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5 Most Read Stories in October

Woman dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning; DEC charges spear fishermen.

Justin T. Bennett Credit: EHTPD
Justin T. Bennett Credit: EHTPD
Here are the top 5 headlines in October.

1. Woman Found Dead in East Hampton Home

After two police officers tried to save a woman found dead inside her house in the Northwest Woods in East Hampton on Monday afternoon they were overcome by exposure to carbon monoxide.

At 4:26 p.m., East Hampton Town police received a request to check on the well-being of a 61-year-old woman at a house at 7 Cattalo Circle, according to Detective Lt. Chris Anderson. A friend of the woman's had been unable to reach her and was worried, he said.

2. Police Do Not Suspect Foul Play After Body Found in Montauk

New York State Park Police said they are investigating the death of a man who was found in Camp Hero State Park in Montauk on Oct. 2.

The next evening State Park Police identified the man only as a 29-year-old resident of Nassau County.

Park police do not suspect foul play.

3. Alleged Serial Burglar Needed Cash To Feed Heroin Addiction

Facing multiple burglary charges and serious jail time, Springs resident Justin T. Bennett told the court on Friday he's ready to get clean.

Bennett, who is being held on $100,000 cash bail in connection to a multi-jurisdictional investigation into burglaries on the South Fork, is an addict who turned to break-ins to raise money for his heroin fix, according to a statement he gave East Hampton Town police after his arrest on Oct. 24.

4. DEC Says 4 Fishermen Face Felony Charges for Spearing Striped Bass

Four fishermen, including two from Montauk and one from East Hampton, are accused of spearing more than 70 fish in Block Island Sound in August.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced on Oct. 15 that the fishermen have been charged with four felonies related to the illegal spearing of striped bass.

5. Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Collision Saturday in Springs

Police are investigating an accident that seriously injured a bicyclist in Springs on the afternoon on Oct. 5.

East Hampton Town Police Department detectives said a station wagon hit a woman bicycling on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, near Gann Road, at about 12:25 p.m. Both were traveling north.

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