Fourth Squad detectives report the arrest of a Valley Stream man for an incident that occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:48 pm in Island Park.
According to detectives, Noel Fernandez, 21, of 166 South Brush Road, punched a male victim, 38, in the face outside of a restaurant located at 15 Railroad Place. The victim was outside of this location with friends singing patriotic songs when the defendant approached him and a dispute ensued. The defendant, Fernandez became irate and suddenly punched the male victim in the face causing him to fall before fleeing the scene. The victim sustained a head injury, causing substantial pain to his neck and minor abrasion to his right hand.
A subsequent investigation identified Noel Fernandez who was located and placed under arrest on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
The defendant is charged with Assault 3rd Degree and will be arraigned on July, 8, 2020 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Barbieri/4th Squad 07/7/20/2000/8834