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Hicksville man accused of charging at Nassau County PD with car

According to police, no one was struck and one person was taken into custody.

Cecilia Dowd

May 29, 2024, 10:06 AM

Updated 23 days ago

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Peter Centeno, of Hicksville, is accused of ramming a car at Nassau police on Tuesday outside the Holiday Inn in Carle Place.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said that when officers went to confront Centeno, he “decided he was not getting arrested today.”
Authorities were trying to apprehend him because of an open bench warrant. He was previously charged with stalking.
Ryder said that an officer on the scene Tuesday felt “his life was in danger” and he fired two rounds.
Centeno was not shot. He fled the scene and was later arrested in Queens, the commissioner said.
According to court document, Centeno is charged with attempted assault, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and reckless driving.
According to court documents, “The defendant’s conduct created a grave risk of death to the victim police officers.” Centeno’s attorney told News 12 that Centeno indicated he was not guilty.
Bail was set at $500,000 cash.


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