12 The QUEE NS Courier • MARCH 26, 2015 FOR Breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com police beat Compiled by Cristabelle Tumola, Robert Pozarycki, Angy Altamirano and Meaghan McGoldrick 108th Precinct Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside Woodside babysitter guilty in 2010 death of 9-month-old boy A Woodside woman has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a 9-month-old baby boy, who in 2010 was violently shaken by his babysitter. According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, 42-year-old Yohani Moran was found guilty on March 23 for second-degree manslaughter after a four-week-long trial in Queens Supreme Court. On March 10, 2010, at about 2 p.m. the baby boy, Dilan Criollo, was dropped off by his mother at Moran’s Woodside apartment, Brown said. At the time of the drop-off, Dilan was “vibrant and in good health.” Moran then fed the baby and he took a nap. Later in the afternoon Dilan “became fussy” and Moran shook him violently and he immediately went limp and became unresponsive, according to Brown. The child was then taken to the hospital where doctors determined he had suffered extensive subdural hematomas, severe brain swelling and bleeding in his eyes, as well as a bilateral retinal detachment, according to trial records. Dilan was placed on a ventilator and later died. “Shaken Baby Syndrome is the leading cause of child abuse deaths each year. The victims are innocent, helpless children and are too often harmed by those entrusted to care for and protect them. In this case, the toddler suffered extensive bleeding on the brain, swelling and damage to his eyes,” Brown said. “Despite lifesaving efforts by medical personnel, the child died. The defendant – who is herself a mother – has now been found guilty and faces a lengthy term behind bars.” Moran is expected back in court on April 14 and faces up to 15 years in prison. 110th Precinct Corona and Elmhurst Teens busted after climbing up NYS Pavilion tower Two teens were busted for scaling the New York State Pavilion with graffiti-making tools, reports said. The pair were caught climbing several hundred feet up a decaying staircase of the 1964 World’s Fair structure on the afternoon of March 22 and hanging out on an observation deck, according to Parks Department officials and published reports. Two boys, ages 14 and 15, were charged with trespassing and possession of a graffiti instrument, reports said. They were given juvenile reports and then released to their parents. According to Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates, Park Enforcement officers found a hole in the perimeter fence, the rusty door leading to the staircase wide open, and a pair of pliers and a broken lock tossed on the ground. THE COURIER/File photo The officers needed to use a makeshift ladder made of electrical cords to reach the top of the observation deck to reach the teens, Croft reported on the blog A Walk in the Park. 114th Precinct Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights Two men wanted in series of burglaries at Astoria community center Two men burglarized an Astoria community center over several days, getting away with pricey electronic items, according to authorities. The burglaries occurred at the HANAC Community Services Center at 23-16 30th Ave. starting on March 6. At about 10:30 a.m. that day, police said, the suspects — who are both described as being in their 20s — entered an office at the center and took an iPad 2. The same two suspects returned to the center on March 8 at about 9 a.m. and stole a Sony camera and two more iPad 2s. The following day, just after 8 a.m., according to police, the pair then broke into the center by prying open a rear window and grabbed some gift cards and assorted tools. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). Suspect punches LIC constructioN worker, steals tools: NYPD A robber surprised a construction worker while he was at a job site in Long Island City, punching the man before taking off with his tools, police said. The 29-year-old victim was working at a Euda Construction Company site located on 10th Street near 38th Avenue just after 2 p.m. on March 12 when the suspect approached him, cops said. The suspect, who was pushing a grocery cart, then punched the construction worker, took a Hilti drill, Milwaukee camera and two nail guns, and fled. Police have released video footage of the alleged robber and describe the man as black, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, blue jeans and a brown coat. To see the video, visit www. queenscourier.com. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). Queens man pleads guilty to sexually abusing girl at Fort Hamilton Army Base Wet Basement? Call artie Basement Water Proofing Specialist Serving Queens for 35 Years For more information contact EARN EXTRA INCOME TELEPHONE SALESCLASSIFIED AD SALES Experience necessary, but will train. 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When sentenced, Bonifaz faces a mandatory minimum term of at least 10 years in prison and up to a maximum of life, as well as restitution, a fine of up to $250,000, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. The guilty plea was announced by Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
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