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  •     An East Hampton Village officer patrolling Montauk Highway last Friday evening found an unoccupied  2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had come to rest in woods just off the highway near Stephen Hand’s Path. The SUV had struck a utility pole before slamming into the trees, according to the police report.
        The driver was nowhere to be found, but the officer heard noises in the woods that sounded like someone running away.

  •     The owner of a two-acre Georgica Road estate reported to East Hampton Village police last Friday afternoon that back in May he discovered a complete sterling silver flatware set, including serving pieces, and many valuable pieces of china, missing from his basement, where they had been stored. An expensive black Prada dress was missing as well.
        The value of the items stolen was estimated at over $10,000.

  • The main question for the Z.B.A. to determine was whether the wall was built on sensitive dunelands.
  •     Shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Gregorio Colin-Martinez, 21, of Bridgehampton flagged down an East Hampton Town police officer on Springs-Fireplace Road near Queens Lane in Springs, asking the officer for help getting to his car. He had left it at 61 Muir Boulevard, he told the officer, who took him to that address, about three-quarters of a mile away.

  •     An upstate man who ran a stop sign in Montauk and then crossed into the oncoming lane was charged on Dec. 9 with driving while intoxicated.
        At around 9 p.m., an East Hampton Town police officer spotted Lawrence R. Emanuel, 46, of Central Valley, N.Y., blowing through the stop sign at West Lake Drive and Montauk Highway and pulled him over. He displayed classic signs  of intoxication, according to the officer — slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, the smell of alcohol — and failed roadside sobriety tests.

  •    Can theater survive in a world of tweeting and Facebook, iPads and PlayStations, and films in 3D that cost more to make than some nations’ gross domestic product? If it is as simple, good, and devastatingly truthful as “What Rhymes with America,” the brilliant new play at Manhattan's Atlantic Theater Company by Melissa James Gibson, theater will not only survive, it will thrive.

  • Cyril’s Fish House, the traffic-stopping hotspot on Napeague, has been front and center at the East Hampton Town Planning Board’s last two meetings, as its members debated whether to recommend a change in its zoning status from residential to neighborhood business, under which a restaurant is allowed.
  •    East Hampton Town police reported three arrests for driving while intoxicated in the week just past.

  •    Luis Leon of East Hampton parked his car on Collins Avenue last Thursday morning and went into the I.G.A., around the corner on North Main Street. He left the motor running with one window open to allow air to circulate for his pets, two fluffy white dogs.
       When he came out of the store one of the dogs was missing. He called police, who canvassed the area, searching in vain for the animal. Mr. Leon went home and faxed a photo of the dog to police, who also sent it to the animal control department.

  • Amagansett
       The passenger seat of a 1997 Dodge pickup truck belonging to Ian Calder-Piedmonte of the Balsam Farms farmstand on Town Lane was stolen in November while Mr. Calder-Piedmonte was away. The truck had been parked, unlocked, behind the stand.