Cops: Two Charged with Attempted Burglary in Hempstead
January 15, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police have arrested two Hempstead men for Attempted Burglary from an incident that occurred on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm in Hempstead.
According to Third Squad detectives, a 34 year old male victim opened his rear Hoff Court residence door after hearing a noise. At that time he observed the defendants Joshea J. Hernandez, 21, of Hempstead and Franklin Ariel Mejia, 18, of Hempstead trying to pry open his door. The defendant’s then fled west on Hoff Court and the victim chased after them by using his own vehicle.
Franklin Ariel Mejia, 18, of Hempstead charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Photo NCPD.
The victim was able to locate the defendants on Henry Street and approached them. It was at this time that Joshea J. Hernandez used a straight edge razor and swung it at the victim causing a minor laceration to his chest. Both defendants then fled on foot and the victim called Hempstead Police. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
Joshea J. Hernandez, 21, of Hempstead charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree and Attempted Assault 2nd Degree. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Photo NCPD.
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 the victim called 911 after he observed the defendant Joshea J. Hernandez standing in front of 315 Front Street. Hempstead police responded and placed Hernandez into police custody without incident. A subsequent investigation led Nassau Police Third Squad Detectives to North Shore University Medical Center and placed Franklin Ariel Mejia into police custody without incident while he was visiting a patient there.
Joshea J. Hernandez and Franklin Ariel Mejia are both charged with Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree. Hernandez is also charged with Attempted Assault 2nd Degree. They were scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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