10 FEBRUARY 21, 2019 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
The 104th Precinct released the
following list of persons arrested in
recent police actions. The charges
are accusations, and all individuals
listed in this blotter are presumed
innocent until proven guilty. For
questions about the names listed
in the blotter, contact the 104th
Precinct at 718-386-3004.
Feb. 11: (Ridgewood) Darnell
Joseph, at Putnam Avenue, for grand
larceny, by Det. Bublin. (Middle
Compiled by Jenna Bagcal and Robert Pozarycki
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
Village) Salvatore G. Gracchi, at 66th
Road, for criminal contempt, by Det.
Feb. 12: (Ridgewood) Sabrina
Morales, at Cornelia Street, for
aggravated contempt, by P.O.
Feb. 13: (Glendale) Smriti Lama, at
Cooper Avenue, for endangering the
welfare of an incompetent individual,
by P.O. Hughes. (Ridgewood) Jaime
Second man cuff ed in
deadly robbery Cops arrested a second suspect on
Saturday linked to last week’s
armed robbery in Richmond Hill
that ended with the friendly fi re death
of an NYPD detective.
Jagger Freeman, 25, of Merrick
Boulevard in Jamaica was taken into
custody on Feb. 15 for questioning.
He was charged the following day
with murder, first- and seconddegree
robbery, assault and criminal
possession of a weapon.
Those are the same charges fi led
against Christopher Ransom, 27, the
suspect who allegedly pretended to fi re
an imitation pistol at 102nd Precinct
offi cers during the Feb. 12 robbery of a
T-Mobile store at the corner of Atlantic
Avenue and 120th Street. Seven cops
then fi red 42 shots at Ransom, striking
him eight times — but two of the shots
fi red fatally wounded Detective Brian
Simonsen of the 102nd Precinct in the
process, and another hit Sergeant
Matthew Gorman in the leg.
Ransom was arraigned on Feb.
15 from his bedside at NewYork-
Presbyterian Queens hospital.
According to published reports,
police believe Freeman allegedly acted
as a lookout while Ransom entered
the T-Mobile store on Feb. 12 at about
6:10 p.m. While wearing a mask and
displaying the imitation gun, Ransom
allegedly forced two workers into the
rear of the store in order to steal cash
Offi cers from the 102nd Precinct
responded to 911 calls about the
reported robbery. Simonsen and
Gorman, who were investigating an
unrelated matter nearby, also heard
radio reports of the stickup and went
to the scene.
Police went into the T-Mobile
store; aft er spotting cops coming in,
authorities said, Ransom allegedly
pointed the imitation gun at them and
charged, causing the offi cers to exit
Ransom allegedly continued
brandishing the weapon aft er stepping
outside the shop and seeing police.
The offi cers opened fi re aft er Ransom
appeared to be fi ring his weapon.
Aft er being wounded by friendly fi re,
Simonsen and Gorman were rushed to
Jamaica Hospital; Simonsen died there
a short time later, while Gorman was
listed in stable condition.
While announcing Simonsen’s death
on Feb. 12, Police Commissioner James
O’Neill stated that despite the friendly
fi re, the suspect was responsible for the
detective’s demise because his actions
caused offi cers to fi re their weapons.
Armed trio ambushes
Twoman on street hree men are wanted in
connection to a robbery in
Rego Park over the weekend
and police are asking for the public’s
assistance in identifying the
On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30
p.m., police from the 112th
Precinct received a robbery
report in the vicinity of Eliot
Avenue and Woodhaven
reported that a 57-year-old
woman was exiting her vehicle
when she was approached by
three unidentifi ed men, one
of whom who had a gun and
demanded her property.
The woman allegedly
gave up her purse which
contained a cell phone, an
unknown amount of cash and
an identifi cation card. Cops
reported that the thieves fl ed
on foot toward Woodhaven
Boulevard and the woman
was uninjured following
Police describe the suspects
as black men in their
late teens or early 20s.
They were last seen wearing dark
clothing, as seen in an accompanying
Anyone with information in regard
to this incident is asked to call the
NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at
800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are
kept confi dential.
Morales, at Myrtle Avenue, for
petit larceny, by P.O. Marinacci.
(Glendale) Kevin Bonilla, at Cooper
and Cypress Avenues, for aggravated
unlicensed operator, by P.O. Reyes.
(Maspeth) Fernando Fernandez, at
Grand Avenue, for petit larceny and
robbery, by P.O. Gutierrez. (Glendale)
Edyta Zukowski, at 75th Street, for
criminal obstruction of breathing,
by P.O. Khalique.
Feb. 14: (Ridgewood) Joseph
Ancona, at Grove Street and St.
Nicholas Avenue, for robbery, by
P.O. Coronado. (Ridgewood) Jose
Rivera, at Myrtle Avenue, for grand
larceny, by Det. Glowa. (Ridgewood)
George John, at Woodbine Street,
for petit larceny, by P.O. Hoffman.
(Ridgewood) Ivan Prokopenko, at
Decatur Street, for grand larceny, by
Det. Fogus. (Ridgewood) Eduardo W.
Rodas, at Wyckoff Avenue, for petit
larceny, by P.O. Nessler. (Maspeth)
Maricol Rostas, at Andrews Avenue
and 55th Street, for petit larceny, by
Feb. 15: (Maspeth) Alvir Shaljani,
at 60th Road, for menacing, by P.O.
Whyte. (Maspeth) William Adams,
at 55th Road, for assault, by P.O.
Burges. (Middle Village) Mario
Blanco Bermudez, at Metropolitan
Avenue, for grand larceny, by P.O. Lin.
(Ridgewood) Edwin Cruz-Vasquez, at
Fresh Pond Road, for petit larceny, by
P.O. Tush. (Glendale) Ariel Espinal, at
68th Place, for petit larceny, by P.O.
Combs. (Glendale) Ariel Espinal, at
60th Lane, for criminal contempt, by
Det. Feldman. (Ridgewood) Chester
Cherry, at Woodbine Street and
Cypress Avenue, for petit larceny,
by Det. Lodato.
Feb. 16: (Glendale) Bertha Niola-
Maza, at Cooper Avenue, for assault,
by P.O. Urrutia. (Middle Village)
Keith Ritchie, at 60th Drive, for
criminal contempt, by Det. Demarco.
(Ridgewood) Michael Macareno, at
Flushing Avenue and Troutman
Street, for aggravated unlicensed
operator, by P.O. Gutierrez.
Feb. 17: (Ridgewood) Bryan
Morales, at Linden Street, for assault,
by P.O. Bartichek. (Middle Village)
Nelson Ludizaca, at 71st Street and
Metropolitan Avenue, for aggravated
unlicensed operator, by P.O. Diaz.
(Middle Village) Gunay Yakup, at
75th Street, for criminal mischief,
by P.O. Troia.
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