Police Arrest Man For Stolen Car In Garden City


The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Middle Island man for criminal possession of stolen property that occurred on Jan. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in Garden City.

According to detectives, a Nassau County Police Third Precinct officer observed a 2003 Acura RSX eastbound in the vicinity of 500 Old Country Rd. The operator failed to signal for a lane change and the officer activated emergency lights to conduct a vehicle and traffic law stop.

During a thorough investigation it was determined that the vehicle was reported stolen from Suffolk County. With the assistance of Garden City Police Department, 35-year-old defendant Nelson Priester was taken into custody without incident.

Priester is charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree unauthorized use of a vehicle, third-degree unlicensed operation and failure to signal.  He was arraigned on Jan. 15 at First District Court in Hempstead.

Priester was previously arrested on Jan. 13, 2022 and charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree possession of a forged instrument, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and a VTL violation. He was released on Jan. 13 with no bail and fitted with an ankle bracelet by Nassau County Probation.

-Submitted by NCPD

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