The Fourth Squad reports the arrest of two men on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:45pm in West Hempstead.
According to Detectives, while investigating a case from Monday, May 18, 2020 involving a stolen 2019 gray colored Honda CRV it was observed traveling southbound at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Linden Avenue in Hempstead. The vehicle was being operated by a male black and a second male black was in the passenger seat. The Detectives continued following the vehicle as they continued their investigation. At that time the suspect vehicle sped through multiple streets, struck a vehicle at the intersection of Woodfield Road and Chestnut Street in West Hempstead and ultimately struck a large curb resulting in the vehicle being severely damaged. The two suspects fled on foot northbound on Chestnut Street. With the assistance of the K-9 Unit the two suspects were located hiding in a rear shed on Lewis Street West Hempstead. After a short time, the two suspects were placed into custody.
Defendant Rashawn Cummings, 21, of 90 Maple Avenue Apt. H. Hempstead was driving the vehicle and Defendant Laron Watts, 20, of 173 Sunrise Highway Rockville Centre, the passenger, are both charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree. Defendant Laron Watts is additionally charged with False Personation due to presenting himself to Officers as someone else. Defendants Cummings and Watts will be arraigned on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Bartlett / 4th Sqd. 05/21/2020/0715/7990