Three Freeport men arrested for weapon posession


Three Freeport men were arrested by First Squad Detectives for Criminal Possession of a Weapon following an incident on Sunday, May 12, at 2:34 am in Freeport.

According to the detectives, Freeport Police Officers responded to a shot spotter incident near Main Street and Leonard Avenue.

Upon arrival, an officer in close proximity witnessed a grey 2008 Honda CRV with dark tinted windows speeding away from the scene.

The officer initiated a traffic stop under the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Inside the vehicle were three individuals.

After a thorough investigation, Jean Rodriguez, 24, was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm "ghost" handgun. He was arrested without resistance.

Dionny Quiroz, 33, the driver of the vehicle, and Jostin Paez Vasquez, 21, were also apprehended without incident.

Quiroz was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

All three defendants face charges including Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Use of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device.

Additionally, Rodriguez faces an extra charge of Reckless Endangerment.

Rodriguez and Vasquez are scheduled for arraignment on Monday, May 13, at First District Court in Hempstead.

Quiroz will be arraigned when medically feasible.