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Update: Three Arrested in Early Morning Pursuit

Police shoot at tire thief suspect after chase from Wantagh to Massapequa.

Three suspects who were caught following a chase from Wantagh to Massapequa, may bebehind a number of tire and rim thefts throughout the area since the beginning of the year, police said Wednesday.

“We believe that there is a possibility that these individuals are responsible for multiple larcenies in Nassau County,” said Deputy  Inspector Kenneth Lack said at a press conference at police headquarters in Mineola Monday.

The chase began after a resident of Carrolton Avenue in Wantagh spotted somebody who appeared to be stealing the tires and rims from a 2001 Nissan at 3:40 a.m.

When officers arrive, they chased the three suspects from Wantagh to  Massapequa where they were stopped near the

The suspects all got out of the car and tried to flee, but two were nabbed quickly.

The driver, Anthony Baijnath, of Queens  turned towards one of the officers in a threatening manner and the cop “fired one round at the suspect,” Lack said. “That round hit the ground.” Nobody was hurt.

The driver immediately put his hands up and surrendered to police. The second suspect was grabbed nearby, but the third suspect was able to run through backyards, leading cops to pursue him with police dogs and helicopters.

He was apprehended about in hour later, in a wooded area, three blocks away near Ocean Avenue.

Police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and Officer John Larson of the Nassau police K-9  credited that action with helping his dog “Thunder” discover the suspect’s hiding place.

“He actually secreted a sweatshirt under a two where he was hiding,” Larson said. 

An Emergency Service officer made the arrest. Larson said he believed the suspect was trying to get to Merrick Road.

Police recovered the tires and rims from this morning’s thefts in the back of the suspect’s car, lack said. There have been several tire and rim thefts in both Massapequa and Wantagh, and police are checking to see if  there’s any connection to the Wednesday morning theft.

The two other suspects are Bryant Francis, 27 and Angel Feliciano, also of Queens. Charges were pending against all three men.

Franken Harpo April 25, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Lock the bums up!
Franken Harpo April 25, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Anthony Baijnath previously arrested February 23, 2012 by Nassau County 05 Pct. with case 2012NA004305 pending. Charge PL 160.15 04 B Felony, Robbery-1st:displays Firearm
Franken Harpo April 25, 2012 at 07:13 PM
In addition to that Anthony Baijnath previously arrested December 19, 2011 by Queens NYPD 102 Pct with case 2011QN067224 pending. Charges: PL 120.14 01 A Misdemeanor, Menacing 2nd - Weapon PL 265.02 03 D Felony, Crim Poss Weap-3rd:deface Weap PL 110-160.15 03 C Felony, Attempted Robbery-1st:use Danger Instrmt
Franken Harpo April 25, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Another significant arrest by the Nassau County PD!
Franken Harpo April 25, 2012 at 07:59 PM
From Newsday.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The driver was identified as Anthony Baijnath, 20, of 94-15 108th St., South Richmond Hill, Queens. A second suspect was identified as Bryant Francis, 27, of 121-04 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., South Jamaica, Queens. The third suspect was identified as Angel A. Feliciano, 22, of 105-16 134th St., South Richmond Hill, Queens. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/police-cop-fires-at-suspect-after-car-chase-1.3680833?1335383204097
Franken Harpo April 25, 2012 at 08:10 PM
From LongIslandPress.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The third suspect, 22-year-old Angel Feliciano, was apprehended by a K-9 officer and his dog about two hours later. K-9 officer John Larson, whose dog, Thunder, caught Feliciano’s scent from the front yard of a house, and sniffed out where he was hiding. “No matter where he hides the dog is going to find him.” How about that? http://www.longislandpress.com/2012/04/25/wantagh-to-massapequa-police-chase-ends-in-3-arrests/
Massa April 26, 2012 at 01:26 PM
They need to make the laws tougher and keep these mutts in jail. All of them are from crsppy areas of Queens south.We as a community need to stick together and watch each. Others backs.. Keep an eye out for one another before it is to late. I like Massapequa like it was a few years ago, now with this recesision more crimes are being committed to close to our homes. It needs to stop now.
Franken Harpo April 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM
From News12.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Police are now investigating whether the men are the same suspects who stole nearly 100 tires from dozens of other vehicles from Merrick to Massapequa since January.
Franken Harpo April 26, 2012 at 02:41 PM
From Fios1News.com ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Authorities say officers responded to a 911 call of a larceny in progress on Carrolton Avenue in Wantagh but the suspects fled after police attempted to arrest the men. http://fios1news.com/longisland/node/12419
Franken Harpo April 26, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Today's update: Defendant:Baijnath, Anthony Case InformationCourt:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA009138 Thursday, April 26, 2012 PL 155.35 01 D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Grand Larceny 3rd Degree PL 145.00 03 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Crm Mis Rckl Prp Dam>$250 Wonder what he had for breakfast...ha ha ha!
Franken Harpo April 26, 2012 at 02:55 PM
More good news...2nd defendant Bryant Francis charged as follows: Case InformationCourt:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA009142 Defendant:Francis, Bryant A PL 155.35 01 D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Grand Larceny 3rd Degree PL 145.00 03 A Misdemeanor, 2 counts, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Crm Mis Rckl Prp Dam>$250 VTL 1212 00 Unclassified Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Reckless Driving PL 270.25 00 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Unlaw/fleeing Police Officer Wonder how he slept last night...ha ha ha
Franken Harpo April 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Wait...there is more good news on the 2nd defendant Bryant Francis...apparently he broke some things at the 07 pct while in custody. Case InformationCourt:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA009143 Defendant:Francis, Bryant A PL 145.00 03 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Crm Mis Rckl Prp Dam>$250 Whatcha gonna do?
Franken Harpo April 26, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Now for the guy that Thunder, the wonder K-9, found hiding in a spider hole. Proper training dictates that the K-9 finish the search with a bite. Ha ha ha...some dogs have all the fun. Case InformationCourt:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA009136 Defendant:Feliciano, Angelo Some news reports suggested one of the defendants spit, fought, and attacked officers at the station house...by the charges this just might be the guy... PL 240.26 01 Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Harassment 2nd- Phy Contact PL 195.05 00 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Obstrct Gvrnmntl Admn 2nd PL 240.26 01 Violation, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Harassment 2nd- Phy Contact PL 120.05 03 D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Aslt-2-int Cause Ph Inj To Off Good luck tough guy...you're going to need it!
Franken Harpo April 26, 2012 at 03:19 PM
More exciting news on the third defendant, otherwise known as Angelo 'the spider' Feliciano Case InformationCourt:Nassau First District Court Case #:2012NA009137 Defendant:Feliciano, Angelo PL 145.00 03 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Crm Mis Rckl Prp Dam>$250 PL 155.35 01 D Felony, 1 count, Arrest charge, Arraignment charge Description:Grand Larceny 3rd Degree Tell it to the judge!
ed April 27, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Resisting arrest should be an automatic Felony...same with fleeing the police
Dick Blair April 27, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Defendant Bryant Francis Case #:2012NA009142 Continued (adjourned) - next appearance on Monday, April 30th Bond $25,000 Cash $25,000 (Not Posted) Case #:2012NA009143 Continued (adjourned) - next appearance on Monday, April 30th Bond $25,000 Cash $25,000 (Not Posted)
Dick Blair April 27, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Defendant Angelo Feliciano Case #:2012NA009136 Case Continued (adjourned) - next appearance on Monday, April 30th Bond $5,000 Cash $5,000 (Not Posted) Case #:2012NA009137 Case Continued (adjourned) - next appearance on Monday, April 30th Bond $20,000 Cash $20,000 (Not Posted)
Dick Blair April 27, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Defendant: Anthony Baijnath Case #:2012NA009138 Case Continued (adjourned) - next appearance on Monday, April 30th Bond $30,000 Cash $30,000 (Not Posted)
MTR July 16, 2012 at 11:56 PM
R U CRAZY!!!!!!!!! This corrupt police dept. would say everyone is resisting.

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