Decomposed body washes ashore
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Police are investigating the death
of a man who was found washed up on
the beach in Whitestone.
Authorities say that at 5:45 p.m.
on May 19, police responded to a
911 call regarding an unconscious
man at Little Neck Bay Beach,
in the vicinity of 162-21 Powells
Cove Blvd., near the Cryder Point
Upon their arrival, officers
from the 109th Precinct found the
man unresponsive near the shoreline.
EMS responded to the location
and declared the victim dead at the
scene. The identity of the victim
is being withheld pending proper
Sources familiar with the
investigation say that the body was
badly decomposed and emergency
personnel could not detect any obvious
signs of trauma.
The medical examiner will
determine the cause of death. The
investigation is ongoing.
Man kicks Metrocard kiosk user in head
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
Cops are looking for a man who
attacked a commuter at a Jamaica
According to police, at 10:40 a.m.
on April 18, a 22-year-old man was
using a MetroCard vending machine
at the Jamaica Center – Parsons/
Archer Station when an unidentified
man approached him from behind
and kicked the man in the back of
The suspect then fled the scene on
foot. The victim suffered pain to his
head, however he refused medical
attention at the scene.
Police released a photo of the
suspect taken as he was fleeing in
the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and
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). All calls are
Thief sought for attempted spa heist
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Police are asking for the public’s
assistance in finding a man wanted
in connection to an attempted bank
robbery in the Pomonok section
Law enforcement sources
reported that the suspect walked
into an Amalgamated Bank at 70-23
Cops said the suspect allegedly
approached the teller and demanded
money but was unsuccessful in
procuring the cash. The would-be
robber then f led the location in an
Officers from the 107th Precinct
responded to the scene. There
were no injuries as a result of this
incident, according to authorities.
Police described the suspect as a
6 foot 1 black man in his 50s or 60s
who weighs between 200 and 210
pounds. Surveillance photos from
the incident show that he was last
seen wearing a dark-colored jacket,
black hat and blue jeans.
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). All
calls are kept confidential.
Reach reporter Jenna Bagcal
by email at email@example.com or by
phone at (718) 224-5863 ext. 214.
Woman dies after being hit by car
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A Corona woman died of her injuries
earlier this month after she was struck
by a car while crossing the street just
two blocks away from her home, cops
announced on Friday.
According to authorities, at 5:40
a.m. on May 1, police responded to a
911 call regarding a pedestrian struck
at 48th Avenue and 108th Street. Upon
their arrival, officers from the 110th
Precinct found 68-year-old Maria
Ruiz-Amaya of 46th Avenue lying in
the roadway with trauma to her head.
A preliminary investigation found
that Ruiz-Amaya was crossing east to
west on 108th Street when the driver
of a 2007 Chevy Silverado made a
lefthand turn onto 108th Street from
48th Street. The driver remained at the
scene following the incident.
EMS responded to the scene and
rushed Ruiz-Amaya to Elmhurst
Hospital, where she ultimately died of
her injuries on May 8.
No arrests have been made at this
time. The investigation is ongoing.
Reach reporter Emily Davenport
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at (718) 224-5863 ext. 236.
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