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The NYPD on Monday arrested a suspect in the New Year’s Day shooting that killed a 22-year-old Richmond Hill man.
Police said Sheldon Smith, above, of Linden Boulevard in Jamaica, was arrested in the shooting of Julio Moro.
The Jamaica man accused of stabbing his wife and toddler daughters to death before attempting to flee to Mexico has his next scheduled court date on Friday — St. Valentine’s Day.
A schedule provided by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says that Miguel Mejia-Ramos is scheduled for a return date, technically the time at which his lawyer has an opportunity to answer his client’s charges of murder in the deaths of his wife, Deisy Garcia, 21, and their daughters, Daniela, 2, and Yoselin, 1.
Police sources are blaming the small rise in crime in January compared to last year on the frigid weather bringing criminals indoors, and out of the NYPD’s sight.
“Cops are limited to what they can do when criminal behavior happens in private residences and behind closed doors,” said one police source. “We get calls about disputes, but that’s often after the fact.”
First he said his deceased wife stabbed his children to death.
Then he said he killed his two tiny daughters — one while she was sleeping — because he did not have child car seats to take them with him after he killed their mother, stabbing her over and over until one of two knives broke.
An NYPD crime scene investigation team heads up to the apartment where Deisy Garcia and her two little girls were found stabbed to death on Sunday night. The girls’ father, Miguel Mejia-Ramos, was arrested in Texas Monday night after being identified as a suspect in the grisly crime.
Deisy Garcia, 21, and her daughters Daniela Mejia, 2, and Yaslin Mejia, 1, were stabbed to death in their Jamaica apartment on Sunday. The girls’ father, Miguel Mejia-Ramos, was arrested as a suspect on Monday in Texas.
A woman who stabbed her boyfriend in Richmond Hill last April has pleaded guilty to the crime.
Shirley Forbes, 64, said she fatally stabbed her live-in boyfriend, Lee Burrison, 55, in their apartment at 87-37 112 St. on April 16, 2013. Forbes pleaded guilty on Jan. 15 to one count of first-degree manslaughter.
The man wanted by police in the savage killings of a 21-year-old Jamaica woman and their two toddler daughters was arrested in Texas late Monday night a little more than 24 hours after the three were fund stabbed to death in their Jamaica apartment.
The NYPD confirmed that Miguel Mejia-Ramos — who was arrested by Texas authorities while using the name Alex Jiminez — surrendered without incident at a highway checkpoint on Interstate 10 manned by U.S. marshals, Texas state troopers and officers from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Schulenberg Police Department.
It was a tragic Saturday within the confines of the 104th Precinct.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m., Angela Hurtado, 68, of Elmhurst, was struck by a Mitsubishi Montero SUV as she attempted to cross Grand Avenue at the intersection of 69th Place in Maspeth.
It was a deadly Saturday within the confines of the 104th Precinct.
A 21-year-old woman and her two daughters, girls ages 1 and 2, were stabbed to death Sunday in an apartment in Jamaica.
Deisy Garcia and her children, Daniela Mejia, 2, and Yaslin Mejia, 1, were found brutally slain at about 8 p.m., police said. All had been stabbed multiple times.
Three men from Southeast Queens, including a former associate of rap star 50 Cent, were shot and killed in the first three days of 2014.
According to police at the NYPD’s 113th Precinct, Jamal Green, 42, of Springfield Gardens, who performed under the name Mazaradi Fox, was one of four people shot on Friday afternoon when a shooter pulled up alongside his SUV and sprayed the vehicle with gunfire.
In Western Queens, 2013 was the year of development and affordable housing. Willets Point, Hallets Point, Hunters Point and 5Pointz became names commonly thrown around by politicians, community boards and civic groups throughout the area. There wasn’t a month that didn’t go by when residents, electeds and developers went head to head on major development projects, illegal apartments, a massive soccer stadium plan or even the possible closing of their neighborhood movie theater.
Elections and new laws adopted in 2013 promised sweeping changes across the city’s horizon in 2014, with a new mayor, a new City Council, and an uncertain future for policies on education, law enforcement and city finances.
The ongoing recovery from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy dominated life in South Queens for most of 2013 and was a factor in many other big stories, from the future of the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR line to the election battle between Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and his Democratic opponent Lew Simon.
But South Queens also dealt with a wide array of other issues in 2013, from crime at Forest Park to internal strife on Community Board 9.
A Richmond Hill native was shot and killed near a nightclub on Liberty Avenue early Sunday morning.
Gerrard Edwards, 23, was walking down Liberty Avenue near 112th Street at around 3:30 a.m. when his killer attacked him and shot him several times in the chest.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect in an alleged stabbing that took place in Jamaica in the early-morning hours of Dec. 21.
Police at the 103rd Precinct said the incident took place at about 4:50 a.m. outside the Euphoria Bar, which is located at 144-05 Jamaica Ave.
A man was found murdered in the basement of his South Ozone Park home Tuesday morning and cops are searching for his killer.
At 4:48 a.m., police responded to a 911 call for help.
An Ozone Park woman was murdered last week and her husband is accused of killing her, then attempting to kill himself.
Police responded to a call of a female stabbed inside of 101-34 84 St. shortly before 3 a.m. on Friday. When they arrived, officers found Josefa Sanchez, 41, inside a locked bedroom. She was unconscious and unresponsive in her bed, with stab wounds to the upper torso. Adalberto Sanchez, 50, was found in the next room with a knife in his hand and a stab wound in his abdomen. Both were removed by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where Josefa Sanchez was pronounced dead. Her husband has been arrested and is charged with second-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon.
Donald Manes had been a man in a hurry.
The Queens prosecutor was 31 in 1965 when he became the youngest person ever elected to the City Council until then. In 1971 he won a special election to became the youngest Queens borough president in history.
To the men who killed him, Julio Rivera was apparently just a gay man upon whom they could inflict their hate. But to the residents of Jackson Heights, Rivera was the catalyst who would propel them to enact positive changes within their community.
Early morning on July 2, 1990, Rivera was leaving Friends Tavern, a local gay bar, when he was violently beaten and stabbed to death in a playground by three men affiliated with the gang called Doc Martin Skinheads. According to testimony cited in The New York Times, Daniel Doyle, 21, Erik Brown, 21, and Esat Bici, 19 were hunting for a “drug dealer or a drug addict or a homo out cruising” to use their hammer and knife on.
A Queens man is facing 20 years in prison for stabbing his brother’s roommate to death in 2010 on the same day he was released from prison on an unrelated charge.
Adam Rodriguez, 44, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on Monday in the death of 27-year-old William Edmonds of Long Island City.
A Colombian national faces 50 years to life in prison following his conviction on Oct. 18 for the murder of a man in a Jackson Heights bar in 2007.
Carlos Sanchez, 35, was convicted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault for fatally stabbing Robinson Lopez in the early-morning hours of Feb. 4 following an altercation inside of the Blue Lounge bar on Roosevelt Avenue.