Southampton Blotter: Counterfeit bills have been circulating throughout the area

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.