Freeport man nabbed in Merrick for handgun possession


A Freeport man was arrested in Merrick with a handgun in his waistband on Sunday.

According to Nassau County police, detectives from the Narcotics Vice Squad were conducting an investigation in Merrick when they encountered Alvin Brooks, 32, of Freeport. Officers noticed a black-handled handgun, which turned out to be a loaded hi-point 9mm, in his waistband, police said.

Brooks was placed under arrest and charged with second and third degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Hempstead First District Court on Monday.