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Man breaks into ex-girlfriend’s home, resists arrest, police say

Cesar Aponte-Villazan, 26, of Long Beach was arrested

Cesar Aponte-Villazan, 26, of Long Beach was arrested after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home Friday, June 16, 2017, causing property damage and then dislocating the elbow of a responding police officer, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Long Beach man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home Friday and caused thousands of dollars in damage before dislocating an officer’s elbow, Nassau County police said.

Cesar Aponte-Villazan, 26, punched the front door and broke a front window of an East Atlantic Beach residence about 4:30 a.m., then got in through an open window, police said.

He confronted his ex-girlfriend, then began using his hands to punch holes in the wall, police said. His proceeded to destroy her property and items that belonged to other occupants in the home, including an antique lamp, a stereo system and a PlayStation, police said.

He fought with the first officer to respond, dislocating the officer’s elbow, before being arrested by other responding officers, police said.

Cocaine was found in Aponte-Villazan’s pocket, police said.

He was taken to a hospital to be treated for hand injuries, and the officer was also treated at a hospital and released, police said.

Aponte-Villazan of East State Street was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday in First District Court in Hempstead on charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree assault, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

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