10 APRIL 30, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
(KEW GARDENS, RICHMOND HILL
EAST, RICHMOND HILL, WOODHAVEN,
AND THE NORTHERN PART OF OZONE
Gun bust in Ozone Park
uncovers 25 illegal
fi rearms and ammo
A man was arrested in Ozone Park over the
weekend aft er a search of his home uncovered a
stockpile of illegal guns and ammo.
According to police, at 4:56 p.m. on April 25, offi
cers responded to a 911 call regarding an assault
at the home of 66-year-old Anthony Santamauro,
located on 101st Street near Woodhaven Boulevard
in Ozone Park. Upon their arrival, offi cers were
informed by a 63-year-old man that Santamauro
had allegedly struck him over the head with an
At this time, it’s not clear what the motive behind
the assault was. Police indicated that Santamauro
and the victim knew each other prior to the incident.
The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
While conducting their investigation, police say
that the offi cers saw fi rearms in plain sight. At 11:19
p.m. that same day, offi cers from the 102nd Precinct
executed a search warrant and uncovered 25 guns
and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Santamauro was taken into custody and charged
with multiple counts of criminal possession of a
weapon, as well as assault, unlawful possession
of a large capacity ammunition feeding device and
failure to safely store fi rearms.
(FOREST HILLS AND REGO PARK)
Man makes COVID-19
related racist remarks
and breaks woman’s
cell phone in Rego Park
The NYPD is looking for a man wanted in connection
with an allegedly racist attack on a woman in
Rego Park over the weekend.
On Sunday, April 26, around 11:45 a.m., around
Wetherole Street and 66th Avenue, a man made
COVID-19 related anti-Asian statements to a 36-
year-old woman, police say.
The woman then tried to use her cell phone to
take a photo of the man, but he slapped it out of her
hand, causing it to fall to the ground and shatter,
according to the NYPD.
The man then ran off westbound on Wetherole
Street, police said.
The man is described as having a salt and pepper
beard and mustache. At the time of the attack, he
was wearing a white baseball hat, a white hooded
sweater, white sweatpants and white shoes, according
The incident mirrors a similar anti-Asian attack
in the 112th Precinct in March.
On March 12, a man pushed an Asian man aft er
harassing him and his 10-year-old son in Forest
Hills, according to the police. The man was
later arrested by the Hate Crimes Task Force of
(ASTORIA, LONG ISLAND CITY,
WOODSIDE, AND JACKSON HEIGHTS)
Cops searching for duo
who stabbed and robbed
a man in Astoria
The NYPD is looking for two men wanted in connection
with a robbery in Astoria last week.
On Monday, April 20, around 8:50 p.m., two men
assaulted a 24-year-old man following an argument
in front of 11-17 30th Road, according to the NYPD.
One of the men stabbed the victim with a sharp
object during the fi ght, police said.
The two men took off with the victim’s cell phone,
fl eeing eastbound on 30th Road, according to the
The 24-year-old was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/
Weill Cornell Medical Center by EMS
personnel with stab wounds to his torso and right
leg. He is in stable condition.
Both men are described as being in their 20s.
Police recovered surveillance video of the suspects
as part of their investigation.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident
is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers
Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish,
1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit
their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website
at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on
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 until proven guilty.
For questions about the
names listed in the blotter,
contact the 104th Precinct at
April 20: (Middle Village)
Daniel Marin, at Admiral
Avenue, for criminal trespass,
by PO Babayev. (Maspeth) Vincent
Newhouse, at northeast
corner of Grand Avenue and
71st Street, for petit larceny, by
PO Hynes. (Ridgewood) Ruben
Arocho, at Catalpa Avenue, for
grand larceny, by Det. Fogus.
(Ridgewood) Francis Devivo, at
Catalpa Avenue, for robbery, by
Det. Glowa. (Ridgewood) Beata
Durkalec, at Stephen Street, for
burglary, by PO Feliciano.
April 22: (Ridgewood) Erica
Beckor and Angel J. Colon, at
Madison Street, for misdemeanor
assault, by PO Jaswal.
(Maspeth) Patricio Correa, at
71st Street, for strangulation,
by Det. Lodato. (Ridgewood)
Louis Caraballo, at Palmetto
Street, for criminal contempt,
by PO Denis.
April 23: (Ridgewood) Yves
Rugira, at Madison Street, for
felony assault, by PO Gomez.
(Ridgewood) Jason Mender, at
Norman Street and Cypress
Avenue, for Robbery, by PO
Hughes. (Ridgewood) Danny
Grodoy, at Catalpa Avenue, for
felony assault, by Det. Wright.
(Ridgewood) Jose Antuna, at
Catalpa Avenue, for burglary,
by Det. Palminteri. (Glendale)
Scott Allen, at Cooper Avenue,
for criminal contempt, by PO
April 24: (Maspeth) Johny
Lin, at 49th Place, for misdemeanor
assault, by PO Torres.
(Ridgewood) Fernando Flores,
at Bleecker Street, for felony
assault, by PO Mcmahon.
April 25: (Glendale) Pedro
Barbosa, at 66th Myrtle Avenue,
for petit larceny, by PO Nardello.
(Glendale) Ruth Valerio, at
61st Place, for misdemeanor
assault, by PO Hendrick.
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