Eighth Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Levittown woman for an incident which occurred on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 1:54 pm in Levittown.
According to detectives, officers conducted a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop for a male, 20, operating a vehicle with an expired New York State inspection sticker and a suspended license in front of 3939 Hempstead Turnpike. While police were conducting their investigation, his mother, Melinda Medina, 47, of 11 Rib Lane, arrived at the scene and became aggressive toward the officers. Medina then used the crutch she was walking with to strike an officer and spit at police. She was taken into custody and transported to Nassau University Medical Center for evaluation.
While in police custody at the hospital, Defendant Medina also punched an officer in the face and caused damage to the officer’s body camera. Officers sustained injuries during the course of the arrest, as the defendant was violent and combative.
The male subject of the Vehicle and Traffic Law stop was issued VTL summonses and released from the scene.
Defendant Melinda Medina is charged with three (3) counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd Degree and three (3) counts of Harassment 2nd Degree. She will be arraigned on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Rosciano/8th Squad 7/5/22/2200/8834