The Major Case Bureau reports the arrests of three men, a juvenile and an adolescent offender for a weapon that occurred on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:10 pm in Hempstead.
According to detectives, the Gun Suppression Team were on patrol when they observed a 2007 Toyota being operated by defendant Alex Velasquez, 20, of 198 Dartmouth Street, Hempstead commit multiple driving infractions while travelling north on Hendrickson Avenue. The defendant was stopped by detectives on Fulton Avenue. Subsequent to the investigation a quantity of marijuana recovered from the glove box along with a loaded 45 caliber hand gun. Along with the driver, passengers Kevin Euceda, 20, 126 Belmont Parkway, Hempstead, Noel Vasquez, 22, of 76 James LL Burell Avenue, a 14 juvenile and a 17-year-old Adolescent Offender were placed into police custody. All defendants are members of the 18th street gang. There are no reported injuries.
Defendant Alex Velasquez is being charged with multiple driving violations, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. All other defendants are charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. All defendants will be arraigned on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by First District Court in Hempstead.
Details by GIS 03/25/20/1115/8348