The First Squad reports the arrests of two men for Robbery that occurred in Freeport on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4:10 am.
According to detectives, defendants Darwin Barrera, 24, of 25 Winsome Lane, Rockville Centre, and Jairon Jacinto Barrientos, 32, of 287 West Merrick Road, Freeport were passengers in Latino Taxi when an argument ensued at Smith Street and Guy Lombardo Avenue with the 32 year old male driver over fare charges. The two defendants attempted to remove themselves from the taxi at which time the driver called the Freeport Police. Darwin Barrera then grabbed the victim’s cell phone and began punching the driver causing a laceration to his head and bit his left forearm as well. Jairon Jacinto Barrientos also punched the victim. Both defendants then fled on foot. A short time later Freeport Police Officers located the defendants and were placed both of them into police custody without incident. The victim’s cell phone was recovered. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.
Both defendants were charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, August 16, 2015.