Cops: Garden City Man Run Down on Jericho Turnpike Was Fleeing Scene of Nearby Restaurant Burglary
February 10, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police have charged a Garden City Park man with Burglary from an incident that occurred on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 12:10 am.
According to detectives, Julio Cesar Alfaro, 21, of Garden City Park pulled open the front storm door of Uncle Bacala’s Seafood, at 2370 Jericho Turnpike, proceeded to force open the double French doors, damaging them and entered the restaurant.
A short time later, Alfaro exited through the same doors, ran out onto Jericho Turnpike and was accidentally struck by a passing motorist. For fear of being caught, Alfaro got up and continued running from the scene. The driver of the vehicle flagged down nearby officers and advised them of the accident.
Julio Cesar Alfaro, 21, of Garden City Park was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Officers located Alfaro, unaware at that time he was responsible for breaking into the restaurant and transported him to an area hospital for treatment of a head injury.
A subsequent investigation into the break in and the auto accident led detectives to arresting Alfaro at the hospital and after being released medically he was placed into police custody. The proceeds of the Burglary are undetermined at this time.
The defendant was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree. He was scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead today, February 10, 2015.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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