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Ridgewood woman missing for almost two weeks: police

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Photo courtesy NYPD

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Ridgewood woman.

The woman, identified as Nathalie Ionescu, was last heard from on Wednesday, Sept. 16, according to police.

Ionescu, 32, is described as a white woman, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 110 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477), visit the Crime Stoppers website or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls will remain strictly confidential.


Woman wanted in connection to homicide of missing woman whose body washed ashore in Breezy Point

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Police are looking for a woman in connection to the death of a missing woman whose body washed ashore on a Breezy Point beach in February.

According to the NYPD, on Saturday, February 16 at approximately 8:40 a.m., officers responded to 149 Bayside Avenue in Breezy Point after a body was recovered from the beach. The body was later identified as 24-year-old Marisha Cheong, who went missing from her Jamaica residence, where she was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. on December 19, 2012.

According to reports, Cheong’s live-in boyfriend was supposed to pick her up at a Forest Hills subway station on the day she went missing, but she never showed up. There was no sign of the young woman until her remains washed up just across from 121 Bayside Avenue.

In May, the Medical Examiner’s office ruled Cheong’s death as a homicide.

There are no arrests and the NYPD is attempting to find an unknown female that can be seen in a surveillance video leading Cheong from her home to an unknown location.

Police have released the surveillance video.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


Queens’ Morning Roundup

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UPDATE: Queens woman who vanished Sunday found alive and well in Texas

A missing 26-year-old Queens woman, who may have run away to escape plans for an arranged marriage, been found alive and well in Texas, law enforcement sources said Thursday. Rajwinder Kaur’s family was thankful and relieved she had been located, but shot down the idea of planned nuptials. Read more: [New York Daily News]

Madrid-bound plane returns to JFK after suspicious device found 

A plane that was supposed to travel to Madrid, Spain returned to John F. Kennedy Airport Thursday following a report of a suspicious device on board. Sources told NY1 that suspicious wires were found in a bathroom aboard Delta Flight 126, which was in the air for about two hours Thursday night. Read more: [NY1] 

Misdemeanor sexual assault reports more than doubled in western Queens in 2012 

A sharp spike in reported misdemeanor sexual assaults in western Queens this year may seem at first a cause for alarm. But lawmakers and crime experts suggest that the grim statistics could also have a silver lining — a greater willingness by victims to report crimes such as gropings. The crime stats for the week ending July 1 in the 108th Precinct show a 125% jump in reported misdemeanor sex crimes compared to the same period last year, up from 16 to 36. Year-to-date hikes also jumped 50% for both the 110th and 115th precincts. Read more: [New York Daily News] 

Chicken running afowl near LIRR station in Forest Hills, Queens 

Why did the chicken cross the road? Apparently to stop traffic along 71st Avenue and amuse residents in Queens. Locals told 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer that the bird has been running afowl, wandering near the Forest Hills Long Island Rail Road station. Read more: [1010wins]

Former teachers, parents call conditions at MS 318 chaotic 

Parents and former teachers at a Rockaway Park middle school are calling for the ouster of the principal, citing “mayhem” in the building. They say Principal Linda Munro of the Waterside School for Leadership, also known as Middle School 318, doesn’t have the experience to run the institution. Former staffers said fights break out weekly between students, teachers claim they were bullied by Munro and female students said they were groped. Read more: [New York Daily News] 

Police look for alleged Queens attempted burglary suspects 

Police are looking for two men they say attempted to burglarize a home in Queens over the weekend. Just before 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, police allege the suspects tried to break into a Jackson Heights home through the garage door. The men did not take any property before fleeing, according to police. Read more: [NY1] 

Courier Police Blotter

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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109th Precinct

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

 Seek bank robber

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery that occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct.

On Friday, January 20 at approximately 5 p.m., the suspect entered a Chase Bank, located at 57-27 Main Street, approached a teller and demanded cash. According to police, the teller complied and handed the suspect an unknown amount of cash before he fled.

 There were no reported injuries.

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


Thief stabs woman in stomach

 Cops are on the hunt for an assailant who stabbed a 51-year-old woman in the stomach after he tried to snatch her purse.

 Police said the woman was rushed to New York Hospital Queens with non-life-threatening injuries on January 26 from Union Street, where she was attacked at 6:15 a.m.

Police seek missing 83-year-old woman

 Police say an 83-year-old woman never returned home from a doctor’s appointment.

 Xiu Lan Shen was last seen on January 30 at her doctor’s office located at 136-20 38th Avenue.

 Police say she is approximately 5’02″and weighs 105 pounds. She was last seen wearing a brown jacket, black sneakers and black pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to her location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

111th Precinct

 Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills and Fresh Meadows

 Precinct Community Council meeting

 The 111th Precinct Community Council will meet on February 7. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. the meeting will take place at the precinct stationhouse, located at 45-06 215th Street in Bayside.

114th Precinct

 Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights

 Two suspects wanted for a commercial robbery

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with a commercial robbery.

On January 17, at approximately 6 p.m., two male suspects entered 23 Steinway Street armed with a handgun. Police say they ordered the owners, employees and one customer to lie on the floor while they removed money. Police say they then fled on foot southbound onto Steinway Street.

One suspect is described as a male black, approximately 35 years old and 5’10″ tall, weighing 190 pounds. Police say he has dark skin and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black ski cap, a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and tan work boots.

The other suspect is described as a male black, approximately 35 years old and 6’1″ tall. Police say he weighs 190 pounds and has a slim build and dark skin. He was last seen wearing a black ski cap and black hooded jacket.

 These suspects are wanted for a commercial robbery on Steinway Street.


115th Precinct

 East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights


Male assaulted, found dead on ground

 A 25-year-old Hispanic male was found dead in front of 111-08 38th Avenue on January 31.

Police responded to a report of an unconscious male, and upon arrival, found the unidentified victim dead on the ground with trauma to his head.

According to police, further investigation determined that the victim had been assaulted by a group of unidentified males.

Although there are no arrests yet, police said the investigation is ongoing.

Suspect wanted for impersonating a cop

 The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual wanted for questioning in regards to a robbery and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

 On December 25, at approximately 8 a.m., the suspect approached a 50-year-old male victim in the rear of 35-38 96th Street.

 The suspect identified himself as a police officer, proceeded to search the victim and removed the victim’s watch and wallet — which police say contained miscellaneous items — before he fled from the location.

 The suspect is described as a male black, 5’6″ tall.

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