Third Squad Detectives report the details of 2 Westbury men arrested for Assault that occurred in Westbury on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at about 3:00 A.M.
According to detectives, 5 men were inside a on Pleasant Avenue residence when a verbal argument ensued between 2 of the men. The 2 men went outside to continue the argument that escalated into a physical altercation. One of the men, Saul Zavata, 44, of 760 Pleasant Ave., used a large kitchen knife and attempted to stab the other male. In doing so, he stabbed a 3rd male that had come out of the house in an attempt to break up the fight. That male, Jose Israel Bonilla, 34, of 760 Pleasant Avenue suffered puncture wounds to his chest. Bonilla then picked up the knife and threw it at subject Zavata, striking him in the face causing a laceration. Defendant Zavata also suffered a fractured jaw as a result of the physical altercation with the un-apprehended male from the initial argument.
Both defendants Zavata and Bonilla were arrested at a local hospital and are being charged with Assault 2nd degree. They will be arraigned when medically practical. The investigation is on-going.
Deails by: Det. Willdigg/3rd Sq. 10/02/18/1500/7336