The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Florida man for an Assault that occurred on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 1:44 am in East Garden City.
According to Detectives, a 47-year-old male victim was sitting at the bar of “The Cuban” located at 987 Stewart Avenue. The defendant, Bruno Esteves, 47, of 3330 C Road, Loxahatchee, began to nudge the victim who was seated next to him. A verbal argument ensued and the defendant put a lit cigar to the victim’s face. The victim struck the defendant to protect himself and was then removed from the scene by bar employees. The victim reentered the bar a few minutes later to get his wife from the location and the defendant struck him in the face with a bottle, then grabbed a cup from the bar and struck the victim again. Third Precinct officers responded to the scene and observed a 2019 Volkswagen exiting the parking lot. A Vehicle and Traffic Law stop was initiated at on Stewart Avenue in close proximity to the location. After a thorough investigation the defendant was placed under arrest without further incident. The victim was transported by a Nassau County Police Department Ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
Defendant Esteves is charged with two (2) counts of Assault 2nd Degree, and two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Koehler/3rd Squad 04/22/23/1730/8931