Garden City Burglary Spree Suspect Nabbed

A suspect who allegedly assaulted a police officer while resisting arrest for breaking into three Garden City homes last month has been ordered held without bail, police said and court records show.

Nassau County police Saturday arrested Fritz Byer on charges of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, assault and resisting arrest. He was remanded during his arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead the following day.

Police said the 26-year-old Freeport man stole a woman’s purse and laptop computer from a Washington Avenue home Nov. 3, coins and a 2013 Honda CRV from an Osborne Road home between Nov. 14 and Nov. 18 and assorted jewelry from a Poplar Street home Nov. 29.

Investigators apprehended the suspect when they found him entering the stolen CRV after it was found parked in Hempstead, police said.

Byer allegedly struggled with police, injuring an officer’s right hand, police said. The officer was treated and released at a local hospital.

Byer was found to be in possession of jewelry from the Poplar Street burglary and detectives linked him to the two other cases, police said. He is due back in court Wednesday.