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  • The East Hampton Village and Town and Sag Harbor Police Departments named their “top cops” this week, in preparation for an annual Southampton Kiwanis Club event in Riverhead on Friday honoring the finest of the finest across the East End.
  • A resident of Accabonac Road, East Hampton, was arrested last Thursday afternoon on charges of drug possession.

    East Hampton Village Police charged Chase Thompson Wintjen, 21, with three misdemeanors. Mr. Wintjen was approaching the end of a three-year probation sentence when he was arrested, according to statements he made during his arraignment Friday morning in East Hampton Town Justice Court. He was on probation after being convicted in a matter that was sealed by the court; he was 18 at the time.

  • A Greenport man picked up on Georgica Road in East Hampton Village Friday night had abandoned his car after crashing twice, according to police, who arrested him on a drunken-driving charge.

  • After a somewhat contentious debate Tuesday night, the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals approved a subdivision of a Georgica Association property that will leave the resulting lots smaller than the five-acre standard there. The four board members who voted to approve the requested variance from the minimum lot size held that by doing so they were actually reducing density, in accordance with the goals of the comprehensive plan for the area.

  • A Montauk fisherman was back in handcuffs Tuesday morning, arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court for the second time in less than a month.

    Donald J. Dalbora, 44, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated the night before in Montauk. Last month, he was picked up on a warrant after repeatedly failing to answer an earlier drunken-driving charge, that one stemming from a September 2013 arrest.

  • The Montauk Movie, where rainy days could be spent catching the latest flick, will be reincarnated in the coming months as SoulCycle, where folks will be able to spin their days away instead, if a site plan now before the East Hampton Town Planning Board is approved. Although no structural changes to the building are planned, the change of use triggers the review.

  • “Ya never know.” 
                     
    That was Burnsie’s credo.

    Johnny Burns was a bookmaker on the West Side of Manhattan. He looked like a frail, little old man. But I remember once tapping him on the back, feeling his body stiffen as he turned, relaxing when he saw it was me.

  • Thomas Gilbert Jr. has had several brushes with the law the past few months in both Southampton and East Hampton Towns, and, reportedly, was a suspect in a Sagaponack arson investigation.
  • A New Year’s Day incident stemming from a lovers’ triangle led on Monday to the arrest of an East Hampton man.

    Darius Z. Petty, 24, was in the county jail in Riverside as of yesterday, unable to post the $5,000 bail set by East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana during his arraignment on Tuesday. He is charged with felony criminal mischief as well as menacing, a misdemeanor.

  • A Springs man who was arrested early New Year’s morning on an aggravated charge of driving while intoxicated was taken at some point afterward to Southampton Hospital with unspecified injuries and not arraigned until the next day.

    East Hampton Town police said they spotted Juan P. Farez, 29, making an illegal turn that morning from the parking lot behind Amagansett Main Street and then driving down the center safety lane. “Yes, I have been drinking, and I shouldn’t have been driving,” he reportedly told them.

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