State Police Troop “L” arrest a Hempstead man on multiple charges including Criminal Mischief 2nd after intentionally striking a civilian’s vehicle and a New York State Parks Police vehicle.


Major David C. Candelaria

Troop L Commander



On Wednesday October 16, 2019, at approximately 9:38pm the State Police responded to a call of an ongoing incident on the Meadowbrook State Parkway.  A Toyota Tundra was observed purposefully ramming an Audi on the Meadowbrook State Parkway, southbound near M8, in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County.  Responding State Police Members, assisted by the New York State Parks Police attempted to intervene and stop the Toyota Tundra, which had become hooked to the bumper of the Audi.  The driver of the Tundra refused to stop and after separating his bumper from the Audi and fled a short distance, but quickly returned to the Audi, struck it again, and pushed it, with State Police and Parks Police still pursuing him.  During the pursuit, the Tundra stopped and backed into a Parks Police vehicle and fled again.  Police Officers followed the Tundra into Suffolk County to Howells Road in Bayshore, where it became disabled and they took the driver, Armondo Carcamo-Rivera, 41 of Hempstead, into custody.  
Carcamo-Rivera was arrested and charged with:
Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree
Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree
Fleeing Officer 3rd Degree
Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
Reckless Driving
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Carcamo-Rivera was due to be arraigned at Nassau County First District Court on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM.