12 THE QUEENS COURIER • JUNE 27, 2013 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com 107TH PRECINCT Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Electchester, Pomonok Man dies in motorcycle crash on GCP On Sunday, June 23, police responded to a call of a motorcycle accident on the Grand Central Parkway near the 168th Street exit. Upon arrival, police discovered Antonio Ferruccio, 59, with severe body trauma. EMS took him to Queens General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Cops say a preliminary investigation indicates he had been driving a 1991 Ducati motorcycle eastbound on the GCP when he struck a guardrail in the center median near the 168th Street exit. An ongoing investigation is being conducted. 109TH PRECINCT Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace Seek burglary suspect Police are asking for your help identifying and locating the suspect wanted in connection with a burglary that dates back to March. On Saturday, March 30, the suspect entered an apartment inside a residential building in the vicinity of Blossom Avenue and removed property without permission or authority. No injuries during the incident were reported. Police say the suspect walks with a limp and cane. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. Deception Burglary A woman was allegedly duped into sending money to India, according to a police source. The 56-year-old victim told cops that she received a call from the “U.S. government” stating that if she sent $1,700 by Western Union she would get $7,000 in tax money owed her. She complied and never got any money back. 110TH PRECINCT Corona and Elmhurst Man found dead On Thursday, June 20, police responded to a 9-1-1 call about an unconscious person inside 88-08 45th Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered Andrew Gregar, 65, unconscious and unresponsive, with bruises on his neck. EMS also responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing. 114TH PRECINCT Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights Suspect steals bike from woman in Astoria The NYPD is looking for a man wanted in connection with an Astoria bike theft. The 27-year-old victim was standing in front of the deli at 34th Street near 35th Avenue when the suspect ran up and took her grey and black Jamis Bicycle. Police said the suspect fled on the bike. There were no reported injuries. 115TH PRECINCT East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights Fatal shooting On Tuesday, June 25, police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a person shot in front of 104-21 37th Road, within the confines of the 115th Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, a 27-yearold male, unconscious and unresponsive with one gunshot wound to his head. EMS responded and pronounced the victim dead. There are no arrest(s) at this time. The investigation is ongoing. s police beat COMPILED BY TONIA N. CIMINO & CRISTABELLE TUMOLA Cement & Brick Work Citizens’ Academy grads Five members of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) graduated from the NYPD’s Citizens’ Police Academy recently. 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The graduates – WRBA treasurer Stephen Forte, Janet Forte, Marie Paz, Elaine Carillo, and Susan Sweeney – received their diplomas from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly in a ceremony at One Police Plaza. The program covered a wide variety of subjects including criminal justice law, hostage negotiations, child abuse, counterterrorism and school safety. The graduates also had the opportunity to use the NYPD’s sophisticated firearms training simulator. “The Citizens’ Police Academy taught me a remarkable amount about the police department’s work,” Stephen Forte said. “It deepened my appreciation for all that goes into policing, and it made me much more aware of how I can help the police in my community. I look forward to applying those lessons in my civic involvement with the block association. The total number of WRBA members who have completed the program in the past year now stands at eight. Equipped with this training, you›re now among the best-informed members of the public on the challenges facing the department,» Kelly said in his address. «From this day forward, the department is proud to consider all of you our allies in the community. The Citizens› Police Academy occurs twice a year. If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association by e-mailing info@woodhavennyc. org or calling 718-296-3735.
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