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  • An East Hampton man with a history of arrests was indicted Monday on three felony weapons charges.

    A grand jury in the Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverside indicted Melvin C. Smith, 48, on charges of possessing a .38-caliber handgun and 100 rounds of high-velocity ammunition that were discovered in his house on Morris Park Lane on April 16.

    East Hampton Town police said they found the gun and ammunition during a routine search that was required in a plea deal Mr. Smith had reached with prosecutors to resolve an earlier assault arrest.

  • An Amagansett man who was charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing a 2002 Chevrolet into a tree on Friday afternoon apparently took his own life three days later.

    Christopher A. Cosich, 47, a well-known physical trainer here and championship bodybuilder, drove off Abram’s Landing Road in Amagansett a few minutes after noon Friday, striking a tree, East Hampton Town police said. He appeared to be intoxicated, and told an officer he had been drinking since the night before, according to an arrest report on file at East Hampton Town Justice Court.

  • Police arrested a Springs man Tuesday on a felony assault charge following an alleged Monday stabbing.

    Alexander R. Fernandez, 21, was said by police to be arguing with Wayne Hopson, apparently over a female companion, when Mr. Fernandez stabbed him in the arm with a scissors at about 3:45 a.m. at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs.

    Police were alerted by Southampton Hospital, following the procedure for when someone is admitted with a wound believed to be from an attack.

  • Allison J. Rydberg, 25, was arraigned on drunken driving charges after an accident that took the life of a 24-year-old Water Mill resident, Jason Pollak.
  • The Sagaponack man police say set fire to a $34 million Dune Road house in Bridgehampton on Saturday is being held on $500,000 bail and has been ordered to undergo psychiatric examination.
  • David Osiecki, 54, to be arraigned Sunday on a charge that he deliberately set fire to a $34 million oceanfront house in Bridgehampton, as well as in connection with an earlier brush fire elsewhere.
  • An East Hampton man who has been in and out of prison for most of his adult life may be headed back again.
  • A new chain store on the site of the old Plitt Ford dealership on the Montauk Highway in Wainscott is becoming a reality almost two years after the death of the principal owner of the property in a car crash just miles away.

    A 15,000-square-foot Home Goods store, designed by the architect Peter Cook, will be constructed there, Mr. Cook said Tuesday. Home Goods specializes in home furnishings and is  part of a larger corporation, TJX, which also owns Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx, and Sierra Trading Post, according to the Home Goods website.

  • East Hampton Town police arrested two Springs men this past week on charges of driving while intoxicated.

    Victor M. Lara-Agustin, 39, was stopped a little after midnight on Saturday after reportedly swerving across Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs. Police said he narrowly missed a utility pole as he turned onto Broadway Avenue.

  •     Just as spring buds bloom into summer flowers, Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theatre’s artistic director, intends to nurture fledgling plays into potential main-stage productions. In the works is a series of staged readings of new plays, to be held at the Sag Harbor theater every spring, with the first three kicking off the series next weekend.