Nassau County Police arrested an Old Bethpage man in Massapequa, charging him with menacing after receiving a report of a man with a gun at the Battle Row
Campground in Old Bethpage.
Police say they were called to the trailer park by
the victim, 46, who said he had been continuously threatened by Francis
Searles, 57, of 145 Haypath
Rd., Old Bethpage.
Searles was seen driving through the
campground Saturday despite a manager's demand that he not return to the area when he
was evicted several months ago.
A short time later, Second Precinct officers located Searles on
Chicago Avenue in Massapequa, where they placed him under arrest at 1:20
p.m. That's when police discovered Searles in possession of cocaine,
A gun was not recovered, police said.
Searles is being
charged with menacing, drug possession and trespassing charges. He is
scheduled to be arraigned on Sunday in First District Court, Hempstead.