QUEENS — Police are looking for a 23-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted one cop, and ran over two others in his SUV at a Queens precinct, police said.
Jeffrey Contreras, 23, allegedly showed up at the 105th Precinct in Queens Village, at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, trying to recover belongings from the inside of a car that police had impounded after it was recovered as stolen, an NYPD spokesman said.
When police at the 222nd Street precinct said he couldn't go into the car, he allegedly attempted to go right in and retrieve the items anyway, the spokesman said.
When the officers attempted to physically intervene, Contreras allegedly pushed one police officer to the ground, and, returning to the 2011 Toyota Rav 4 he'd originally driven to the precinct in, attempted to drive away with the property he'd collected.
Contreras then drove directly at and injured two other officers that were trying to stop him, striking one cop in the leg, and running over another officer's foot.
Two officers were treated and released at the North Shore Manhasset Hospital, while one is still in the hospital, but in stable condition.
Police described the suspect as being 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, and blue jeans.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.