LONG ISLAND, NY – After police tried to arrest him for stealing a woman’s phone, a Long Island man fled from police. The man? Daniel Heckman, thirty years old, from Holbrook. Allegedly, he stole a phone from a 25-year-old woman in Hicksville. This occurred earlier this month, on January 4th. This incident happened after he violated an order to stay away from the woman. This information comes from Nassau County police.
So, when the police arrived at Heckman’s house on Monday to make the arrest, he fled. He got into a Nissan Maxima and sped off. This forced one of the officers to jump out of the way of the vehicle to avoid injury. He backed out of the driveway and drove off.
A pursuit ensued. The police followed him on a car chase. They tried to get Heckman to pull over on North Service Road. But, he did not pull over. Instead, Heckman drove onto the Long Island Expressway, driving erratically.
After some time, Heckman turned his car around and headed back to his home. According to police, when he arrived, he refused to leave his car. After a struggle with police, he was finally arrested.
Police charged Heckman with a laundry list of offenses. This includes reckless endangerment, and he’s been charged with unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle. Additionally, he was charged for petit larceny, criminal contempt, and multiple traffic law and vehicle violations.