10 MAY 21, 2020 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
NYPD Commissioner Shea pushes back against
claims of bias in social distancing summonses
Commissioner Dermot Shea
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
BY ALEJANDRA O'CONNELL-DOMENECH
New York City Police Commissioner
Dermot Shea pushed
back against reports of an
emerging trend of people of color being
issued summonses for breaking social
distancing rules more than whites during
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Wednesday
coronavirus briefi ng.
“We have issued a small number of
summonses, even fewer arrests and
tied to COVID,” said Commissioner Shea.
“Are they mostly to minority members
of this city? Yes, they are.”
Over 80 percent of people that have
been issued summonses for violating
social distancing rules have been black
and brown New Yorkers, according to
NYPD data released last Friday. The
data showed that between March 16 and
May 5, the NYPD issued 374 summonses,
about 10 a day. Out of those summonses,
193 went to black New Yorkers, while 111
went to Hispanic New Yorkers.
Brooklyn witnessed the bulk of these
summonses, 202 in total, according to
For some city elected offi cials, like
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, the
data confi rmed suspicions that social
distancing enforcement would disproportionally
impact historically overpoliced
communities of color in the
city. Since April, Williams has called
for the release of NYPD demographic
data on social distancing enforcement
“I don’t think anyone would think that
anyone would say that we are racist
when we are delivering food to elderly
victims when they are shut up in their
apartment, or playing with kids or looking
for things to do this summer in this
great city which is going on as we speak,”
said Shea responding to a reporter’s
question on the disparity during the
Wednesday press conference.
“Nobody is talking about the disparity
of the last 10 homicide victims in
New York City, and I think that should
be spoken about, or the victims of robberies
across the city,” Shea continued.
“Disparities exist in every facet of life,
not just in New York City but in this
country,” Shea added. “And it’s rooted
in much deeper issues than the New
York City Police Department.”
“I would urge caution now before
any press conference is held … on a
10-second video where the police are
dealing with individuals that quite
frankly, don’t just fi ght with the police
department, they fi ght with everyone,”
she went on, referring to the viral video
of an NYPD offi cer taking down a bystander
who watched offi cers arrest a
couple for breaking social distancing
rules in the East Village.
They fight with their significant
other, they fi ght when they go to court
… they are gang members and we expect
our police offi cers to do the best they
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.
May 11: (Ridgewood) Sandra
Mauricio, at Harman Street, for
misdemeanor assault, by PO Petito.
(Ridgewood) Joseph Ancona, at
Palmetto Street, for petit larceny,
by PO Duran. (Maspeth) William
Arevalo, at Maspeth Avenue, for
menacing, by PO Marinacci.
May 12: (Maspeth) Carlos Melenbez,
at Flushing Avenue, for
criminal mischief, by PO Gonzalez.
(Glendale) Jeremy Clemente,
at Saint Felix Avenue, for grand
larceny, by PO Gomez.
May 13: (Maspeth) John Vargas,
at 60th Avenue and Fresh Pond
Road, for robbery, by PO Bartichek.
(Middle Village) Jaleele
Munez, at Juniper Valley Road
and 80th Street, for criminal mischief,
by PO Russi. (Ridgewood)
Edwin Pagan, at Catalpa Avenue,
for criminal contempt, by PO
Hopsop. (Ridgewood) Fernando
Morales, at Catalpa Avenue, for
strangulation, by Det. Gerardi.
(Maspeth) Paulinae Woloszyn, at
56th Drive, for misdemeanor assault,
by PO Torres. (Ridgewood)
Frank Montalvo, at 60th Place, for
petit larceny, by PO Hymes. (Glendale)
Adriana P. Ferrante, at 73rd
Place, for reckless endangerment,
by PO Wong. (Middle Village)
Lisandro Azocar, at 68th Avenue,
for criminal mischief, by PO
Johnson. (Ridgewood) Christian
Izquierdo, at Catalpa Avenue, for
criminal mischief, by Det. Moon.
(Ridgewood) Wilfred A. Leroy, at
Wyckoff Avenue, for petit larceny,
by PO Hendrick.
May 14: (Ridgewood) Haris
Nyrel, at Myrtle Avenue, for 2nd
degree assault, by PO Prizemca.
(Ridgewood) Kenneth Santos, at
Catalpa Avenue, for criminal
obstruction of breathing, by Det.
Moon. (Ridgewood) John P. Brown,
at 69th Avenue, for criminal mischief,
by PO Alfred. (Ridgewood)
Jose Sato, at Catalpa Avenue, for
3rd degree assault, by Det. Gerardi.
(Ridgewood) Pierre Sauveur, at
Catalpa Avenue, for 2nd degree
robbery, by Det. Fogus.
May 15: (Glendale) Nicholas
B. Terris, at 73rd Street, for
misdemeanor criminal trespass,
by PO Khalique. (Ridgewood)
Maidonado Genesis, at Stanhope
Street, for misdemeanor assault,
by PO Reges. (Ridgewood) Seneca
Bernard, at Seneca Avenue, for
felony criminal contempt, by PO
Bayizian. (Ridgewood) Justin Guzman,
at Cornelia Street, for misdemeanor
assault, by PO Campbell.
(Ridgewood) Luis Hernandez,
at Stockholm Street, for felony
criminal contempt, by PO McMahon.
(Ridgewood) Adel Abdou, at
Myrtle Avenue, for petit larceny,
by PO Chowdhury. (Glendale)
Branislav Hamrak, at 79th Street,
for misdemeanor assault, by PO
Iannuzzi. (Ridgewood) Shanice
Gonzalez, at Stanhope Street, for
felony assault, by PO Reyes.
May 16: (Ridgewood) Eduardo
Rodriguez, at Woodward
Avenue, for felony assault, by
PO Bertrand. (Middle Village)
Anesa Mirza, at 69th Place, for
misdemeanor assault, by PO
Tush. (Ridgewood) Juan Castillo,
at Linden Street and Cypress
Avenue, for misdemeanor aggravated
unlicensed operator, by
PO Torres. (Ridgewood) Katlynn
Decurtis, at 60th Place, for misdemeanor
assault, by PO Hendrick.
(Ridgewood) Marisol Villalba, at
Metropolitan Avenue and Starr
Street, for misdemeanor DWI, by
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