Fifth Squad detectivesreport the arrest of a Rosedale, Queen’s man for an incident that occurred onWednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:25 pm in Valley Stream.
According to detectives,after observing a 1998 Lexus GS400 being operated on Merrick Road near theintersection of Ormonde Boulevard without its lights on, a Fifth Precinctofficer attempted to stop the car that initially refused to pull over. Afterseveral blocks the operator then stopped the Lexus on 135th Avenueat the intersection of 246th Street, Rosedale.
A subsequent investigationensued and it was determined that the Lexus was reported stolen on 10/16/2017from the 106 Precinct in New York City. After attempting to place the operator,Matthew Felix, 17, of 245-05 135th Avenue, Rosedale into custody, heran from officers through multiple yards in the area and initially evadedpolice.
A K-9 officer and his dogDoyle responded to the scene and Felix, who was secreting himself, waseventually located by the dog in a rear yard on 246th Street. He wasthen placed into custody.
During the initial footpursuit, one of the officers, who ran after Felix, fell to the ground,sustained injuries to his knee and hand and was transported to an area hospitalfor treatment.
Felix is charged withAssault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4thDegree, Resisting Arrest and three Vehicle & Traffic Law Violations. Hewill be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 10/26/2017.
Details by: Det. Menzies/5thSquad 10/26/17/0530/6672