Two 20-year-old men who used ID belonging to other people to get into a Nyack bar are accused of getting into a clash with police officers on Main Street that left one cop injured early Saturday morning, according to Orangetown police.
Dominic Campitiello of 3 Theresa Drive, West Nyack, and Peter A. Rutigliano of 58 New Hempstead Road, New City, were arrested after police went to investigate a disturbance at 2:40 a.m. in front of the at 102 Main St. Police said the men were arguing with staff members and that as officers tried to separate the men Campitiello became aggressive with the town officers.
Police said that as officers attempted to arrest Campitiello he pulled away and ran off along Main Street. Police chased and caught Campitiello a short distance away, but police said Campitiello then fought with the town officers.
As cops were attempting to put handcuffs on Campitiello, police said Rutigliano came from behind the officers and tried to prevent them from arresting his friend, Campitiello. This led to Retigliano’s arrest.
Police said that during the struggle with Campitiello a town officer received a cut on his left hand and sustained bruising and swelling to his right knee requiring treatment at Nyack Hospital.
As police were trying to identify the men, both were found to have driver’s licenses that belonged to other people — which police said the pair used to get into the Pour House.
Campitiello is charged with assault on a police officer, a felony, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, disorderly conduct, a violation, and with being under 21 and using fraudulent means to purchase alcohol.
Rutigliano is charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and with being under 21 and using fraudulent means to purchase alcohol.
Campitiello was arraigned in Nyack Village Court by Judge Robert S. Knoebel and later released when family members posted $1,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 17.
Rutigliano was released on $200 bail pending a Feb. 7 Village Court hearing.