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MIDDLE VILLAGE—A Middle Village man has been arrested for allegedly offering an undercover investigator a $3,000 bribe to get a fraudulent deed for a house, the City Department of Investigations said.

Pasquale DeMichele, of 61-55 76th St., is accused of offering the payoff last month in order to obtain an authentic-looking deed so he could gain control of an 80th Street property in Middle Village, which is valued at $261,000, the DOI said. He was arrested Friday after meeting the investigator near Juniper Valley Park and allegedly showing him the money in exchange for the document, the DOI said.

DeMichele has been charged with bribery, criminal possession of a forged instrument, giving unlawful gratuities, and resisting arrest, the DOI said. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

Middle Village contractor found brutally murdered

MIDDLE VILLAGE—A construction worker from Middle Village was found dead Tuesday morning in Manhattan with a pick ax in his skull, police said.

The body of Donald Peglow, 45, of 60-44 Metropolitan Ave., was found inside 102 Fulton St., which is under renovation.

Oskar Racins, 21, of Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the crime, police said.

Man struck in head in Woodside carjacking

WOODSIDE—A van driver was struck in the head Friday at 12:30 p.m. as he was about to enter his vehicle in front of 72-42 43rd Ave., police said.

The attacker then fled in the van, which contained $3,000, while the victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition, police said.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing.

Four injured in Astoria fire

ASTORIA—Two civilians and two firefighters sustained minor injuries in a fire that broke out around 11 p.m. Saturday in a second-story apartment at 12-15 Astoria Blvd., police said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation by the fire marshal, police said. The four injured were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital Queens.

Electronics stolen from LIC church

LONG ISLAND CITY—A thief stole four VCRs and two radios from the Evangel Church at 39-20 27th St. Thursday at 4:15 p.m., police said.

The thief gained access to the church by breaking the front door and a window, police said. No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Woman hit by train in Ozone Park

OZONE PARK—An unidentified woman who witnesses said had been talking on her cell phone was struck by an oncoming subway train at 1 p.m. Monday at the Liberty Avenue/Woodhaven Boulevard station, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Witnesses said she had fallen onto the tracks after they saw her talking on her cell phone. She was struck by an “A” train traveling eastbound toward Rockaway.

The victim, a black woman between 25 and 35 years old, was wearing a short black leather jacket, red sweater, white socks, black leather boots, a yellow metal chain around her neck and a yellow metal ring around her right thumb.

The investigation was ongoing.

Murdered man found in LIC basement

LONG ISLAND CITY—An unidentified man was found dead April 17 at 3:15 p.m. in the basement of 40-36 22nd St., police said.

The death was later ruled a homicide, according to police. The investigation was ongoing.

Cop shoots alleged knife-wielder in leg

CORONA—An off-duty corrections officer Monday shot a suspected thief who had displayed a knife, police said.

The officer saw Charles DeVito, 32, of 141-38 11th Ave. in Malba, allegedly attempt to steal the officer’s van at 4:50 a.m. in front of 105-01 Northern Blvd., police said.

The suspect tried to escape on a bicycle when he was pursued by the correction officer, who shot DeVito once in the left leg after the suspect allegedly displayed a knife, police said.

DeVito has been charged with attempted grand largency of an auto and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

East Elmhurst man shot after dispute with teens

EAST ELMHURST—A 23-year-old man was shot in the stomach at 1:20 a.m. Saturday at the corner of 87th Street and 30th Avenue during a dispute with three people in their late teens, police said.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in critical but stable condition, police said. No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Elmhurst man dies in fall from roof

ELMHURST—A 32-year-old man was found dead in front of his residence at 1 a.m. Saturday after apparently falling from the roof, police said.

The medical examiner will determine the cause in the death of Shazudeen Badrudeen, 32, of 87-42 Elmhurst Ave., police said.

Two charged with February South Ozone Park shooting

SOUTH OZONE PARK—Two South Ozone Park men were arrested Sunday in connection with a shooting in Feburary, police said.

Roy Jeffcoat, 24, of 131-22 111th Ave., and Jauquan Snoddy, 25, of 111-15 133rd St., have been charged with attempted murder for allegedly repeatedly shooting 37-year-old Padgett Jeffery as he sat in his car Feb. 6 in front of 111-54 Van Wyck Expressway, police said.

The suspects had fled after the shooting, and Jeffery sought help at a nearby pizzeria before being transported to Jamaica

Man killed in front of Rochdale Village home

ROCHDALE VILLAGE—A 32-year-old man was found dead with two gunshot wounds April 17, police said.

Officers responding to reports of shots fired shortly before midnight discovered the body of Derrick Jones, 32, of 170-40 130th Ave., lying face down on the street in front of his residence with one gunshot wound to the head and another to the chest, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. No weapons were recovered.

No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Springfield Gardens woman turns up in Jamaica Bay

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS—A 35-year-old woman who was reported missing from her home in March was found dead in Jamaica Bay, police said.

The body of Sattie Narain, of 141-28 184th St., who was reported to have been in a poor mental condition when she disappeared, was discovered April 17 at 9 p.m. in the waters approximately 1/4 mile west of the North Channel Bridge, police said.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation was ongoing.

South Jamaica man stabbed to death

SOUTH JAMAICA—A 42-year-old man was found with stab wounds to the chest at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday at 165-23 116th Ave., police said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. There are no known motives or suspects, police said.

No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Baby found dead in South Jamaica

SOUTH JAMAICA —A 3-week-old baby who was found unconscious by his mother at their 174th Street home last Thursday morning was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The medical examiner was to determine the cause of death. The investigation was ongoing.

Armed robbers hit home in Springfield Gardens

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS—A man and woman in their 20s stole $400 and electronic equipment Tuesday from a home they entered by knocking at the door, police said.

The 40-year-old resident of 167-35 146th Ave. answered the 11 p.m. knock by two robbers, who entered the house armed with a gun, police said.

There were no reported injuries. No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Man arrested in Jamaica murder

JAMAICA.—An arrest had been made in the shooting death of a Manhattan man in Jamaica, police said.

Victor Wilson, 25, was arrested April 17 and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Antoine Millrose, 23, of Harlem, police said.

Millrose had been shot twice in the head around 11 p.m. March 29 in front of 109-18 Sutphin Blvd. and rushed to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he died before midnight, police said.

Woman sexually assaulted at her Flushing home

FLUSHING—An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at 1:20 p.m. Friday after she entered her building, police said.

A black man between 25 and 30 years old followed her into the building and forced her at knifepoint to the fifth floor landing, where he sexually assaulted her and took a gold chain, police said. He then fled.

The victim was taken to Flushing Hospital for medical treatment.

No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Flushing rapist given 18 years

KEW GARDENS — A Flushing resident who admitted to raping three women was sentenced to 18 years in jail last week as part of a plea bargain agreement, the Queens district attorney announced.

Edwin Feliciano, 30, of 141-05 Northern Blvd., admitted to raping three women within walking distance of his home over a six-month period between December 2000 and June 2001, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Feliciano specifically targeted Asian women, police reported.

Floral Park bank hit by unarmed robber

FLORAL PARK—A man in his 30s stole $1,000 from the North Fork Bank at 257-03 Hillside Ave. at 12:15 p.m. Friday after passing a note to the teller, police said.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Body in Flushing basement yet to be identified: Cops

FLUSHING—An unidentified man was found dead Sunday morning in the basement of 144-45 37th Ave., police said.

The medical examiner had yet to determine the cause of death. No arrests have been made. The investigation was ongoing.

Whitestone woman falls to her death

WHITESTONE—A 30-year-old woman fell to her death from the 18th floor of her building at 166-25 Powells Cove Blvd. at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

The medical examiner was to determine the cause of death.

Body of man found in College Point

COLLEGE POINT—A man was found dead Saturday in a lot at 130th Street and 23rd Avenue, police said.

There were no signs of trauma. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Taxi driver robbed in Floral Park

FLORAL PARK—A taxi driver was assaulted and robbed Saturday at 4:30 a.m. as he walked to his private car after parking his yellow cab, police said.

After he left the taxi in front of 84-43 260th St., two men approached the driver from behind, assaulted him and removed his wallet, fleeing with $300, police said.

The driver was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in stable condition.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

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