POLICE BLOTTER


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Burglar sought

Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a burglary in the confines of the 112th Precinct.

On Tuesday, March 29, the suspect broke the front window of Portofino Restaurant located at 109-32 Ascan Avenue and removed property.

The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. He is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5’5″-5’9″, thin build, wearing a light colored jacket and winter hat.

Anyone with information in regards to his identity should call Crime stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

100th Precinct

Arverne, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Neponsit, Rockaway Park and Roxbury

Help find missing man

The NYPD is asking for your help in locating Bernard B. Sauls who was last seen leaving the Park Nursing Home, at 128 Beach 115th Street, on Tuesday, April 5.

Sauls is described as a black male, 74 years old, 6’0″, 162 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue hat.

Anyone with information in regards to his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

102nd Precinct

Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill East, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and the northern part of Ozone Park

Suspect tries to bribe cops

A man already in custody for burgling a home was additionally charged with bribery after he allegedly told cops, “If you let me go I’ll give you $10,000.”

Nestor Rodriguez, 18, was charged with burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal mischief, according to the DA, for his part in breaking into a home on 104th Street and making off with jewelry, laptops, an iPod, Xbox, camera, Nintendo Wii and a play station.

While at the 102nd Precinct stationhouse, he was asked to repeat his offer, and Rodriguez said, “The money might be a little tight but I can get you some electronics, four watches valued at $2,300, two Sony televisions fully equipped and I will give you $1,000.”

Officers declined the offer and Rodriguez was arrested.

103rd Precinct

Downtown Jamaica Business District, Hollis Park Gardens, Hollis, Lakewood and Jamaica

Woman found dead

On Monday, April 11, police responded to a call of an unconscious female inside of 108-11 175th Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed the as-yet unidentified victim, 62, unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the woman dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

109th Precinct

Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace

Woman struck and killed

A woman was struck and killed on Thursday, April 7 at Elder Avenue and Colden Street.

Upon arrival, police observed the unidentified victim, between 30 and 40 years old, unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma.

She was taken by EMS to New York Hospital Queens, where she was pronounced dead.

Upon further investigation, police determined that the victim was crossing Colden Street northbound when she was struck by a 2007 Jeep Laredo that was traveling eastbound on Elder Street. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. There is no criminality suspected at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

110th Precinct

Corona and Elmhurst

Off-duty detective arrested

On Tuesday, April 5, off duty New York City Police Detective Michael Gaine, 41, was arrested at the southwest corner of 55th Avenue and 84th Street and charged with DWI.

114th Precinct

Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights

Missing man

Police say Vangel Joti was last seen inside his residence, at 20-12 Crescent Street, on April 4.

He is described as a white male, 54, 5’4″, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and salt and pepper hair.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.