The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of homeless man for Menacing that occurred on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm in Hicksville.
According to Police, while supervising intensified patrols around Houses of Worship a Nassau County Deputy Inspector observed a male waving a PVC pipe with a knife attached to it at the Holy Trinity Greek Fair located at the intersection of Field Avenue and New South Road. The Deputy Inspector gave verbal commands to drop the weapon and Eighth Precinct officers responded and placed the defendant into police custody without further incident.
The Defendant, Gabriel Santiago-Cruz, 61, is charged with Menacing 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. He will be arraigned at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
The Nassau County Police Department continues to provide continued vigilance and enhanced patrols during mass gatherings and at Houses of Worship all throughout Nassau County.
Details by: Public Information Office 09/11/21/1245/8970