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Police Blotter: Woman critically injured in Flushing fire later dies

FLUSHING — A 77-year-old woman died last week after she was critically injured in a fire in her Flushing home, police said.

The fire occurred at about 3 p.m. last Thursday at the victim’s home at 139-11 34th Ave., police said.

The victim was taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, where she later died.

The cause of the fire was unknown, police said, and an investigation was ongoing.

Foreman from Flushing indicted in work death

MANHATTAN — A construction foreman from Flushing was indicted along with his boss Tuesday on charges of manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment in connection with a partial building collapse that killed one worker and injured three, the Manhattan District Attorney said.

Ken Ai, 33, of 143-31a Roosevelt Ave., served as the foreman for Tamco Corp. on a project to build an additional floor onto a Manhattan townhouse that partially collapsed May 16, killing worker Antonio Romano and severely injuring three others, Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau said.

The owner of Tamco, Michael Tam of Brooklyn, as well as the company itself, was also named in the indictment.

Investigators said they found significant safety violations at the site, and the collapse — caused by the weight of cinder blocks stacked on the top floor — would have been prevented had the appropriate system to secure them been in place.

82-year-old man tries robbing Bayside bank

BAYSIDE — An 82-year-old man was arrested on charges he robbed a bank in Bayside last week, police said.

John Anthony Sadowy, 82, was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly stole $3,635 at gunpoint from the Greenpoint Savings Bank at 211-11 Northern Blvd., police said.

Sadowy was arrested when officers on patrol apprehended him after he left the bank, police said.

Robbers steals $18,000 from Kew Gardens Hills bank

KEW GARDENS HILLS — A man stole $18,000 from a Chase Bank in Kew Gardens Hills Monday, police said.

The thief, who has not been caught, pointed a handgun at a teller and handed a note demanding money, police said. The bank is at 71-41 Main St.

No arrests had been made and an investigation was ongoing.

Thieves rob Flushing woman of $3,000 after tying her up

FLUSHING — A woman was robbed of $3,000 by two men who forced their way into her Flushing home last week, police said.

The victim, 67, was tied up by the thieves in her residence at on Kissena Boulevard, police said. There were no injuries.

No arrests had been made and an investigation was ongoing, police said.

Pomonok man charged with attempted murder

POMONOK — A Pomonok man was arrested and charged with attempted murder Tuesday for allegedly hitting his girlfriend on the head with a hammer, police said.

George Gouvatsos, 43, of 70-20 157th St. was also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Gouvatsos was accused of striking his girlfriend, 46, with a hammer, police said. The victim was taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in stable condition, police said.

Five arrested in Jamaica on counterfeiting charges

JAMAICA — Five people were arrested and charged with burglary last Thursday for allegedly counterfeiting thousands of CDs and DVDs, police said.

Police executed search warrants at two southeast Queens locations, where police said they recovered 30,000 counterfeit compact discs, VHS video tapes and DVDs.

Police arrested Mor Thiouna, 30; and Malikie Sow, 32. at 92-27 165th St., and Francois Ndikumana, 29; Portia Morris, 24; and Osman Diallo, 17, at 164-22 165th St., police said.

The five suspects were charged with trademark counterfeiting, police said.

Anti-gay graffiti reported on Queens Village house

QUEENS VILLAGE — Homeowners near 144th Avenue in Queens Village reported finding anti-gay graffiti on the side of their house last Thursday, 105th Precinct police said.

The homeowners, whose name and address were not released, also said objects were thrown through a window, police said.

The incident was classified as a possible bias crime, police said.

No arrests had been made and an investigation was ongoing.

Hollis man, 30, shot by unknown gunman

HOLLIS — A man was shot by an unknown assailant last Thursday in Hollis, police said.

The victim, whom police said was in his 30s, was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital after being shot in the left arm at 193-9 109th Ave., police said.

The man was in stable condition, police said. No arrests had been made and an investigation was ongoing.

Two Astoria women raped in separate incidents

ASTORIA — A woman was raped last Thursday while walking to her home, police at the 114th Precinct said.

The victim, 26, told police she was forced into a garage where the attacker threatened her with a knife before raping and sodomizing her.

No arrests had been made and an investigation was ongoing, police said.

Police described the suspect as a Caucasian male in his 20s, with short black hair, about 5’9” tall, 140 pounds with a medium build, wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Also last week police said another woman, 34, was raped and robbed about 7:30 a.m. Sept. 1.

No arrests had been made and an investigation was ongoing, police said.

F train hits Ohio man on Jackson Heights platform

JACKSON HEIGHTS — An Ohio man was injured last week when he was struck by a southbound F train, police said.

The victim, Daniel Yount, 27, of 3933 Ciderhill Dr. in Columbus, was at 74th Street and Roosevelt Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Friday when the incident occurred, police said.

Yount apparently leaned over the platform to look for the train when he was hit, police said.

Yount was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in critical condition, police said.

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