First Squad detectives report the arrest of an Elmont man for an incident that occurred on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:04 pm in Roosevelt.
According to detectives, Carre Handhel, 32, of 216 Elzey Avenue, entered a NICE bus at the Nassau Road/East Clinton Avenue stop. The bus operator, a 67 year old male, observed that Handhel was not wearing a protective face mask as required by State regulations and informed him that he would need to exit the bus unless he had a mask to put on. Handhel became irate and began striking the bus driver on the top of his head and face with his cell phone causing the victim to suffer lacerations. Handhel then left the bus and 911 was called.
A short time later officers were able to locate Handhel and place him under arrest without further incident. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he received sutures and staples to close his wounds.
During his arrest processing Handhel was found to be in possession of a white powdery substance believed to be MDMA (Ectasy or Molly).
A subsequent investigation revealed that Handhel was the subject of two bomb threats that he made via telephone to a Baldwin Metro PCS store on 4/29/2020 and a 911 call he initiated on 4/30/2020 stating he was going to start shooting people in the Roosevelt area.
The defendant is charged with three (3) counts of Assault 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, two (2) counts of Falsely Reporting an Incident 2nd Degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident 3rd Degree. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 5/1/2020.
Details by: Det. Skrynecki/1st Squad 04/30/20/2145/6672