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  • A fire that began a little before four in the morning destroyed a house at 8 Sayre’s Path in Wainscott last Thursday, despite intense efforts by the Bridgehampton Fire Department to save it
  •     When Julia Tyson, a junior at East Hampton High School, heard about the Sept. 29 suicide death of David H. Hernandez, an alleged victim of bullying at the school, she was saddened, but not surprised. According to Julia, bullying is a fact of life for many students, even in her honor-track classes.
        Julia, 16, an honor student and a junior at the school who is starring as Eliza Doolittle in the school’s production of “Pygmalion” this weekend, is in the preliminary stages of work on a documentary about bullying.

  •     A small piece of property in Springs spawned a stormy public hearing at the Oct. 23 meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, raising the question of a landowner’s right to develop versus the greater good of the community.

  •     East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen called it “reckless indifference” to human life after two drivers, one of them reportedly high on drugs, wound up in the hospital Friday morning.
        Southampton Town police began receiving 911 calls reporting a 1990 Oldsmobile, headed east in Water Mill at a high speed, dodging in and out of traffic. Within minutes, the speeding car was reported in Wainscott, driving onto the center strip, then onto the shoulder, narrowly missing several vehicles as it went.

  •     A 44-year-old East Hampton woman who returned to the scene of the crime on Newtown Lane looking for her cellphone Friday morning was arrested on charges of burglary and possession of a stolen couture handbag.
        East Hampton Village police were at the scene, investigating an alarm set off at a clothing store. They found the rear door broken into and shattered glass lying about, said Chief Gerard Larsen on Tuesday.

  •     The reward for information leading to the identification of the car that struck and killed John Judge of Amagansett on Oct. 23 has been raised to $10,000, with the initial sum of $5,000 offered by Crime Stoppers augmented by Larry Siedlick, an Amagansett resident, with an additional $5,000.
        Mr. Judge was crossing Main Street in the hamlet a little before 8 p.m., on his way home after dinner at Astro’s Pizza, when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle that fled the scene.

  •     East Hampton Town police made several key arrests involving burglaries in recent days.

  •     An East Hampton Town police officer responding to a call reporting a crash on Accabonac Road north of Jenny’s Path came upon a 2003 Land Rover in woods on the north side of the road that had hit several trees before coming to a stop. Checking the area, the officer spotted a man a block away who, upon questioning, acknowledged being the owner and driver of the vehicle.

  •     The caretaker of a house in Montauk called East Hampton Town police on Saturday afternoon to say that a car had crashed on the property, resulting in the arrest of Sarah M. Broadwell, 32, of Montauk, who was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.
        Ms. Broadwell drove a 2006 Toyota pickup truck into the driveway of the Soundview Avenue house, mowing down some shrubbery in the process, the report says. She then backed up, put the truck back in drive, and destroyed some other bushes.

  •     A 9-year-old Springs girl ran home from the Springs School at a little after 3 p.m. on Oct. 17 after being approached by a man on a bicycle. Mariano Melchior Galindo, 35, of Springs was arrested 40 minutes later when a town police officer spotted him, still on his bicycle, near the school.
        After being read his Miranda rights, he reportedly gave the police what they termed a “confession statement.” He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

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