Police Say Man Threw Object in Officer’s Face on Columbus Avenue

Police are looking for the man in the surveillance images above and below for allegedly throwing an object in an officer’s face in June. The police description is below:

On Tuesday June 2, 2020 at approximately 2000 hours, in the vicinity of Columbus Avenue and West 67th Street, a 33-year old male NYPD uniform Police Officer was on patrol while operating a department scooter when he was struck in the face by an unknown hard object. The Officer suffered pain and swelling to the right side of his face. EMS responded and transported the Officer to Mount Sinai / Saint Luke’s hospital in stable condition. Subsequent investigation determined that an unknown male was observed in surveillance images throwing the object which hit the officer. The individual then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The individual wanted for questioning in this incident is described as a male Hispanic, 20-30 years in age.

Surveillance photos are from the incident location, during the incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. Jay says:

      On June 2nd, and only now is the NYPD appealing for help from the public? ()*)(U/ma!@9908098ul.

    2. Roberto says:

      WOW on June 2nd this happened: It September is now!

    3. UWS_lifer says:

      I’ve brought this up before but in April 1987 a guy stole my bike in Central Park, right off the Park Drive over by the Great Lawn.

      Is there someone I can talk to about this?:)

      • Jay says:


        Well, I’m sure if you could share a screen grab (from the video camera you were carrying that day) of the alleged bicycle thief then the NYPD might get on it come January.

        Or perhaps (if you weren’t carrying your video camera that day) you could ask Tavern on the Green if their cameras pointed at the West Drive.

        Now if you can find those tapes, from either source, a player may be hard to come by, but there’s Craigslist and Ebay.

        Now resolution (320 lines vertical if you’re lucky) may be a stumbling block in trying to generate a reasonable image of the party.

        Good luck.

        • UWS_lifer says:

          At this point, I should probably check the retirement homes or down on Miami Beach at the shuffleboard courts.:)

          • Jay says:


            I don’t think the tapes, should the exist, would be in Florida retirement homes.

            Just by way of example, I was a young adult living in Brooklyn in April 1987 and I’m not yet 60.

      • Officer Joe Bolton says:

        Yes! I remember that….I was on desk duty, I was the Sergeant at the central park police precinct at 86 Street. I need you to come by and will file a complaint. We found your bike..As soon as possible and you can look over the mugshots in the basement.

    4. D-Rex says:

      Maybe the NYPD was waiting for the weather to cool down so the suspect would put the same clothes on and parade up and down Columbus Ave.?

      Why wait 110 days to post a low-quality photo?

      • Jay says:


        “Why wait 110 days to post a low-quality photo?”

        Well, think about it: Why would the NYPD not want the thrower of the object clearly identified?

        Yes, I’m serious about what I’m implying.