Fifth Squad detectives report the arrest of a Floral Park man for an incident that occurred on Friday,July 27, 2018 at 8:24 pm in West Hempstead.
According to detectives,Fifth Precinct officers initiated a car stop on a vehicle that was observed failing to maintain its lane of travel. Officers were able to stop the vehicle on Hempstead Turnpike near the intersection of Broadway. After having the driver, Anthony Grassi, 21, of 46 Ward Street, exit his vehicle, Grassi beganto flee from the scene on foot with officers running after him. During the foot pursuit and eventual apprehension of Grassi, both officers sustained minor injuries causing them to be treated in an area hospital.
A subsequent investigation revealed the Grassi was operating the vehicle in an impaired manner. In his vehicle officers discovered 84 small plastic bags containing cocaine, a black scale and a container of pepper spray.
Grassi is charged with two(2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree,two (2) counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Driving While Ability Impaired and two (2) Vehicle & Traffic Law violations. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 7/28/2018.
Details by: Det. Brodie/5thSquad 07/28/18/0515/6672