The Third Squad reports the arrest of a homeless man for an incident that occurred on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 5:30 a.m. in New Cassel.
According to Detectives, a male victim was threatened with a gun by an unknown male subject while on Park Avenue. The victim reported the incident to the police and the investigation began. On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:40 a.m., Third Precinct Officers located the subject on the corner of Urban Avenue and Prospect Avenue and attempted to place him into custody. The defendant Joel Almendares Valencia, 24, began to actively resist. After a brief struggle the defendant was taken into custody. During the struggle an officer sustained an injury to his right arm and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The defendant Joel Almendares Valencia has been charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Menacing 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Clarke/3rd Squad 05/26/21/1500/8812