The Fourth Squad reports the arrest of a Queens woman for an incident that occurred on November 2, 2022, at 12:40 pm in Oceanside.
According to detectives, police were dispatched for reports of multiple larcenies that had just occurred. The description of a vehicle fleeing from Bed, Bath, & Beyond, located at 3640 Long Beach Road, was transmitted over the radio. Officers located the car traveling south on 5th Street near Mott Street. Police activated emergency lights and performed a Vehicle and Traffic Law Stop.
While police were attempting to conduct their investigation, the female operator placed her vehicle in reverse and struck an officer with the vehicles side mirror, causing him to suffer minor pain. The female subject then accelerated the car forward and refused to comply with the officer’s commands. To avoid being struck by the vehicle, the officer was forced to leap out of the way. She fled the scene at a high rate of speed, passing through multiple red traffic lights and traveling on both sides of the roadway. The female subject then struck a vehicle on Fairview Avenue at Long Beach Road and continued north before crashing into a pole at the corner of Davidson Avenue and Long Beach Road. After colliding with the pole, she exited her vehicle and a brief foot pursuit ensued. Officers were eventually able to secure the Defendant Najah M. Bailey, 29, of 19038 117th Road and place her into custody. No further injuries were reported.
Defendant Bailey is charged with Attempted Assault 2nd Degree, three (3) counts of Petit Larceny, three (3) counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree, Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. She will be arraigned on Wednesday, November 3, 2022, at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.