Police Watch: Slashing on E. 17th Street, ‘Murder’ suspect attempts suicide

MAN ARRESTED FOR E. 17TH ST. SLASHING
Police arrested 61-year-old Jose Delgado for allegedly attacking a man who was going through a garbage bin in front of 1 East 17th Street last Wednesday afternoon.
Police said that the 56-year-old victim was going through the bin when Delgado, who lives at 25 West 24th Street, allegedly came up from behind him and slashed him on the right side of his neck with a knife. The victim was treated at the scene by EMS workers and brought to Mount Sinai Beth Israel but police said that the injury was minor.
Sources said that Delgado was caught in Union Square but no further information was available about what led to his arrest. The district attorney’s office said that Delgado admitted the alleged assault was meant as revenge for a previous incident. He was officially charged at the 13th Precinct last Thursday.

DELAWARE MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER SUICIDE ATTEMPT
Police from the 13th Precinct arrested a 31-year-old murder suspect, Rondell Veal, on Sunday evening for being a fugitive from another state. Police said that Veal was to be extradited to the county of New Castle in Delaware, where a warrant was issued for felony murder on September 23.
The New York Post reported on Sunday that Veal was caught because he reportedly attempted to commit suicide at Grand Central Terminal around 5:30 p.m., attempting to slash his wrists and neck while standing on the tracks of the 6 train. The Post said that he underwent surgery at Bellevue on Sunday night to repair his trachea. Upon further investigation, police found that Veal was wanted for the fatal stabbing of his wife, Sherrie L. Campbell, who was found dead in their Newark, DE home last Friday. Police said that he may have used the suspected murder weapon to take his own life.

TEEN BUSTED FOR CELL PHONE SNATCHING ON FIRST AVENUE AND 23RD STREET
Police arrested a teenager for grand larceny and possession of stolen property at the corner of First Avenue and East 23rd Street last Monday at 1:37 a.m. The victim told police that he was looking down at his phone when the teen walked by and grabbed the device out of his hands, then fled the location. The suspect was stopped in front of 492 First Avenue and video surveillance nearby showed the teen putting the phone underneath a garbage can.

TEENS ARRESTED FOR EXTORTING CELL PHONE THEFT VICTIM
Police arrested two teenagers for grand larceny by extortion last Thursday at 11:46 p.m. The victim told police that the suspects contacted her and said that if she wanted her iPhone back, she would have to pay them. The victim met up with the two teens and gave them the cash, but they fled without returning her phone. She told police that she later spotted them at the northeast corner of East 28th Street and Third Avenue with her phone. When she asked for it back, they reportedly refused and spit in her face, but police searched the area shortly after and caught the teens. The victim’s phone was recovered and police said there was video surveillance of the teens brokering the original deal.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR TERRORIST THREAT
Police arrested a teenager for a terrorist threat last Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. inside the 13th precinct. Police said that the teen threatened to shoot up a school, placing others in fear for their safety. No further information was available about which school the teen attends and threatened.

SENIOR ACCUSED OF KEYING CARS IN FRONT OF 13TH PRECINCT
Police arrested 66-year-old Barbara Schildcrout last Tuesday at 2:05 p.m. after police said that she was seen on video surveillance keying two different cars outside the 13th Precinct.
Police said that she approached a black pick-up truck parked outside 208 East 21st Street, removed an item from her backpack and scratched the vehicle, causing damage to the front passenger door and the rear body of the truck.
She was also allegedly seen on surveillance in front of 226 East 21st Street the next day at 6:30 p.m., when she parked her bike, walked behind a marked police van and approached a black Jeep. Police did not say that the video showed Schildcrout damaging the car but the Jeep’s owner told police that the vehicle didn’t have scratches when he parked it in front of the precinct but there was damage to the passenger’s side door when he went back to the Jeep later in the day.
Police said that the damage to both vehicles exceeded $250 for each.
She was arrested for alleged criminal mischief and auto stripping.

SERIAL OFFICE BUILDING ‘BURGLAR’ BUSTED
Police arrested 52-year-old Allen Nimmons for alleged possession of stolen property, criminal trespass and grand larceny in front of 873 Broadway last Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Police said that Nimmons went inside the office building without permission and when he was searched, was allegedly in possession of a stolen wallet that contained credit cards and cash. Police later charged him with three additional counts of grand larceny and burglary in connection with previous thefts from nearby office buildings.
Nimmons was charged with burglary for entering 135 West 26th Street on September 1 and allegedly swiping a MacBook Pro from the 11th floor.
Police also said that Nimmons stole a MacBook Pro from the third floor of 234 Fifth Avenue on another date.
Nimmons allegedly stole designer clothing from a rack on the third floor of 873 Broadway inside Home Studios Inc. on September 16.
Police also said that Nimmons took a MacBook laptop from the second floor of 174 Fifth Avenue on September 19.

MAN ARRESTED FOR UNION SQUARE BAG THEFT
Police arrested 57-year-old Robert McKay for petit larceny at the corner of Union Square and East 16th Street last Wednesday at 4:13 p.m. Police said that McKay took the victim’s bag from inside the park and he was allegedly in possession of a crack pipe that police said was in his pants pocket. McKay was also charged with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

MAN BUSTED FOR SUITCASE THEFT
Police arrested 24-year-old Shane Gayle for grand larceny, petit larceny and possession of stolen property at the corner of East 19th Street and Broadway last Thursday at 4:37 p.m. Police said that Gayle swiped the victim’s suitcase from the street while he was bringing his belongings inside his apartment. Police said that video clearly showed Gayle removing the suitcase and he allegedly admitted, “Yes, I found luggage on the street. It’s in my apartment and I went through the suitcase. It was just clothes.” Gayle was also allegedly in possession of two Samsung Galaxy phones that weren’t his.

MAN BUSTED FOR ASSAULT ON LEXINGTON
Police arrested 27-year-old Juan Vargas for assault and weapons possession in front of 111 Lexington Avenue last Thursday at 10:20 p.m. The victim told police that he was eating inside Curry in a Hurry at 119 Lexington Avenue when Vargas approached him and allegedly started yelling at him. The victim said that Vargas then slapped him in the face and was subsequently thrown out of the restaurant, but when the victim left the restaurant shortly after, Vargas allegedly hit him from behind with a glass bottle. The victim sustained a cut on the back of his head and was taken to Bellevue for treatment. No further information was available about what prompted the attack or if Vargas and the victim knew each other.

MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING FLOWERS ON STREET WITHOUT A LICENSE
Police arrested a 56-year-old man for an unclassified misdemeanor in front of 132 West 28th Street last Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Police said that the suspect was displaying and offering for sale more than five flowers without a Department of Consumer Affairs license and could not produce one when asked.

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One thought on “Police Watch: Slashing on E. 17th Street, ‘Murder’ suspect attempts suicide

  1. Perhaps the police watch should mention all the illegally parked police vehicles endangering residents of the 13th precinct. Clearly the officers stationed at the former police academy are abusing their parking passes. There is almost ALWAYS police vehicles blocking area bus stops and other large vehicles blocking pedestrians views of the bike lanes. The corruption of this administration knows no bounds. The captain at this precinct needs to be removed.

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