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  •     There were two incidents in local waters leading to arrests over the past week.

        The Halfback, a 1985 Viking vessel, was fishing for striped bass on a six-person charter cruise, about two miles east of the Montauk Lighthouse at the Pollack Rips, when it was approached from the port side by the Luna Sea, according to an East Hampton Town police report. The captain of the Halfback tried to radio the Luna Sea captain to warn of a potential collision but was unable to raise him.

  •     Car thieves with expensive tastes have targeted Wainscott in recent weeks, with at least three automobiles reported stolen since the end of June.

        A 2012 black Range Rover was stolen from a driveway on Two Rod Highway in the early morning hours of June 29. The owners told East Hampton Town police the car had been left unlocked overnight, with the keys in the center console.

  •     A trio of Noel Coward’s “after-dinner mints” is being served at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, and all in all they will leave a fine taste in your mouth.
        Directed by one of America’s theater treasures, Tony Walton, “Tonight at 8:30” consists of three Coward one-acts, with one intermission, which he performed during the 1930s with his longtime friend and working partner Gertrude Lawrence. The pair would tour across England together, each night presenting three of Coward’s 10 one-act plays.

  • Thomas Ravenel, a former South Carolina state treasurer who has reportedly been contemplating a return to political life, was arrested early this morning by East Hampton Village police and charged with drunken driving.
  • A bar patron who flooded the Sloppy Tuna in Montauk early Friday after he allegedly intentionally broke an overhead fire-sprinkler pipe, is facing a felony criminal mischief charge after causing extensive damage that forced the Montauk hotspot to briefly close.

  •     “We offer on-premises, heated, indoor, winter storage for your vehicle in our state-of-the-art, 12,000-square-foot facility,” Kalbacher’s Auto in Springs proudly states on its Web site.

        The problem, according to East Hampton Town’s chief building inspector, Tom Preiato, is that in 2006 the town planning board approved only half that for indoor car storage at the Fort Pond Boulevard site. And that discrepancy is part of what is holding up a certificate of occupancy for the property.

  •     The hand-painted “Clam Pies” sign in front of the dilapidated building on Pantigo Road in East Hampton that was once a restaurant called the Crystal Room is no longer there, and soon the building itself will disappear, to be replaced by six houses, if an initial site plan presented to the East Hampton Town Planning Board on July 10 is approved.

  •     A bullet hole in an above-ground swimming pool led police to an indoor pot operation in Montauk last month, resulting in multiple criminal charges for a Montauk couple, including felony marijuana possession, according to a report released Tuesday by the East Hampton Town Police Department.

  •     Following a Fourth of July week that saw 29 motorists arrested for drunken driving, heavy rain fell last weekend, keeping many cars off flooded roads. East Hampton Town police reported only three people arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, two of them following accidents. The third resulted in felony charges.

  •     A dispute in Sag Harbor between two Brooklyn men, passengers in a moving car, ended Sunday morning with one of them in handcuffs facing a felony charge of criminal mischief.
        Benjamin R. Ruhland, who was in the front seat of a 2004 BMW, began arguing with Gig Suarez, seated in the back, and the dispute quickly escalated, according to police. As Michael Quilty was driving south on Main Street, Mr. Ruhland, in an attempt to throw Mr. Suarez out of the car, tried to grab the wheel, police said, at which point Mr. Quilty pulled it over.

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