Police Blotter: East Elmhurst man, 19, charged in January rape

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WOODSIDE — An East Elmhurst man was arrested and charged with a January rape after a DNA test linked him to the crime, police said.

Moussa Blade, 19, of 1111 Hazen St., was charged with rape and sodomy in the Woodside attack, police said.

Blade allegedly placed a jacket over his 18-year-old victim’s head, and then dragged her through a backyard to the side of a building before raping and sodomizing her for an hour, police said.

The victim was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and released.

Ozone Park sanitation worker shot to death in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN —Sanitation worker Michael Gennardo, 53, was killed on Saturday shortly after he arrived at work in Brooklyn, police said.

The Ozone Park resident was shot twice in the stomach at 5 a.m. by an unknown assailant, police said. He died a short while later at Brookdale University Hospital, police said.

There is a $12,000 reward in the case and anyone with information is asked to call (800)-577-TIPS.

29-year-old man shot, robbed on Linden Blvd.

SOUTH JAMAICA — A 29-year-old man was shot Monday at 9:30 p.m. at 157th Street and Linden Boulevard by three unidentified assailants, police said. They said he was forced to the ground at gunpoint, robbed, and shot in each thigh.

The robbers took cash and jewelry and fled the scene, police said. The victim was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he was in stable condition, police said.

Police were investigating.

Man closing up shop shot in Queens Village

QUEENS VILLAGE — A man was shot Saturday at about 11 p.m. as he was closing up a barber shop at 113-63 Springfield Blvd., police said.

Police said the shots were fired from a gray sedan and the victim was struck several times. He was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police were investigating.

Teens shoot man in leg on South Jamaica corner

SOUTH JAMAICA — A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg by two 17-year-old men Monday afternoon at 116th Avenue and 147th Street, police said.

The two teens approached the victim at about 3 p.m. and shot him, police said. He was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital and was in stable condition, said the NYPD.

Police were investigating.

Man’s body found near JFK; victim likely from airplane

NASSAU — A man fell from the sky Tuesday and police were investigating if he dropped from a plane headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport, 1010 Wins reported.

The body was found around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Island Park, L.I., which is in the flight path of many planes coming and going to JFK.

Nassau County police could not comment on the incident Wednesday because it was still under investigation.

Last February, a body that fell in nearby Long Beach, L.I. was determined to have fallen from a plane. Police believe that person had been hiding in the landing gear and fell when the wheels were pulled down.

Nursing home patient missing in Rockaway

ROCKAWAY — A caseworker from the Surfside Nursing Home at 95-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd. reported Friday that Barbara Gottheimer, 68, had been missing since Thursday, police said.

The police said Gottheimer was in good physical condition but in poor mental health and on medication. Anyone with information is asked to call 718-318-4224.

Brookville girl found dead at home in bed

BROOKVILLE — A 13-year-old girl was found dead by the police after they responded to a call at 228-01 147th Ave. late Saturday morning.

The girl’s mother told police her daughter was unconscious in bed. The girl was taken to Franklin General Hospital were she was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

The medical examiner is to determine the cause of death.

Ditmars deli worker found dead in possible overdose: Police

DITMARS — A 31-year-old woman was found dead in a deli where she was employed at 40-35 21st St. at about 10:30 a.m. Friday. She suffered an apparent overdose, police said.

The medical examiner is to determine the cause of death.

St. Albans man dies after falling off barge

MANHATTAN — A St. Albans man died Aug. 1 when he fell off a barge off Chelsea Pier, police said.

Robert Lewis, 31, of 104-28 191st St. was dancing near the edge of a barge that is rented out for private functions when he apparently fell into the Hudson River, police said.

Lewis was pulled out of the water by civilians and taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Woman rescued from water off Beach Channel Drive

ROCKAWAY — Members of the Air Sea and Rescue Unit pulled a 27-year-old woman from the water off Beach 43rd Street and Beach Channel Drive at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

She was taken to St. John’s Hospital and was in stable condition, police said.

Young man shot to death in Rockaways

ROCKAWAY — A 23-year-old man was shot at 146 Beach 59 Street Tuesday at 8:20 p.m. by an unknown suspect for unknown reasons, police said. The victim was removed to Peninsula Hospital where he died at 10 p.m., police said.

The investigation was ongoing, said the NYPD.

Posted 7:17 pm, October 10, 2011
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