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  •     Sag Harbor police made a trip to Queens on Friday to arrest an Ozone Park couple on felony charges of grand larceny.

        Surajdyal S. Sukraj, 40, and his wife, Nina H. Sukraj, 35, allegedly stole blank checks from the house of an unidentified Sag Harbor resident in April, then made them payable to cash. The pair eventually withdrew a total of $54,600 from the victim’s checking account. 

  • The U.S. Attorney's Office says owners of 14 7-Elevens used stolen identities to smuggle “dozens of illegal immigrants” into the country, and then employed them at the stores while stealing “substantial portions” of the vulnerable workers’ weekly pay.
  • Donald J. Torr is facing 14 felony counts of unlawful video surveillance of renters in his Springs house.
  •     A Southampton man who police say was speeding on Cedar Street in East Hampton in a gold Pontiac with Arizona plates early Monday morning was charged by town police with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Mortimer A. Rubin, 30, was reported to have been moving at 45 miles an hour in a 30-miles-per-hour zone, causing an officer to follow him.

  •     A Springs man with multiple recent arrests, including one in March off East Hampton’s Main Beach when he allegedly offered marijuana to Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen while the chief was on a coffee break, was arrested twice last week on separate marijuana possession charges.

        The two arrests followed James P. Fabrizio’s reported attempts to sell marijuana to strangers throughout the village. Both of the arrests occurred near the middle school on Newtown Lane, according to police reports.

  •     The reported string of costly burglaries here continued this week, with a house on Martingale Court in East Hampton being the latest target.

  •     The Corner Closet in Sag Harbor, a vintage couture store that was targeted by a thieving “odd couple” two weeks ago (one was a man dressed as a woman), had another strange and unwelcome visitor last week, according to police.

        A little before midnight last Thursday, a man described as “blond, wearing a dark-colored dress shirt, jeans, and dress shoes” walked into the doorway of the store, kicking it hard enough to shatter the glass.

  •     After deliberating for less than 20 minutes on Tuesday, an East Hampton jury found Enrique Jarrin, 42, of East Hampton not guilty of assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, and harassment, serious charges that had been hanging over him since his arrest on Aug. 13, 2011.

  • An assistant district attorney said Donald J. Torr, 69, was taking renters' money and "invading their privacy at the same time."
  • A bad case of weekend road rage landed a Springs man in jail on Sunday afternoon, facing a felony charge of strangulation.

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  • While many drivers in East Hampton Town have been angered by the recent blight of large potholes along Montauk Highway from Napeague to the Lighthouse, that have been destroying tires and tire rims, they have nothing on the sinkhole that opened up on Montauk Main Street Monday morning.

  • If you've been trying to open a page on East Hampton Town's website this week, and have been unsuccessful, it is not because you have lost your Internet connection, nor is the town's website down.

    Previously, HamptonsOnline hosted the town's domain name, but several months ago the company announced that it would stop hosting domains at the beginning of this month, according to Bob Pease, the town's information technology administrator.

  • Southampton Town police have asked the public to assist them in an investigation of a "hide-a-key" thief possibly responsible for a series of burglaries.

    According to a release from Detective Sgt. Lisa A. Costa, a man drove up to a Water Mill house on Friday and lifted the doormat at the front door, searching for a key. The statement does not indicate whether the man entered the house.

  • A Long Island Rail Road train headed for Montauk is being held up in Amityville after it struck and killed a man on the tracks on Saturday afternoon.

    As police investigated, between 110 and 150 passengers were stuck on the eastbound train, which left Jamaica at 12:10 p.m. The accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. The train was due in Montauk at 3 p.m.

    Trains were delayed in both directions. Though service was expected to be restored soon, trains will be bypassing the Amityville station during the investigation. 

  • On Tuesday the East Hampton Town Police Department awarded 13 officers for outstanding and dedicated acts of police work during 2014. Each officer was given an award bar to be displayed over his or her shield.
  • The blizzard left its mark on Montauk, causing beach erosion, though it did not reach the oceanside motels.
  • Summer may be over, but the Montauk Farmers Market lives on, at least for this Saturday.