Five charged after crashing stolen car into patrol boat in Suffolk, police say
Four teenagers and a man have been arrested on Long Island after they allegedly rammed a marked police cruiser into a stolen vehicle, injuring two officers.
Suffolk County Police said a 17-year-old man and three 16-year-old men – who have not been named because of their ages – were arrested along with Danis Gomez, 23, of Brentwood, at the following the incident which occurred around 10 p.m. on Tuesday February 8 in North Bay Shore.
Police said the group was in a stolen 2006 Nissan Sentra when the car backed into a parked 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe occupied by an adult male in a commercial parking lot at 145 Candlewood Road. One of the occupants of the Nissan displayed a gun before the vehicle fled.
The Nissan was traveling eastbound on Candlewood Road, west of 5th Avenue, when it veered into the westbound lane and crashed into the side of a marked police vehicle which was manned by two officers, police said.
The occupants of the Nissan then fled on foot and were apprehended by officers around 9:20 p.m., police said.
Both officers were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
The Nissan, which was reported stolen in Hempstead on Friday January 21, was seized.
All were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.
They are being held in the Third Precinct and are expected to be arraigned in Central Islip First District Court on Wednesday, February 9.
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