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  • The July Fourth weekend was marked by a number of vehicular accidents resulting in charges of drunken driving.
  • For two hours on Thursday, Dylan Eckardt, the self-proclaimed 'Prince of Montauk,' was a wanted man. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky issued a warrant for his arrest at 12:20 p.m. after he failed to appear in court for a conference.
  • East Hampton Town police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle that struck a bicyclist on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road in Springs Saturday night, then sped off without stopping.
  • Thomas Gilbert Jr., who is being held on Rikers Island, has attempted suicide on at least one occasion since being locked up, according to the prosecutor, Craig Ortner.
  • A deck, shed, and brick patio at 12 Deerfield Lane in the Beach Hampton area of Amagansett, all of which allegedly were built without permits next to, or even in, wetlands, received critical scrutiny Tuesday night at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
  • Two brothers, both seasonal restaurant workers in Montauk, were charged with assault last week. One of the two, Kristian Valle-Ortiz, 23, also faces a charge of felony possession of cocaine after East Hampton Town police said they found a plastic bag containing seven packets of the drug in his room.
  • According to East Hampton Town police, a Springs man, Richard M. Kostura, 65, was texting behind the wheel when he rear-ended another vehicle near midnight Saturday, leading to a three-car crash.
  • Brad Bender, who resigned amid a felony drug charge in November, said he has suffered from addiction most of his life, and sold oxycodone pills to further feed his drug habit.
  • Sean P. Ludwick, the driver charged with killing his passenger, Paul Hansen, in a drunken driving crash in Noyac last August, then fleeing the scene and leaving Mr. Hansen's body on the side of the road, will be put on trial within the next few months.
  • The East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals has made several decisions this month upholding the town’s head building inspector’s interpretation of the zoning code.

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