The Community Oriented Policing and Enforcement along with CIRRT (Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team) Officers report the arrests of six (6) individuals during the“Project 21” initiative which targets the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to minors within the confines of Nassau County. This initiative was conducted on January 18, 2018.
According to Officers, with the assistance of an underage agent, the following individuals were arrested for Prohibited Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage and Unlawful Dealing with a Child:
Defendant Young Ko, 58, of 47-15 Bell Blvd, Bayside sold alcohol to a minor at New Carle Place Farm -514 Westbury Avenue, Carle Place. Defendant Young is also being charged with Improper Posting of a License.
Defendant Bryan Heran, 23,of 115 N Ocean Avenue, Freeport sold alcohol to a minor at Carle Place DriveThru – 525 Westbury Avenue, Carle Place.
Defendant Jesus Gomez, 64,of 415 King Street, Westbury sold alcohol to a minor at Mercadito Mini Mart –523 Union Avenue, Westbury.
Defendant Tatia Whales, 51,of 694 Tower Court, Uniondale sold alcohol to a minor at His and Hers Lounge –259 Post Avenue, Westbury.
Defendant Hasmukh bhai Ramabhai Patel, 44, of 82135 Country Pointe Circle, Queens Village sold alcohol to a minor at Shop and Stop Convenience store – 1000 Jerusalem Avenue, North Merrick.
The above defendants werereleased on Nassau County Appearance Tickets returnable to First District Court,99 Main Street, Hempstead on February 27, 2018.
The following defendant isbeing charged with a Town of Hempstead Ordnance of License Required of a PublicAssembly:
Defendant Marvin Almendares-Turcios, 27, of 677 Beck Street, Uniondale failed to produce the proper license for a public assembly at The Nest Bar and Lounge- 382 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow. The defendant was released on a Nassau County Appearance Ticket returnable to First District Court, 99 Main Street on February 26, 2018.
Details by: Sgt.DiScala/COPE 01/19/18/1037/7945