January 24, 2018

On The Beat

Severed Fingers

A quick thinking Southampton Town Police officer hopefully saved a severely injured worker an even worse fate.

Shortly after 8 AM on January 17 a man attempting to dislodge a block of ice from a shredder, got his glove caught in the apparatus. By the time he was able to free himself several fingers were severed. Officer John Kuey, grabbed the digits and brought them to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where the worker was being treated. Surgeons were able to reattach the fingers.

School Lockout

Police "locked down" several buildings on the Riverhead Central School campus on January 16 after a report that a distraught man thought to be in possession of a pistol might be headed there.

Riverhead Town Police said Omar Wilson, 44, was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute and was thought to possibly be a threat to students.

Police had reason to believe Wilson was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun and in the vicinity of the school campus. Police units patrolled the campus while school officials locked down the buildings. Parents were notified via automatic phone messages.

Wilson was spotted near his Osborn Avenue home within 30 minutes of the initial report to police, at about 9:30 AM. He was charged with menacing in the second degree as a result of the domestic incident.

Wine Tasting

David Solomon, the co-CEO of Investment Banking giant Goldman Sachs, knows his wine and is said to be an avid collector with an impressive wine cellar at his Manhattan residence, though there were more empty slots in it than he probably realized.

East Hampton Village Police alerted the FBI when they became aware that a personal assistant of Solomon's also developed a taste for the good stuff.

According to a federal indictment that was unsealed on January 16, the "diverted" bottles of wine found their way to a North Carolina dealer who then shipped them to California for resale. The wine rightfully belonged to Solomon, a spokesperson for Goldman Sachs confirmed.

Nicolas De-Meyer of New York City, said to be the personal assistant, was arrested by FBI agents on January 16 at Los Angeles International Airport and charged with interstate transportation of stolen property, a felony.

The theft was allegedly discovered in the fall of 2016 when several bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti disappeared and police were called in. The Domaine sells for over $100,000 a bottle on the secondary market.

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