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Man Charged with Threatening Cop on Facebook

Glen Cove man seeks out officer who impounded his car after a traffic stop, cops said.

Julian Velasquez was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment and one count of second-degree menacing. (Photo: GCPD)
Julian Velasquez was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment and one count of second-degree menacing. (Photo: GCPD)

A Glen Cove man was charged with menacing after he threatened a police officer who gave him a traffic ticket on Facebook, Glen Cove Police said.

An officer impounded a car belonging to Julian Velasquez after he made a traffic stop and discovered it wasn’t covered by insurance, cops said. The stop was made Jan. 19.

On Jan. 21, Velasquez, 19, of Glen Cove, found the officer on Facebook and began sending him threatening messages, police reported. In the messages, Velasquez “bragged that the officer missed finding drugs that were in his car” during the stop and began threatening the officer, GCPD stated.

“This is the first case that we have had in Glen Cove whereas an Officer was threatened with bodily harm via a social media site for performing his duty,” commented Detective Lieutenant John Nagle.

Velasquez was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree aggravated harassment and one count of second-degree menacing. He was arraigned at Glen Cove Court and held on $3,000 cash bail.
Mark666 February 28, 2014 at 01:46 AM
Let's see......Given ticket for driving without insurance. Gets upset that his car is impounded. Seeks out and harasses that same police officer via social media (meaning anybody could see this), than brags that the officer missed drugs that were in his impounded car. I think I got that straight. Unless he somehow got everything cleared up about his car, when he made the "missed drugs" comment, the police still had his car in their possession. Hmmm! Wonder how smart that was. :)
lookyloo March 01, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Haha. I was as so wondering how he got a ticket on facebook.
joseph March 02, 2014 at 01:14 PM
No law enforcement should use social media!! You put everyone including yourself at risk. Cops hangout with cops and everyone is linked. Any cops reading this should delete your accounts straight away. Nobody cares what you do and where you go that's the reason that you're putting yourself out there just to brag about your boring lives anyway.
Tom Swift March 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM
So, his car was impounded and then he brags about drugs in it? Then he threatens a GC cop, in writing online? He's a real genius, isn't he? The GC cops are pretty good guys and don't need this type of abuse.

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