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POLICE BLOTTER

The following incidents have been reported by the Nassau County Police Department’s Seventh and Eighth Precincts and other Law Enforcement Agencies:

TWO MASSAPEQUANS ARRESTED FOLLOWING INCIDENT OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

Nassau County: First Squad Detectives arrested a Massapequa man and charged him with attempted murder on Sat. Feb. 2.

According to detectives, a female victim, 24, of Baldwin, arrived to speak to one of the residents of a house on Kings Parkway, Baldwin. The victim began to walk back towards her vehicle when she heard a window open. When she turned around she observed defendant Michael Atamian, 19, of Massapequa, climbing out of a second floor window and stepping onto the roof. He then pointed a handgun directly at her, and she became in fear for her life. She ran towards her vehicle.

Atamian fired three shots directly at the victim, missing all three times, but striking the vehicle behind her, said police.

The victim entered her vehicle, fled the scene and called 911. She gave arriving officers a description of the vehicle that Atamian was driving—a Grey Honda Civic with no license plates and a short time later a Fifth Precinct officer heard the notification of the incident and description of the vehicle and defendant. The Officer already had the vehicle and defendant pulled over at the intersection of Hempstead Turnpike and Spruce Street in West Hempstead after they observed the car had no license plates.

As Fifth Precinct Officers approached the vehicle, they saw one of the rear passengers, Louis Castillo, 27, of Massapequa in possession of a silver handgun in his waistband.

Officers ordered Castillo to step out of the vehicle, at which point he refused and officers were forced to deploy an Electrical Control Device to control Louis Castillo as he continued to struggle and resist officers as they attempted to place him under arrest.

Defendant Trent Austin, the operator of the vehicle was charged with Hindering Prosecution 3rd Degree; defendant Michael Atamian was charged with Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, Criminal use of a Firearm 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree; defendant Louis Castillo, was charged with Resisting Arrest, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree. All three defendants will be arraigned on Monday, February 4, at First District Court, Hempstead.

GRAND LARCENY

Massapequa: A Baltimore Avenue resident reported that sometime between 9 p.m., January 24 and 10 a.m., January 25 someone removed a bag containing five pairs of shoes from her unlocked vehicle.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Farmingdale: Sometime between 8 p.m., January 27 and 8 a.m., January 28 someone slashed a tire on a car parked on South Maple Street.

ARRESTS

DWI: The following persons have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated or impaired: Jidion Ayala-Valenzuela, 51, of Hicksville; Nichelle M. Batte, 26, of Saint Albans; Henry Munoz, 27, of Far Rockaway; Angela M. Ferraro, 32, of Levittown; Walter Serrano, 42, of Uniondale.

The charges against those arrested are allegations, and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

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