Tag Archives: South Conduit Avenue

Man who caused MTA bus crash charged for possessing 64 bags of cocaine

| amatua@queenscourier.com

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The man who caused an MTA bus to crash at high speed into two parked cars and a metal fence in Springfield Gardens last weekend was charged this week with allegedly having bags full of cocaine on him during his wild ride.

Chevon Parchment, 24, of Elmont, Long Island was driving a 2015 Chrysler at Baisley Boulevard and 153rd Street after 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, when police attempted to stop him for not wearing a seat belt.

Police activated their lights and sirens but Parchment fled the scene and failed to stop at three stop lights and a stop sign, authorities said. When he failed to stop at a red light on South Conduit Avenue, his car was struck by an MTA bus, which then hit multiple parked vehicles, a metal fence and stopped near the side of a two-story house on Meadow Road.

According to prosecutors, Parchment was receiving medical attention at the scene, which required EMS to cut his clothing, when police noticed that a plastic bag containing 64 small Ziploc bags of cocaine were laying on top of his boxers. Each small bag contained 1/8th of an ounce of cocaine.

“What allegedly began as a traffic stop for driving without a seatbelt quickly escalated when the defendant attempted to avoid being stopped by the police,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said. “As a result of his alleged reckless actions, the defendant put the lives of pedestrians, bus passengers, the police – and himself – needlessly at risk.”

Parchment was charged on Wednesday with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment of property and various traffic violations.

His bail was set at $10,000 and Parchment was ordered to return to court on Oct. 21. If convicted, Parchment faces up to nine years in prison.


Laurelton man killed in Jamaica collision

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A 21-year-old man lost his life early Saturday morning when the car he was riding in crashed into another vehicle, according to police.

At about 2:15 a.m. police from the 105th Precinct responded to a call of a vehicle accident at the intersection of South Conduit Avenue and 177th Street in Jamaica, authorities said.

The officers found four injured people at the collision site.

According to police, a Land Rover was traveling eastbound on South Conduit Avenue when it collided with the driver side of a Nissan Rouge that was stopped at 177th Street. The first car then slid into a third vehicle which was parked and unoccupied; both cars sustained severe damage.

All victims were taken to Jamaica Hospital, according to cops. The driver of the Land Rover, a 20-year-old man, is listed in stable condition while his passenger, 21-year-old Lamont Smart Jr. of Laurelton, sustained severe injuries to his torso and was pronounced dead.

The driver of the second car, a 46-year-old man, and his 50-year-old female passenger are both listed in stable condition with minor injuries.

There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.


Woman charged with manslaughter, DWI in Belt Parkway crash

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Updated 2:50 p.m.

A woman has been charged with manslaughter and driving while intoxicated following an accident on the Belt Parkway Monday that left a 29-year-old man dead, cops said.

An Infiniti sedan, driven by 28-year-old Sharlene Numa, of Roosevelt, N.Y., was traveling eastbound down the parkway about 4:15 a.m. when she rear-ended a Mercedes near Springfield Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard, officials said. Her car then overturned around South Conduit Avenue and Brookville Boulevard.

The driver of the Mercedes, an 18-year-old man, was taken to Franklin Hospital in stable condition, according to police. Both occupants of the second vehicle were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where the passenger, 29-year-old Kendall Heard, of Freeport, N.Y., was pronounced dead.

Numa has been charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and DWI, police said.




Suspect sought in Rosedale attempted bank robbery

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Authorities are looking for a man who tried to rob a Bank of American in Rosedale last month.

According to police, on Wednesday, February 27, at approximately 2 p.m., the suspect entered the bank located at 241-42 South Conduit Avenue, approached the teller window and passed a demand note. He then took the demand note back and fled.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, 160 to 180 pounds and was wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt with a black scarf tucked inside around the neck.

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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.



Police seek Laurelton sexual assault suspect

| tcimino@queenscourier.com

Artist Rendering of the Suspect

Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for a sexual assault in Laurelton late Wednesday night.

Police say that just before 11:30 p.m. on October 12, a man attacked a 23-year-old woman as she walked near 226th Street and South Conduit Avenue.

The suspect is described as 5-feet-5-inches tall with a medium build in his twenties with acne scars on his face and a thin mustache.

Anyone with information in regards to this sexual assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COMor texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.