Juan Orlando Sanchez Frech
Nassau County Police reported the arrest of a Hempstead man on March 31 in connection with the recent rash of burglaries in Levittown.
According to detectives, on Feb. 9 Juan Orlando Sanchez Frech, 25, was involved in an argument and using a silver revolver threatened to kill a 27-year-old female victim. On March 31 investigating detectives located the defendant at his residence and after a brief struggle he was placed in custody. Detectives observed in plain view numerous cellular telephones and Blackberry devices as well as a grey backpack the defendant was holding. Further investigation revealed that these items and those inside the backpack contained items from burglaries committed by the defendant. Other proceeds recovered included laptop computers, digital cameras, watches and numerous articles of jewelry.
The burglaries occurred on the following dates at the following locations: Jan. 16 - Birch Lane, Levittown, Jan. 19 - Parkside Drive, Levittown, Jan. 20 - Sherwood Road, Levittown, Jan. 26 - Mockingbird Lane, Levittown, Jan. 30 - Sherwood Road, Levittown, Feb. 1 - Blue Spruce Road, Levittown, Feb. 4 - N. Bellmore Road, Levittown, Feb. 5 - John Lane, Levittown, Feb. 10 - Parkside Drive, Levittown, Feb. 11 - Valley Road, Levittown, Feb. 20 - N. Bellmore Road, Levittown, March 1 - Gina Court, North Bellmore and March 30 - Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick.
Defendant Juan Orlando Sanchez Frech is charged with 14 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, 2 counts of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th Degree and Menacing 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on April 1, in First District Court located at 99 Main Street Hempstead.
"We applaud the impressive efforts of the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) in responding aggressively to recent burglaries," said Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. "At the same time, we want to remind neighbors of the importance of continuing neighborhood watch activities. Please, continue to keep your eyes open and your ears tuned on activities in our Levittown neighborhoods. If you see or hear something suspicious, call 911 immediately. We're confident that community watch activities coordinated with our police department will continue to keep our neighborhoods safe places in which to live and raise our families."
Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes added, "the NCPD did a great job in following leads and information to arrest this criminal. These burglaries created a sense of fear in the community, which is absolutely unacceptable. I am proud that we all worked together to create a Neighborhood Watch. I hope the membership will grow so that we can continue to watch out for each other's property and well being."