10 APRIL 22, 2021 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
(FOREST HILLS AND REGO PARK)
Cops cuff suspect behind synagogue
swastika drawing in Forest Hills
Police have arrested a Forest Hills man who they believe drew a swastika onto a
synagogue a few blocks away from his home in February.
Ramtin Rabenou, 41, was arrested on Thursday, April 15, and charged with aggravated
harassment and criminal mischief as a hate crime aft er he defaced a synagogue,
located at 97-30 Queens Blvd., with the symbol of hate on Wednesday, Feb. 17, police
said. Rabenou was arraigned on the charges, among others, in Queens Criminal
Court on Friday, April 16.
Surveillance footage from around the synagogue allegedly showed Rabenou tagging
various street lamps, emergency response boxes and traffi c devices around the
time of the incident, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.
Rabenou identifi ed himself in the footage when police showed the suspect the
tapes while questioning him, Katz said.
The swastika drawing prompted an immediate rebuke from elected leaders in
Congresswoman Grace Meng, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman
Andrew Hevesi and Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz wrote a letter condemning the
act of anti-Semitic vandalism.
“There is absolutely no room for this kind of hatred in our community,” the lawmakers
said in a joint statement. “We have consulted with the NYPD, and are confi dent that
the perpetrator behind this cowardly off ense will be found, and will face justice.”
Rabenou was ordered to return to court on April 30. If convicted, he faces up to 16
months to four years in prison.
(ASTORIA, LONG ISLAND CITY, WOODSIDE AND JACKSON
Woman struck by train after jumping
onto tracks in Sunnyside: NYPD
East to west train service in northern Queens came to a halt on Thursday, April
15, aft er a woman was struck by a train in Sunnyside.
The woman, who has yet to be identifi ed, was seen jumping onto the tracks as a
7 train came into the 46th St–Bliss Station around 4:45 p.m., on Thursday, April 15,
according to police sources. The NYPD, which does not suspect criminality in the
incident, could not confi rm the woman’s condition.
EMS personnel transported the woman to Elmhurst Hospital.
Firefi ghters and EMS personnel responding to the incident made their way onto
the tracks in an eff ort to provide aid to the woman, as two trains sat on either side of
the station, video of the incident shows.
The subway line was delayed in both directions as emergency responders provided
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
The 104th Precinct released
the following list of persons
arrested in recent police
The charges are accusations,
and all individuals listed
in this blotter are presumed
innocent unt i l proven
For questions about the names
listed in the blotter, contact the
104th Precinct at 718-386-3004.
April 12: (Ridegwood) Damian
Siuta, at Catalpa Avenue, for
criminal contempt, by Det Palminteri.
(Ridgewood) Tonia Keaton,
at Catalpa Avenue, for assault, by
Det Golden. (Ridgewood) Carlos
Leon, at Himrod Street, for assault,
by PO Leblanc.
April 13: (Ridgewood) Sheila
Martinez, at Palmetto Street,
for assault, by Det Rochford.
(Middle Village) Stacey Collado,
at 78th Street, for assault, by PO
April 14: (Glendale) Stephanie
Calderon, at 81st Street, for menacing,
by PO Duran. (Glendale)
Francisco Santos, at 81st Street, for
assault, by PO Duran. (Maspeth)
Wojciech Swiderski, at 61st Street,
for criminal contempt, by PO
O’Connor. (Maspeth) Angel Ruiz,
at Grand Avenue, by petty larceny,
by PO Shahid. (Ridgewood)
Yajaira Gomez, at Catalpa Avenue,
for felony, by Det Gerardi.
April 15: (Glendale) Dominic Lee,
at Cooper Avenue, for unlicensed
operation, by PO Singh. (Maspeth)
Melvin Cintron, at 56th Road, for
criminal contempt, by PO Baltusis.
(Ridgewood) Vincent Alfieri, at
Catalpa Avenue, for burglary, by
April 16: (Glendale) Brittany
DeLeon, at 88th Street and 77th
Avenue, for criminal possession
of stolen property, by PO Bonilla.
April 17: (Maspeth) Roshan
Pradhan, at 62nd Street, for
criminal contempt, by PO Troia.
(Ridgewood) Enrique Toapanta,
at Bleecker Street, for driving
while under the inf luence, by
PO Archange. (Maspeth) Monika
Sulkowska, at 53rd Drive, for
criminal contempt, by PO Iannuzzi.
(Ridgewood) Riddhi Gundani, at
Himrod Street, for criminal trespassing,
by PO Heinlein.
April 18: (Ridgewood) Alma Morales,
at Seneca Avenue, for driving
while under the influence, by
PO Mark. (Glendale) Jose Ludizaca,
at 78th Street and 78th Avenue, for
driving while under the influence,
by PO Martinez. (Ridgewood) Steven
Mendieta, at Linden Street, for
assault, DO Dale.