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Suspect sought in S. Ozone Park rape: NYPD
SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police
were looking for a tattooed man who
they believe recently raped a woman
in South Ozone Park.
According to police, between 12
a.m. and 6 a.m. on Dec. 30, 24-year-old
George Persaud allegedly approached
a 40-year-old woman and displayed
a fake firearm. He then allegedly
forced the woman into a secluded
area where Persaud raped her, police
EMS took the victim to an area
hospital for evaluation.
Sources familiar with the
investigation indicated that there
doesn’t seem to be a connection
between Persaud and the victim, and
that the rape occurred near where the
Persaud is described as having
brown eyes, dark hair with shaved
fade on side, facial hair on face and
chin, standing 5 feet, 4 inches tall and
weighing 150 pounds.
On Jan. 2, the NYPD released
images of Persaud, which included
an image of his chest tattoo that says
“Only The Strong Survive.” He also
has a nautical star on his right hand,
and tattoos on his right knuckles.
Anyone with information in regard
to this incident is asked to call the
NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at
1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish,
The public can also submit their
tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers
website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by
texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES)
then enter TIP577. All calls and
messages are kept confidential.
— Emily Davenport
Four arrested in Flushing ‘shots fired’ incident
FLUSHING — Four people were
taken into police custody on New
Year’s Day following reports of shots
being fired at a Flushing home.
According to police, at 10:20 a.m.
on Jan. 1, officers from the 109th
Precinct arrived at the home on 136th
Street near Booth Memorial Avenue
after receiving a 911 call of shots fired
at the location.
Police learned that four individuals
were in the apartment and that they
refused to leave or let anyone inside.
The officers were eventually
able to get the occupants to exit the
home without incident at 11:40 a.m.,
according to authorities.
Police arrested Brayner Quesada,
23, Daniel Hueso, 21, Julian Herrera,
23, and Raiza Carillo, 28, all of
whom live at the residence. They
were all charged with criminal
possession of a weapon, reckless
endangerment and criminal
possession of marijuana.
Police say that a 9 millimeter gun
was recovered from the bathroom of
— Emily Davenport
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