Police Blotter, Week of July 23, 2015 | East Villager & Lower East Sider

Police Blotter, Week of July 23, 2015

A police officer talking to tenants at 21 Spring St. last Wednesday after an armed mugging inside the building.  Photo by C4

A police officer talking to tenants at 21 Spring St. last Wednesday after an armed mugging inside the building. Photo by C4

Spring St. robbery
On Wed., July 16, around 9 p.m., a tenant at 21 Spring St., the LIRA residence, was robbed at gunpoint inside the building. There were reportedly two muggers, one of whom brandished a firearm. There were no reported injuries.

Dump truck kills senior
On Fri., July 17, at around 1:05 p.m., police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Canal St. and Bowery. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered the victim, an elderly male, lying on the ground with serious body trauma. E.M.S. also responded and transported the victim to Downtown Beekman Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The victim was identified as Ka Chor Yau, 83, of 72 Columbus St.

A further investigation revealed that the victim was crossing Canal St. when he was struck, while in middle of the intersection, by a dump truck, which was traveling westbound on Canal St. from the Manhattan Bridge. 

The driver, a 24-year-old man, was taken into custody at the scene. He was subsequently ID’d as Maykel Felix-Tejada, of Paterson, N.J. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator. The Police Department’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing the investigation. 

Screwy mugger
Police said that an unknown perpetrator brandishing a screwdriver robbed a man in front of 200 W. 14th St. on Wed., July 15. The mugger approached the 22-year-old victim at about 3 p.m. and got straight to the point. “Give me your money,” he said.

The tool-wielding tough received $40 and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was uninjured, said the police who searched the surrounding area. They located Dembo Sanyang, 26, later that day and arrested him for felony robbery.

Extreme X-ray assault
An X-ray technician was attacked at the Lenox Hill HealthPlex on Wed., July 15, according to police. The 29-year-old victim was dealing with a patient when the patient’s girlfriend burst into the room and snatched the technician by the hair, police said. The girlfriend then threw the HealthPlex employee to the ground and began pummeling her, resulting in scratches and bruises to the victim’s face, head and neck.

Police arrested Suzielin Frade, 21, and charged the Bronx resident with felony assault. Police said the victim did not know her alleged assailant. They did not state a motive for the attack.

Escape, he wished
Cops on patrol came across an alleged burglary lookout, aptly waiting in a 2003 Ford Escape around 6:30 p.m. on Fri., July 17. Angel Vega, 24, was stealing his way through a construction site while Joe Rivera, 21, waited in front of 40 Bethune St., police said. They were both charged with felony burglary.

BK/NJ beatdown
Four New Jersey residents ran into some scrappy twenty-somethings from Brooklyn in front of 848 Washington St. on Sun., July 19. The former were walking to their vehicle when the two groups got into a verbal dispute at about 3:25 a.m., according to a police report.

The Brooklynites then began wailing on the other group, resulting in serious physical injuries to the victims, who ranged from 20 to 34 years old. In addition, the assailants allegedly snatched a purse, iPhone, keys and $50 cash from the Garden State group, police said.

Steven Sutera, 21; Vincent Dimari, 20; John Miley, 21; and Michael Spindler, 19, were all arrested and charged with felony robbery.

—  Zach Williams  and Lincoln Anderson