Lock Up Two Burglars In Midville
Thanks to the help of a 911 caller, police were able to stop a pair of alleged burglars before they were able to enter a Middle Village home last Wednesday, Jan. 30, authorities reported.
Law enforcement sources identified the suspects as Katrell Dixon, 18, and Edward Ching, 24, both of whom are next door neighbors living on 57th Avenue in Corona.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Dixon and Ching allegedly tried to burglarize a home on 65th Street between 62nd and Metropolitan avenues at around 12:50 p.m. last Wednesday.
Reportedly, an eyewitness observed the two men allegedly knock on the front door, then walk to the rear of the residence.
Police said the two men were allegedly observed trying to pry open a rear window.
After receiving a 911 call, officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the location. Dixon and Ching were reportedly stopped at the location and questioned.
Officers recovered a screwdriver from Ching’s possession which was allegedly used by the suspects to try and pry open the rear window, authorities noted.
Both suspects were taken into custody by P.O. Marc Bazata of the 104th Precinct and charged with second degree attempted burglary, criminal mischief and possession of burglar’s tools.
Court records indicated that Dixon and Ching were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court the following day before Judge Gia Morris, who ordered Dixon held on $20,000 bail and released Ching on his own recognizance. They are scheduled to return to court on Feb. 20.