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  • Justin T. Bennett, a 35-year-old Springs man who told police he had been addicted to heroin for two years, was indicted by a grand jury in Riverhead Tuesday on 27 counts of burglary in the second degree, stemming from a series of burglaries in East Hampton, Southampton, and Sag Harbor Village over the last year.
  •     Three arrests made by East Hampton Town and Village police on drunken driving charges in the past few days have two men facing felony charges, while a third is expected to face a felony charge as well.

        Luis A. Refugio, 22, was pulled over early Sunday morning on Three Mile Harbor Road after an officer said he saw him swerving across the lines on the narrow road. Having failed roadside sobriety tests, according to police, he subsequently refused to submit to a breath test at police headquarters.

  •     Michael Russell, who had been arrested by East Hampton Village police earlier this month for allegedly purchasing several pairs of sneakers at Sneakerology, a Main Street shop, on Sept. 2, using others' credit and debit cards without permission, was released from county jail last Thursday, when his attorney withdrew a waiver of his right to be released if not indicted within 120 hours of his arrest.

  •     A Port Jefferson woman who was a no-show on Oct. 22 at East Hampton Town Justice Court after having been charged with driving while intoxicated showed up at the courthouse last Thursday. She had turned herself in to town police.

        Heidi A. Kulp, 44, pleaded guilty to the charge as Justice Lisa R. Rana presided. Ms. Kulp’s attorney, Patrick Kerr, stood by her side as she was sentenced to three years of probation and a fine of $1,000, with the standard court fee of $400 added to the fine.

  • A 35-year-old man who told police he had been addicted to heroin for two years, was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday on charges of having burglarized 14 houses in East Hampton.
  • East Hampton Town police announced the arrest of a man they said is responsible for stealing almost a $126,000 worth of jewelry in a series of burglaries on the South Fork this year.
  • The candidates for East Hampton Town Justice, perhaps the most hotly contested race in town this year, were interviewed at The Star last Thursday
  •     A house can be built at 85 South Edgemere Street in Montauk on a controversial vacant lot at the edge of  Fort Pond,  just not the exact house the owners had wanted, according to a 3-2 vote Tuesday by the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals. The lot is slightly over an acre, but with a very small building envelope due to surrounding wetlands.

  •     On Tuesday, minutes after East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana issued an arrest warrant for a Coram woman, the woman’s son was arraigned in Southampton Justice Court and a friend of his was arraigned here on charges of driving while intoxicated.

  •     A New York woman turned herself in on Tuesday after learning that a warrant had been issued for her arrest.

        Kimberly Sceili was instructed over Columbus Day weekend to be in East Hampton Justice Court on Sept. 25 to answer a charge of driving with a suspended license. She did not show up until Tuesday, when a court clerk informed her of the warrant.

        Her license was suspended for failure to pay a Connecticut motor vehicle department fee, she told Justice Lisa Rana.

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