COMPILED BY LIZ GOFF
Ice Pick Stabbing
Police last week arrested a 26-year-old Queens man after he used an ice pick to repeatedly stab a Woodhaven man.
Cops said the victim was standing on Atlantic Avenue near 80th Street when he got into a confrontation with Ralphie Rivera.
Rivera suddenly pulled the ice pick and stabbed the victim three times in the arm, police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
Rivera was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon at his arraignment at Queens Criminal Court.
Investigators are trying to determine what led to the confrontation and the assault, police sources said.
Woodside Food Fight
An argument between four friends and a customer at a Woodside bodega turned into a wild food fight on September 26, police said.
Cops said Marcos Jueta, 29, Segundo Lopez, 29, Cesar Jueta, 21, and Oscar Montalbo, 29, threw beer bottles, tomatoes, other produce and floral bouquets at the customer after getting into an argument with the man outside the Brothers Grocery store on Roosevelt Avenue.
Police said Marcos Jueta and Lopez threw beer bottles that shattered and caused deep lacerations on the man’s face and torso. As the shaken victim tried to get away from his attackers, they lobbed various fresh fruits and vegetables at the man, police said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of cuts he suffered in the assault.
Marcos Jueta, Lopez, Cesar Jueta and Montalbo were charged with assault, criminal mischief and harassment.
Air Pistol Assault
A pair of Sunnyside thugs found themselves behind bars on September 22 after they threatened another man with an air pistol during a heated dispute.
Cops said Abdul Memminger, 20, and Eric Williams, 18, approached the victim at 43rd Street and Greenpoint Avenue at about 12:20 a.m. on September 22 where the three men started arguing.
As the dispute heated up, Memminger whipped the air pistol out of his backpack and threatened the victim shouting, “This is serious,” police sources said.
Memminger and Williams fled the scene without firing the air pistol, police said. They were arrested shortly afterward and charged with menacing and harassment.
Hunt ‘Hole In The Head’ Thieves
Queens detectives are searching for a team of burglars who cut holes in the roof of a Flushing OTB parlor on September 26 and left empty-handed when they were unable to crack a safe containing cash.
Police said the thieves cut three holes in the roof of the OTB on Roosevelt Avenue near Union Street at about 3:50 a.m. on September 26 and cut alarm and phone lines to avoid being detected.
The thieves used a rope to slide down into the building, but were stopped short in their quest for cash when they couldn’t open the safe, police said. Cops recovered a crowbar and a ladder at the scene, apparently used by the thieves in the robbery attempt.
Police are urging anyone with information on the suspects to call the Crimestoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.org.