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  •     Ivan F. Yupa-Buestan, 28, was charged on Sunday morning with sexual abuse in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a minor, a class A misdemeanor. His alleged victim was a 14-year-old girl whom he had met on Facebook.

  •     In East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday, the attorney for Martin Soto, who was arrested in June on felony rape charges, waived, for now, the time limitations on when the prosecution would have to bring Mr. Soto to trial.
        Mr. Soto was arrested on June 15 by the East Hampton Town police, accused of having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl in 2004.

  •     East Hampton Town police followed up their second sweep in two weeks against drunken driving with a different kind of sweep: checking taxis in Montauk and Amagansett to make sure the vehicles and drivers are in compliance with required town and state laws.
        “Most of the cabs are compliant with the law,” Chief Edward Ecker said on Tuesday, stressing the need for the taxis as a safe alternative for those who might be tempted to drive after drinking.

  • A Springs woman watched in horror last Thursday as her beloved Shih Tzu lapdog was killed by a neighbor’s pit bull.
  • Lee Hnetinka, the alleged party-house scammer, was charged with 59 infringements of the Southampton Town Code.
  •     A large fire Monday morning severely damaged a house at 45 Jacob’s Way in Sagaponack. The street is a cul-de-sac off Hedges Lane.
        The first alarm came in at about 6:45 a.m., according to Southampton Fire Marshal John Rankin. When Bridgehampton Fire Department volunteers arrived, it was clear there was a structural fire inside.

  •     A head-on collision between a 2011 Nissan S.U.V. and a 2000 Chevy dump truck pulling a landscaper’s wagon tied up Friday’s rush-hour traffic on Montauk Highway in Montauk and sent the driver of the Nissan to Southampton Hospital for examination.

  •     The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals had a busy work session on July 10, approving variances for several applicants. None of the applications was considered controversial, as evidenced by the fact that no one spoke against them at the public hearings, although the East Hampton Town Trustees had sent the Z.B.A. a letter saying they intended to turn down one of the applications, from the Devon Yacht Club.

  • A Catholic nun, visiting from Syosset, and a year-round Montauk woman were killed in unrelated accidents on local roads in the last eight days.
  • Operation Nightcap swept through East Hampton Town and Village, Sag Harbor, and Shelter Island on Saturday

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