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Police Blotter

Women Busted in Carle Place Motel 

Two Rhode Island women were recently arrested for prostitution in a Carle Place motel. 


The arrest occurred April 20 when Janina Mendez, 21, and Gina Miranda, 21, offered to perform a sexual act on an undercover detective for an agreed upon amount of money. During a search after the arrest, Mendez was also found in possession of cocaine. Both women are being charged with prostitution and Mendez is additionally being charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were arraigned Sunday April 21 in First District Court, Hempstead. 

Four Men Arrested for March Attack 

Four Westbury men have been arrested for attempted murder and assault, for an attack on three male victims in March. 


According to detectives, 911 received a call on March 31 at 2:30 a.m. about a man bleeding on the street in front of La Casa Del Marisco restaurant at 815 Old Country Rd., New Cassel. Police found three male victims, ages 35, 34 and 23 bleeding severely from the face, neck and hands from what appeared to be a machete attack. Two men, Miguel D. Flores, 22, and Jose F. Hernandez, 25, were arrested for the crime a few hours later. Three weeks later, brothers David A. Hernandez, 17, and Geovany Hernandez, 20, were placed under arrest. 


Flores and Jose Hernandez were charged with first-degree gang assault and three counts of first-degree assault. David and Geovany Hernandez are charged with attempted murder and two counts of first-degree assault. David has an additional charge of fourth degree possession of a dangerous weapon and Geovany has two charges of third degree criminal possession of a weapon. The two brothers were arraigned April 21 at First District Court in Hempstead. 

Burglary On Merillon Avenue

Two men have been arrested for a burglary that occurred at an apartment on Merillon Avenue. According to third squad detectives, two victims, a male and female, returned to their apartment on Merillon Avenue to discover their acquaintance, Kristopher Kaufman, 33, in their rear yard and Andrew Sciascia, 24, inside their apartment. Both defendants fled on foot without any proceeds. The victims called Kaufman and asked him to return to their apartment, and upon returning, he was placed under arrest. Sciascia was found a short time later at his home where he was placed under arrest without incident. 

Kaufman is from Westbury and Sciascia is from Hicksville. Both are charged with second-degree burglary and were arraigned April 23 at First District Court in Hempstead.