The Second Squad reports the arrest of an Elmhurst man for an incident that occurred on Monday, April 3, 2023, at 7:05 p.m. in Jericho.
According to Detectives, Police responded to a 911 call from a 49-year-old male victim and his 12-year-old son, who were involved in a road rage incident with another driver. The victim stated that while in the HOV lane of the Long Island Expressway the subject stopped his vehicle, exited his 2012 Subaru, and began damaging the victim’s car with his head and fists. The victim was in fear for his safety, so he drove away and called police. No injuries were reported from either victim.
A short time later, Officers located defendant Panagiotis Orkopoulos 42, of 84-15 55th Avenue and placed him under arrest without further incident. He was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation.
Defendant Orkopoulos is charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Menacing 3rd Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) infractions. He will be arraigned when medically practical.