Men arrested in Upper Brookville for possession of stolen mail

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Men arrested in Upper Brookville for possession of stolen mail
A traffic stop on Northern Boulevard in the vicinity of Farmwoods Lane led to the Old Brookville Village Police arresting three men. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

Three men were arrested for possession of stolen property, among other charges, after a routine traffic stop in Upper Brookville last week, the Nassau County Police Department reported.

The department’s Robbery Squad said that around 2:23 a.m. on Dec. 31, an Old Brookville Village Police Department officer was on a routine patrol and observed a black 2020 Chrysler make an improper right turn on Northern Boulevard in the vicinity of Farmwoods Lane.

“The officer activated his emergency lights and conducted a vehicle and traffic law stop,” a statement from the department said. “The officer observed a large amount of unopened mail in vehicle and the three occupants had no explanation of why it was in their possession.  The officer was aware of recent reports of stolen mail from residential mailboxes.”

Follwing an investigation conducted with Old Brookville police, the county’s Robbery Squad, Fraud and Forgery Unit, Second Squad and U.S. postal inspectors, Rafsan Rahman, 20, of 1147 Glenmore Ave. in Brooklyn, Mohammed Islam, 26, of 106-36 75th St. in Queens and Yeasin Arafat, 29, of 563 Eldert Lane in Brooklyn were arrested.

Rahman is charged with seven counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and 10 counts of unlawful possession of personal identification information. He was issued an appearance ticket to report to First District Court on Jan. 15.

Islam is charged with four counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and four counts of unlawful possession of personal identification information. He was also issued an appearance ticket to report to First District Court on Jan. 15.

Arafat is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, five counts of criminal possession of stolen property, three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and five counts of unlawful possession of personal identification information. Following his arraignment on Friday, he is being defended by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and will return to First District Court on Jan. 13.

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