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Elmont Woman Nabbed with Illegal Firearm During Traffic Stop, Cops Say

Danisha Patterson, 27, is charged with Criminal Possession of Weapon 2nd degree.

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Danisha Patterson, 27.

Photo by: Nassau County Police Department

The Third Squad reports on the arrest of an Elmont woman for Criminal Possession of a Weapon that occurred in Roslyn.
According to detectives, defendant Danisha Patterson, 27, was observed by officers operating a 2016 white Nissan Maxima. The vehicle moved from a lane unsafely and officers activated their emergency lights and conducted a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop on Old Northern Boulevard. Defendant Danisha Patterson was unable to produce a valid driver’s license and an investigation was conducted leading to her arrest for operating a stolen vehicle. Further investigation led to a loaded black 9mm pistol being found inside the vehicle.
Defendant Danisha Patterson is charged with Criminal Possession of Weapon 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle 3rd degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree and multiple VTL violations. She will be arraigned on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at First District Court, 99 Main Street Hempstead. 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.