The Second Squad reports on the arrest of a Hicksville man for Assault on a Police Officer that occurred on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:45AM in Hicksville.
According to detectives, police were called to a residence on Emmet Place for a disturbance. Upon arrival police found several people including defendant Joel Ferdinand, 78 of 18 Emmet Place inside. Defendant Joel Ferdinand became uncooperative with officers and kicked a box full of bottles towards the officers. For officer safety, officers attempted to handcuff defendant Joel Ferdinand. He began to flail his arms while making stabbing motions towards the officers with a metal tobacco pipe in his hand and pushed one of the officers into a table causing them to strike their head. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and treatment. The officer suffered substantial pain and swelling to their head and right hand and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Defendant Joel Ferdinand is charged with Assault 2nd degree, Menacing a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Risco/2nd Squad 03/05/20/0900/9962