10 JUNE 21, 2018 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
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REST OF LIFE IN
A Brooklyn man who
admitted in court last
month to burglarizing
a number of Ridgewood
homes began serving
what could be a life prison
sentence on June 14.
Paul Rodriguez, 39,
pleaded guilty in May to
burglary, according to
Queens District Attorney
Queens Supreme Court
Justice Daniel Lewis ordered
was classifi ed as a mandatory
felon — to serve between
12 years to life in prison.
“Over the span of six
brazenly busted through
locked doors and windows
to steal the property of
others,” Brown said in a
June 15 statement. “Not
only did he violate the
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BURGLAR ON THE RUN
Police are searching for the
burglar who recently stole from
a Maspeth nail salon and tried to
break into a nearby grocery store
on the same night.
The short-lived spree began
on June 5 at approximately 7:30
p.m., police said, when the crook
entered the nail salon on Grand
Avenue near Borden Avenue
through an unsecured window.
Once inside, the suspect stole
cash and merchandise worth approximately
$2,000, said sources
familiar with the investigation.
According to a tweet from the
104th Precinct, the perpetrator’s
loot consisted of $400 in cash, two
nail-drilling machines and 40
bottles of nail polish.
An hour later, the same suspect
attempted to get inside a grocery
store on the same block on Grand
Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m.,
police said. The individual tried to
force open a secured door at the
location, but was unsuccessful
and fl ed on foot in an unknown
direction, according to police.
No property was stolen from the
second location, authorities said.
Cops described the suspect as a
Hispanic male who was last seen
wearing all dark clothing.
Surveillance photos and video
depict the suspect before the incidents
took place, police said.
Anyone with information in
regard to these incidents 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 www.nypdcrimestoppers.
com or by texting
their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then
enter TIP577. All calls and messages
are kept confi dential.
Persons arrested in recent police
actions as reported by the 104th
Precinct include the following:
June 11: (Beat 5) Roger A. Torres, at
59th Street, for DWI, by P.O. Bartichek.
(Beat 3) Roman Ostrovskyy, at Myrtle
Avenue, for assault, by P.O. Kim. (Beat
3) Jason Alvarez, at Summerfield
Street, for assault, by Det. Lodato. (Beat
15) Jacob Houts, at Onderdonk Avenue,
for criminal contempt, by P.O. Carr.
(Beat 2) Barry Marshall, at 68th Road
and Woodward Avenue, for criminal
contempt, by Det. Bazilio.
June 12: (Beat 15) Shantel Cabanes,
at Grandview Avenue, for assault, by
P.O. Kucic. (Beat 4) Willie A. Wheeler,
at Fresh Pond Road, for assault, by
P.O. Hernandez. (Beat 10) Brian Rosado,
at Hamilton Place and Grand
Avenue, for aggravated unlicensed
operator, by P.O. Galatioto. (Beat
12) Lenin Quispe, at 68th Road, for
assault, by Det. Moon.
Richard A. Brown.
Rodriguez — who
sanctity of the victims’
homes, he caused damage
that forced the occupants
to dig into their pockets to
secure their homes again.
Good police work led to
the capture of this serial
burglar, who has now been
sentenced to a lengthy
term of incarceration.”
Police picked up
Rodriguez in April 2017
aft er he burglarized several
homes in Sunnyside,
then attempted to pawn
off the stolen items at a
Bushwick store. He was
subsequently linked to a
dozen burglaries in the
In pleading guilty,
prosecutors said, Rodriguez
June 13: (Beat 4) Matthew Jimenez,
at 64-02 Catalpa Ave., for criminal
contempt, by Det. Bazilio and P.O.
Vazquez. (Beat 12) Amir Hassain
Munshi, at 69th Avenue, for leaving
the scene of an accident, by Det.
Friedrich. (Beat 3) Marvell Brooks,
at Wyckoff Avenue, for robbery, by
June 14: (Beat 5) Jose Diaz, at 69th
Place, for robbery, by P.O. Combs.
(Beat 2) Justin Martell, at Wyckoff
Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O.
Hendrick. (Beat 3) Madeline Cruz,
at Decatur Street and Wyckoff
Avenue, for criminal possession of
stolen property, by P.O. Oliva.
June 15: (Beat 3) Samantha Newson
Rivera, at Decatur Street, for
assault, by P.O. Dimatteo. (Beat 16)
Narine Algu, at 72nd Place, for robbery,
by P.O. Palminteri. (Beat 12)
Thomas Schirling, at 79th Place, for
criminal mischief, by Det. Gerardi.
(Beat 9) George Mandato, at 65th
Place, for assault, by Det. Lodato.
(Beat 9) Ebony Gilliam, at Grand
Avenue, for petit larceny, by P.O.
Gonzalez. (Beat 2) Corey Marrant,
at Wyckoff Avenue, for petit larceny,
by P.O. Armond. (Beat 5) Jessica
Blaskovic, at Cypress Hills Street,
for burglary, by P.O. Petito. (Beat
9) Mark Hicks, at Grand Avenue,
for petit larceny, by P.O. Gonzalez.
(Beat 5) Radovan Stanojevic, at St.
Felix Avenue and 60th Street, for
criminal possession of a weapon,
by Det. Wright.
June 16: (Beat 3) Carmen Marrero,
at Wyckoff Avenue, for assault, by
P.O. Mark. (Beat 5) Manuel Gahonna
Gamarra, at Central Avenue and
67th Place, for DWI, by P.O. Zbikowski.
(Beat 10) Sabrina Barrios,
at Metropolitan Avenue, for petit
larceny, by P.O. Dove.
June 17: (Beat 12) Gabriel Campos, at
78th Street, for criminal contempt, by
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 guilty.
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
admitted guilt to
three specifi c incidents.
On Nov. 4, 2016, he
broke into an apartment
located on Harman
Street near Irving
Avenue in Bushwick
through a fire escape.
In that incident, he left
behind a screwdriver
that police later recovered.
They found on the
tool DNA evidence later
linked to Rodriguez.
Then, on Feb. 23, 2017,
Rodriguez attempted to
break into an apartment
on Seneca Avenue near
Greene Avenue in Ridgewood.
As in the Nov. 4,
2016, incident, he tried
to get in through a fi re
Finally, on April 5, 2017,
Rodriguez attempted to
pry open the front door
of an apartment on 48th
Street in Sunnyside;
he was caught shortly
At the May 2017 meeting
of the 104th Precinct
Captain John Mastronardi,
commander, noted that
detectives were able to
link Rodriguez to the burglary
pattern by securing
a warrant to examine
the GPS in Rodriguez’s