10 DECEMBER 15, 2016 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM POLICE BEAT Compiled by Emily Davenport and Anthony Giudice 104 PRECINCT BLOTTER “When Only The Best Will Do!” Great Quality, Fair Pricing! WIN A TRIP TO CANCUN! NAME: ___________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________ __________________________________________ PHONE: ___________________________________ E-MAIL: ___________________________________ As a gift to our readers, we’re offering a monthly raffle where one lucky reader will win a trip for two to the tropical paradise of Cancun, Mexico! Simply send your name, address, telephone number and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your entry to Ridgewood Times and Times Newsweekly, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361. No purchase necessary; void where prohibited. Airfare not included. Employees of Schneps Communications and its subsidiaries, and their families, and not eligible to enter. PERSONS ARRESTED IN RECENT POLICE ACTIONS AS REPORTED BY THE 104TH PRECINCT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Dec. 5: (Beat 15) Claudio Chacon, at Greene Avenue, for assault, by Det. Lodato. (Beat 10) Joseph A. Morales, at Fresh Pond Road, for assault, by P.O. Defreitas. (Beat 15) Cesar Mondragon, at Himrod Street, for criminal obstruction of breathing, by P.O. Gianesses. Dec. 6: (Beat 16) Dragotta J. Derek, at Myrtle Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway, for DWI, by P.O. Ziman. (Beat 16) Raimy M. Gharib, at Myrtle Avenue, for criminal intimidation, by P.O. Vazquez. (Beat 16) Ramy Mahgoub, at Myrtle Avenue, for assault, by Det. Diaquoi. (Beat 5) Steven Quezada, at 64th Place, for grand larceny, by Det. Caruso. (Beat 4) Ireneusz Olszewska, at Madison Street, for endangering an incompetent person, by P.O. Mamanicampos. (Beat 3) Ramon Herrera, at Seneca Avenue, for aggravated harassment, by Det. Matat. (Beat 15) Luis Cabrerra, at Grove Street and Cypress Avenue, for aggravated unlicensed operator, by P.O. Tudor. (Beat 4) Grzegorz Szmur, at Putnam Avenue, for assault, by P.O. Singh. Dec. 7: (Beat 3) Emilio J. Heredia, at Seneca and Myrtle avenues, for DWI, by P.O. Hirani. (Beat 3) Tulina Simms, at Stephen Street, for grand larceny, by Det. Moon. (Beat 13) Piotr Miazga, at 54th Street, for criminal obstruction of breathing, by P.O. Vazquez. (Beat 13) Kevin S. Colon, at 55th Street, for petit larceny, by P.O. Valdemar. (Beat 15) Jose Puma, at Fairview Avenue, for menacing, by P.O. Russi. Dec. 8: (Beat 15) Jose Ortiz, at Onderdonk Avenue, for assault, by P.O. Nisbett. (Beat 15) Samuel Soto, at Stanhope Street and Onderdonk Avenue, for aggravated failure to answer a desk appearance ticket, by P.O. Florio. (Beat 2) Francisco J. Ortiz, at Woodward and Gates avenues, for aggravated unlicensed operator, by P.O. Gomez. Dec. 9: (Beat 14) Wayne Baker, at 62nd Road, for assault, by P.O. Mancini. (Beat 10) Lall Sahadeo, at Grand Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O. Cappellano. (Beat 4) Michael Ferrara, at Fresh Pond Road, for criminal trespass, by P.O. Martinez. (Beat 5) Ariel Espinal, at 60th Lane, for aggravated harassment, by Det. Houlihan. Dec. 10: (Beat 13) Gabriel Morales and William Wendt, at 56th Street and Flushing Avenue, for making graffi ti, by P.O. Oliva. (Beat 2) Daniel Wilson-Rains, at Wyckoff Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O. Khan. (Beat 5) Seleena Q. Britt, at 66th Street, for criminal possession of a weapon, by P.O. Lee. (Beat 5) Jonathon Cartagena, at 66th Street, for assault, by P.O. Lee. Dec. 11: (Beat 14) Krzysztof Lupinski, at Mount Olivet Crescent and 62nd Avenue, for unauthorized use of a vehicle, by P.O. Coronado. (Beat 16) Alexander Feliciano, at Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, for DWI, by P.O. Ock. (Beat 15) Fredy M. Quizhpi, at Stanhope Street and Cypress Avenue, for DWI, by P.O. Gianesses. (Beat 4) Piotr Pisarski, at Madison Street, for criminal mischief, by P.O. Bartichek. The 104th Precinct, located at 64-02 Catalpa Ave., can be reached by calling 718-386-3004. It was noted that all criminal charges are accusations and all persons listed in this blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty. COPS NAB KNIFEWIELDING ROBBER IN MIDDLE VILLAGE A Corona man remains locked up for assaulting a woman in Middle Village and trying to steal her handbag last week, cops said. According to police, the victim spotted the suspect Christian R. Mendez, 23, of 108th Street in Corona, walking behind her in the area of 74th Street near Metropolitan Avenue between 4:35 and 4:39 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Mendez allegedly approached her and said, “Give me my money.” When the victim refused to cooperate, cops said, Mendez grabbed her handbag and tried to wrestle it away from her, repeatedly striking her hand, causing bruising and swelling. At that point in the struggle, law enforcement sources said, Mendez pulled out a blade with a red handle and cut her hand, causing a laceration and bleeding to her hand. Offi cers from the 104th Precinct stopped the suspect soon aft er the incident; they found a plastic bag containing cocaine in Mendez’s pocket, prosecutors said. Mendez was arrested on charges of fi rst- and second-degree attempted robbery, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, felony assault and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Mendez was released on $35,000 bond or $10,000 cash. He is due back in court on Dec. 23. FOREST HILLS MAN TRIED TO SELL STOLEN ARTWORK A Forest Hills man was charged last week for allegedly stealing over $600,000 worth of art from his employer. On Friday, Dec. 9, Leon Zinder, 48, was arrested at his home and presented to the Manhattan federal court aft er allegedly transporting stolen Native American and African art across state lines and attempting to sell them. According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Offi ce, from July 2010 to April 2012, Zinder was employed as an art handler by a New York-based company that managed a collection of Native-American and African ethnographic artwork. During this time, Zinder allegedly stole at least 13 pieces of art from facilities maintained by the company, including a Fang Reliquary Guardian Head statue valued at approximately $85,000; a Native American mask valued at approximately $75,000; and a Pende mask valued at approximately $5,000 from the company’s facility in Greenwich, CT. Later, from September 2015 through October of this year, Zinder allegedly sold the stolen art through an art dealer who worked through a fl ea market in Lower Manhattan. Zinder claimed that he had obtained the stolen artwork from an elderly widow in Phoenix, AZ, and from storage unit close-out sale. Eventually, the dealer became aware that the pieces he helped Zinder sell had been reported stolen by the company. The dealer then contacted the FBI and assisted them in the investigation, including turning over many of the stolen pieces of art. Zinder was charged with one count of interstate sale of stolen property. If convicted, Zinder could face 10 years in prison and a fi ne of $250,000, or twice the amount of money he made or lost in the sales.
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