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.
i want to be proud of my town February 27, 2014 at 01:21 PM
If the car was impounded for not being insured and not legal to be on the road, the driver was lucky not to be arrested and only received a ticket. This driver is an idiot with a complete disregard for the law and needs to understand that you can't threaten anyone in person or online, especially the police. He got exactly what he deserves. Maybe the drugs that he bragged about the officer not finding has affected this guys thinking ability. You reap what you sow.
frank February 27, 2014 at 02:14 PM
What a dumb ass these kids just get dumber and dumber every year
Kevin Cassin February 27, 2014 at 02:52 PM
They do Frank
Tom Terrific February 27, 2014 at 05:35 PM
Let me see if I've got this straight. According to this report, a police officer gave this guy a traffic ticket on Facebook. What was he driving, a virtual car?
Warren Haynes February 27, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Why was he able to find the cop on Facebook? Shouldn't they be careful on social media. They usually do not have their phone numbers listed so why would you be so easily found on Facebook?
Warren Haynes February 27, 2014 at 06:36 PM
Thanks kid for getting Glen Cove in the news again! Possible cheating at two elementary schools, possible grade changing at the high school, gang member who killed a mom and toddler and hails from Glen Cove, prison guard who fathered a child with a cop killing prisoner grew up here. These are just a few of the most recent glowing newspaper articles about Glen Cove. Check out the comments on Newsday online about this kid's cop threatening story. People are saying horrible things about our town once again. It seems to be the consensus of many who do not even live here , that GC is going down the tubes. So sad!
Vinny Capobianco February 27, 2014 at 09:54 PM
He is very lucky he is not in Arizona.They would deport him and his car cause he is first generation and disrespecting the law of the land.Glen Cove is a safe haven town for illegal immigrants.that is why Glen Cove hospital closed half of its doors .They don't want to pay...If he hit a kid walking on the street,there would be no money to pay for damages.
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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