Man Accused of Tossing Potatoes at Police During Murder Investigation

By Nicholas Rizzi on April 3, 2014 2:06pm 

 Keith Heyward, 27, was arrested after he tossed potatoes from the roof of a building at police officers investigating a murder scene at Mariners Harbor.
Keith Heyward, 27, was arrested after he tossed potatoes from the roof of a building at police officers investigating a murder scene at Mariners Harbor.
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MARINERS HARBOR — A man was arrested after he hurled potatoes at police officers investigating the murder of a Chinese food deliveryman in Staten Island, prosecutors said.

Keith Heyward, 27, climbed onto the roof of the Mariners Harbor Houses at 361 Grandview Ave., which is closed to the public, and started to throw potatoes at police at the murder scene at 10 p.m. Tuesday, court papers said.

When officers reached the roof and tried to arrest Heyward, he flailed his arms and elbows to avoid being put in handcuff, according to court papers.

Heyward was charged with attempted assault, criminal trespass and resisting arrest. He was also arrested in February for criminal possession of a firearm, according to court records.

Officers were at Grandview Avenue investigation the murder of Richard Salvia, 50, who was fatally shot in the head on the dead-end block after being robbed on Tuesday night, police said.

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