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Havoc in Hempstead

Havoc in Hempstead

Uniondale - (WALK) A Nassau man is behind bars after a night of havoc in Hempstead.

Oralus Sebea, 29, of Cedar Street, Uniondale kicked off the episode by failing to use a turn signal while driving on Fulton Avenue, Hempstead shortly before 6:00 p.m.  Police noted the 1993 Chevy had temporary Tennesse plates and decided to pull it over.

Instead of responding to police lights and sirens, Sebea increased his speed, opened the passenger door, and shoved a woman out of the car.  He ran numerous stop signs, tossed two handguns and a box of ammunition out of the car, and drove against on-coming traffic, according to Nassau police.

Sebea abandoned the car on Van Buren Street, Uniondale and ran away.  Police engaged in a search for Sebea, deploying Special Operations officers, an Emergency Services unit, a helicopter crew, K-9 patrols and First Precint officers.  Witnesses told police Sebea had entered a home on Adams Street, Uniondale. Officers were able to get the residents out safely and make the arrest.

A later search of Sebea's car turned up an M1 military carbine (rifle).  One of the handguns he allegedly tossed from the car was not recovered, said police.

Sebea faces a raft of charges, including: criminal possession of a weapon, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and several traffic violations.  Police also determined Sebea had open warrents for jumpoing bail and possession of marijuana.  He was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court, Hempstead.

Photo: Scott Davidson


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