Crime up in 115th but down in 110th

Police investigate La Rosa Mexican Deli on Northern Boulevard in Corona after the fatal stabbing of Jose Balberas, 24, who was found bleeding across the street.
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There were 77 more crimes committed in the 115th Precinct in 2011 compared to the previous year, but incidents dropped by a small margin in the 110th Precinct, according to police statistics.

The NYPD recorded 1,840 incidents of crime in 2011 compared to 1,763 incidents of crime in 2010 for the 115th Precinct. This precinct covers the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and North Corona.

Not only did crime go up, but almost every major category regularly tracked by the NYPD went up except for grand larceny auto.

Things were better in the 110th Precinct, which encompasses Elmhurst, Corona and most of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Crime dropped from 1,641 incidents in 2010 to 1,613 incidents in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies, grand larcenies and grand larcenies auto went down, although felony assaults and burglaries rose.

There were four murders in the 115th Precinct in 2011 compared to three in 2010. The NYPD released information about three of last year’s homicides.

On Jan. 7 in the midst of a snowstorm, 3-month-old Addison Reinoso-Xoyatla died from injuries sustained when he was allegedly shaken by his baby-sitter, Ana DeLaRosa, who was arrested and charged with homicide.

Two other victims were 24-year-old Jose Balberas, who was stabbed on Northern Boulevard near 104th Street in March, and 33-year-old Judah Johnson, who was shot on McIntosh Street near Astoria Boulevard in May. No arrests had been made in either murder as of TimesLedger Newspapers’ Tuesday evening press time.

In the 115th Precinct in 2011, there were 41 rapes compared to 33 in 2010, 347 robberies compared to 345 in 2010, 360 felony assaults compared to 327 in 2010, 322 burglaries compared to 296 in 2010 and 574 grand larcenies compared to 518 in 2010. The only crime that declined was grand larceny auto, which fell to 192 incidents in 2011 from 241 in 2010.

Police did not release any information on the two murders that happened in the 110th Precinct in 2011, although the number represents a 50 percent drop in murders compared to 2010 when four were recorded.

In 2011, the 110th Precinct saw decreases in rapes, which dropped to 22 from 28 in 2010; robberies, which went down to 332 from 362 in 2010; grand larcenies, which slipped to 551 from 556 in 2010; and grand larcenies auto, which fell to 122 from 144 in 2010.

Felony assaults climbed to 268 in 2011 from 254 in 2010, and burglaries rose to 316 in 2011 from 293 in 2010.

Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4564.

Posted 12:00 am, January 21, 2012
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