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  •     A mechanic reporting to work last Thursday morning at T&B Auto Service in Amagansett found the padlock on the office door gone, its hidden key missing, and the door jimmied open.
        Billy Vorpahl, an owner of the business, told police the petty cash box, containing about $500, was missing. David Rawleigh, the manager, said on Tuesday that T&B was going to install surveillance cameras. “It’s a shame,” he said, “but it is a deterrence.”

  •     Sag Harbor police received an anonymous call on Tuesday night reporting that a pedestrian had been hit by a car on Main Street.
        The car’s driver, David Corigliano of East Hampton, 60, who remained at the scene with the victim, told police he was westbound on Jermain Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. when his 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee struck Jhenny Arias of Sag Harbor. Ms. Arias, 36, was crossing the multi-laned intersection where Jermain crosses Main Street and becomes Brick Kiln Road.

  •     Neither driver involved in a dramatic two-car collision in Wainscott Friday evening can remember what actually caused it.
        Donald Kalfin of Wainscott, 87, driving a 2011 Lexus SUV, was eastbound on Montauk Highway by the Highway Diner near Daniel’s Hole Road. Jose Tovarlam, 32, of East Hampton was headed west in a 2005 Toyota pickup. Suddenly, for no known reason, both cars veered across the dividing line, crashing together so hard that the Lexus went flying through the air and flipped over.

  •     The nighttime thieves who have been preying upon unlocked cars in Springs and Montauk may have moved their operations to a new locale last weekend.
        Cars parked between Accabonac Road and Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton  were hit overnight on Saturday. The thieves went as far west as Three Mile Harbor Road, but the bulk of the incidents happened around Queens Lane.
        At least 20 residents awoke to find their vehicles rifled through. Anything portable was taken.

  •    “The Scottish Play” is the title many people substitute for “Macbeth” when inside the theater, not because they are interested in geography, but because, according to an ancient theatrical superstition, speaking the title aloud in a theater will bring calamity upon the speaker and the theater itself.
        But only good luck was in the air at the Friday night debut of William Shakespeare’s bloody masterpiece, produced by the Round Table Theatre Company and Academy at LTV Studios in Wainscott.

  • Detective Tina Giles will be honored by the East Hampton Town police as officer of the year after leading an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a man alleged to be a repeat sexual abuser of children.
  • The East Hampton Town Planning Board returned for business last night with the same members as in 2012.
  •     The familiar sight of Ford Crown Victoria police cars patrolling both the town and the village will soon be a memory. The venerable “Crown Vic” is being retired, to be replaced by the Ford Interceptor. East Hampton Town police may roll out the first one within the week.

  •     A Montauk man, Orlando Roberts, 31, was arrested last Friday afternoon for the third time since September, this time after allegedly violating an order of protection.

  •     The first drunken-driving arrest of the new year occurred shortly after midnight on Jan. 1, when East Hampton Town police stopped Selma C. Caplan, 46, of Northwest Woods, saying she had been swerving over road lines into oncoming traffic and back onto the shoulder. She was stopped on Cedar Street after making the turn from North Main Street.