By Queens Courier Staff |

Mother of two murdered

114th Precinct

Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights

A Queens mother was killed by the flower toting father of her two sons while she was working at a Long Island City pharmacy.

Guimmia Villia, 32, was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival on Thursday, February 10.

The suspect, Alex Figueroa, who had been bearing a bouquet of flowers when he arrived at the Crescent Chemists, was later found dead by police with a self-afflicted gun shot wound to his head.

According to a Daily News report, Villia had filed two orders of protection against Figueroa and was confronted by him at her job last week. Figueroa and Villia had two children together.

Assemblymember Grace Meng and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky have proposed two bills that would toughen punishments for those who violate court orders of protection.

“New York State must do more to protect these victims,” said Meng. “If they can not faithfully depend on a court-ordered protection order, then what can they depend on?”

114th Precinct

Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights

Searching for robbery suspect

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual wanted in connection with a robbery on Thursday, February 10.

The subject grabbed money from the victim inside of 30-81 54th street and pushed him to the ground. The victim was unharmed.

The suspect is a black male between 5’4” and 5’5” and between 40 and 50 years old. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers web site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

106th Precinct

Howard Beach, parts of Ozone Park, Lindenwood and South Richmond Hill

Missing girl

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Queens girl.

Bianca Langone, 16, was last seen leaving her house in Howard Beach for school at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18. She is approximately 5’3", 125 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

106th Precinct

Howard Beach, parts of Ozone Park, Lindenwood and South Richmond Hill

Fatal Shooting

A man was found by police, shot in his car, on 120th Avenue and 135th Street after responding to a 9-1-1 call.

Anthony Dehaney, 45, was pronounced dead on arrival at Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back of the head on Saturday, February 12.

The investigation is ongoing.

109th precinct

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

Missing girl found

A missing Flushing girl was found two days after she had gone missing while leaving school.

Carla Rivera, 12, returned home on Wednesday, February 9.

107th Precinct

Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Electchester, Pomonok and Jamaica Estates

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a pedestrian struck by a car while crossing the Horace Harding Expressway on Monday, February 14.

Fan Meng, 77, was taken by EMS to Booth Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. No criminality is suspected at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Glendale civilian patrol awarded

The Glendale/104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol President Louis Kirchgessner and Patrol Coordinator Elizabeth De La Cruz were awarded certificates of achievement from NYPD three star chief Philip Banks III at the GCOP/104COP February general membership meeting.

Vallone calls for more cops

Councilmember Peter Vallone, chair of the public safety committee, expressed the need for more cops on the street following last year’s rise in certain crimes at the 109th Precinct Community Council meeting. Vallone took questions and spoke about crime and quality of life issues.


ASPCA arrests

Four Queens suspects have been arrested by humane law enforcement agents of the ASPCA on three separate counts of animal cruelty.

Leroy Shepard, 18, and Nikira Shepard, 20, were both charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

The ASPCA agents responded to a complaint of starving pit bulls at their residence. The dogs are being treated at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital.

Cherie Fillmore, 32, of Jamaica, was charged after a young pit bull was found dead, chained to a fence outside her house.

Desiree Powell, 27, of Long Island City, was arrested for allegedly battering her Yorkshire terrier. The six-month-old dog sustained three leg fractures, two broken ribs and a hemorrhage to his right eye.