12 The Courier SUN • JULY 21, 2016 FOR Breaking news visit www.qns.com police beat COMPILED BY ROBERT POZARYCKI AND CHARLIE PERRY 103RD PRECINCT Corrections officer was found sleeping and drunk behind the wheel of his car in Jamaica While responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Jamaica on the morning of July 13, NYPD officers found a NYC Department of Corrections employee drunk and slumped over the steering wheel. According to an NYPD source, 40-year-old Edwin Castillo was found at the intersection of 90th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard at 2:42 a.m. He was sleeping behind the wheel of his idling car with the driver’s side door open. He exhibited signs of intoxication including the odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and red, watery eyes, according to the NYPD source. Castillo was in his personal vehicle and off duty at the time. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. His blood alcohol content was not disclosed as of the afternoon of July 13. Castillo had not been arraigned as of the afternoon of July 13 according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. Photo credit: Google Maps Photo credit: Mark Mellone Wet Basement? Call artie Basement Water Proofing Specialist Serving Queens for 35 Years For more information contact Artie DiBiase Mason Contractor 718.767.0072 Licensed #08097 and Insured 106TH PRECINCT Cops looking for shooter who killed a 23-year-old man across from his home in Richmond Hill Detectives are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a 23-yearold man across the street from the victim’s home in Richmond Hill early in the morning of July 15. According to police, the murder occurred at 12:14 a.m. on July 15 in front of a residence on 114th Street between 107th and 109th avenues. Law enforcement sources said the victim, Raaid Ali of 114th Street, was shot multiple times by an unidentified man wearing dark clothing. After opening fire, the perpetrator fled the scene in an unknown direction. The motive for the shooting is unknown and under investigation. Officers from the 106th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Ali was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information regarding the homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800- 577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then text TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential. 113TH PRECINCT Queens man was stabbed to death in the middle of the day outside of a Rochdale pharmacy A 33-year-old man died as a result of injuries suffered from multiple stab wounds in Rochdale, Queens, on Monday, July 18. According to police, the victim, John Castro of Hollis, was stabbed four times, once in the chest, twice in the right arm and once in the right bicep. The injured man then entered GBB Wellness Pharmacy at 137- 42 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard around 12:20 p.m. screaming for someone to call 911 before he collapsed. Paramedics rushed him to Jamaica Hospital, where doctors Photo credit: Google Maps were unable to save his life, an NYPD spokesperson said. NYPD found Castro’s car running and double parked on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 140th Avenue. A blood trail led officers to find marijuana inside of the car. There have been no arrests made in connection to the homicide. The investigation is open and ongoing. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57- PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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