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Police Blotter: 5 arrested at Cinco De Mayo event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

FLUSHING MEADOWS — Officers arrested five people Sunday on charges ranging from possessing a gun to sexual abuse during the Cinco de Mayo festivities near the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, police said.

Queens Gang Unit officers arrested Umberto Moyaho, 19, on a charge of carrying a loaded 9mm handgun, police said.

Miguel Hernandez, 19, was arrested for possessing a weapon, police said, and Felix Rodriguez, 23, and Pedro Rivera, 25, were arrested on charges of sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman.

A 14-year-old girl also was arrested for disorderly conduct, police said.

Knife-wielding man flees after accosting woman

FLUSHING — An unknown assailant threatened a woman with a knife after she exited an elevator at 144-67 41st Ave. Thursday, police said.

A man she described as in his 30s approached her about 11 p.m., thrust a knife against her and demanded money, police said.

The woman insisted she had no money and the man fled, police said.

Police reported no arrest and were investigating.

Whitestone sanitation worker arrested on assault charges

WHITESTONE — An off-duty sanitation worker was arrested last week in his home on charges of assault in connection with a string of domestic incidents, police said.

Steven Harast of 149-65 22nd Ave. was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on charges of assault in the third degree, police said.

Kew Gardens attack suspect acquitted by Queens jury

KEW GARDENS — A Queens jury acquitted a Coney Island man of charges he robbed a mother of jewelry while threatening her 2-year-old daughter with a handgun in Richmond Hill two years ago, Newsday reported.

It took the jury less than an hour to conclude that Lamar Jackson, now 33, was not the gunman who terrorized Madalia Hernandez and her daughter by dragging them off the train and down a flight of stairs at 121st Street and Jamaica Avenue in April 2000, the newspaper said.

The attack followed those of two others in Forest Hills where mothers with babies were held up at gunpoint. Jackson’s attorney argued that police were anxious to solve a high profile case, according to Newsday.

32-year-old man stabbed in downtown Flushing

FLUSHING — A 32-year-old man was stabbed at the corner of Ash Avenue and Bowne Street Tuesday night, police said.

The victim was taken to New York Hospital Queens in critical but stable condition, police said.

Police were investigating.

Cyclist stabbed after encounter with biker

JAMAICA — A 28-year-old bicyclist and a motorcyclist, also in his 20s, engaged in a fight Saturday that resulted in the cyclist being stabbed, police said.

Police said the two men tussled about 1:30 a.m. after a minor collision.

The motorcyclist stabbed the bicyclist in the chest, then fled, police said.

The bicyclist was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital in serious condition.

The motorcyclist was later arrested when he sought treatment for an injury at Queens Hospital Center, police said.

Police did not provide information about the exact location of the accident.

Woodhaven man arrested for fatal beating

RICHMOND HILL — A Woodhaven man was arrested last week for allegedly having beaten another man to death in an abandoned building, police said.

Roshandeen Baksh, 49, of 91-01 76th St. was arrested on charges of murdering Toolsie Persaud, 52, of 97-23 129th St., police said.

Police found Persaud in the back of 132-05 Liberty Ave. in Richmond Hill at 2 a.m. Saturday, the authorities said.

After investigating, police determined the man had been struck with a baseball bat.

Sintra Ransunair, who works in the East West Video store two buildings from the given address, said homeless men often congregate in the back of the building.

Gunmen rob Laurelton family at gunpoint

LAURELTON — Four men with guns robbed a woman and her son as they carried packages from their car into their home last Thursday, police said.

The men with stockings over their faces forced their way into the residence at 134-20 219 St. about 4:30 p.m., demanded money and threatened to kill the mother and son, police said,

No was was injured and the men fled with about $610 in cash, police said.

Police made no arrests and were investigating.

Commercial truck kills woman on Guy R. Brewer

SOUTH JAMAICA — A 61-year-old woman was killed by a truck while crossing Guy R. Brewer Boulevard Friday afternoon, police said.

The woman was crossing the street at Baisley Boulevard when she was struck by a commercial truck heading west on Guy R. Brewer at 4:04 p.m., police said.

The woman was rushed to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Police were investigating but made no arrests and issued no summons.

Man killed in early morning shooting in Far Rockaway

FAR ROCKAWAY — One man was killed in a shooting in front of 12-70 Redfern Ave. early Tuesday morning, police said.

Dennis Ross, 27, was shot and killed, police said.

A second man who was shot was taken to Jamaica Hospital, police said.

Police reported no arrests and were investigating.

Man found dead in Edgemere of bullet wound to head

EDGEMERE — A Brooklyn man was found dead in front of 430 Beach 37th St. on May 1, police said.

Karim Morris, 27, was discovered with a gunshot wound to his head at about 1 a.m., police said.

Police reported no arrests and were continuing their investigation.

Police officer arrested in S. Jamaica for off-duty assault

SOUTH JAMAICA — A police officer was arrested within the confines of the 113th Precinct and suspended last Thursday following an off-duty domestic incident, police said.

Pamella Williams was arrested on charges of assault in the third degree, police said.

Two stab Woodhaven man, take $20

WOODHAVEN — Two men who followed a 22-year-old man to 94-46 85th Rd. Sunday night, stabbed him and stole $20, police said.

The incident took place at 11:45 p.m., police said. The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital.

Police reported no arrests and were investigating.

Jackson Heights man shot after altercation in car

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 22-year-old man standing on a street corner was shot in his right arm Monday after getting into a fight with a another man in a car, police said.

The man was shot about 10:30 p.m. at 35th Avenue and 94th Street, police said.

The shooter fled in a white Lincoln Navigator east on 35th Avenue and then south on Junction Boulevard, police said.

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

Police were investigating.

Officer’s condition serious after assault by Ridgewood man

BROOKLYN — A Ridgewood man was arrested after allegedly hitting an officer conducting a narcotics investigation from a car last week, police said.

Miguel Chimelis, 38, of 1679 Madison St., was arrested Friday, police said.

Chimelis allegedly struck Police Officer Lydia Lopez at the intersection of Himrod and Irving streets about 2 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Lopez was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Teen stabbed in fight at LIC corner Tuesday

LONG ISLAND CITY — One teen stabbed another early Tuesday when the two got into a fight on the corner of 32nd Street and 34th Avenue, police said.

A 16-year-old was arrested for stabbing another 16-year-old in the chest about 3:50 p.m., police said.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in serious condition, police said. The two teenagers knew each other, police said.

Robbers take $60,000 in jewelry from two men in L.I. City

LONG ISLAND CITY — Two men whose car broke down were robbed of $60,000 in jewelry and $2,000 in cash last Thursday as they waited for help, police said.

A group of four or five men robbed the men at 41st Street and Northern Boulevard about 5:30 p.m., police said.

No one was injured and police reported no arrests. They were continuing their investigation.

7 train runs over man’s foot, severing 3 toes

LONG ISLAND CITY — A 37-year-old man lost three toes after he fell onto the tracks of the No. 7 subway train at the Hunters Point station at about 9:20 a.m. last Thursday, police said.

A northbound train went over the man’s foot, police said.

The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Attempted break-in fails at Forest Hills bank

FOREST HILLS —A man attempted to break into the Dime Savings Bank at 106-11 71st Ave. last Thursday by cutting a hole through the floor of an office above the bank, police said.

The attempted break-in occurred about 2:20 a.m., but no money was taken, police said.

Police made no arrests and were investigating.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Maspeth Saturday

MASPETH — Two men in their 20s forced their way into 58-55 59th St. and robbed a 22-year-old man at gunpoint Saturday morning, police said.

The men took jewelry and an undetermined amount of money at about 8 a.m. then fled the scene, police said.

No one was injured and police made no arrests.

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