Scaffold-climbing suspect smashes way
into Con Edison headquarters in Manhattan
BY TODD MAISEL
While most New Yorkers
are climbing the walls
from cabin fever, one
daring burglar decided to climb
the scaffolding around the 26-story
Con Edison building in Manhattan
on Monday — and was cuffed for
Police said the suspect, believed
to be in his 30s, was seen traversing
the metal apparatus surrounding at
4 Irving Place in Gramercy Park at
noon on April 13, in the midst of the
Cops from the 13th Precinct
surrounded the building that takes
up an entire city block, and police
began a search.
Emergency service police offi cers
joined the search, with reports that
the man had gone to the roof of the
building with fears that he might be
After a search by police and Con
Ed security, police began searching
fl oor by fl oor when they located the
unidentifi ed man lying on the fl oor,
bleeding from multiple parts of his
Cops say the man had apparently
Police arrested a man who apparently climbed up the scaffolding
of the Con Ed headquarters building smashed a window and broke
in. He was found by police on the 19th floor on the floor, suffering
from cuts from the broken glass.
smashed a window on the second
floor from the scaffolding and
climbed inside — leaving police to
classify the crime as an attempted
The perpetrator, who’s believed
to be homeless, was brought to Bellevue
Hospital for treatment of his
injuries. Charges against him are
Advocates say homeless people
PHOTO BY TODD MAISEL
Cops find stabbing victim
in Manhattan after he was
assaulted in Brooklyn: NYPD
Police are investigating
a stabbing that left a
man injured in Manhattan
on Sunday night.
According to authorities,
at 11:21 p.m. on April 12
offi cers responded to a 911
call regarding an assault in
progress in the vicinity of
Delancey Street and Williamsburg
their arrival, offi cers found
that a 26-year-old man had
been stabbed twice.
are becoming more desperate as
they are unable to panhandle in
much of the city because people
are afraid to approach because of
The landmark building, the original
structure built in 1910, formerly
contained Tammany Hall and the
Academy of Music, as well as the
offi ces of Con Ed’s predecessor,
Officers later learned
that the stabbing took place
in the vicinity of Graham
Avenue and Broadway.
The victim was taken to
PHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES
Bellevue Hospital in stable
No arrests have been
made at this time. The
investigation is ongoing.
Police investigating death
of man found with head
injury in Manhattan
PHOTO VIA GOOGLE MAPS
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Police are investigating the death of a man who was found
in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, at 12:40 p.m. on April 14, offi
cers responded to a call regarding an unconscious man in
the vicinity of Cedar Street and Williams Street. Upon their
arrival, cops found a 67-year-old man with a head injury at
the location, unconscious and unresponsive.
The victim was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital,
where he was pronounced deceased. His identity is being
withheld pending family notifi cation.
Police say that no criminality suspected at this time, however
the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The investigation is ongoing.
Gunman booked for murdering rival
in Manhattan love triangle
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
A 30-year-old man faces murder
charges for shooting his squeeze’s
boyfriend to death on a Manhattan
block Friday night, police reported.
Sterling Stewart, 30, of East 123rd Street
faces charges of murder, assault, criminal
use of a fi rearm and criminal possession of
a weapon in the April 10 killing of Darnell
Brown, 23, of the Bronx.
Brown was shot to death at 7:46 p.m. on
April 10 in front of an apartment building
on First Avenue near East 101st Street in
A law enforcement source confi rmed
published reports that Brown and Stewart
were involved in a love triangle with another
woman, identifi ed as Brown’s girlfriend.
The New York Daily News reported that
Stewart is the father of her baby.
Offi cers from the 23rd Precinct and
EMS units responded to a 911 call about
the shooting and found Brown with a
gunshot wound to his lower back. Paramedics
rushed him to nearby Metropolitan
Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Moments later, police located Stewart
and took him into custody. Detectives also
recovered the fi rearm allegedly used in the
PHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES
The Villager (USPS 578930) ISSN 0042-6202 Copyright © 2019 by Schneps Media is published weekly by Schneps Media, One Metrotech North, 10th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201. 52 times a year. Business and Editorial Offices: One Metrotech
North, 10th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201. Accounting and Circulation Offices: Schneps Media, One Metrotech North, 10th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201. Call 718-260-2500 to subscribe. Periodicals postage prices is paid at New York, N.Y.
Postmaster: Send address changes to The Villager, One Metrotech North, 10th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Annual subscription by mail in Manhattan and Brooklyn $29 ($35 elsewhere). Single copy price at office and newsstands is $1. The entire contents of newspaper, including advertising, are copyrighted and no part may be reproduced without
the express permission of the publisher - © 2019 Schneps Media.
6 April 16,2020 Schneps Media