Nassau County police arrested three New York City men on charges including criminal possession of stolen property after an officer found a "large amount" of mail that did not belong to them in their vehicle during a traffic stop in Upper Brookville on Thursday, police said in a release.
County Robbery Squad detectives began an investigation after an Old Brookville Village officer spotted the mail when the officer stopped a 2020 Chrysler for an improper turn on Route 25A near Farmwoods Lane at 2:23 a.m. Thursday, police said.
In addition to the criminal possession of stolen property charges, Yeasin Arafat, 29, of Brooklyn, Rafsan Rahman, 20, of Brooklyn, and Mohammed Islam, 26, of Queens, were each also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of personal identification information, a charge that covers bank or credit card account numbers, among other things.
U.S. Postal Service Inspectors participated in the investigation, police said.
Rahman and Islam were issued appearance tickets scheduled to be returned to Nassau First District Court in Mineola on Jan. 15.
Arafat was released without bail after being arraigned in the court Friday with his next court appearance scheduled for Jan. 13, according to online court records. He was represented by the Legal Aid Society Of Nassau County.