Queens County Criminal Court. Eagle photo by Andy Katz.

Queens County Criminal Court Calendar – TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018

By Victoria Merlino

JUSTICE MORRIS PRESIDES

Ozone Park man crashes car after allegedly committing fatal shooting

Denzel Floyd is charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting Queens resident Jonathan Polanco, 27, to death. The shooting occurred in Floyd’s home, and shortly after Floyd, 21, fled the house on 104th Street near 107th Avenue and into a black Mazda with a man and a woman. He drove for a short while before crashing into cars near 111th Street. Police arrived at the scene to find that the man in the car with Floyd had sustained a gunshot wound to his hand. Cops also believe that a 28-year-old man who walked into Long Island Jewish Medical Center with a gunshot wound in his back is connected to the shootings.

JUSTICE MORRIS PRESIDES

Man charged after participating in two homicides four weeks apart

Neville Brown is charged for allegedly committing two separate homicides four weeks apart in South Richmond Hill. Brown, 37, was allegedly seen on surveillance video last December driving several times past a Cadillac Escalade that was parked on 125th Street off of Atlantic Boulevard. Brown and a hooded man then allegedly parked their car and approached the Escalade from either side, where the hooded man then shot into the vehicle and killed 21-year-old Dali Ramessar. Video surveillance also allegedly caught Brown and the hooded man on 135th Street near 105th Street in mid-January of this year parking their car so that the hooded man could shoot 19-year-old Omaree Morrison to death as he walked down the street. Brown allegedly told police that he was driving the vehicle during both killings.  

 

CASES OF INTEREST – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018

JUSTICE MORRIS PRESIDES

Flushing man charged with killing friend after night of carousing

Marcos Anzurez is charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing and killing a friend after a night of drinking in Corona. Anzurez, 34, cut Luis Solis Apolonio, 29, on the neck, torso and extremities, causing him to die.

 

JUSTICE KIRSCHNER PRESIDES

Hit-and-run ends with woman allegedly giving away her child

Malikah George is charged with reckless endangerment after crashing her car into an Ozone Park school and proceeding to give away her year-old baby to a female bystander at the scene. George, 25, gave the child to the woman with a note that held the girl’s name as well as the father’s phone number. Three hours after the crash, George returned to the scene pretending to be a witness and spoke with a television crew before admitting she was the driver. The baby girl is now in the care of Children’s Services.

JUSTICE LASAK PRESIDES

Man charged with strangling jogger in Howard Beach

Chanel Lewis is charged with killing Karina Vetrano as she was out jogging near her Howard Beach Home in August 2016. Vetrano, 30, was found strangled and sexually assaulted in a marshy area, according to police. Lewis, 21, confessed his role in the killing to police, and his DNA was found on Vetrano’s neck, under her fingernails and on her cellphone. Lewis said to police that he did not mean to kill her, he was just angry and beat her impulsively after having problems at home.

 

JUSTICE LASAK PRESIDES

Year-long feud ends with murder charge

Teimel Morris is charged with the killing of an acquaintance after shooting him to death following a dispute over Morris’ harassment of the victim’s brother. Edward Harris, 28 was shot by Morris, 21, near York College in Jamaica, in May 2016. Police said Morris and Harris had a year-long feud due to Morris making fun of Harris’ brother, who police said struggled with developmental disabilities.

 

JUSTICE MORRIS PRESIDES

Cops bust Rosedale man with illegal weapons and false police gear

Kevin Nugent is charged with possessing illegal firearms and police gear after police found two loaded guns and 370 bullets in his Rosedale home, along with police gear such as two police-style ballistic vests, six fake law enforcement IDs, two-way radios, handcuffs and police clothing. Police say Nugent, 40, had no clear plans for the gear. He was busted last December after attempting to pull over another driver using a car that had police-style lights and a fake NYPD detective shield on the center console.

 

JUSTICE MELENDEZ

Brothers busted with 10,000 prescription pills

Brothers Mahmut and Shaadil Tashkent are charged with the illegal sale of prescription pills after police busted them with allegedly 10,000 pills, over $150,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia. The Flushing-based brothers, 35 and 31 respectively, sold 62,000 Xanax pills, and police conducted a nearly yearlong investigation into their operation, tracking them to allegedly their warehouse in Orange County filled with pills and packaging materials.

 

JUSTICE LASAK PRESIDES

Richard Bodley is charged with allegedly shooting and killing a Far Rockaway man in 2017. Police found Angel Guerrido was unresponsive behind a warehouse at 148-36 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. with wounds in his chest, and was later pronounced dead. Bodley was later searched by police for smoking marijuana in a Brooklyn parking lot, and was found to be carrying Guerrido’s debit card and a gun. Bodley told police that he was driving Guerrido to a Queens mosque when an unknown person fired into his car at Guerrido, and Bodely fired back with his gun. According to Bodley, he then removed Guerrido’s body from the vehicle and cleaned up the blood and glass. He also took Guerrido’s credit card.    

 

CASES OF INTEREST – THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018

JUSTICE BUCHTER PRESIDES

Charles Tobin is charged with the knifepoint sexual assaults of two women after allegedly committing two assaults in KIssena Corridor Park in 2017. The first occurred when he demanded money from a 32-year-old woman in the park at knifepoint before pulling her into a trail in a wooded area and allegedly raping her. The second happened when he allegedly forced a 17-year-old girl into the woods with a knife and made her perform a sex act. Both victims were treated at a local hospital. Police caught Tobin after they saw a man fitting the victim’s descriptions in the park again. 

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