Southampton Blotter: Counterfeit bills have been circulating throughout the area

01/26/2011 3:13 PM |

Antrone Wicker, 35, of Riverhead was charged with DWI early Sunday after he was stopped by police about 1:46 a.m. His 2010 Chevy sedan had been observed speeding and swerving out of the traffic lane while he was heading west in Riverside on Flanders Road, near Old Quogue Road, Southampton Town Police said.

An investigation revealed Mr. Wicker’s license had been suspended for previous traffic violations, according to police. He was additionally charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, speeding, failure to maintain his lane of travel and unlicensed operation.

• Jessica Seaman, 21, of Springville Road in Hampton Bays was charged with driving while ability impaired about 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday on Flanders Road in Hampton Bays, authorities said. She was stopped for an equipment violation and failed to pass field sobriety tests, according to police, who said her breath smelled of alcohol.
Ms. Seaman was also issued a violation for having non-transparent side windows, according to police.

• Someone tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill at the Valero gas station on the Riverside traffic circle Friday, police said. The man who gave the gas attendant the bill said he had received it as payment from a business in Hempstead and did not know it was fake, police said. The incident took place at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 but police did not make the report public until this week because it’s release was pending approval from a sergeant, officials said. No arrests have been made.

• In a separate incident Thursday afternoon, a Hampton Bays woman was told by an attendant at the USA gas station on Flanders Road in Flanders that the $20 bill she tried to use to buy gas was counterfeit. The woman told police she had received the bill as change from a business in Calverton where she had made purchases, according to police, who did not release the name of that business. The bill was turned over to police, who are investigating the incident.

• A Wading River man reported early Sunday that someone damaged the driver’s side door of his car, which had been parked on Riverside Avenue in Flanders at about midnight.

• Someone forced open a garage door at Hampton Fence about 2 p.m. last Tuesday, according to police, who are investigating whether anything was stolen from the business. The owner is conducting an inventory, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.



10 Comment

  • What a teacher does outside of work has no bearing on what his or her pay should be. Being a teachers means that you want to do what is best for the children. Most teachers make approximately$75 an hour. I can list a number of people who work many more hours for much less money and are quite content. Those same people work many hours related to their job on the “off time” and don’t whine about it. Give me a break. I am sick of listening across the country how tough teachers have it and how they can’t survive on their pay. The teachers unions need to stop seeing dollar signs and pay more attention to the quality of education our children have at graduation…believe me it isn’t much!

  • Librarian, teacher and SECURITY cut from budget so that the rest of them can get their 5% increase. The retirement portion of the budget is increasing 44%!! In the next 5 years they’re going to have to fire more so that the others can still eat their cake. It’s a sin.

  • Mr. Emmett, YOU and your colleagues should have offered to take at least a 5% cut in pay across the board and eliminated absurd co-curricular activity pay. While people in other occupations have seen their pay frozen or even reduced for several years now, SI teachers continued to get their yearly increases, plus step-increases, plus, plus … Shelter Island has at least 10 teachers whose pay is above $100,000. Not bad for only 180 days work! I’m really disappointed that our teachers are so greedy.

  • What’s the matter Gerry, you afraid you’re going to have to mow lawns again? Maybe Roni can go back to being an aspiring flight attendent that she was before you people implanted yourselves here. GREED!! Go back to where you came from!

  • Clairek, you clearly don’t know the Siller family and everything Mrs. Siller does for the school. Look in the mirror. Who are you to say such a terrible statement about someone you clearly don’t know.

  • Just because your clearly not happy with your life doesn’t mean you have so make others feel poorly about theirs. How old are you?

  • Southold teachers understand what it’s all about! Wish we had teachers like them.

  • Congraulations to our school board for making necessary but hard decisions. Gold is right. These teachers should be voluntarily taking pay cuts as should office workers rather than sqeezing every last penny out of tax payers in this economy. I hope the board does not stop with just teachers and takes a hard look at some of the dead weight that are supposed to be office workers, etc. Its only fair that the entire picture be looked at

  • I will not vote for a budget that doesn’t include a professional library media specialist.

    I understand that the board felt cuts are necessary, but the fact is, there is NO tax cap this year. The higher budget could have been presented to the taxpayers for approval. Once the budget is cut to the bone like this, the school will never recover.

    A library collection must be maintained, and kept up to date. The Internet is useful, but bad information is as prevalent as good information there. A librarian is an intermediary and an educator. Children can be encouraged to read and develop discernment, to think for themselves, and derive their own opinions. Without that guidance, their horizons are limited.

  • I’d worry about the library before fretting about the librarian.

    From a letter to the editor, May 2008:

    “About halfway through Monday’s public budget hearing, I reached into the book bin next to my chair for a firm surface against which to write. I picked up an anthology of British poetry.
    Underneath it, complete with Dewey Decimal classification, was the charming title, from Scholastic
    Inc., “Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from
    Outer Space.” The illustration on the front is a cartoon character in jockey shorts; a brief browse
    through the book showed Captain Underpants flinging “the toilet paper of justice,” like Spiderman, to rescue himself from some predicament or another.
    I begin to suspect we do have some problems at the Shelter Island School. It’s hard to explain Captain Underpants in the library of an institution that “strive(s) each day to encourage our students to think critically [and] meet high academic expectations” as the recent newsletter proclaims.”