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  •     Ten 7-Eleven franchise stores on eastern Long Island, including the one in Sag Harbor, and four franchises in Virginia were seized by the United States Justice Department on Monday morning, their owners accused of identity theft, conspiring to commit wire fraud, and harboring illegal immigrants who worked at the stores, while simultaneously skimming their wages.

  •     The recent string of accidents caused by drunken drivers continued last week after a seven-day lull with two more incidents, landing one driver in jail and the other in the hospital.

        Francisco C. Quevedo, 44, of Springs lost control of his car on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs just before midnight Monday, as he approached Gann Road. The car struck a telephone pole hard enough to split it, and the car overturned.

  •     Sag Harbor police made a trip to Queens on Friday to arrest an Ozone Park couple on felony charges of grand larceny.

        Surajdyal S. Sukraj, 40, and his wife, Nina H. Sukraj, 35, allegedly stole blank checks from the house of an unidentified Sag Harbor resident in April, then made them payable to cash. The pair eventually withdrew a total of $54,600 from the victim’s checking account. 

  • The U.S. Attorney's Office says owners of 14 7-Elevens used stolen identities to smuggle “dozens of illegal immigrants” into the country, and then employed them at the stores while stealing “substantial portions” of the vulnerable workers’ weekly pay.
  • Donald J. Torr is facing 14 felony counts of unlawful video surveillance of renters in his Springs house.
  •     A Southampton man who police say was speeding on Cedar Street in East Hampton in a gold Pontiac with Arizona plates early Monday morning was charged by town police with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Mortimer A. Rubin, 30, was reported to have been moving at 45 miles an hour in a 30-miles-per-hour zone, causing an officer to follow him.

  •     A Springs man with multiple recent arrests, including one in March off East Hampton’s Main Beach when he allegedly offered marijuana to Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen while the chief was on a coffee break, was arrested twice last week on separate marijuana possession charges.

        The two arrests followed James P. Fabrizio’s reported attempts to sell marijuana to strangers throughout the village. Both of the arrests occurred near the middle school on Newtown Lane, according to police reports.

  •     The reported string of costly burglaries here continued this week, with a house on Martingale Court in East Hampton being the latest target.

  •     The Corner Closet in Sag Harbor, a vintage couture store that was targeted by a thieving “odd couple” two weeks ago (one was a man dressed as a woman), had another strange and unwelcome visitor last week, according to police.

        A little before midnight last Thursday, a man described as “blond, wearing a dark-colored dress shirt, jeans, and dress shoes” walked into the doorway of the store, kicking it hard enough to shatter the glass.

  •     After deliberating for less than 20 minutes on Tuesday, an East Hampton jury found Enrique Jarrin, 42, of East Hampton not guilty of assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, and harassment, serious charges that had been hanging over him since his arrest on Aug. 13, 2011.