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  •    Carlos A. Bedoya, 44, of East Hampton was arrested on Monday and charged with stabbing Ismael Hernandez, 36, also of East Hampton, outside Mr. Hernandez’s apartment at 140 Springs-Fireplace Road. Mr. Hernandez was rushed to Southampton Hospital, where he underwent surgery.
        “Thank God, he is doing well,” his wife, Jessie Hernandez, said yesterday from her husband’s bedside. She expects him to be released shortly.

  •     Lawrence Melniker, 51, of Park Avenue, Manhattan, was arrested after a dispute with his wife on Main Street in East Hampton on the afternoon of Aug. 4, East Hampton Village police said. According to the police report, from which Mr. Melniker’s name had been redacted, his wife accused him of punching her in the face before closing a window of the 2003 Volkswagen Beetle he was sitting in, trapping her arm. He then allegedly put the car in drive, dragging her about 25 feet.

  •     Kasey L. Jackson, 38, who lives in Brooklyn but is spending the summer in Montauk, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated at 3 a.m. last Thursday after East Hampton Town police spotted her Mazda convertible going 60 miles per hour on Edgemere Road in a posted 40 m.p.h. zone. According to the report, she swerved across the yellow lines before turning onto Industrial Road.

  •    Another outbreak of overnight thievery from cars parked in driveways occurred between midnight and dawn last Thursday, centering on Grant Avenue and Howard Street, off Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton. Thieves also paid a return visit to Lotus Avenue in Springs on Saturday.

  • Police have identified a man killed Thursday morning in a head-on crash as Gregg Saunders, 55, of Sagaponack, a real estate developer, recently involved in the opening of a Whole Foods market in Wainscott.
  • Police have identified a man killed Thursday morning in a head-on crash as Greg Saunders, 55, of Sagaponack, a real estate developer, recently involved in the opening of a Whole Foods market in Wainscott.
  •     The East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals had a busy session Tuesday night at Town Hall, holding three hearings for variance and special-permit applications  and handing down two decisions.

  •     A 3 a.m. crash that left a car straddling a large rock on Monday led to the arrest of John A. Albarracin-Barahona, 27, of East Hampton on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

  •     Sag Harbor Village police arrested Nikola K. Warm of Germany last Thursday at 11:15 a.m. and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child. She was arrested after a traffic control officer alerted police that a 2008 Toyota Prius parked outside 35 Main Street had two small children in car seats locked inside with windows slightly cracked for ventilation, the police report said.
        The temperature reached 82 degrees in Sag Harbor that day, according to the National Weather Service.

  •     Between July 28 and last Saturday a thief or thieves went on a crime spree during the early-morning hours, rifling through unlocked cars parked in driveways in East Hampton and Springs. Most often, they stole global positioning systems.    
         East Hampton Town police have received at least 10 complaints to date, and say there may be more that have not been reported.

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  • 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.