Four arrested in Hempstead

Narcotics possession, promoting prostitution


The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of four men during a Narcotics Investigation that occurred on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:58 pm in Hempstead.

According to Narcotics/Vice Squad Detectives, a joint investigation with Special Victims Squad, Gang Investigation Squad and The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, was conducted at 165 Baldwin Road.  As a result of the search warrant executed, detectives arrested the following defendants:

  • Walter Reyes, 39, of Beebe Street, Hempstead
  • Jose Cortez, 50, of 112 Street, Apt. 2, Queens
  • Marlon Mendoza, 53, of Homan Boulevard, Hempstead
  • Noe Mendez, 42, of Saint Pauls Road South, Hempstead

Defendant Walter Reyes and Defendant Jose Cortez are both charged with Promoting Prostitution 3rd Degree.  Defendant Marlon Mendoza has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree.  Defendant Noe Mendez is charged with Patronizing a Prostitute 3rd Degree.  Defendants Walter Reyes, Jose Cortez and Marlon Mendoza will all be arraigned on Friday, April 15, 2022 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.  Defendant Noe Mendez was issued an Appearance Ticket, due at First District Court, Hempstead, on April 26, 2022.