Two men were arrested in Plainview Monday morning after they allegedly broke into a Crestwood Drive home and attempted to flee from police.
According to detectives, around 11:20 a.m., Second Precinct police officers responded to a call for suspicious vehicle on Crestwood Drive. Upon arrival the officers were informed that the defendants, Jahvis P. Williams, 19, and Erwin Ulysse, 20, both of Baldwin, were dropped off on Crestwood Drive by an unknown male driving a Nissan sedan.
Williams and Ulysse were seen entering the rear yard of a Felice Lane home, police said. Officers entered the yard of the home and observed Williams inside the home opening the rear door to allow Ulysse access inside.
The defendants fled out the front door of the residence northbound on Felice Lane, police said. They were located a short time later and placed under arrest.
The driver of the two defendants' vehicle has not yet been located by police.
Two of the arresting officers suffered injuries to their knees and back while placing the defendants under arrest, police. They were both treated and released from a local hospital.
Williams and Ulysse were charged with burglary in the first degree and possession of burglar tools. In addition, Ulysse was also charged with burglary in the second degree. They will be arraigned on Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.