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Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, and
Police are investigating the death of
a man who was found fl oating in the
East River near Roosevelt Island.
Authorities say that at 6:28 a.m. on April 16, offi cers
responded to a call regarding a man fl oating in the East
River near 900 Main Street. Th e NYPD Harbor Unit
responded and found an unidentifi ed adult man fl oating
in the river.
Police say that the man’s body was signifi cantly decomposed
and was only wearing shorts and socks. Th e body
was pulled onto a pier at Roosevelt Island, where EMS
pronounced him dead.
Th e Medical Examiner will determine the cause of
death. Th e investigation remains ongoing.
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Duo steals cash and a
debit card from man
in Flushing: NYPD
Police are searching for two suspects
who robbed a man in Flushing last month.
Authorities say that the two unidentified
suspects approached a 21-yearold
man near 40-05 College Point
Blvd. just before 3 p.m. on Saturday,
March 21. The crooks then pushed
the man to the ground and snatched
his bag containing approximately $100
and a debit card before fleeing eastbound
on Roosevelt Avenue, police
Th e victim refused medical attention at
the scene, cops said.
Police released photos of the suspects
on April 16.
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). Th e public can also
submit their tips by logging onto the
Crime Stoppers website at WWW.
All calls are strictly confi dential.
Ozone Park, South Ozone Park,
Lindenwood, Howard Beach, and
Old Howard Beach.
Queens driver cuff ed in fatal
South Ozone Park crash
A Queens man was charged in a car
crash that left a man dead in South Ozone
Park on Saturday.
Police responded to a 911 call regarding
the vehicle collision at 109th Street
and 107th Avenue just before 3 a.m. on
A preliminary investigation determined
that 20-year-old Christopher Garcia, of
109th Street, was driving a 2020 Nissan
Altima southbound on 109th Street when
he struck a 2003 Nissan Maxima, operated
by 21-year-old Satesh Permaul, of
Liberty Avenue, who was traveling eastbound
on 107th Street.
Permaul was taken to Jamaica Hospital,
where he was pronounced dead. Garcia
was taken into custody at the scene and
has been charged with aggravated unlicensed
operation of a motor vehicle,
according to authorities.
An investigation into the fatal crash is