Arrest made in Ridgewood assault that left man in serious condition

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Police collared a Ridgewood man this week who assaulted a foe during a fight outside a neighborhood deli early Sunday morning and left him in serious condition.

According to authorities, Pawel Garwarski, 26, struck the 35-year-old male in the face with an object during a physical altercation outside a deli at the corner of Fresh Pond Road and Linden Street at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

The man’s head struck the pavement as he fell to the ground, police noted, causing a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain.

Following the assault, Garwarski allegedly fled from the scene southbound on Fresh Pond Road to Gates Avenue.

Officers from the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded to the location. Paramedics brought the 35-year-old man to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

Following an investigation, the 104th Precinct Detective Squad charged Garwarski Monday on multiple charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He remains held in jail on $250,000 bail following arraignment, according to court records.

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