The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Mineola man for an Assault that occurred on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 2:22am in Mineola.
According to Detectives, at approximately 1:55am defendant Peter Belton, 29, of 16 Colonial Avenue was standing in a parking lot on Mineola Boulevard when he menaced the female victim, 52, of Mineola (who is unknown to him). The defendant stated that he was going to stab the victim and he then lunged in her direction. Fearing for her safety the victim backed away and called 911. Upon Police arrival, the defendant was located walking on 2nd Street. The Officer requested that the defendant stop walking, the defendant became combative and then with a closed fist struck the Officer in the face. As the Officer attempted to place the defendant under arrest, the defendant began to flail his arms causing both men to fall to the ground. At that time, additional Officers arrived and assisted with placing the defendant into custody. The female victim did not sustain any injuries. The Officer sustained substantial pain, swelling, bruising and lacerations to his face and both hands. Defendant Peter Belton sustained an injury to his elbow; both men were transported to the Nassau University Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of their injuries.
Defendant Peter Belton is charged with Menacing 3rd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned when medically practical. This Defendant does not have prior arrests.
Details by: Det. Yao / 3rd Sqd. 12/07/21/0800/7990