LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police arrested a Malverne man for an attempted assault that occurred yesterday, October 27, 2015 in Island Park.
According to Fourth Squad Detectives, Robert Locascio, 47, broke the front window of The Local Ale House which is located at 140 Long Beach Road from inside the bar with a 2 by 4. He then fled the scene in a 1999 Ford Ranger.
A 29-year-old male victim who was hanging outside the driver’s side of Locasico’s car was drag more than one hundred feet on the northbound lanes of Long Beach Road.
Fourth Precinct Police officers say that Locascio was intoxicated when they placed him under arrest. At the time of the incident, he was also in possession of metal knuckles.
Robert Locascio, 47, is being charged with Assault 1st Degree (Attempt), Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Reckless Driving, Criminal Possession Weapon 4th Degree and DWI. He is set to be arraigned today, Wednesday, October 27, 2015.
The victim sustained injuries to his head, face and knees and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Locascio is being charged with Assault 1st Degree (Attempt), Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Reckless Driving, Criminal Possession Weapon 4th Degree and DWI. He will be arraigned today, Wednesday, October 27, 2015 in First District Court, Hempstead.
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