Pinched For Midville Sex Assault Woodside Locals Press 108th For Action
Police slapped the cuffs on a Middle Village man who allegedly sexually assaulted and beat his girlfriend inside their residence last Saturday morning, Feb. 2, it was reported.
The suspect was identified by law enforcement sources as 45-year-old Christopher McFadden of 73rd Place.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, the attack took place at around 6:30 a.m. last Saturday inside McFadden’s home on 73rd Place near 67th Drive.
Reportedly, McFadden allegedly forced his 37-year-old girlfriend to perform oral sex on him despite her appeals to stop, leading to an argument.
Law enforcement sources said the verbal exchange turned violent when McFadden allegedly grabbed his girlfriend and slammed her head into kitchen cabinets, causing a laceration to the back of her head.
When the woman retrieved her cell phone to call police, the criminal complaint noted, McFadden allegedly removed the device from her
Parking spaces are being gobbled up by a local repair shop, Woodside residents told the 108th Precinct at the Tuesday, Jan. 29 meeting of the 108th Precinct Community Council at Sunnyside Community Services.
According to Community Board 2 member Carol Terrano, an auto body shop owner has been illegally parking his vehicles near the area around St. Mary Winfield Church, at 70-31 48th Ave. in Woodside, taking up spaces that parishioners would use to park.
She added that some of the cars are old state police cars which were painted white.
“I don’t know what to do,” she told Deputy Inspector Donald Powers, the precinct’s commander. “It’s just maddening.”
Terrano later explained to the Times Newsweekly that the owner fixes the cars to lease them out, and instead of parking them on private property as required by law, he parks 20 to 30 cars on city streets.
Powers noted that the precinct does summons and tow cars found to be parked illegally, or which have been parked for seven days without moving.
However, he noted that the shop owner seems to know “how to use the system” to evade tickets, and if his cars are towed, Powers noted, he seemingly chalks it up to “the cost of doing business.”
Terrano stated that she would push for no-parking regulations around the area.
It was noted that the owner had promised to find a parking lot for the cars, but Powers stated that “talk is cheap.”
“He doesn’t seem to want to comply, so we’re doing what we have to do to get his attention,” he told the crowd. “I haven’t forgotten about him.”
P.O. Louis Sorrentino of the precinct’s Community Affairs Unit called him “enemy number one.”
Powers called 2012 an “outstanding year in crime reduction” in the 108th Precinct, as the command was seventh best out of the city’s 76 precincts in driving crime down at a 6.1-percent clip.
So far in 2013, crime is down 11.1 percent.
The 108th Precinct continues to battle car break-ins, Powers noted, although two recidivist criminals were apprehended over the past few weeks.
“My guys kind of know the usual suspects,” he told the crowd. “We track them when they’re out.”
Powers was grilled on the continuing investigation into the October 2012 murder of Sunnyside resident Louis Rispoli.
As previously reported in the Times Newsweekly, the NYPD has released sketches of two suspects in the case, as well as the description of the car involved in the case-a two-door late-model white sports car with a “noticeably loud” muffler and bright headlights.
While admitting that progress in the case has been “slower than people would like,” he assured residents that the NYPD is continuing to pursue the case.
In addition, an Internal Affairs investigation into the handling of the case-specifically its work at the crime scene-is still open.
“When they’re done, they will let me know,” said Powers. “That part is still open.”
Noting a recent New York Times article on the drop in crime, Board 2 member Al Volpe asked if any locations within the precinct can be considered “problem areas.” Powers responded that the issue is not problem areas but problem people-recidivists, such as the two aforementioned car break-in experts, who terrorize the area.
He noted that in “traditional Long Island City,” the crime numbers are staggeringly low” considering the increasing population in the area.
Powers stated, in response to a question from the audience, that the precinct currently does not have a Block Watcher program. A spokesperson from the NYPD Community Affairs office told attendees that the NYPD’s current Block Watcher program is a pilot program available at select precincts, including the 114th Precinct.
The 108th Precinct Community Council usually meets on the last Tuesday of every month at Sunnyside Community Services, located at 43- 31 39th St. and smashed it on the floor. Reportedly, he also grabbed her laptop computer and destroyed it in the same manner.
The rampage continued, police said, when McFadden began smashing lights around the home, including near where the victim’s two-year-old daughter was sleeping.
Police were called, and officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene.
As the officers attempted to place McFadden under arrest, law enforcement sources stated, the suspect physically resisted.
While outside the home, authorities said, the perpetrator allegedly shoved one of the officers over a ladder and into a fence. The officer suffered a sprained knee.
McFadden was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.
Court records indicated that Mc- Fadden was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Sunday, Feb. 3, before Judge Joel Blumenfeld, who ordered him held on $25,000 bail.