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Police Arrest 11 People at NUMC After Small Riot

A large group of people were arrested for rioting at the Nassau University Medical Center early Saturday morning.

Nearly a dozen people were arrested at the Nassau University Medical Center early Saturday morning.

According to detectives, Third Precinct police officers responded to the Nassau University Medical Center for a large disorderly crowd around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The group attempted to enter the emergency room and acted aggressively towards hospital staff, police said. Several requests by police and hospital personnel to disperse were ignored. The crowd then began threatening police. Furthers police units from numerous precincts were required to respond.

According to police, while attempting to arrest Kadeen McDonald, 21, of Hempstead, the defendant refused to be handcuffed and struck a police officer, fracturing the officer’s hand. The defendant was eventually placed into custody. The officer was treated and released.

Also arrested as a result of the disturbance were Timothy Fenner, 21, of Uniondale, Genevieve Mamouzette, 22, of Hempstead, Jason Fraser, 20, of Freeport, Derick Hernandez, 20, of Roosevelt, Andre Warsop, 23, of Hempstead, Marcus Spooner, 21, of Hempstead, Jeremy Pryor, 20, of Hempstead, Terrance Pinkard, 21, of Far Rockaway, Gary Mosley, 19, of Roosevelt and Celena Lewis, 24, of Jamaica.

Defendants Fenner, Fraser, Hernandez, Warsop, McDonald, Spooner, Pryor, Mosley and Pinkard were all charged with Riot in the first degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree and Resisting Arrest. Defendant McDonald was also charged with Assault in the second degree.

Defendant Mamouzette was charged with Riot in the first degree and Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree.

Defendants Fraser, Hernandez, Warsop, Spooner, Pryor and Pinkard were arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday.

Defendants Lewis, Fenner, McDonald, Mosley and Mamouzette will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Sunday, June 12.

Carl Gutlaizer June 11, 2011 at 09:21 PM
What is with young people today .The way these idiots acted if they didnt ruin their lives before they did now because they now have a police record and they should all go to jail and to earn their keep let them clean up the roadways (just like a chain gang in the old days) .They may think twice next time
LJ June 12, 2011 at 01:05 AM
There is a lack of detail in this story. Was this a gang problem? Were they drunken college students? Exactly WHAT set off the aggressive and near riot behavior? The story doesn't tell us.
An tUasal Airgead June 12, 2011 at 02:45 AM
Eleven people were arrested early Saturday after police said they tried to visit a wounded attempted-murder suspect in the Nassau University Medical Center emergency room, then formed an angry mob when they were turned away. Nassau County police were called when a large group of people tried to force their way into the East Meadow hospital shortly after midnight, acting aggressively toward hospital staff. Police and hospital staff members repeatedly asked the group to leave, but they refused and threatened officers, police said. Police said the group was trying to visit Rudy Montour, who had been taken to the emergency room after he was shot by officers earlier in the evening. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/11-charged-in-numc-emergency-room-melee-1.2950045
Robert June 12, 2011 at 03:39 AM
So how is it the "author" here simply cut and pasted whole paragraphs from a Newsday article, not citing or crediting anything, and attempts to pass this off as a their own work? Not surprising with the way Patch has been going lately (Hey Merrick Patch, still looking for those Super Bowl 2011 specials at Bad Moon Saloon??). Would it be too much to have at least copied the ENTIRE article so details and facts would be present here? Please be sure to credit Ms. Ann Givens over at Newsday, it's the least you can do Matt after you commit plagiarism.
David Reich-Hale (Editor) June 12, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Everything in this Patch story came from a Nassau County Police Department news release, which I have, but have decided not to copy and paste here because I do not think it's necessary to list home addresses of the accused. The county police did release that information. Here is a piece of the press release: The Third Squad reports the details of an Unusual Incident that occurred in East Meadow on Saturday June 11, 2011 at 12:30AM. According to detectives, Third Precinct Police Officers were assigned to Nassau University Medical Center at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike for a large disorderly crowd. The group attempted to enter the Emergency Room and acted aggressively towards hospital staff. Several requests by police and hospital personnell (their typo) to disperse were ignored. The crowd then began threatening police. Furthers police units from numerous precincts were required to respond. While attempting to arrest Kadeen McDonald 21, of 219 Kennedy Avenue Hempstead the defendant refused to be handcuffed and struck a police officer, fracturing the officer’s hand. The defendant was eventually placed into custody. The officer was treated and released. Thanks for reading Patch. Be well. David
Robert June 12, 2011 at 02:34 PM
David, Thank you for the details, but names and addresses aren't as important as the "why". Why was the group attempting to enter? Were they taking over the ER? Protesting a wrong (real or perceived?) etc. Also, basic journalism teaches that if you take something from another you need to cite it. A simple note that Mr. Hogan was posting not an article, but a press release would have prevented any confusion or raise any questions.
David Reich-Hale (Editor) June 12, 2011 at 03:41 PM
Robert, Actually we do say on a number of occasions that it's "according to police." And if we get more details, we will report it. Thanks for the responses, and I'm glad you're participating. Please continue to do so. Be well. David

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