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  • A Sag Harbor man facing a charge of petty larceny forgot the most basic maxim for criminals: make sure no one is watching.

    Sag Harbor Village police said that at about 6:30 a.m. on March 31, Gregory P. Zaykowski, 34, was caught on surveillance cameras stealing car batteries from five vehicles parked at Harbor Heights service station on Hampton Road. Police were able to pinpoint the time because the service shop’s manager and former owner, Gregg Miller, ran back the video from the multiple surveillance cameras placed around the property.

  • Another week closer to April 15, and there are two more reports of scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service agents. Both incidents occurred last Thursday.

  • Prosecutor says Goldman Sachs director forced his way into a bathroom before raping a woman he had just met that night. His lawyer says sex was consensual.
  • The judge who will oversee the rape case against Jason Lee has allowed two "bad acts" to be admitted into evidence, including that Mr. Lee allegedly made advances toward another woman on the night of reported rape.
  • E.M.T.s having breakfast were already on the scene when an elderly man drove into the side of the East Hampton bagel shop.
  • At Louse Point in Springs four neighbors want to build a rock revetment that will connect to the two already in front of properties to the north, creating more than 900 continuous feet of armored shoreline.
  • The future and dangers of former electrical generators and abandoned fuel tanks on Fort Pond on Industrial Road in Montauk were taken up by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night.
  • Nowhere in East Hampton Town or Village, nor in the village of Sag Harbor, were any arrests made for drunken driving during the week just past. In Southampton Town, though, an East Hampton woman was charg­ed with the misdemeanor early Saturday morning. Ashley Tyler, 20, who was pulled over on County Road 39A for failing to stay in her lane, was released later that morning with a date on the Southampton Town Justice Court’s criminal calendar.

  • A Montauk man was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday night after he allegedly collided with two cars on Amagansett Main Street and then drove off. It was the second such charge in the past five months for Jaime Javier Guaman-Marca, 30.

  • A lower, seemingly more sober turnout at Sunday’s Montauk Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade resulted in a noticeable drop in arrests from recent years, as well as a reduction in quality-of-life citations issued along the parade route.

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  • While many drivers in East Hampton Town have been angered by the recent blight of large potholes along Montauk Highway from Napeague to the Lighthouse, that have been destroying tires and tire rims, they have nothing on the sinkhole that opened up on Montauk Main Street Monday morning.

  • If you've been trying to open a page on East Hampton Town's website this week, and have been unsuccessful, it is not because you have lost your Internet connection, nor is the town's website down.

    Previously, HamptonsOnline hosted the town's domain name, but several months ago the company announced that it would stop hosting domains at the beginning of this month, according to Bob Pease, the town's information technology administrator.

  • Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.

    According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.

  • A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.

    As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.

    Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation. 

  • On Tuesday the East Hampton Town Police Department awarded 13 officers for outstanding and dedicated acts of police work during 2014. Each officer was given an award bar to be displayed over his or her shield.
  • The blizzard left its mark on Montauk, causing beach erosion, though it did not reach the oceanside motels.
  • Summer may be over, but the Montauk Farmers Market lives on, at least for this Saturday.