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Construction Worker Charged in Assault of Co-Workers in Fight Over Money

By Nicholas Rizzi | July 19, 2017 4:27pm

CHARLESTON — A construction worker attacked one of his co-workers during a fight over money then clipped another with his car while driving away, a law enforcement source said.

Hasaan Saldeen, 45, of Stapleton, got into an argument with his co-worker at 366 Industrial Loop on June 23 when he started to punch the man in the face several times, according to a source and his criminal complaint.

The attack caused bleeding, swelling and bruising to the victim's left eye and face, prosecutors said.

After the beating, Saldeen got into his car and drove away, clipping another co-worker on the right arm, the source said. The incident also sprained the victim's neck and shoulder, prosecutors said.

Saldeen was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a incident without reporting and harassment at his arraignment, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said.

His bail was set at $2,000 bond, $1,000 cash, court records show.

His lawyer could not be reached for comment.

Other notable incidents in Staten Island include:

► A man previously arrested for stealing 14 toothbrushes was picked up again after police found him rummaging through a car, prosecutors said.

Officers found Samuel Rosa, 35, looking through the glove box of a 2007 Chevy Impala parked on Windermere Road on July 13 at 1:05 a.m., according to his complaint.

Rosa didn't take any property before he was arrested.

He was previously arrested in March after he stole toothbrushes from the CVS in Dongan Hill and attacked a worker that tried to stop him, the Staten Island Advance reported.

Rosa pleaded guilty to the crime in exchange for attending a long-term drug treatment facility, but a judge ruled he would spend one to three years in prison if he didn't finish the program, according to the Advance.

For his latest arrest, Rosa was charged with attempted petit larceny, the DA said. 

His lawyer could not be reached for comment.

► A man high on oxycodone pills crashed his car into a fire hydrant, prosecutors said.

Kenneth Ferrari, 40, was driving his 2011 Jeep Cherokee on July 10 when he crashed into the hydrant at the corner of Ingram Avenue and Victory Boulevard at about 10:12 p.m., according to the complaint.

When officers arrived, Ferrari's speech was slurred and incoherent and he told them "I took two 30mg oxycodone," prosecutors said.

Ferrari was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance at his arraignment, the DA said. He was released without bail.

His lawyer could not be reached for comment.

► A man pulled over for not signaling had heroin and cocaine on him, prosecutors said.

Officers pulled over Robert Gambardella, 27, for not signaling while making a right turn onto Drumgoole Road East from Macon Avenue at about 12:54 a.m. on Wednesday, police said. During the stop, they found heroin, cocaine and a needle loaded with heroin in his possession.

Garmbardella was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, driving without a license and failure to signal, the DA said. His bail was set at $1,000.

His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.