Fourth Squad detectives report the arrest of a homeless woman for an incident that occurred on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm in Inwood.
According to detectives, Fourth Precinct officers were dispatched to Wasner Avenue regarding a female black who was observed pulling on car door handles and walking in and out of neighboring yards. Upon police arrival, officers observed the subject walking on Wasner Avenue. While approaching the subject, she was observed throwing a plastic baggie over a near-by fence. Widnise Occelin, 31, homeless, was stopped and during their investigation, Occelin punched one of the officers multiple times in the face causing the officer to suffer pain and swelling. After resisting arrest, she was eventually placed in custody. The baggie that was thrown over the fence was recovered and was found to contain marijuana.
The officer who sustained facial injuries was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Occelin is charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Tampering with Physical Evidence. She will be arraigned in Mineola on 02/26/2021.
Details by: Det. McCarthy/4th Squad 02/25/21/1845/6672