The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Levittown man for an Assault that occurred on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 4:20 pm in Westbury.
According to detectives, police observed a 2012 Honda Civic traveling northbound on Merrick Avenue with dark tinted windows and a cover over the rear license plate. The vehicle began to travel at a high rate of speed and police activated the emergency lights, initiating a Vehicle and Traffic Law Stop. The Honda proceeded to make an abrupt left turn into a parking lot located at 715 Merrick Avenue, while failing to signal. The operator then quickly exited the vehicle and began walking away from the officers. After ignoring several verbal commands, police attempted to place him into custody. A struggle ensued and an officer sustained injuries during the course of the arrest, as the subject was combative while resisting. After a brief struggle, officers were eventually able to secure the defendant, William Peralta, 27, of 86 Bobolink Lane. The injured officer was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Defendant William Peralta has been charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. He will be arraigned on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.