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  •     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.

  • A $5,000 cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the driver whose vehicle struck John Judge, 61, on Tuesday evening.
  • John Judge, 61, was killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident on Main Street in Amagansett a little before 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
  •     David H. Hernandez, the 16-year old East Hampton High School student who took his own life on Sept. 29, had attempted suicide twice before, with one attempt coming just 24 hours earlier, according to his mother, Carmita Barros, who met with the school’s principal, Adam S. Fine, on Monday.

  •     A hotly contested appeal by East Hampton’s senior building inspector seeking to overturn a certificate of occupancy issued by his predecessor was coolly disposed with by the town’s zoning board of appeals on Oct. 9.
        Tom Preiato, the building inspector, was trying to reverse a 2008 C. of O. for two stone pillars with attached gates at the entry to 17 Beverly Road in Springs that he believed was issued by the late Don Sharkey based on “erroneous and misleading information.”

  •     Although there were no enforcement measures against drunken driving last week, East Hampton town police still charged seven motorists with driving while intoxicated. Two of the arrests followed serious crashes necessitating trips to the hospital; the other five came after traffic stops brought on by moving or equipment violations.

  • David H. Hernandez, 16, who took his own life on Sept. 29, had been the subject of repeated and sustained bullying at the school because of his sexual orientation, according to his mother, who claims the administration ignored what was happening because David was an immigrant Latino.
  •     The summer may be over but the crackdown on drunken driving is continuing. On Saturday night East Hampton town police teamed with seven other jurisdictions, netting eight arrests, along with one for driving with ability impaired by drugs. It is a continuation of this summer’s Operation NiteCap, which resulted in a record number of arrests for driving while intoxicated.

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