The Second Squad reports thearrests of two Bethpage men and a woman for Burglary and Assault that occurredin Bethpage on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm.
According to detectives, thedefendant John Colwell, 19, of 303 Stewart Avenue was banging loudly on thefront door of a Lowell Street residence. A 65 year old malehomeowner who answered the door questioned the defendant why he wasbanging so loudly. A verbal argument ensued with defendant John Colwell atwhich time he rushed towards the victim. At this time the victim was able toreach for a bat and strike the defendant on his head causing alaceration. Defendant Colwell then began punching the victim to his head,face, and body while inside the home. The victim yelled to his 61 year old wifeand 21 year old daughter to dial 911 which they did. Second Precinct policearrived and located John Colwell inside the residence and placed him intopolice custody. The victim suffered pain to his face and back along with threefractured vertebrae. The defendant and the victim were transported by ambulanceto a local hospital and treated for their injuries. At that time John Colwell’smother Danielle Colwell and her other son Liam Colwell arrived at the hospitaland announced they were there to assist in filling out hospital health forms.Subsequently Second Precinct police gave multiple orders for them to leave thearea after they became agitated and questioned why Defendant John Colwell wasin police custody. As police attempted to remove Danielle Colwell from the roomshe refused and became combative. At that time Liam Colwell then jumped on theback of one of the Second Precinct police officer’s and began to attack him.Other Nassau County police officer’s in nearby hospital rooms that heard theconfrontation responded and placed Danielle Colwell into police custody. Policehad to deploy and use an electronic control device (TASER) on Liam Colwell inorder for him to comply and allow police to place him into police custody.Defendant Danielle Cowell and defendant Liam Cowell suffered no injuries. OneNassau County police officer suffered a sprain to hisback.
Defendant John Colwell isbeing charged with Burglary 1st Degree. He will be arraigned whenmedically practical. Defendant Danielle Colwell is charged with Assault 2ndDegree, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Governmental Administration 2ndDegree. Defendant Liam Colwell is charged with Obstructing GovernmentalAdministration 2nd Degree, and two counts of Resisting Arrest. BothLiam and Danielle Colwell will be arraigned in First District Court inHempstead on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Details by: Det.Perna/SecondSquad 11/23/1100/8348