12 THE QUEENS COURIER • FEBRUARY 28, 2013 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com police beat COMPILED BY TONIA N. CIMINO & CRISTABELLE TUMOLA 108TH PRECINCT Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside Seek missing teen and her son s Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl and her one-year-old son. Gabriela Ramos and her son Alex were last seen on Tuesday, February 19 leaving their apartment. Gabriela was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and black and blue sneakers. Alex was wearing a black jacket, grey sweatpants and blue sneakers. Anyone with information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. 109TH PRECINCT Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace Seek cell phone thief Cops are seeking a thief who took victim’s unattended cell phone without permission or authority and fled. The incident happened on Tuesday, January 29. No injuries were reported. The suspect is identified as Sammy Nour, 31, 5’9” with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 110TH PRECINCT Corona and Elmhurst Man tied up, robbed elderly woman The NYPD is trying to identify a robber who broke into an Elmhurst woman’s apartment, tied her up, then took off with her property. On Thursday, February 14, around 6:20 p.m., the 69-year-old victim entered her home and found the suspect inside. The robber grabbed the woman, threw her to the floor and tied her up. He then removed clothing, jewelry and cash from the apartment and fled. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5’9” tall and weighing 150 pounds. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. 114TH PRECINCT Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights Man killed by cop car responding to emergency A man is dead after a patrol car struck him at a Long Island City intersection last week, according to police. Around 12:45 a.m., officers were responding to a 911 call, when their vehicle, traveling eastbound on 40th Avenue, hit an unidentified man crossing northbound between 10th and 11th streets. EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. 115TH PRECINCT East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights NYPD sergeant arrested On Friday, February 22, an off duty NYPD sergeant was arrested. Christopher Viola, 34, is charged with assault. Cement & Brick Work Burglars using fire escapes At least six apartments in Flushing have been broken into within the last month by burglars who enter through fire escapes, Cops at the 109th Precinct say the thieves enter apartment complexes through building lobbies, make their way up to the roof and work their way down. “A lot of the time in these buildings, the fire escapes are in the back of the building. Driving by, we don’t see if somebody’s walking on the fire escape,” said Anthony LoVerme, the precinct’s A resident at a 42-33 Kissena Boulevard complex said she came home to find a man climbing out of her bedroom window and using the fire escape to make off with her Louis Vuitton bag on February 4, LoVerme said. And another resident at 42-30 Union Street said burglars stole her iPad and $13,000 in cash on February 12, LoVerme said. The front door was still locked when the victim came home, but the kitchen window leading to the fire escape was open, the victim told cops. “Nobody should ever be using the fire escape,” LoVerme said. “Don’t just assume that maybe somebody just locked themselves through the fire escape.” Building owners and property managers can call the precinct thwarts loiterers and burglaries with more police presence inside buildings. Kids PAL around On February 19, 500 youngsters from all five boroughs competed in citywide tournaments during a fun-filled day of educational games and laughter at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Annual Educational Tournament of Champions at the Edward Byrne Center. Champions ages five to 13 from PAL’s Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica, Goldie Maple Academy Beacon in Arverne-Far Rockaway, Pathways Prep and Redfern Cornerstone Center challenged their peers from PAL centers across the city in checkers, boggle, basketball and more. The Tournament of Champions is an annual PAL event, fostering better understanding and relationships by bringing together boys and girls of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. PAL encourages youngsters to develop athletic and educational skills and the sportsmanship qualities of discipline, fair play and healthy competition. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for 98 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 37,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization. For more information, visit www.palnyc.org. 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