Publio Segura, 62, of Levittown, was arrested by Glen Cove police on Oct. 4 and accused of leaving a threatening note for an employee of Glen Cove Mansion.
On June 24, police said the employee, a 58-year-old Glen Cove woman, discovered a note at The Mansion, demanding that she pay Segura $200 in monthly installments. It also stated that if she refused, she and her family — some of who live outside the country — could be killed. The note also referenced the Hispanic gang 18th Street, a rival of the notorious MS-13.
Segura was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and second-degree attempted coercion.
“Thankfully the victim contacted her employer and the Glen Cove police instead of acquiescing to the money demands of the defendant,” said Lt. John Nagle, the Glen Cove Police Department’s public information officer. “We believe this arrest will bring comfort and relief to the victim and her family knowing, that gang members were not behind the threats.”
Segura and the woman were once acquaintances, police said, adding that he is not believed to have any gang affiliation. He was arraigned in Glen Cove Court on Oct. 5.