Folsom Police Arrest Two Individuals for Separate Park Assaults on Same Day

Folsom Police Arrest Two Individuals for Separate Park Assaults on Same Day
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A man was recently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly attacking another man at a Folsom park with a pickaxe.

According to a press release by the Folsom Police Department, police responded on the morning of Thursday, February 15, to Folsom City Lions Park to investigate reports of a man attacking people with a pickaxe. After the attack, the suspect had dropped the pickaxe and fled on foot onto nearby Johnny Cash Trail, police said.

Responding officers located the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Nick Impellezzeri, near the 200 block of Leidesdorff Street and took him into custody. Impellezzeri, reportedly a transient, had been banned from the city’s homeless shelter the night before, police said.

Impellezzeri was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder.

The victim was treated for laceration wounds to his arm and a puncture wound to his shoulder.

In a separate incident that same morning, police responded to the area of Corrigan Court, near Livemore Park, to investigate a report of an 80-year-old man having been attacked and kicked in the head by someone who lived in the area. The victim was treated for a minor injury at an area hospital and has since been released.

Responding officers located the suspect, who was still in his home and refused to come outside, at one point allegedly threatening to shoot the officers. SWAT personnel and crisis negotiators were then called to the scene and spent the next several hours attempting to diffuse the situation.

Ultimately, authorities deployed teargas into the house and took the individual into custody at around 1:30 that afternoon.

The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Nashad Hisham Hamedeh, was reportedly seen arming himself with various weapons, many of which were later found to be replicas.

Hamedeh was booked on suspicion of battery, elder abuse, resisting police, and violation of probation, adding to his already lengthy and varied history of arrests.

It was unclear at press time Hamedeh he had retained an attorney.

CrimeVoice supervising editor Jolene Spencer contributed to this article.

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