Charges

WOMAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME IN REGO PARK ASSAULT

December 18, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Giselle DeJesus has been charged with assault as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly attacking a couple outside of their Rego Park home in front of their two children on November 6. District Attorney Katz said, “Hate crimes are unacceptable. The defendant allegedly took part…

TIRE AND RIM STREET CREW BUSTED FOR SWIPING EXPENSIVE WHEELS AND LEAVING CARS ON CRATES IN QUEENS

December 17, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, announced today that Jonathan Pacheco and two others have been variously charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly stealing tires and rims from cars parked on streets in Queens. The pit-stop style strippings occurred throughout the borough, and in…

TWO DRIVERS CHARGED IN SEPARATE DEADLY CRASHES

December 11, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Christian Carrion-Rivera, 26, has been charged with possessing stolen property and fleeing the scene of an incident without reporting a death for a 9 a.m. car crash on Tuesday. The DA also announced that Jason Bical, 34, has been charged with vehicular assault, drunk driving and other…

COUPLE CHARGED WITH GRAND LARCENY FOR STEALING MORE THAN $500,000 FROM DEAF, BLIND AND BED-RIDDEN WOMAN

December 4, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Luz and Rosendo Tejeda, of Manhattan, have been charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly swindling a disabled woman and her elderly mother out of more than $500,000. The couple is accused of switching bank accounts to have the victim’s monthly annuities deposited into their…

TWO MEN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING FOLLOWING HOME INVASION

November 21, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that defendants Tex Ortiz and Wilbert Wilson have been charged with kidnapping, burglary and other crimes for allegedly taking five people hostage – including a nine-month-old infant and a 92-year-old woman. The defendants are accused of bursting into a Richmond Hill home this past Tuesday and demanding money…

MAN CHARGED WITH VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER, DWI IN EARLY MORNING CRASH THAT KILLED HOSPITAL WORKER

November 21, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Alamin Ahmed, 22, has been arraigned on charges of vehicular manslaughter, driving while under the influence and other charges for the early Friday morning car crash that killed a hospital worker.   “Few choices are more selfish than driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,”…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH ARSON AND OTHER CRIMES AFTER ALLEGEDLY SETTING FIRE TO VEHICLES IN TOW YARD; MORE THAN 100 FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO JULY 2020 BLAZE

November 4, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, joined by New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro, announced today that Egor Spiridonov, 30, has been charged with arson, criminal mischief and other crimes for allegedly setting a fire to his own tractor truck in a tow company’s lot after the vehicle had been impounded. The blaze burned…

DRUG DEALER FROM GREAT NECK PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE

November 4, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Justin Lum, of Great Neck, has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and drug possession in separate incidents resulting in the deaths of his girlfriend and a male acquaintance. Both victims – who had previously overdosed on drugs supplied by the defendant – died after he re-supplied…

LONG ISLAND RESIDENT CHARGED WITH MURDER IN DEATH OF GIRLFRIEND WHOSE BODY WAS DUMPED ON QUEENS EXPRESSWAY

October 27, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Goey Charles, 29, has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found Friday morning alongside the Horace Harding Expressway. District Attorney Katz said, “This is a heartbreaking case. A pregnant woman was allegedly killed by this defendant – the father of…

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF 26-YEAR-OLD DELI EMPLOYEE

October 27, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Steven Cohen, 63, has been charged with murder and other crimes for the Monday evening shooting that claimed the life of a 26-year-old man inside a Queens deli. District Attorney Katz said, “The incident started with a dispute and ended with the accused allegedly taking of the…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STRAY BULLET DEATH OF NYCHA WORKER

October 21, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jerald Bethea, is facing murder and weapons charges for shooting and killing a worker who was tending the grounds of the Astoria Houses in April 2020. The innocent bystander was hit by a bullet that was intended for someone else. District Attorney Katz said, “The victim in…

QUEENS MOTHER ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED MURDER OF NEWBORN BOY

October 13, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Sabita Dookram, 23, has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly tossing her newborn son out of her bathroom window shortly after she gave birth. District Attorney Katz said, “This is a heartbreaking situation. A newborn baby has suffered greatly because of the alleged…

QUEENS RESIDENT CHARGED IN STRAY BULLET SHOOTING THAT KILLED MARRIED MOTHER OF THREE IN JACKSON HEIGHTS

October 3, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Issam Elabbar, 31, has been charged with murder, manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly firing a single shot on the morning of Wednesday, September 30 that pierced a 3rd floor apartment window and struck a woman, killing her. District Attorney Katz said, “This is a heart-wrenching case….

DISBARRED QUEENS ATTORNEY CHARGED WITH GRAND LARCENY FOR STEALING SETTLEMENT CASH FROM CLIENT

September 28, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Yohan Choi, 44, has been charged with grand larceny, forgery and other crimes for allegedly bilking a client out of more than $66,000 and fraudulently holding onto the settlement funds of a lawsuit for more than two years. District Attorney Katz said, “The victim in this case…

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN FATAL CAR CRASH THAT KILLED WOMAN

September 27, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Nicholas Thompson, 35, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges for the Saturday night deadly car crash that killed a female passenger on Rockaway Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said, “As a result of this defendant’s alleged criminal behavior, a…

FAR ROCKAWAY HUSBAND CHARGED WITH MURDER IN STABBING DEATH OF WIFE

September 25, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Manuel Villar, 50, is charged with murder in the stabbing death of his 43-year-old wife early yesterday morning in Far Rockaway, Queens. After the stabbing, the defendant allegedly exited the apartment, leaving the dying woman in the bedroom, and then called 911 while on the run. District…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON HATE CRIME CHARGES FOR LABOR DAY STABBING DEATH

September 24, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted James Williams, 51, on murder as a hate crime and other charges for allegedly stabbing to death a 20-year-old Brooklyn man on Labor Day. The defendant is accused of using a homophobic slur before plunging a knife into the victim’s…

QUEENS FOURSOME INDICTED ON SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES FOR FORCING THREE TEENAGE GIRLS INTO PROSTITUTION

September 24, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Tyrone Miles, Khalil Fryer, and Luvasia Rodriguez have all been indicted and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on sex trafficking, kidnapping and other charges for allegedly forcing one or more female victims to have sex with strangers for cash. A Queens County grand jury handed up two…

WOMAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME FOR THROWING BOTTLE AT FEMALE JOGGER AND CALLING HER THE N-WORD

September 22, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Lorena Delaguna, 53, has been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment for allegedly throwing a bottle at a passing jogger and using a racial epithet on August 17, 2020 in Woodside, Queens. District Attorney Katz said, “In addition to allegedly yelling the…

QUEENS MAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS YOUNGER HALF-BROTHER

September 18, 2020

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Wkorasky Voltaire has been indicted by a Queens County grand jury on murder, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges in the death of his half-brother. The defendant allegedly stabbed the younger man in May 2020 inside the house they once lived in with the two…

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