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School Cop Nabbed In Rape
Police last week arrested an off-duty school safety agent charged with raping his ex-girlfriend inside her Brooklyn apartment.
Cops said Tommy Johnson, 28, was also charged with weapons possession, menacing and assault as a result of the April 2 attack.
Police said, following the early morning attack, Johnson fled to the Ridgewood home he shared with his mother. He was arrested at the home several hours after the assault, police said.
Police arrested the self-appointed vigilante at a Flushing apartment building on April 4 after he choked and beat a fellow tenant he mistook for a burglar.
Cops said Yong Hung Wang, 36, was inside the Leavitt Street building on the morning of April 4 when he mistook tenant John Derounian, 37, for a burglar.
Derounian told police he repeatedly told Wang he lived in the building, but Wang refused to believe him.
Wang restrained Derounian when he tried to force his way into the building, then choked and beat the victim, police said.
Wang, who was charged with assault and harassment, told police Derounian cursed him and said, “Go back to China”, during the attack.
Derounian was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered in the attack.
Five Injured In Elmhurst Blaze
A 90-year-old woman and two young children were among five people injured in a smoky blaze that ripped through an Elmhurst apartment building on April 5.
The blaze broke out at about 10 p.m. in the three-story building on 80th Street, fire officials said.
The 90-year-old woman and two children ages two years old and three months old, were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where they were treated for smoke inhalation. The three victims remain listed in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center.
More than 60 firefighters battled the fast-spreading blaze that started in the basement of the three-story building, fire officials said.
One firefighter was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered while battling the blaze, officials said.
Hunt Armed Jewel Thieves
Queens detectives are searching for three brazen bandits who swiped 12 high-end Breitling watches from a Forest Hills jewelry shop on March 31.
Cops said the armed suspects bolted into Kinara Jewelers on Austin Street at about 12:40 p.m. on March 31, where they used a hammer to smash a glass showcase.
The thieves grabbed the watches, valued at approximately $100,000, and fled in a waiting Chrysler sedan, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
The Hotline is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.