Gun And Drug Arrest In Massapequa

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Seventh Squad detectives report the arrest of two males that occurred on Oct. 4, at 9:45 p.m. in Massapequa.

According to detectives, Nassau County Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team (CIRRT) observed a black Acura traveling southbound on Dover Street at a high rate of speed and failing to maintain its lane. The officers activated their emergency lights and conducted a vehicle and traffic law stop at 102 Colonial Drive after the vehicle also failed to use a signal. During the investigation, officers recovered a handgun under the driver’s seat. A substance believed to be marijuana was also recovered. Eighteen-year-old Ariel Serrano Ochoa and 20-year-old Kaliem Tharpe were arrested without incident.

Ariel Serrano Ochoa
(Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department)

Tharpe’s 8-month-old child was in a rear passenger car seat of the vehicle. She was released into the custody of her mother at the scene.
Serrano Ochoa is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of a child, speeding and failure to signal.

 

 

 

 

Kaliem Tharpe
(Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department)

Tharpe is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child.
Both defendants were arraigned Oct. 5 in Mineola.

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