10 APRIL 8, 2021 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
(DOWNTOWN FLUSHING, EAST FLUSHING, QUEENSBORO
HILL, COLLEGE POINT, MALBA, WHITESTONE, BEECHHURST
AND BAY TERRACE)
NYPD releases sketch of suspect in
attempted rape from four years ago
Special victims detectives in Queens need the public’s help in fi nding the man
who attempted to rape a woman nearly four years ago in Flushing.
The NYPD released on March 31 a sketch of the suspect wanted for the attack,
which occurred at about 12:40 a.m. on the morning of July 4, 2017, in Flushing.
Police sources said the case was fi rst reported immediately aft er the incident
happened. Sources familiar with the case reported that the sketch resulted
through new information recently obtained from the victim.
Law enforcement sources the victim was 28-year-old on the morning of the
attack, which occurred aft er she and the suspect separately disembarked from
a Q15 bus in the area of 150th Street and 19th Avenue.
A short distance later, in front of a home on 19th Avenue, the perpetrator
approached the woman from behind and knocked her to the ground. Authorities
said he then grabbed the victim’s breasts over her clothing, then attempted to
But moments later, cops said, the suspect abruptly fl ed the scene on foot in
an unknown direction. The victim, meanwhile, ran home and called 911, with
the 109th Precinct initially responding to her call for assistance.
Police said the victim refused medical attention for her injuries.
The NYPD described her attacker as a Hispanic man who was between 25
and 30 years of age at the time of the incident, standing between 5 feet, 7 inches
and 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He wore a dark T-shirt
and long red shorts.
Anyone with information regarding the attempted rape or the suspect’s
whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-
57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on
Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confi dential.
(QUEENS VILLAGE, CAMBRIA HEIGHTS, LAURELTON,
ROSEDALE, SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, BELLEROSE, GLEN OAKS,
NEW HYDE PARK AND FLORAL PARK)
Two fi refi ghters injured after being
caught in collapse of burning building
A pair of New York’s Bravest suff ered serious injuries when they were caught
in a structural collapse while fi ghting a four-alarm inferno inside a row of
Springfi eld Gardens businesses early in the morning of Saturday, April 3.
Fire Department sources said the massive blaze broke out at about 2:20 a.m.
on April 3 inside 111-46 Springfi eld Blvd. The fl ames quickly spread through
three businesses: Springfi eld Cutz barber shop, Beatriz Dominican Hair Salon
and Spring Pharmacy.
The two fi refi ghters were advancing a hose line through the burning building
when part of a wall collapsed, trapping them inside. Several other fi refi ghters
narrowly escaped injury amid the fast-moving fi re.
Units from Rescue 4, Engine Company 275 and Ladder Company 133 quickly
dug through the debris to get to their injured comrades and pull them to
EMS units rushed the injured fi refi ghters to local hospitals, where they were
listed in serious condition. Their injuries, however, are not life-threatening,
according to the FDNY.
Meanwhile, more than 150 fi refi ghters worked through the overnight, battling
heavy smoke and fl ames, to bring the blaze under control. They fi nally
succeeded in doing so at about 5:27 a.m. Saturday morning.
The cause of the fi re is now under investigation by FDNY Marshals.
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
The 104th Precinct released
the following list of persons
arrested in recent police
The charges are accusations,
and all individuals listed
in this blotter are presumed
innocent unt i l proven
For questions about the names
listed in the blotter, contact the
104th Precinct at 718-386-3004.
March 29: (Maspeth) Stephanie
Graver, at 53rd Drive, for leaving
an injury accident, by PO Simone.
(Middle Village) Slavita Jenovac,
at 82nd Place, for acting in a manner
which would injure a child, by
March 30: (Maspeth) Will Rodriguez,
at Flushing Avenue and
54th Street, for grand larceny,
by PO Clemente. (Maspeth) Jose
Perez, at Flushing Avenue and
54th Street, for grand larceny, by
PO Clemente. (Maspeth) Nicholas
Ortiz, at Flushing Avenue and
54th Street, for grand larceny, by
PO Clemente. (Ridgewood) John
A Vergas, at Catalpa Avenue, for
unauthorized use of a vehicle, by
PO Hopson. (Maspeth) Matthew A
Gordon, at 69th Street and Maurice
Avenue, for unlicensed operation,
by PO Nisbett. (Ridgewood)
Jorge Cardosa, at Troutman Street
and Metropolitan Avenue, for
unlicensed operation, by PO Petito.
(Ridgewood) Carlos Zayas, at
Myrtle Avenue, for petty larceny,
by PO Ferrari. (Maspeth) Vania P
Kalogiannis, at 58th Avenue, for
acting in manner which would
injure a child, by PO Chowdhury.
March 31: (Ridgewood)
Jonathon Fernandez, at Catalpa
Avenue, for assault, by Det. Rogers.
(Ridgewood) Carl Eugene, at
Catalpa Avenue, for robbery, by
PO O’Connor. (Ridgewood) Angel
Matos, at Palmetto Street and Forest
Avenue, for resisting arrest,
by PO Leblanc. (Ridgewood) Maria
Alejandro, at Palmetto Street and
Forest Avenue, for assault, by PO
April 1: (Middle Village)
Reynaldo Ocampo, at Eliot Avenue,
for misdemeanor assault,
by PO Lamm. (Ridgewood) Andres
Flores, at Myrtle Avenue and 62nd
Street, for petty larceny, by PO
April 2: (Ridgewood) Gustavo
Hernandez, at Catalpa Avenue,
for misdemeanor assault, by Det.
Scrimenti. (Ridgewood) Carlos
Zayas, at Myrtle Avenue, for petty
larceny, by PO McMahon.
April 3: (Maspeth) Francisco
R Mayorga, at 59th Drive, for
misdemeanor assault, by PO Subbir.
(Ridgewood) Travis Foley, at
Myrtle Avenue, for misdemeanor
assault, by PO Bertrand. (Maspeth)
Matthew Moreno, at Grand
Avenue, for criminal nuisance, by
April 4: (Ridgewood) Erick
Moranvargas, at Woodbine Street
and Cypress Avenue, for driving
while under the inf luence, by
PO Hughes. (Maspeth) Victoria
Ospina Romero, 59th Street,
for menacing, by PO Sheehan.
(Ridgewood) Javier Rojas, at Summerfield
Street, for assault, by PO