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  • 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.
  • For undocumented immigrants, arrests can bring consequences beyond jail.
  •        The man charged with rape for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Montauk was indicted by a grand jury in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverside Friday on eight felony counts — four counts of rape and four counts of committing a criminal sexual act with a child under 15 years of age.

  •        For the second time in about a year, the owners of a house on Gardiner’s Bay in Amagansett have asked the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals to allow them to demolish it and build a larger one. And, for the second time, the Planning Department has taken a vociferous stance against their proposal. At issue are distances from the wetlands on the property and from the dune crest.

  •        A drunken-driving case against Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina treasurer and current reality-television figure who was arrested in East Hampton last summer, has been adjourned once again, this time to May 8.

           Mr. Ravenel’s attorney, Trevor Darrell, said that any further adjournment was unlikely. He said he had requested the delay to allow for negotiations with the district attorney’s office. If no deal is in place by May 8, the matter will likely be headed for trial.