Police Blotter: Man assaulted by several attackers on Northern Blvd.

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FLUSHING—A man was assaulted outside a building on Northern Boulevard near 126th Street by several attackers early Sunday morning, police said.

The 32-year-old victim was punched and kicked in the face in a dispute on the street with a group of people, police spokesman Detective Eugene Canapi said. Shots were fired from inside the building, but no one was injured by the gunfire, Canapi said.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Center Hospital in critical but stable condition, police said.

Woman, 81, struck by car as she crossed 20th Ave.

COLLEGE POINT — An elderly woman was critically injured Tuesday afternoon as she tried to cross 20th Avenue, police said.

The 81-year-old victim was struck by a 1986 Pontiac traveling westbound on 20th Avenue at 125th Street as she stepped onto the roadway between two parked cars, police spokesman Sgt. William Stiles said.

She was taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, where she was in critical condition, Stiles said.

No summonses were issued.

Dead man found in water at Powell’s Cove Boulevard

COLLEGE POINT — The body of a man was removed from the East River at 5th Avenue and Powell’s Cove Boulevard at about 8:15 p.m. last Thursday, police said.

The medical examiner is to determine the cause of death of the victim, who police said was in his 40s.

Construction worker, 54, killed in Queens Blvd. bridge mishap

LONG ISLAND CITY—A construction worker was killed Tuesday after falling from the Queens Boulevard Bridge, police said.

Frederick Valencia, 54, of Freeport was under the bridge at Queens Street and Jackson Avenue when a beam he was cutting gave way and struck him, causing him to fall 30 feet to the ground, police spokesman Sgt. William Stiles said.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died from his injuries, Stiles said.

South Ozone Park man, 29, charged in rape of 24-year-old

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police Tuesday afternoon arrested Alonzo Brown, 29, of 134-05 115th Ave. and charged him with first-degree rape, police said.

He was charged in the rape of an unidentified 24-year-old woman who was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital where she was treated and released, said Officer Chris Cottingham, a Police Department spokesman.

Man stabbed in LIC mugging

LONG ISLAND CITY—A man was stabbed in his side in a robbery attempt about 4:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

The 39-year-old victim was approached at 31st Street and Broadway by two men armed with a knife who demanded money, police spokeswoman Theresa Farello said. The man was stabbed in the side after he refused to hand over any money, police said.

The attackers fled, and the victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition.

Man assaulted, robbed of $5,000 in Elmhurst

ELMHURST — A man was robbed of $5,000 on 55th Avenue late Friday night, police said.

The 57-year-old victim was approached by three unidentified men at about 11:20 p.m., and one of them struck him over the head with a gun, said police spokeswoman Detective Carolyn Chew.

The men took $5,000 in cash from the victim and fled.

The victim was taken to St. John’s Hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Police were investigating.

Young man jumps to death from Woodside building: Cops

WOODSIDE—A man jumped from a roof to his death in an apparent suicide early Saturday morning, police said.

The 26-year-old victim was found dead in front of 45-36 49th St., police spokeswoman Detective Carolyn Chew said.

The victim’s name was not released. Police were investigating.

Child uses pepper spray in PS 204, 7 taken to hospital

LONG ISLAND CITY—A grade-school student sent seven people to the hospital after dousing a hallway in PS 204 with pepper spray, police said.

Six students and a custodian were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment, said police spokesman Officer Gary Cillo.

Woman stepping from cab hit by another on Queens Blvd.

REGO PARK — A woman was struck by a livery cab on Queens Boulevard as she stepped from another cab into the traffic lane early Saturday, police said.

The 40-year-old victim was hit shortly after midnight in front of 61-19 Queens Blvd. by a car-service cab, driven by a man who refused to identify himself,said Detective Carolyn Chew, a police spokeswoman.

The driver fled the scene but later returned and was placed under arrest, charged with leaving the scene of an accident and being an unlicensed operator, police said.

The victim was taken to St. John’s Hospital where she was treated and released.

The driver of the cab which she stepped out of was issued a summons for discharging a passenger on the roadway, Chew said.

S. Jamaica newborn dies after found unconscious

SOUTH JAMAICA — A three-day-old baby girl died after she was found unconscious by her mother Saturday morning at 117-34 164th Street, police said.

The baby was pronounced dead at Mary Immaculate Hospital at 10 a.m., police spokesman Officer Gary Cillo said.

There were no signs of trauma, Cillo said.

The medical examiner is to determine the cause of death.

Jamaica man wanted in murder surrenders

MASSAPEQUA — A murder suspect from Jamaica barricaded himself in a Long Island basement May 23 before he was arrested, police said.

Niheen Donigan, 21, of 169-13 110th Ave. in Jamaica surrendered to police at 20 Bernard St. in Massapequa, L.I., said Detective Lt. Arthur McLaughlin of the Nassau County Police Department.

Donigan is a suspect in the April 14 killing of Aswald Walker, 28 in South Jamaica, police said.

Police arrest Brooklyn man wanted in Rockaway shootings

BROOKLYN — A man wanted for murder in North Carolina and two non-fatal shootings in the Rockaways was arrested in Brooklyn Thursday, police said.

Javon Capers, 24, of 371 Marion St. in Brooklyn was also wanted for five non-fatal shootings in North Carolina, said Officer Joseph Cavitolo, a police spokesman.

Capers was armed with two .38-caliber revolvers when he was apprehended, Cavitolo said.

Rockaway fisherman catches what may be a human bone

ROCKAWAY—A fisherman fishing at Grassy Bay and North Channel Bridge pulled in a possibly human bone on his line Monday afternoon, police said.

The fisherman notified police, who took the bone to a morgue, police spokeswoman Cadet Latoneya Burwell said. A medical examiner will determine if it is from a human.

Posted 7:07 pm, October 10, 2011
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