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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Intrepid-Bound Space Shuttle Enterprise Sails Through New York Harbor

The Space Shuttle Enterprise set off on a barge Sunday morning from John F. Kennedy Airport to sail to New Jersey. The shuttle prototype was lifted from a JFK hanger onto a barge on Saturday, and the barge set off from the airport just before 8 a.m. Sunday. Read more: [NY1]


2 Mets fanatics charged for running on field to celebrate Johan Santana’s no-hitter

A pair of super-zealous Mets fans who barged onto Citi Field on Friday night after hurler Johan Santana’s no-hitter were charged with criminal trespass on Sunday but released without bail. Read more: [New York Daily News]

 Man Wanted For Attempted Kidnapping By Queens School 

Police were searching Sunday for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a young boy last week in North Corona, Queens. Authorities say Mark Synclair, 33, tried to grab the seven-year-old child outside P.S. 92 on Tuesday morning. Read more: [NY1]


Queens Library looks for new ways to battle budget cuts 

An army of strollers lined up outside the Broadway branch of the Queens Library to enlist the latest foot soldiers in the annual budget battle — toddlers and their caregivers. The borough library system is facing $26.7 million in proposed cuts under the Bloomberg Administration’s fiscal year 2013 budget. And library advocates are searching for new ways to get their message across. Read more: [New York Daily News]


Tourist, cabby die in 3-car LIE horror

A Utah woman and a Queens cabdriver were killed and the woman’s grandson was seriously injured early yesterday in a three-car smashup on the Long Island Expressway. Suzanne Nicholson, 60, and her grandson Gabe Larsen, 11, were headed from Kennedy Airport to a Manhattan hotel at about 12:30 a.m. when their cabby, Mohamed Hussain, rear-ended a 1995 Porsche near 66th Street in Queens, cops said. Read more: [New York Post]


Maher purchases stake in Amazin’s

He’s not joking — comedian and lifelong Mets fan Bill Maher now owns a piece of the team. HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” host made a surprise announcement that he’s a minority owner before last night’s win against the Cardinals, after a VIP tour with Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon. Read more: [New York Post] 

Police Blotter

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This man is responsible for a string of commercial robberies.

107th Precinct

Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Electchester, Pomonok

Seek men in string of robberies

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating and identifying the two suspects wanted in connection with a burglary pattern.

The first incident occurred on Thursday, August 14, when the suspects broke into the Checkers Restaurant located at 83-45 Parsons Boulevard and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

Incident number two occurred on Wednesday, September 14 at the same restaurant. This time the suspects made off with a 2002 Ford van. The van has since been recovered.

Incident number three was on Sunday, September 25, when the suspects broke into an Associated market located at 155-15 Aguilar Avenue, where they were unsuccessful in taking any property or cash.

On Sunday, October 9, the suspects broke into the Sand Cafe located at 82-65 Parsons Boulevard, where they took cash from the register.

The most recent incident was on Tuesday, October 11 at Zolitas Bakery located at 79-34 Parsons Boulevard, where the perps took an undetermined amount of cash from a drawer.

Suspect one is described as a male black with a beard and mustache in his 20s, 5’9″-5’11”, approximately 160 pounds, wearing a light-colored shirt.

Suspect two is also a black male in his 20s, 5’9″-6’0″, approximately 160 pounds, wearing a light-colored nylon cap on his head, a light-colored, short-sleeved shirt. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

114th Precinct

Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside, and Jackson Heights

Man allegedly impersonated cop, forced sex act

A man was arrested on October 13 by members of the Internal Affairs Bureau’s Police Impersonation Unit for criminal sex act and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

Cops say that on June 16, 2010, the victim was approached by Julio Olivares, 27, of Bayside, driving a gray SUV, who displayed a gold police-type shield and instructed the victim to enter his vehicle.

Olivares allegedly proceeded to drive off with the victim to a nearby parking garage where he forced the victim to perform a sex act on him.

115th Precinct

East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights

Sex abuse suspect sought

The NYPD is looking for a man they say is wanted for sex abuse.

On Thursday, July 21, the female victim, 18, was grabbed from behind by the suspect who sexually abused her and then fled.

The following day, a 21-year-old woman was also grabbed from behind by the suspect who sexually abused her and then fled.

Police say the suspect is a male Hispanic between 25 and 30, with a thin build and black hair.

Anyone with information in regards to either of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.