For Immediate Release
Friday, February 09, 2018
Incident: Huntington Station Man Arrested for Stalking Teen
Location: Sixth Avenue, Huntington Station, New York
Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2018 at approximately 7:30 a.m

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Huntington Station man for stalking a teen while she was walking to her bus stop for more than a month.


Celso Garcia Mendez approached a 13-year-old female and handed her a note as she was walking to her bus stop on Sixth Avenue in Huntington Station on February 8, 2018 at approximately 7:30 a.m. Garcia Mendez left in a silver Chrysler sedan. Officers obtained a description of the man, conducted a canvass of the area and identified the suspect.


An investigation by the Second Precinct Crime Section officers determined Garcia Mendez had approached and attempted to communicate with the teen, who previously asked him to stop, near her bus stop for approximately one month.


Garcia Mendez, 25, of 6 Sixth Avenue, was charged with Stalking 4th Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on February 9.  


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Authority: John W. Barry, Acting Commissioner 18-98131
Suffolk County Police Department

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