10 MARCH 28, 2019 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Rego Park man connected to major cocaine ring
The 104th Precinct released the
following list of persons arrested
in recent police actions. The
charges are accusations, and all
individuals listed in this blotter
are presumed innocent until
proven guilty. For questions
about the names listed in the
blotter, contact the 104th Precinct
March 19: (Ridgewood) Jarred
D. Bake, at Seneca Avenue, for
unlawful surveillance, by P.O.
Carr. (Ridgewood) Darlene
M. Lara, at Linden Street,
for criminal mischief, by
March 20: (Ridgewood)
Shawnesse Monclard, at
Willoughby Avenue, for assault,
by P.O. Gutierrez. (Glendale)
Jason Mejia, at Cypress Avenue
and Vermont Place, for operating
a motor vehicle while under
the influence of alcohol, by P.O.
Incantalupo. (Middle Village)
Thomas Sellers, at Metropolitan
Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O.
March 21: (Ridgewood) Bryan
A. Motino, at Greene Avenue, for
assault, by P.O. Ciancio. (Glendale)
Daniel Hernandez, at 64th Lane,
for grand larceny, by P.O. Combs.
(Ridgewood) Matthew Rios, at
Wyckoff Avenue, for robbery, by
March 22: (Glendale) Samuel Fis,
at 71st Place, for criminal mischief,
by P.O. Ferrari.
March 23: (Ridgewood) Javier
Solisgarcia, at Linden Street and
St. Nicholas Avenue, for false
personation, by P.O. Bayizian.
(Maspeth) Gisselle Guerrero
Bueno, at Grand Avenue, for
resisting arrest, by P.O. Moise.
(Ridgewood) Merino Hernan,
at Metropolitan Avenue, for
petit larceny, by P.O. Shariff.
(Ridgewood) Miroslaw Zalewski,
at Catalpa Avenue, for menacing,
by Det. Feldman. (Maspeth) Julissa
Gracchi, at 71st Street, for assault,
by P.O. Sheehan. (Middle Village)
Yinis Yan, at Terrace Court, for
assault, by P.O. Giordani.
March 24: (Ridgewood) Alexis
Pierre, at Decatur Street, for DWI,
by P.O. Mays. (Ridgewood) Vanessa
Walker, at Hart Street, for assault,
by P.O. Shariff. (Ridgewood) Carlos
Ortega, at Hart Street, for criminal
obstruction of breathing, by P.O.
Shariff. (Ridgewood) Tatiana M.
Sanchez, at Seneca Avenue, for
assault, by P.O. Romano.
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
After a 14-month probe, law
enforcement agents busted
up a large-scale cocaine and
marijuana peddling ring in Queens,
leading to the arrest of 10 individuals
on related charges, prosecutors
announced on Tuesday.
Each defendant was charged with
criminal possession of a controlled
substance, with some charged with
criminal possession of a weapon.
Hermes Bermudez, 40, of Rego Park
was among the arrested suspects.
The others, as announced by acting
District Attorney John Ryan, include
Queens Village’s Marcus Thomas,
41, Cashuwell Bradley, 30, Abraham
Aessa, 38, Sergio Pettiford, 36, of
Queens Village and Jonathan Francis,
36; Jamaica’s Joseph Husbands, 64,
and Gary Harris, 54; and Brooklyn’s
Earnest Charles Jr., 44.
A tenth defendant, 38-year-old Noel
Mackenson of Queens Village, pleaded
guilty to criminal possession of a
controlled substance on March 20.
As part of the probe, law enforcement
agents executed search warrants at 12
residences in Queens and Brooklyn
and recovered fi ve fi rearms, more
than 400 grams of cocaine, more
than 11 pounds of marijuana and
approximately $264,000 in cash.
“A morning wake-up call by the
police resulted in the seizure of
both drugs and illegal fi rearms and
the arrest of 10 individuals bent
on profiting by allegedly selling
poison on our neighborhood streets,”
According to charges, the NYPD’s
Narcotics Borough Queens South
and the Queens District Attorney’s
Narcotics Investigations Bureau
began investigating a crew of alleged
drug dealers in January of 2018.
Throughout the course of their
investigation, which utilized
techniques such as intercepting
telephone calls, GPS location
monitoring and surveillance, police
arrested Aessa, Pettiford, Husbands,
Harris, Mackenson and Francis.
Charles, Bermudez, Bradley and
Thomas were arraigned on March 21.
The criminal complaint states that
each defendant possessed and sold
narcotics in Queens County. Using
a court-authorized eavesdropping
warrant, police overheard the
defendants discuss buying drugs,
distributing narcotics and advancing
the organization in an eff ort to make
Each defendant is being held on
bail ranging from $25,000 to $150,000,
with Harris being released on his
If convicted, the defendants face
between one and 15 years in prison.
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