Two Female Parks Agents Attacked Near Yankee Stadium

By Patrick Wall on July 11, 2012 5:10pm 

A man assaulted two Parks Department employees on July 6, 2012 at Macombs Dam Park next to Yankee Stadium.
A man assaulted two Parks Department employees on July 6, 2012 at Macombs Dam Park next to Yankee Stadium.
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CONCOURSE — An unlicensed vendor was arrested Friday after he attacked two female Parks Department employees who confronted him about selling goods without a permit at a park next to Yankee Stadium, police said.

Both of the employees were treated for minor injuries at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx. The suspect, Delbert Delvalle, 20, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, illegal vending and harassment, according to police and the Bronx district attorney’s office.

Geoffrey Croft, president of NYC Park Advocates, first reported the incident on the blog, A Walk in the Park.

The two seasonal Parks employees approached Delvalle about 4:15 p.m. Friday at Macombs Dam Park, which includes Heritage Field, the new $51 million baseball diamonds built in the footprint of the old Yankee Stadium.

Delvalle then allegedly flew into a rage, ramming one of the women with a shopping cart, then kicking and beating her after she fell to the ground, according to the criminal complaint. He also knocked down the other employee and kicked her leg, the complaint said.

Delvalle had been selling bottled water at the park, according to unnamed Parks Department employees cited in Croft’s account, which neither the police nor Parks Department confirmed.

After the alleged assault, Delvalle grabbed one of the agent’s radios then fled the park, according to Croft’s post.

He was later arrested, police said.

Delvalle was arraigned Sunday and released on his own recognizance, the Bronx DA’s office said. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 15.

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