City worker assaulted

Published 11:38 pm Friday, June 3, 2011

Suffolk police are searching for a man they say assaulted a city worker Thursday while he was doing his job.


Warrants are on file for Alvah Reginald Blackley Jr., 48, of the 200 block of Woodrow Avenue.

The victim was operating a crane truck to pick up bulk refuse near the suspect’s home when the suspect emerged from a house and “began yelling and cursing at him,” city spokeswoman Diana Klink said.

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Klink said the city worker finished picking up the trash and began to climb down from the controls when the suspect allegedly swung a small stick.

The victim suffered a laceration to his forearm but was otherwise uninjured.

Police believe the suspect was intoxicated at the time, Klink said.

Blackley had not been arrested as of Friday afternoon.