Police Blotter: Armed burglar arrested at Murray Hill residencee Mayo event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

By The TimesLedger

MURRAY HILL — A man armed with a loaded weapon was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a home on 147th Street, police said.

Roman Rodriguez, 21, of New Jersey, was taken into custody at about 7:10 p.m. as he was leaving the residence between 38th and Roosevelt Avenues, police said.

Rodriguez was found carrying a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, police said.

An accomplice to Rodriguez was still being sought, police said.

Springfield Gardens woman arrested in connection with April robbery

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A 23-year-old woman was arrested Friday for robbing a man in April, police said.

Lana Dennis, of 117-23 146th Ave., was detained after an investigation of the 105th Precinct robbery squad, police said.

On April 23, the woman and a 27-year-old male accomplice allegedly entered the 167-35 146th Ave. residence about 11 p.m. and robbed the 40-year-old victim of $400 and electronic equipment, police said. The two fled the scene, police said. No one was injured.

Man arrested on DWI charge after fatal accident in Woodside

WOODSIDE — A 33-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a collision that killed a passenger in another car, police said.

Luis Garantiva, 33, driving a 1997 Nissan east on Northern Boulevard about 5:15 a.m. Sunday, attempted to turn left on 51st Street when his car hit a 1994 Mazda heading west on Northern Boulevard, police said. The collision killed a passenger and the driver of the Mazda was taken to St. Johns Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Garantiva and a passenger in the Nissan were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition, and Garantiva was later arrested, police said.

Police were investigating.

Three Jamaica men assaulted in home

JAMAICA — Three men answering a knock on the door of their apartment at 87-87 171st St. on May 8 expecting a delivery were assaulted and robbed by three armed intruders, police said.

The three victims, all in their 20s, told police they were waiting for a delivery and answered the door about 9:30 p.m. after one assailant announced he was making a delivery. When they opened the door, the three forced their way in and assaulted the victims with a stun gun while one thug brandished another firearm, police said.

The robbers bound the trio and covered their eyes and mouths with duct tape, then absconded with a safe containing $24,000 cash, police said.

There were no injuries or arrests and police were continuing with their investigation.

Woodside woman injured when bullet shatters window

WOODSIDE — A 33-year-old woman was hit with flying glass and sustained minor injuries when a bullet flew through her third floor window, police said.

The shot, fired by an unknown suspect, shattered the third floor window at 41-73 71st. St., police said. Flying glass cut the woman’s face and she was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where her condition was listed as stable, cops said.

Police were continuing with their investigation.

Glendale clothing store employee stabbed

GLENDALE — A 19-year-old man was stabbed last Thursday at a Myrtle Avenue clothing store where he worked, police said.

Two unidentified men entered #1 Boss Fashion at 55-24 Myrtle Avenue shortly after 5:30 p.m. and stabbed the victim with a sharp instrument and a screwdriver, police said. Both perpetrators fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was treated for minor injuries and listed in stable condition, police said. There was no known motive for the attack and police were continuing with an investigation.

NWO spells trouble for S. Jamaica man

RICHMOND HILL — A South Jamaica man was arrested Friday evening for allegedly scrawling graffiti on a Jamaica Avenue building, police said.

Police say they observed Ahmad Spells, 18, of 121-02 Sutphin Blvd. in South Jamaica, defacing property on Jamaica Avenue near 117th Street with a black magic marker shortly after 6 p.m.. When they confronted him, he stated, “I was trying to write NWO, from wrestling,” cops said.

NWO, which stands for New World Order, was popularized by wrestling promoters as a marketing tool.

Spells was charged with criminal mischief, police said.

New Jersey man scuffles with RH officers during arrest

RICHMOND HILL — A man who allegedly masturbated in front of children last week kicked and pushed officers who tried to arrest him, police said.

Witnesses alerted the cops to the man’s alleged actions, which occurred on 127th Street in Richmond Hill shortly after 6 p.m., May 6, police said. When police tried to arrest the man, he allegedly flailed his arms and pushed and kicked the arresting officer and his partner.

Police identified the suspect as Randolph Armstrong, 38, of 123 Omaha Ave., in Rockaway, N.J. He was charged with resisting arrest, police said.

Man charged with marijuana possession in RH

RICHMOND HILL — Police from the 102nd Precinct refused a cash bribe Friday night from a suspect they had arrested for marijuana possession, police said.

As the suspect was being transported to the precinct just after 10:30 p.m., he offered police an unspecified amount of cash for his release, police said. The cops refused the offer and charged the suspect with criminal possession of marijuana and third-degree bribery.

Corrections officer shot, Auburndale man arrested

RICHMOND HILL — A New York City corrections officer was shot once in the face Friday afternoon by someone with a pellet gun, police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was sitting in a parked car shortly before 3:30 p.m. at Lefferts Boulevard and 95th Avenue when he was hit with a pellet fired from inside a nearby building, police said.

Cops identified the alleged shooter as David Rupa, 19, of 202-04 Rocky Hill Rd. in Auburndale. He was charged with assault and reckless endangerment, they said.

Two additional subjects were arrested for obstructing governmental administration and tampering with evidence, police said, but no further details were available.

Woman shot in buttocks on Ozone Park street

OZONE PARK — A 27-year-old woman was shot once in the buttocks by an unknown person as she walked to a store Saturday morning, police said.

The victim was walking in front of 133-11 130th Pl. about 9:15 a.m. when she was hit with a single bullet, police said. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital and was listed in stable condition. There were no arrests and officers were investigating.

Woman found dead at her Holliswood home

HOLLISWOOD — A 38-year-old woman was discovered dead on the floor of her Hillside Avenue home last Thursday morning, police said. There were no signs of trauma to the victim and the medical examiner was to determine the cause of death. Police were investigating.