The Major Case Bureau reports the arrests of two Queens men and a 17-year-old Juvenile Offender from Yonkers for Grand Larceny that occurred in Roslyn Estates on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 1:00 am.
According to Burglary Pattern Team detectives, an investigation was being conducted with the assistance of the Sixth Squad for a stolen 2019 Land Rover removed from a residence located on The Intervale on Thursday April 9, 2020. The investigation led detectives to East Elmhurst where they observed the stolen auto and three occupants parked on 80th Street. As detectives approached the vehicle and after identifying themselves the auto intentionally hit into the police car and then drove backwards at a high rate of speed narrowly missing detectives on foot before striking two parked vehicles. All three occupants fled on foot in different directions and were placed into police custody after brief foot pursuits. There were no injuries reported.
A subsequent investigation revealed that all three defendants, the driver Matthew Garcia, 22, of 109 – 22 54th Ave, Corona, front passenger Gabriel Lora, 18, of 142 – 46 Sanford Ave Queens, and the 17-year-old Juvenile Offender from Yonkers were responsible for other Larcenies of autos and removing items from autos from multiple locations that occurred throughout Nassau County since April 1, 2020.
Defendant Matthew Garcia is charged with 5 counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, 3 counts of Petit Larceny, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Defendant Gabriel Lora and the Juvenile Offender are both charged with 2 counts Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. All three defendants will be arraigned on Sunday, April 12, 2020 by First District Court in Hempstead.
Details by: D/Sgt Raymond/Burglary Pattern Team 04/11/20/1445/8348