10 MARCH 15, 2018 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
POLICE BEAT Compiled by Ryan Kelley and Robert Pozarycki
WOMAN BUSTED FOR
SELLING STOLEN CITY
Detectives charged a Woodhaven
woman this week for allegedly stealing
more than 100 authentic law enforcement
badges and then selling them online.
Police said that Maylene Campos, 37,
worked as a general manager for United
Insignia, an Astoria company that
produces badges used by federal and
state law enforcement agencies and destroys
badges that are taken out of use.
Since Jan. 1, 2017, according to the
criminal complaint that the Queens
District Attorney’s offi ce provided,
Campos allegedly stole more than 100
offi cial badges turned in to United
Insignia for destruction. She then sold
many of the badges on eBay under two
diff erent accounts.
On Nov. 21, 2017, law enforcement
sources said, a member of the CUNY
Public Safety Department observed
one of the eBay listings selling peace
offi cer badges that he had previously
submitted to United Insignia. A member
of United Insignia also saw the
listings and alerted police; the NYPD
Internal Aff airs Unit subsequently
launched an investigation.
According to NY1 News, undercover
detectives bought several of the
badges sold under the eBay accounts
belonging to Campos. On March 7, authorities
said, police executed a search
warrant of Campos’ home.
During the search, authorities
said, they found in a bedroom closet
19 CUNY peace officer badges and,
inside another bedroom closet, a box
labeled “United Insignia” containing
55 commemorative coins.
MASPETH & MIDDLE
BROOKLYN MEN CUFFED
IN MASPETH DRUG BUST
Two men were arrested for allegedly
having numerous bags of crack cocaine
in their possession aft er being pulled
over by 104th Precinct offi cers in a Maspeth
traffi c stop on Thursday aft ernoon.
According to police, the officers
stopped a vehicle on Grand Avenue
near 73rd Street at approximately 3:32
p.m. on March 8. They approached
the vehicle and found two men inside:
Franklyn Suriel-Pena, 22, of Vernon
Avenue in Brooklyn, and Anthony Frias,
21, of Troutman Street in Brooklyn.
Police said approximately 60 bags of
crack cocaine were seized during the
arrest, along an undetermined amount
of cash. There were no details available
about how the drugs were found, police
said. Suriel-Pena and Frias were subsequently
taken into custody.
Court records show that Suriel-Pena
was charged with a traffi c infraction
involving an illegal signal, criminal
possession of a controlled substance
and criminal possession of a narcotic
drug. Frias was charged with criminal
possession of a controlled substance.
Both suspects were scheduled to be
arraigned on March 9, according to
Persons arrested in recent police
actions as reported by the 104th
Precinct include the following:
March 5: (Beat 15) Guillermo Puente
Tello, at Grove Street, for unlawful
surveillance, by P.O. Jackson. (Beat
14) Oscar Rolon, at Eliot Avenue, for
criminal mischief, by P.O. Kim. (Beat 4)
Asharf Attia, at 60th Drive, for assault,
by P.O. Gomez. (Beat 3) Christopher
Dominguez, at Wyckoff Avenue, for
menacing, by Det. Lodato.
March 6: (Beat 6) Santa Martinez, at 77th
Place, for grand larceny, by Det. Demarco.
(Beat 14) Jonathan A. Pena, at Flushing
Avenue, for criminal possession of stolen
property, by P.O. Schneidawin. (Beat 2)
Jeff rey D. Jones, at Wyckoff Avenue, for
petit larceny, by P.O. Sheehan.
March 7: (Beat 15) Sheilla Flores, at
Linden Street, for criminal contempt,
by P.O. Duran.
March 8: (Beat 2) Juwan Blount,
at Woodbine Street, for criminal
obstruction of breathing, by P.O.
Whyte. (Beat 13) Procoro Harnandez,
at Metropolitan and Flushing avenues,
for aggravated unlicensed operator,
by P.O. Chiarello. (Beat 12) Edward
Garzon, at Dry Harbor Road and 80th
Street, for criminal possession of a
weapon, by P.O. Teemsma. (Beat 16)
Andrea Ruiz, at 73rd Place, for assault,
by P.O. Hopson. (Beat 16) Joseph Ruiz,
at 73rd Place, for endangering the
welfare of a child, by P.O. Hopson.
March 9: (Beat 12) Yiseel E. Rodriguez
Vargas, at 75th Street, for
criminal mischief, by P.O. Alfred.
(Beat 3) Luis Sanchez, at Decatur
Street and Wyckoff Avenue, for
making graffiti, by P.O. Shoy. (Beat
4) Giovanni Rodriguez, at 64-02
Catalpa Ave., for criminal obstruction
of breathing, by Det. Scrimenti.
(Beat 13) Nelson A. Ushina, at 54th
Street and Flushing Avenue, for
aggravated unlicensed operator, by
P.O. Shahid. (Beat 15) Jose Estrella,
at Gates Avenue, for assault, by P.O.
March 10: No arrests reported.
March 11: (Beat 15) Klever Maza, at
Menahan Street and Seneca Avenue, for
DWI, by P.O. Duran. (Beat 12) Lady J. Torres,
at 66th Road, for DWI, by P.O. Llanos.
(Beat 14) Paul Tronzano, at Metropolitan
Avenue and 69th Street, for aggravated
unlicensed operator, by P.O. Nardello.
The 104th Precinct, located at
64-02 Catalpa Ave. in Ridgewood,
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
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