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Of Health 7 Days A Week 24 Hours A Day NOW THAT’S PEACE OF MIND 104-11 120 Street • Richmond Hill, NY 11419 Tel: (718) 322-8121 • Fax: (718) 322-8029 108th Precinct Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside Driver killed, passenger critically injured in Woodside crash One man died and another man was critically injured when a car smashed into a cement stanchion on a Woodside roadway on Dec. 6, police reported. Authorities said the accident occurred at 10:32 p.m. at the corner of Laurel Hill Boulevard at 48th Street, below the elevated Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. According to police, Maspeth’s Jorge Bermudez, 30, of 69th Place was driving a 2000 Honda Accord westbound on Laurel Hill Boulevard, with a 30-year-old male sitting in the front passenger seat. While approaching the intersection, Bermudez lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the street and struck the cement piling. Officers from the 108th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics rushed Bermudez to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 30-year-old passenger was also taken to Elmhurst Hospital and was listed in critical condition. An inquiry by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing. 114th Precinct Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, Jackson Heights Former employees beat construction foreman with metal pipes in LIC: NYPD A construction foreman suffered bruises, bleeding and l a c e r a t i o n s after his former employees, who claimed he owed them money, struck him with metal pipes. On Nov. 25 at 4:20 p.m. the victim, a 3 9 - y e a r - o l d male, had a dispute with two former employees at a construction site located at 41-11 24th Street in Long Island City. The men demanded that the victim pay them for previous work, police said. They then struck the victim with metal pipes and stole his Samsung Galaxy phone worth $360 and fled the scene. The victim suffered lacerations, bruising and bleeding on his leg, hand, arm and neck, according to police. He was taken to Cornell Hospital where he was treated and released. One suspect returned to the construction site on Dec. 3 and was arrested and charged on the scene. Police have released a photo of the second suspect, who is still on the run. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Police arrest, charge Astoria perp who stole $4K guitar from LIC store A man who tried to perform a vanishing act when he stole a custom Gibson guitar from a Long Island City Guitar Center has been arrested and charged, according to police. Steven Proios, 32, of 78th Street in Astoria walked into Guitar Center at 34-17 48th St. on Oct. 18, picked up a guitar worth $4,650, stuffed it in his shirt and walked out, cops said. Authorities were able to identify the suspect through video footage caught at the store. Proios was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and bail jumping. Suspects wanted in failed robbery attempt of Astoria dollar store Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of suspects who attempted to rob a 99 Cents store in Astoria last month but left empty handed. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 2:05 p.m. the suspects — who can be seen in surveillance photos released by police — distracted a clerk at the 99 Cents store located at 35-10 30th Ave. During this time a female suspect crawled under the counter and attempted to remove the safe, authorities said. The woman was unsuccessful and all the suspects then fled the scene empty handed. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800 577-TIPS (8477). Photo courtesy of NYPD Photo courtesy of NYPD Woodside man and his service dog punched on Bronx subway A 30-year-old Woodside man and his service dog were attacked on a 4 train going toward 161st St.- Yankee Stadium on Dec. 1, police said. The perpetrator, 40-year-old Herman Williams, who lives in the Fordham Hill Oval apartments in the Bronx, demanded that the man and his dog move over to make space for him on a subway seat. Williams was angered when the duo did not make enough room, police said, and he punched the dog in the head. The dog’s owner stood up after the altercation only to get punched in the face himself, according to authorities. The punch knocked out three of his teeth, the Daily News reported. NYPD transit cops caught Williams at the scene and found two marijuana cigarettes and four bags of marijuana on him. He was charged with assault, menacing, unlawful possession of marijuana and harassment, officials said. FLUSHING MAN CHARGED FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, YOUNG WOMAN: DA The New York City Department of Investigation arrested four Queens residents in a citywide sting on Dec. 4 for allegedly obtaining housing assistance fraudulently. Richmond Hill residents Deonandan Singh and Tarametee Singh, Jamaica resident Susan Jarrett and Queens resident Ethel Evans were arrested with 13 other individuals from surrounding boroughs in a housing fraud sweep that took place over the last five weeks. The schemes involved collecting public housing subsidies for a section apartment while illegally renting out the apartment to a friend and residing elsewhere. Under Section 8 rules, it is illegal to collect subsidies and fail to report the income and presence of spouses and friends. The DOI has been working with prosecutors such as the Queens District Attorney and the Office of the City Comptroller on these investigations. The DOI has arrested 39 individuals this year on charges of housing fraud involving both Section 8 subsidies and conventional public housing subsidies. The New York City Housing Authority and the City Department of Housing and Preservation provide these housing subsidies associated with the theft of more than $1.4 million in public funds. Upon conviction, each suspect could face between five and 10 years behind bars.
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