Volume 19 Issue 54 | May 25 -31, 2007

Police Blotter

Arrest in shooting
Police arrested a second suspect on Tues. May 15 in connection with the 4:30 a.m. May 14 shooting of a teenager in the Rutgers Houses complex at Rutgers and Madison Sts. Salvador Leon, 18, a Rutgers resident, was charged with attempted murder in the shooting in which Eddie Maldonado, 18, was hit in the thigh and the hand and taken to Bellevue Hospital, police said.

Defreitis Rasaad, 16, was arrested a few minutes after the shooting. Police said they took a shot at Rasaad but missed when he pointed a .22 caliber pistol at them.

Massage and meth
Police arrested Steeve Lee, 40, on Sunday night May 13 for promoting prostitution, running an unlicensed massage parlor and possession of methamphetamine pills after a raid at 59 Canal St.

Lee let an undercover officer into the front room of the premises near Orchard St. at 7 p.m. and said the undercover could choose any one of the six women in the room, pay him $50 for a massage and $30 minimum to the woman for her services, according to the charge filed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

The undercover then took one of the women into a separate room while other officers burst into the front room and arrested Lee as he was tucking 40 methamphetamine pills under a sofa cushion, according to the charges. Lee was freed on bail pending a Sept. 10 court appearance.

Mei-Peng Wong, 41, was also arrested and charged with attempting to offer an illegal massage. She is to appear in court on June 28.

--Albert Amateau

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