Simple assault alleged

George Edward Beaghley, 54, of 1017 Park Ave., has been charged with simple assault for allegedly punching Randall Wesley in the right side of the head, causing him to fall to the floor, fracturing his ribs, while in the 600 block of Sixth Avenue on Oct. 18, city police said.

Following his arraignment last week before District Judge James Carn, Beaghley was released on $12,500 bail.