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NCPD: Baldwin Man in Custody After Falsely Claiming to be NYPD Detective

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  13. May 2019

The First Squad reports the arrest of a Baldwin man for Criminal Impersonation that occurred on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:50 a.m. in Oceanside.
 
According to detectives, while conducting an investigation into an unrelated case at a 7-11 at 475 Merrick Road, they were approached by the defendant, Frank Zenon, 55. The defendant identified himself to the detectives as a detective with the NYPD. After a brief conversation the detectives became suspicious of the individual. A subsequent investigation showed the defendant had an open warrant from New Jersey. Detectives responded to the defendant’s home and placed him under arrest without incident. During the search of the defendant two NYPD detective shields were recovered.
 
The defendant, Frank Zenon has been charged with two (2) counts of Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree and having an Open Warrant from out of state. He will be arraigned on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
 
The Nassau County Police Department requests anyone that feels they may be a victim of the defendant to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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