Arraignments

BRONX MAN INDICTED BY GRAND JURY ON HATE CRIME CHARGES FOR SLASHING MAN AFTER HURLING HOMOPHOBIC AND RACIAL SLURS

August 24, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Ramon Castro, 55, has been indicted by a Queens grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on hate crime charges for allegedly slashing a man in the face after using racial and homophobic slurs near a subway station in Flushing, Queens on July 6, 2021. District Attorney…

QUEENS HOUSEKEEPER INDICTED ON GRAND LARCENY CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY EMBEZZLING OVER $72,000 FROM ELDERLY EMPLOYER’S BANK ACCOUNT

August 19, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Ondina Flores, a trusted housekeeper for an elderly couple, has been indicted by a Queens grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on grand larceny and other charges. The defendant allegedly embezzled over $72,000 from her employers’ bank accounts over a period of four years. District Attorney…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, DWI AND OTHER CHARGES FOR CRASH THAT KILLED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AND INJURED DEFENDANT’S PASSENGERS

August 13, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Tyrone Absolam, 42, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and other charges. The defendant is accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he slammed into another vehicle, killing…

BRONX MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR DEADLY STABBING OF QUEENS DIVORCE ATTORNEY

August 10, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Nando Perez, 64, has been charged with murder and other crimes in the stabbing death of a 65-year-old Queens attorney. The victim was found dead in his Jackson Heights law office, last Wednesday. District Attorney Katz said, “This is a brutal crime that has stunned our community….

BRONX MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT FOR SHOOTING INTO MTA BUS

August 6, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Melvin Adams, 43, has been charged with assault and other crimes for allegedly shooting into an MTA bus, striking two passengers and shattering the front windshield on Thursday morning in Jamaica, Queens. District Attorney Katz said, “We can’t live in a world where a petty dispute on…

BROOKLYN RESIDENT CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SHOOTING DEATH OF 17-YEAR-OLD IN CORONA

July 30, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Dennis Vassilenko, 18, has been charged with murder and other crimes for allegedly shooting and killing a Queens teenager in Corona, Queens, on July 7, 2021. District Attorney Katz said, “Easy access to illegal guns has resulted in another senseless tragedy in our community. A 17-year-old is…

ARRAIGNMENT UPDATE: MAN CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR HOMICIDE AND DWI IN CRASH THAT KILLED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AND INJURED HIS PASSENGERS ARRAIGNED IN HOSPITAL

July 29, 2021

Defendant Tyrone Absolam, 41, of 133rd Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, had a bedside arraignment today before Queens Criminal Court Judge Jerry Iannece. The defendant is charged in a criminal complaint with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter in the first degree, two counts of manslaughter in the second degree, vehicular assault in the…

QUEENS MAN FACES HATE CRIMES CHARGES FOR RANDOM ATTACKS ON MUSLIMS IN QUEENS

July 28, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Naved Durrni, 30, has been charged with assault as a hate crime, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges for three separate attacks on people he believed to be Muslim. The defendant allegedly pursued, struck and yelled anti-Muslim sentiments at the victims he encountered on the…

QUEENS WOMAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES FOR FOUR SEPARATE ATTACKS ON ASIANS IN QUEENS

July 24, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Maricia Bell, 25, has been charged with assault as a hate crime and other charges for four different attacks on people of Asian descent in Flushing, Queens. The defendant allegedly punched or struck the victims with an object without provocation starting in May of this year and…

FIREFIGHTER INDICTED ON AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF MOTORIST KILLED IN DRUNK DRIVING CRASH

July 21, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that FDNY firefighter John DaSilva, 31, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter and other crimes. The defendant is accused of being drunk when he drove and slammed into a vehicle, killing the…

ACTOR INDICTED BY QUEENS GRAND JURY FOR MURDER IN JAMAICA SHOOTING DEATH

July 16, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Isaiah Stokes, 41, has been indicted by a Queens grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court for murder and other crimes for the fatal shooting of a Queens Village man who sat in a parked vehicle in Jamaica, Queens this past February 2021. District Attorney Katz said,…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED BY GRAND JURY ON MURDER CHARGES IN SHOOTING DEATH OF 10-YEAR-OLD FAR ROCKAWAY BOY

July 15, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jovan Young, 29, has been indicted by a Queens grand jury on murder and other charges for the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy and the non-fatal shooting of another man. The shootings took place on June 5, 2021, in Far Rockaway, Queens. District Attorney Katz said,…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON ARSON AND ASSAULT CHARGES FOR SETTING BLAZE THAT INJURED TWO IN APRIL

June 15, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro, today announced that Sukhwinder Singh, 47, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on arson, assault and other charges for allegedly setting fire to an apartment building on 94th Avenue in Richmond Hill…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED BY GRAND JURY ON VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IN DEADLY CRASHES THAT KILLED HIS PASSENGER

June 15, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Harpreet Singh, 20, has been indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, assault and other crimes for allegedly drunk driving, running a light and hitting two other motorists. Following the double collisions, a male passenger in the defendant’s car was…

QUEENS RESIDENT INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES AND OTHER CRIMES FOR SPREE OF KNIFE ATTACKS THAT KILLED ONE MAN IN THE SUBWAY AND LEFT THREE OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED

June 15, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Mark Albano, 34, has been indicted by a grand jury and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on charges of murder, attempted murder and other crimes for four separate stabbing attacks. The defendant allegedly stabbed a man to death in the Grand Avenue-Newton subway station on April 23,…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL GUN POSSESSION FOR STASH OF FIREARMS FOUND IN HOME

June 12, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Ashram Lochan, who resides next door to the house where 10-year-old Justin Wallace was shot and killed June 5, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon. As alleged, police found several illegal firearms in his Edgemere, Queens, home after the execution of a search warrant….

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME FOR PAINTING SWASTIKAS IN ELMHURST NEIGHBORHOOD

June 6, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kristoffer Bahamonde has been charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime, harassment and other charges for allegedly defacing several locations in Elmhurst, Queens, with swastikas and other graffiti in late May 2021. District Attorney Katz said, “The defendant allegedly used symbols of hate to deface property…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF MOTHER’S HUSBAND

May 27, 2021

                Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Andrew Hinton, 31, has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on murder charges.   District Attorney Katz said, “Domestic disputes can escalate all-too-quickly into violence. This one erupted into tragedy after the defendant allegedly stabbed his mother’s husband to…

QUEENS RESIDENT CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR STABBING MAN WITH KITCHEN KNIFE OVER PARKING SPACE

May 25, 2021

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Anthony Thomas, 58, has been charged with attempted murder and assault in the stabbing of a motorist who was parking his car on the block. The defendant allegedly pulled out a kitchen knife and attacked the victim, stabbing him multiple times Sunday, May 23, 2021.   District…

ARRAIGNMENT UPDATE: LONG ISLAND WOMAN INDICTED IN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH THAT KILLED NYPD POLICE OFFICER IN APRIL

May 25, 2021

Defendant Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Myrtle Avenue, in Hempstead, Long Island, was arraigned today before Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise on a 13-count indictment charging her with aggravated manslaughter in the second degree, manslaughter in the second degree, aggravated criminally negligent homicide, vehicular manslaughter in the second degree, leaving the scene of an incident…

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