Man charged with package theft in Stuyvesant Town

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police caught a man last week believed to be responsible for an alleged package theft in Stuyvesant Town that took place last January.

Carl Cadell, 29, was allegedly seen inside 445 East 14th Street by StuyTown Public Safety on January 5, 2018 around 3 p.m. Police said that Cadell was on the 12th floor of the building with a package that didn’t belong to him. The package was allegedly addressed to a resident in 449 East 14th Street. According to the district attorney’s office, Cadell could be seen on surveillance video entering that building and removing the package before he went inside 445 East 14th Street.

StuyTown Property Services general manager Rick Hayduk said that video showed Cadell “piggybacking” into both buildings.

According to Hayduk, public safety approached Cadell because he was acting suspiciously inside 445 East 14th Street, and police said that he shoved the officer against the wall before fleeing on foot.

Hayduk said that the public safety officer was able to recover a bag from Cadell containing the alleged stolen package in addition to two cell phones.

Cadell was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and harassment inside the 13th Precinct on Thursday, January 31 at 11:55 a.m. An attorney for Cadell did not respond to a request for comment by Town & Village’s press time.

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2 thoughts on “Man charged with package theft in Stuyvesant Town

  1. Crime and criminal elements persist in stpcv, but yet Playground #11 and our open facilities encourage malfeasance by unknown visitors and guests.  Shut down Playground #11, increase security, and, readily request identification from suspect visitors using or not using our recreation sites.  We should have only one visitor per resident to avoid incursions by perpetrators.     Stuart Levinson     285 Ave. C 

    • I agree, sort of, instead of closing playground 11 they should move the ice rink to playground 11 and close playground 10. Then put in a nice zen garden.

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