First Squad detectives report the arrest of an East Meadow man for an incident that occurred on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm in East Meadow.
According to detectives, Joseph Nesto, 71, of 2143 Franklin Avenue, became involved in a neighbor dispute with a homeowner on a 2nd Street residence. During the dispute Nesto stated he was a police officer, lifted his shirt, and displayed a handgun that was in his waistband. After the victim asked Nesto to produce police identification, Nesto then left the scene. The victim, a 35 year old male, then called 911.
Upon police arrival and after a subsequent investigation was conducted, Nesto, who is a valid Nassau County pistol license “Target /Hunting” permit holder, was placed under arrest without incident.
Nesto is charged with Menacing 2nd Degree, Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on 7/30/2020.
Details by: Det. O’Toole/1st Squad 07/30/20/2215/6672