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Man Charged With Injuring Second Police Officer in Chase

Nassau resident Robert Stein charged with injuries to state trooper in pursuit.

A Nassau County resident is facing additional charges of injuring a second police officer stemming from a chase that went from Melville to Mineola on Jan. 25.

East Meadow resident Robert Stein was arrested Friday in connection with an incident that took place in Melville and left a Suffolk County police officer with minor injuries.

Stein, who stated that he is homeless, was wanted for allegedly stealing gas from various service stations in the area. He was apprehended after driving down a dead-end on East Second Street in Mineola.

According to police, Stein now faces additional charges stemming from the crash of a state trooper car in Garden City Park that injured the officer who was driving the vehicle while pursuing Stein. The trooper was taken to Winthrop Hospital where he was treated and released for a head injury. The Suffolk Police officer was treated at Huntington Hospital for lacerations and contusions according to police.

Stein was arraigned Jan. 26 at First District Court in Central Islip on charges of reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, reckless endangerment, petit larceny and fleeing from police.

George Aaron Burr Hilbert February 03, 2013 at 06:19 PM
The govt officials will look for and find a way to release this guy rather soon. (He will get a sentence of a few years, only to be reduced to a few months at a later time.) They don't want the expense of incarcerating him ($50,000 per year due to corruption in the prison system) and he only hurt two law officers (not any of the officials) so according to their theory, the degenerate public who produced him can have him back. This is how these individuals build up a police record of multiple separate violent crimes and the police officers often are the ones who face the worst of it. No wonder some officers' attitudes are down the porcelain throne.

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