Massapequa Woman Faces Weapons, Theft Charges

Nassau Police arrest four after traffic stop Wednesday in Baldwin.

A Massapequa woman was one of four people arrested early Wednesday after a traffic stop in Baldwin turned up a gun, according to Nassau County Police.

Latisha D. Grafton, 19, of Grand Street in Massapequa, was a passenger in a 2010 Chevrolet that was observed speeding by State Police along Grand Avenue in Baldwin.

Police uncovered a loaded hand gun and loose, live rounds during the ensuing traffic stop. Police also linked the gun to a burglary that took place Oct. 19.

John F. Robinson, 19, of Baldwin, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon second degree, criminal possession of a weapon third degree, criminal possession of a weapon fourth degree and operating an unregistered motor vehicle on a highway. 

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Grafton was charged with second degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Two others facing similar charges are Jahvis P. Williams, 19, of Baldwin, and Briana Garland, 19, of Uniondale. 

The four will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday.

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pequan1 November 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM
@catman...well what is now called east massapequa used to be called west amityville...however what people in massapequa refer to as east massapequa isn't the same as what they show on maps online that include nassau shores and such. East Massapequa, which is east of carmens north of sunrise and east of carmin mill south of sunrise is in amityville school district not massapequa. Massapequa school district, at least when I graduated in '05 was still 98% white (not saying this is a good thing, just a stat)...It's not just east massapequa thats the problem, it's white kids living within Massapequa school district that are selling heroin everywhere and robbing their own neighborhood.
paying tons of taxes, savages ruining the island November 16, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I am so sick of paying taxes to support these uncivilized people who just continue to perpetuate crime. when is the government going to do something about this?! it is getting worse. kudos catman! u r right on target. I pay a lot of money to live in Nassau Shores. I have had to worry about looting 2 x in the past two years with Irene and Sandy. as soon as evacuations are called for, savages from "east massapequa" are in my neighborhood trying to rob the houses.
Massa November 16, 2012 at 05:49 PM
That girl graduated from Malverne High school, makes sense, because the garbage that she was caught with is from Baldwin area. Remember a few weeks ago shots fired at a ZbsldwinGS football game and a person stabbed there. What is wrong with these people? East Massapequa is a crsp area and needs to be cleaned up.... Those homes were nice and these people ruined a nice area because they can't act normal and follow rules like everyone else. As for the youth if Massapequa, they try and act like these people by dressing like a gangster and trying to act tough..... Your bit tough if you need to have a gun or a knife, you are a loser and no one will ever respect you.Dont be a follower, be your own person.... If not you are nothing but a punk.Parents and the pice need to step it up and take charge. Your kid should follow your rules, if NOT, you are a crappy parent.
Massa November 16, 2012 at 05:55 PM
A parent should guide their kids and be a role model to them, not let your kid control your life. My kids aren't leaving the house with their pants hanging off their asses and their hats looking tilted and stupid on their heads.they aren't talking gangster and listening to gangster rap and having Heros who are crappy role models like some if these pro sports players or uneducated rappers who disrespect each other and everyone else.People need to wise up and take control.
Jack C January 14, 2013 at 04:27 AM
Oh please. All these people from Massapequa acting like their town is so pristine when the heroin and crime is running rampant in the Massapequa school district. Of course when those stories come up, the perps are "misunderstood" and need "guidance". But if something happens in East Massapequa the obvious overtones come out. Stop hiding behind your keyboards, start looking in the mirror, and get a grip on reality.


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