2007-05-30 / Features

Borough-Wide Blotter

110th Precinct

Unruly Mets Fan Bites Cops

Police assigned to the New York Police Department Shea Stadium Detail busted a 36- year-old Mets fan on May 20 after the reveler bit two officers who were trying to restrain him.

Police sources said investigators have not been able to determine why Mark Lindsay began cursing at a TV camera operator in the stadium at about 10:15 p.m., during the final game of the subway series between the Mets and the Yankees.

Authorities claimed Lindsay became so unruly that he was escorted outside the stadium by a Shea security supervisor. Once outside, Lindsay began swinging at the supervisor and kicking him. When the two police officers arrived at the scene and tried to cuff Lindsay he bit them.

Knife Wielding Restaurant Worker

Police in Corona arrested a knife-wielding restaurant worker on May 21 after he threatened a co-worker, chased the man and broke his glasses.

Police are uncertain why Alejandro Flores, 36, became enraged and threatened to harm his 33- year-old co-worker at about 3 a.m. at the El Duraznito Restaurant and Bar on Roosevelt Avenue and 112th Street.

While shouting threats at his victim Flores, waving the knife, suddenly chased his co-worker from the bar. When the victim dropped his glasses Flores stepped on them, crushing them on the sidewalk, police said.

Flores was arrested and charged with menacing, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

115th Precinct Trash Collectors Try To Take Over

Trash Company

Four former employees of a Corona trash removal firm were recently arrested for using extortion tactics in an attempt to take over the company, prosecutors said.

According to court records, the four City Haul Carting Company employees started threatening owner Vincent Giuliano in the beginning of July 2006. In the months that followed, hundreds of City Haul trash containers were stolen and two garbage trucks were burned, prosecutors said.

Salvatore Lombardo, 37 and Antonino Mistretta, 36, both of Astoria, and Anthony LuPuma, 44, and his wife, Lisa, 41, of Babylon, Long Island are facing extortion. All four face up to seven years behind bars if convicted and are being held in lieu of bail.- Compiled By Liz Goff

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