On Aug. 18, the NYPD arrested an individual in regards to a July 30 assault incident within the confines of the 102nd Precinct.
The incident involved a pick-up truck that allegedly ran over an individual on 99th Street after a verbal altercation. The suspect in the truck dragged the victim several feet before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital and treated for abdominal and back injuries, as well as several abrasions.
Following an investigation, police arrested Joseph Caleca, 55, of Setauket, and charged him with attempted murder as a hate crime and felony assault as a hate crime.