Third Squad detectives report the arrest of an Amityville man for an incident that occurred on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 8:15 am in East Garden City.
According to detectives, police responded to Xsport Fitness, located at 630 Old Country Road, for a male subject who selected a pink sweatshirt from a retail rack and placed it on before passing all points of purchase, while making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. During the investigation, the male subject returned back to the location wearing the stolen merchandise. Officers attempted to place him under arrest, but he refused to comply with verbal commands and resisted arrest. After a brief struggle, he was placed into custody and transported for arrest processing without further incident. During the struggle, an officer sustained an injury resulting in substantial pain and extreme swelling to his right elbow causing a hematoma.
Defendant Dwight Clermont, 25, of 9 Watkins Terrace has been charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Petit Larceny and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on Tuesday, July, 27, 2021 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Clarke/3rd Squad 07/27/21/0330/8834