12 The QUEE NS Courier • AUGUST 1, 2013 FOR Breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com s police beat COMPILED BY TONia N. CIMINO, cristabel tulmoa Cement & Brick Work Old World Craftsmanship Cement & Brick Work CALL ARTIE Basement Water Proofing Specialist Serving Queens for 35 Years Serving Queens for 35 Years For more information contact Artie DiBiase Mason Contractor 718.767.0072 Licensed #808097 and Insured Licensed #808097 and Insured Old World Craftsmanship CALL ARTIE Basement Water Proofing Specialist Pavers and Exposed Aggregate Concrete For more information contact Artie DiBiase Mason Contractor 718.767.0072 Two wanted in nine Queens, Manhattan armed robberies Cops are searching for two men suspected in nine store robberies around Queens and Manhattan. The thefts, six of which took place in Woodside, Astoria, Sunnyside, Flushing and Woodhaven, occurred between May 11 and July 21, according to police. The businesses the men allegedly robbed include Woodside Liquors & Wines on Woodside Avenue, Shorna Variety and Grocery on 48th Street, Desai Convenience store on 43rd Avenue, a Gulf Gas Station on the Horace Harding Expressway, Beverage Depot on Northern Boulevard and M&N Deli Grocery on Atlantic Avenue. In each incident, the suspects, one armed with a gun, entered the store and demanded money. There were no reported injuries during the robberies. Police describe the first suspect as Hispanic, 6’ tall and 180 to 200 pounds. The second suspect is Hispanic, 6’ tall tall, 180 to 190 pounds and has a tattoo on his left forearm. 107th Precinct Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Electchester, Pomonok Driver arrested in deadly hit-andrun on Van Wyck Expressway Police have arrested a truck driver who took off after fatally striking a woman in Jamaica early Saturday morning, July 27. Carl Alvear, 34, of Maspeth, has been charged with manslaughter, cops said. The incident happened around 4:50 a.m. on the northbound side of the Van Wyck Expressway, according to authorities. The victim, who police identified as 31-year-old Queens resident Latrisha Been, was taken to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 111th Precinct Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills, and Fresh Meadows Motorcyclist dies after hitting bus A 21-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was driving hit a bus. The fatal accident happened on Tuesday, July 30 at the intersection of Springfield Boulevard and Union Turnpike. Police determined the bus had a green light while the victim, Mauricio Galdamez of Jamaica, allegedly blew a red light, striking the bus near the driver side window. Galdamez was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. 115th Precinct East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights Suspect wanted for groping woman at Queens subway station Police are searching for a suspect who grabbed a woman’s behind at a Queens subway station. The 32-year-old victim was exiting the elevator at the Roosevelt Avenue subway station at 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 when the incident occurred, according to the NYPD. The suspect is described as 6’ tall, 200 pounds and has a scar or skin condition on his left shoulder. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. Seek robbery suspects The NYPD is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspects wanted for a robbery. On Tuesday, July 23, the suspects, one armed with a gun, entered a basement apartment in Jackson Heights through the unlocked front door. The suspects then took an undetermined amount of money and jewelry and fled the location. There were no injuries to the 13-year-old female and 15-year-old male who were inside the location. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Cops searching for suspects in East Elmhurst kidnapping Police are looking for a group of men who allegedly abducted and beat a woman after they struck her with their vehicle as she was riding her bicycle down an East Elmhurst street. The 52-year-old victim was cycling near 30th Avenue and 74th Street at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 when the suspects’ van hit her and knocked her off her bicycle, said cops. The suspects then grabbed the woman and forced her into the vehicle. Once inside, they blindfolded the victim, tied her up and began to beat her, repeatedly asking her “where is the money,” according to police. The beating and questioning continued until they threw her out of the van near 98th Street and Northern Boulevard about 15 minutes later. T h e r e w e r e four to five male Hispanic suspects in the van, a l i g h t g r e e n 2 0 0 2 - 2 0 0 4 H o n d a Odyssey, said authorities. Police have released a sketch of one of the suspects and describe him as 35 years old, dark-skinned, 5’ 10” tall and 280 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. HOME HEALTH AIDE ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM ELDERLY PATIENT BY MELISA CHAN firstname.lastname@example.org A home health aide has been indicted on charges she stole $55,000 from an ailing Queens senior who was under her care, authorities said. Tameka Nunes, 31, of the Bronx, faces up to 15 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. District Attorney Richard Brown said Nunes systematically — almost daily for six months — withdrew hundreds of dollars from the bank account of a 98-year-old woman who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. “This is a tragic case of a health care worker who was entrusted to look after the well-being of this frail woman but instead allegedly treated her as a cash cow,” Brown said. Most of the ATM withdrawals took place at a bank near the victim’s Forest Hills home, according to bank video surveillance obtained by the district attorney. The victim’s bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, has opened a fraud investigation. It has been referred to the city’s Adult Protective Services. Nunes was ordered held on $15,000 bail and is scheduled return to court on September 13. DOC BUSTED FOR ILLEGAL SALE OF SCRIPTS BY MAGIE HAYES email@example.com A Jamaica doctor has been arrested for illegally selling prescriptions of oxycodone, according to the attorney general. Anand Persaud, 44, has an office on Jamaica Avenue and another in Baldwin, Long Island. Officials arrested the internist after searching both locations. “It’s unconscionable that a doctor, a trusted licensed professional, would violate his professional duties and abuse his license to traffic in prescriptions for narcotics,” AG Eric Schneiderman said. Persaud was arrested at his Long Island office and is charged with selling a prescription of the highly addictive narcotic on two occasions without examining the patient or providing medical documentation. Officials allege Persaud twice charged patients $250 or more to receive the prescription without conducting a physical examination on either person or questioning them about their medical needs. The patients, both Medicaid recipients, were eligible for no-cost medical care. Persaud, as a Medicaid provider, is required to agree to accept payment in full from Medicaid. The felony complaint against Persaud charges him with two counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance, a class C felony. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
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