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East Meadow Man Injures Officers While Resisting Arrest

Anthony Pizaro, 23, of East Meadow got into a struggle with police outside of a Bethpage bar on Saturday.

An East Meadow man was arrested for resisting arrest outside of a Bethpage bar on Saturday morning, police said. 

Two officers were injured during the struggle and were taken to an area hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

Authorities said that the officers, who were responding to a fight at The Fife and Drum Ale House at 349 North Wantagh Ave. around 3 a.m., were approached by Anthony Pizaro, 23, of East Meadow and Michelle Chalen, 21 of Bethpage outside of the bar.

The two then became irate and began fighting with officers when they were told that they could not re-enter the bar, police said.

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An officer sprained his wrist while trying to handcuff Pizaro and a second officer injured his knee when trying to assist, authorities said.

Police said that Chalen refused to follow orders from officers at the scene and continually interfered with the investigation and arrest of Pizaro.  While being placed under arrest, she kicked and struggled with the police. 

Pizaro and Chalen were both charged with second-degree resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Pizaro was additionally charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

marianne krause January 06, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Disrespecting a dead cop? when did that happen in this conversation i am talking about the cop who got a boo boo on hos knee and the other one who hurt his wrist. they know the risk, they choose to do it and for most of them i am grateful but you know as well as i do that nassau county cops are not prepared to deal with real issues, thats why they get "hurt" . it seems to me there is a rash of hurt knees and hurt wrists everytime they deal with someone this is not the first time these injuries have happened.
Brent M. January 06, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Saying Nassau cops aren't real... Ur words.. Remember???? Yeah..that's disrespectful to the ones killed in the line of duty.. Which u did.. And what real issues aren't Nassau cops prepared for? Bc now that sounds like you are saying the Nassau county police academy doesn't train these "fake" cops to deal with "real" issues.. Lol
Christine Gooden March 19, 2013 at 06:50 AM
No kidding , your comment is the most intelligent one that I have read so far. This whole country is becoming a police state, and locking young people up isn't going to help anything. The US has more people in Prisons than the rest of the World, something is terribly wrong with this scenario. No person is innocent before proven guilty anymore in this country , I don't know when this right of ours changed but I do think its time for the Justice System in this country to fix it!
Christine Gooden March 19, 2013 at 06:52 AM
I think they all do it, and not just cops. Its the whole country, easy money...
Brent M. March 19, 2013 at 05:48 PM
@Christine.. I disagree.. this is far from a Police State.. if anything , its the opposite.. example : the DWI in Brooklyn that killed a Young Couple and there baby survived for couple days.. not only did he run like a coward. but his license was suppose to be suspended bc he was just previosly arrested for DWI... Justice system failed this couple and their newborn... wouldnt you say???

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