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Five residents of a group home at 34-32 214th Pl. were arrested Jan. 31 at about 4:30 p.m. after one teen...

BAYSIDE — Five teens were arrested in Bayside last week on charges of assault and arson, 111th Police Pct. spokesman Anthony Lombardi said.

Five residents of a group home at 34-32 214th Pl. were arrested Jan. 31 at about 4:30 p.m. after one teen attempted to set fire to his room, Lombardi said. When officers tried to stop him, Lombardi said, four other teens assaulted the officers.

Officer Louis Romano arrested Leonard Chin, 16, Alex Bonds, 18, Ethian Miranda, 18, and Mike Jimenez, 16, and the teens were charged with arson, assault, riot, and resisting arrest, Lombardi said. A juvenile whose was not identified was also arrested, he said.

Lombardi said Bonds was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly punching an officer with brass knuckles.

81-year-old missing from Flushing home

FLUSHING - An elderly man was reported missing from his Flushing home this week, police said.

Byung Su Kim, 81, apparently wandered away from his home at 142-02 Cherry Ave. on Sunday, said Officer Lewis Cruz, a police spokesman.

Kim was described as being in good physical, but poor mental health. He is Asian, with dark hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds. and was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, beige pants, and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 109 police precinct at 321-2294.

Man stabbed at Jamaica club

JAMAICA - A 29-year-old man was stabbed early Sunday morning at the Savanna Club at 173-04 Jamaica Ave., said Officer Joseph Cavitolo, a police spokesman.

The victim was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police were investigating.

Two gunmen take car from man in S. Jamaica

SOUTH JAMAICA - Two gunmen ordered a man out of his Ford Crown Victoria while it was stopped at the corner of Merrick and Farmer’s boulevards early Sunday morning, and drove off with the car, said Sgt. Bill Stiles, a police spokesman.

Police were investigating.

Fire damages home, displacing 10 people

JAMAICA - A fire damaged two-fifths of a house at 106-19 173rd St. in Jamaica Tuesday, displacing at least 10 people from their home, police said.

Detective Victor Logan, a spokesman for the 103rd Precinct, said the fire was believed to have started with a surge protector and was not suspicious.

No one was reported injured.

Woman stabbed in stomach at John Adams High School

OZONE PARK - A city Board of Education employee was stabbed in the abdomen at John Adams High School in Ozone Park Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Detective Valerie St. Rose, a spokesman for the Police Department, said the 41-year-old woman was taken from the school, on Rockaway Boulevard and 102nd Street, to Jamaica Hospital.

The woman was treated and released in the emergency room for a minor wound that did not require stitches, said Michael Hink, a spokesman for Jamaica Hospital.

13 injured in 2-alarm fire at Ridgewood building

RIDGEWOOD - A two-alarm fire raced through a three-story building in Ridgewood early Tuesday morning, injuring six children, three adults, and four firemen, said Fireman Robert Calise, a spokesman for the department.

Several of the injured were taken to St. John’s Hospital in Elmhurst and the rest were taken to Wyckoff Hospital in Ridgewood. All were in stable condition and treated for smoke inhalation, Calise said.

The blaze, at 419-17 Onderdonk Ave., started after some bedding caught on fire from decorative candles, Calise said.

Although none of the residents was seriously injured, four families were displaced, said Officer Lewis Cruz, a spokesman for the police department.

Officials said that last year 15 people citywide died in fires caused by candles, and five have died in such fires so far this year.

Man found stabbed in L.I.C. alleyway

LONG ISLAND CITY - A man was found Sunday night in an alley at 31-60 34 St. in Long Island City with several stab wounds to his abdomen, police said.

The victim, in his 20s, was taken to Astoria General Hospital Sunday night, where he later died, said Officer Lewis Cruz, a spokesman for the police department.

At press time, the victim had not yet been identified and police had no suspects.

Subway conductor charged with exposing self on E train

JAMAICA — A subway conductor was arrested Tuesday on charges of lewd conduct for allegedly exposing himself to a female passenger on the E train Monday morning at the Sutphin Boulevard stop, police said.

The conductor, Ralph Pabon, 56, was engaged in conversation with the victim, a 46-year-old woman, while they were traveling on a northbound E train and allegedly exposed himself, said Carmen Melendez, a Police Department spokeswoman.

The victim informed police of the incident and Pabon, of 17 Washington Street in Hempstead, L.I., was arrested Tuesday, Melendez said.

Man stabbed in dispute in South Jamaica home

SOUTH JAMAICA — A 38-year-old man was stabbed and taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Carmen Melendez, a Police Department spokeswoman, said Christopher Jenkins, 32, of Florida, walked into his girlfriend’s home at 169-12 116th St. and found the man inside.

A dispute ensued between the two men, and the 38-year-old man was gravely injured. Melendez said. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital in critical condition.

Jenkins was arrested later that day and charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, Melendez said.

Woman stabbed in stomach at John Adams High School

OZONE PARK - A city Board of Education employee was stabbed in the abdomen at John Adams High School in Ozone Park Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Detective Valerie St. Rose, a spokesman for the Police Department, said the 41-year-old woman was taken from the school, on Rockaway Boulevard and 102nd Street, to Jamaica Hospital.

The woman was treated and released in the emergency room for a minor wound that did not require stitches, said Michael Hink, a spokesman for Jamaica Hospital.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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