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  • A Springs man arrested Saturday night on charges of drunken and unlicensed driving ended up spending almost four days in a holding cell at East Hampton Village Police headquarters on Cedar Street despite having bail posted by his family.

  • The owners of a more than five-acre parcel in the Georgica Association on the Wainscott side of Georgica Pond went before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals on March 4, seeking variances that would allow them to subdivide it into two buildable lots. Whether the board will approve the  requests may hinge on two things: The property has been almost entirely cleared of natural vegetation and, in an unusual arrangement, the applicants, Florence and Ken Joseph, own the land but do not control three of the four residences on it.

  • Local police recorded seven drunken-driving arrests over the weekend, presenting those charged with varying levels of legal difficulties. One arrest, that of Wuilson Belisario Villacis, is covered elsewhere in these pages.

  • Sag Harbor Village police arrested on March 12 a Jamesport man they said has defecated in the parking lot outside Mashashimuet Park on multiple occasions, despite the location of nearby public restrooms. Jeff Robinson, the park’s manager, told police last month that a white male would drive into the lot in a white Jeep Wrangler, usually in the morning, get out of his car, disappear for a couple of minutes, return to his car, and drive away, headed east.

    Each time, Mr. Robinson told police, after the man left he would discover human feces in the lot.

  • Moshe A. Stephens held without bail due to two prior felony convictions after the East End Drug Task Force picked him up on drug sale charges.
  • Two men charged with stealing $26,000 worth of copper gutters from an Amagansett house are due back in East Hampton Justice Court today
  •        Joseph Spezzano, described at his arraignment as “a career criminal,” was arrested early yesterday morning after David E. Rattray, the editor of The East Hampton Star, found him rummaging through his 2000 Toyota pickup truck, parked in his driveway on Cranberry Hole Road in Amagansett.

  •        Two East Hampton men were arrested over the past week on drunken-driving charges after failing roadside sobriety tests, according to East Hampton Town police.

           Segundo M Balboa Tenesaca, 32, was pulled over on Spring Close Highway, East Hampton, early Sunday morning after officers saw his 1999 Nissan Pathfinder swerving across lane lines. He claimed to have had only one beer, but back at Wainscott headquarters his blood-alcohol content was reported to be .14. The legal limit is .08.

  • A 71-year-old artist died after being trapped in a fire that consumed his house at 198 Narrow Lane East in Sagaponack, opposite the entrance to the Wolffer Estate Stables, early Saturday morning
  • James Beres, 71, and a family dog died as a fire engulfed a house on Narrow Lane East early Saturday morning.