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  • Misdemeanor charges for a pistol-toting dad who said he was concerned about an open school door and showed officials a New York police ID, which he had claimed was stolen from him about seven years ago.
  •     An Amagansett man who drove his 2010 Ford into a utility pole on Friday night was drunk at the time, according to East Hampton Town police, and wound up charged with an alcohol-related felony, aggravated driving while intoxicated.
        The crash happened less than a mile from Kevin J. Somers’s house on Abram’s Landing Road. A witness, who said the crash happened right outside his house, told police that Mr. Somers, 37, had climbed out of his wrecked car and asked to use his bathroom.

  •     An enraged man made quite a mess of a front yard on Granada Place in the early morning hours Sunday.
        Toby Logue called police to report that a man he’d worked with in the past was very drunk and running amok in his front yard, destroying various items there. Mr. Logue said he’d been awakened by the sound of his front door slamming and “a grunting sound.” The man fled the scene before officers arrived.

  •     Fidel Castro-Brito, an East Hampton man charged with 76 counts of rape involving girls as young as 9, pleaded guilty as charged in State Supreme Court, Riverhead, last Thursday.
        East Hampton Town police said at the time of his arrest that Mr. Castro-Brito, 24, had found his victims, who ranged in age from 9 to 16, through the Internet. The investigation took the police across jurisdictional lines, with all the assaults occurring in downstate New York.

  • Misdemeanor charges for a pistol-toting dad who said he was concerned about an open school door and showed officials a New York police ID, which he had claimed was stolen from him about seven years ago.
  • Fidel Castro-Brito, an East Hampton man who had been charged with a total of 76 counts of sex crimes against young girls, including having sex with a person between 9 and 10 years old, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Riverhead to all charges against him. Mr. Castro-Brito, 24, appeared in New York Supreme Court Judge Barbara R. Kahn's courtroom. He is to be sentenced on June 21.

  •     A woman took her husband’s 2003 Porsche for a Sunday night drive on April 21 and it ended up at the bottom of Napeague Harbor.
        At about 10 that night East Hampton Town police got a call from Lazy Point near the main boat ramp reporting a woman screaming for help. When an officer arrived, Joann Hamilton, 57, was being helped out of the water by two people who had been walking nearby.

  • East Hampton Town’s chief building inspector, Tom Preiato, will determine soon whether a private club being run at the Montauk Beach House is an accessory to the hotel’s main business or is considered a separate use.
  • An Amagansett man was arrested on April 24 and charged with forging Hampton Jitney tickets.
  •     Two proposed houses, in two different neighborhoods, had neighbors seeing red at public hearings during a marathon East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at Town Hall on April 16.
        In both cases, the board concluded that the wisest path for the property owners might be to break bread with their neighbors, to see if a compromise could be worked out. And in both cases, the applicants offered compromises on Tuesday, although whether they would satisfy the opposition remains to be seen.