A Bellmore man was arrested Tuesday morning after he was spotted acting erratically in North Bellmore.
Police said that Douglas H. Fromwiller, 48, was spotted crouching between a building and a truck near the intersection of North Jerusalem Road and Newbridge Road at 1:05 a.m. When cops approached him, he allegedly became combative and attempted to conceal crack cocaine in his mouth.Sign up for Bellmore Patch's newsletter by clicking here.
While trying to apprehend Fromwiller, both officers fell due to icy conditions. One of the officers was treated and released from a local hospital after fracturing his right hand.
Fromwiller is charged with second-degree assault, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned on Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead. This is a breaking news story. Patch will provide more information as it's made available.
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