2008-02-27 / Features

Borough-Wide Blotter


104th Precinct

A 20-year-old Woodhaven man was arrested on February 18 after investigators determined he stole an $800 diamond ring during a February 7 sleepover at a friend's home.

Police said Josabad Figueroa swiped the ring from a kitchen table at the 34- year-old victim's 87th Street home. The victim noticed the ring was missing after Figueroa, the only guest at the sleepover, left the home.

Figueroa jumped out a second-story window at his home when police came to arrest him He later fought police as they attempted to handcuff him. He was charged with petit larceny and resisting arrest.

107th Precinct

Luis and Marguarita Teran were arrested last week and charged with practicing dentistry without certification. Authorities said the two illegally practiced dentistry on dozens of patients at their Fresh Meadows office between December 2007 and their February 20 arrest.

109th Precinct Queens Village resident Hae Ya, 58, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after he drove his Town Car into oncoming traffic on 161st Street near Northern Boulevard in Flushing on February 18.

Ya demonstrated a blood alcohol level of .146 - almost two times the legal limit- and failed a subsequent Breathalyzer test, police said.

Sources said Ya told arresting officers he had downed two beers before his arrest.

112th Precinct

A team of female thieves used a stolen credit card to make more than $800 worth of purchases at a Victoria's Secret store in Forest Hills on February 18. Police said Renee Crey, 45, Annetta Armstrong, 38, and Tray Villegras, 40, swiped a woman's wallet and used her Visa and MasterCard to purchase the items at the store on Austin Street and 71st Road.

A fourth woman, Jamel Vanier, 27, who sat in a parked car outside the shop waiting for the women, was arrested when her accomplices were stopped from leaving the store.

The four women were charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and identity theft.

JFK Airport

• Port Authority police at JFK Airport arrested a 25-year-old California woman on February 18 after she started making bizarre threats about a bomb on a Delta Airlines flight.

Police said Denise Saludes and other passengers were in a waiting area at a Delta terminal when she shouted, "Because you're nice, the bomb won't go off!" to a nearby man. The man ignored Saludes and began walking away and she said, "The bomb is going to go off anyway."

The man alerted airport police. Saludes was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident.

• A judge in Trinidad and Tobago upheld the extradition of three men charged with plotting an attack on JFK Airport.

Kareem Ibrahim, Abdul Kadir and Abdel Nur, who lived in Queens while hatching the scheme, are accused of plotting to blow up fuel lines leading into JFK Airport as part of a conspiracy involving Russell Defreitas of Brooklyn, a former airport cargo handler.

A federal indictment charged the men with conspiring to cause death, serious bodily injury and destruction at the airport.

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