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Uniondale man threw brick, punched officer, cops say

Edicson Cartagena, 36, of Uniondale, was arrested Sunday,

Edicson Cartagena, 36, of Uniondale, was arrested Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, and charged with burglary, petty larceny, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, criminal trespass and assault, according to a news release from the Nassau County Police Department. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Uniondale man is accused of throwing a brick through a cafe’s window Sunday morning and punching a police officer, authorities said.

Edicson Cartagena, 36, is charged with third-degree burglary, petty larceny, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal trespass and second-degree assault, according to a news release from the Nassau County Police Department.

Cartagena allegedly threw a brick into the front window of Tesoro Cafe in Uniondale around 6:30 a.m., police said. Officers from the First Precinct said they found him walking in the parking lot.

Cartagena is accused of spitting into an officer’s left eye and punching her in the right eye several times, police said. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Officers recovered three Gatorade drinks, the release said.

Cartagena will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Monday. Information about his bail and bond was not available Sunday evening.

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