book of funny misplaced modifiers and other funny grammatical errors. The panda bear actually eats shoots and leaves from the bamboo plant. Put those commas in and the meaning totally changes to a scenario where the panda walks into a hypothetical bar, eats, shoots, and leaves. Lighten up. We were just having a little fun.
eh December 27, 2012 at 02:59 PM
It happens to the best of writers - even after Yooo chek yur Werrk
mjt December 28, 2012 at 04:44 AM


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