LONG ISLAND, NY – The Nassau County and Hempstead Police Departments in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the United States Attorney of the Eastern District and the Nassau County District Attorney’s office announce the arrests of multiple defendants in connection with a prolonged and continuing investigation focusing on the abatement of violence, illegal narcotics and gun sales in the Hempstead and Uniondale.
Over the course of the investigation ten (10) subjects have been arrested.
The following individuals were arrested between July 7, 2015 and July 8, 2015.
Ramel Myriee, 47, of Hempstead – six (6) counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree
Raymond Lopez, 20, of Uniondale – two (2) counts Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, Criminal; two (2) counts Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Firearm 3rd Degree
Jayson Simms-Orr, 22, of Hempstead – Federal narcotics charges Richard Blain, 34, of 70 Dorlan Avenue, Hempstead – Federal narcotics charges
As an initiative by the Nassau County Police and Hempstead Police along with the FBI, these 10 suspects were taken off the streets to make Hempstead and Uniondale safer places. Each of the men above participated violent acts as well as illegal narcotics and gun sales. Detectives request anyone with information regarding these crimes to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Additionally the following individuals have been arrested over the course of the investigation:
Andre Chandler, 31, Hempstead – Federal narcotics and firearms charges
Donovan Joseph, 24, of Hempstead – Federal narcotics charges
Ramel Floyd, 27, of 67 Booth Street, Hempstead – Federal narcotics charges
Curel Patterson, 29, of Hempstead – Assault 3rd Degree and Gang Assault 1st Degree
Curtis Bostic, 23, of Hempstead – Gang Assault 1st Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Menacing 2nd Degree and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon
Jarrette Anderson, 20, of Hempstead – two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Menacing a Police Officer and Criminal Possession of a Weapon
The investigation is ongoing.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding these crimes to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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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