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    The wife of Queens 'duck sauce killer' was arraigned on weapons charges after cops raided her Briarwood home and found eight handguns and ammunition weeks after her husband shot dead a Chinese restaurant delivery driver over duck sauce. Dorothy Hirsch, 62, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment on Monday in Queens Supreme Court as her attorney Mark Bederow stood nearby. Hours after the Monday arraignment, Bederow told DailyMail.com that his client [Dorothy Hirsch] has 'nothing to do with the allegations against her husband and is absolutely innocent,' he said in part.  Bederow said that Dorothy, who works as a registered nurse, has not lived with her husband, Glenn for years.  'The DA is fully aware that he had access to her apartment and that the guns were recovered in boxes and garbage bags, among Glenn Hirsch’s other junk in a closet used by him,' Bederow said.  'The DA’s own paperwork acknowledges that the other items recovered from the closet were his things. He is linked to at least one and possibly more of the firearms by forensic evidence.' He added: 'To...
    The wife of Queens 'duck sauce killer' was arraigned on weapons charges after cops raided her Briarwood home and found eight handguns and ammunition weeks after her husband shot dead a Chinese restaurant delivery driver over duck sauce. Dorothy Hirsch, 62, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment on Monday in Queens Supreme Court as her attorney Mark Bederow stood nearby. On June 3, Hirsch was arrested after police conducted a raid at her home two days after her husband and alleged killer, Glenn Hirsch was charged in the April 30 shooting death of Zhiwen Yan. During the bust authorities seized 8 handguns and ammunition from Hirsch's Briarwood home, officials said. Police records show the couple live in separate homes with Glenn Hirsch living in nearby Jamaica. Dorothy Hirsch, 62, during her arraignment on Monday in Queens Supreme Court. On June 3, Hirsch was arrested after police conducted a raid at her home two days after her husband and fanatic customer, Glenn Hirsch was charged in the April 30 shooting death of Zhiwen Yan Hirsch, 62, pleaded not guilty after as...
    A New York City man wanted for the brutal triple murder of his girlfriend, her son and their family friend has now been arrested in Maine, a week after the corpses were found decomposing in a Queens home.  Travis Blake, 29, was arrested in Bar Harbor, Maine, yesterday, 500 miles from the Queens home of his girlfriend Karlene Barnett.  Barnett, 55, was found dead in the basement of the house on June 24 after a relative called 911.  Police entered her home in Queens to find her stabbed multiple times.  Travis Blake, 29, was arrested in Bar Harbor, Maine, yesterday, 500 miles from the Queens home of his girlfriend Karlene Barnett. He is seen entering the home on June 21, three days before the bodies were found  Her 36-year-old son Dervon Brightly was lying near her dead from an unspecified head injury. Their family friend, 22-year-old Vashawna Malcolm, was found lying face down on a bed in the home. It's unclear how she died but police say there were visible signs of trauma to her body.  Karlene Barnett, the man's...
    ST. ALBANS, Queens (WABC) -- A teenage girl in Queens has become New York City's latest victim of gun violence.It happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Albans section, when a stray bullet hit the girl while she was inside her own home.It appears the 15-year-old girl was not the intended target.Several bullets came flying through the home on 113th Road just off Francis Lewis Boulevard.Video showed multiple bullet holes in the front door and one hole in a back wall in the family living room.One of the bullets went through a window, hitting the victim in the right shin.She was rushed to Long Island Jewish Children's Hospital in stable condition.It is the latest in a string of shootings hitting innocent people in this section of Queens.Neighbors are concerned."I'm worried about my safety and also my family," one man told Eyewitness News. "You know... what might happen while we're out. If we're coming back, what might happen too."As bad as it is, shootings are actually down this year, with close to 40 percent in the 113 precinct compared...
    A Queens stripper who flashed her cash and luxury swag all over social media were robbed by men who tracked her down from her posts. Romel Catoe, 32, and 29-year-old Mathew Sanchez are in custody after targeting two unidentified Queens strippers in armed robberies in one of their homes, the New York Daily News.  Police say the suspects plotted the heists after scoping out the strippers' social media accounts - which had hundreds of thousands of followers - where they regularly showed off their money, jewelry and expensive handbags.  In addition to monitoring the women's social media activity, prosecutors say the men installed GPS tracking devices on their cars to track them.  Following their first successful heist, the cocky robbers returned to the home just nine days later for another robbery RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Inside the 'horror movie' ordeal girlfriend allegedly... Terrified mother reveals why she left her baby in car before... Share this article Share Prior to the first armed robbery in January 2021, the men exchanged text messages...
    The handyman lover of a married Queens mom appeared in court as he was indicted for her murder, allegedly stabbing the woman 58 times in her basement and stuffing the body in a duffle bag while her son was upstairs.   David Bonola, 44, of Queens, was arraigned on Tuesday on a 13-count indictment for the April 16 murder of Orsolya Gaal, 51.  Queens Supreme Court Justice Michael Aloise charged Bonola with two counts of murder in the second degree, two counts of burglary in the first degree, concealment of a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.  If convicted, the handyman faces up to 25 years-to-life in prison.  David Bonola (center), 44, of Queens, was arraigned on Tuesday on a 13-count indictment for the April 16 murder of Orsolya Gaal, 51 Gaal, a mother of two, was found in a duffle bag in the middle of the street in Queens. Police said she had been brutally stabbed nearly 60 times  If convicted, the handyman faces up to 25 years-to-life in prison...
    Pedro Cintron, 55, has been named as a 'person of interest' in the shooting of 51-year-old Migdalia Ortega, believed to be his girlfriend, and her 48-year-old neighbor. Ortega died, and the neighbor is in a critical but stable condition Police in New York on Monday named a 55-year-old man as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a veteran civilian employee of the NYPD, who died in what is believed to be a domestic dispute. Migdalia Ortega, 51, was shot in the head inside a Queens apartment building on Monday, with the gunman also wounding her neighbor, 48, twice in the torso when she rushed in to help.  NYPD later issued a request for help in tracking down Pedro Cintron, who reports suggested was Ortega's boyfriend. They said he was 'being sought for information in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation within the confines of the 104 Precinct.'  The gunman fled the scene in a car after both women were shot around 8:15am inside a third-floor residence on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood. NYPD released this image of Cintron and...
    A 'gambling addict' accused of fatally shooting the tarot card-reading mother of an NYPD cop made three confessions to the killing, prosecutors have claimed. Giuseppe Canzani was arraigned last night over the brutal murder of Anna Torres, 51, who he allegedly shot point blank in the head in Queens, New York, yesterday. The 41-year-old is said to have believed the psychic put a curse on him because his luck started running out. He is being held without bail after his arraignment last night, and is due back in court on May 26. 'The case is strong. It has video surveillance evidence, witness testimony, and the defendant's own statements,' Assistant District Attorney Xhulia Derhemi said in court last night. Scroll for video Giuseppe Canzani, 41, made three confessions to the killing of Anna Torres, 51, prosecution alleged at his arraignment on Thursday night Canzani (right) pictured here with his sister Carmela. The New York Post reported that Canzani is a married father of twins Anna Torres, 51, pictured here, the mother of an NYPD officer, was shot in her Queens home on Wednesday...
    (CNN)The body of a 51-year-old woman was found inside a duffel bag on a street corner in Queens, New York, on Saturday and a trail of blood stretched from there to her nearby home, according to a spokesperson for the New York Police Department.The discovery was made just after 8 a.m. Saturday when police responded to a 911 call of a suspicious bag with blood on it at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and Jackie Robinson Parkway, the NYPD said. There, officers found a woman unconscious and unresponsive inside a duffel bag, and emergency responders pronounced her dead.A trail of blood was followed to 72-24 Juno Street, the NYPD said, about a half-mile walk northwest of where the bag was found. The woman was identified as Orsolya Gaal, who lived at the Juno Street home, police said.Orsolya Gaal, 51, was declared dead on scene, the NYPD said.Gaal's cause of death was determined to be sharp force injuries of the neck and her manner of death was homicide, according to the New York Medical Examiner's Office.There are no arrests yet and...
    An Asian grandmother who fought for three months to recover from brain damage after being smashed in the face with a rock during a New York City street attack has succumbed to her injuries. GuiYing Ma, 61, died on February 22, despite briefly coming out of her coma weeks earlier. Ma, who immigrated four years ago from Liaoning, China, was sweeping her front sidewalk on November 26, 2021 in Jackson Heights, Queens when Elisaul Perez, 32, homeless man who was sleeping on the street attacked her, according to her family. He was arrested and charged with assault, but police and prosecutors do not consider it a hate crime. However, the family said that the deadly has made other Asians in the city feel targeted. 'The defendant who was arrested and indicted in this attack had multiple prior arrests, a long criminal record, and was known to be a menace to the community,' her family said in a GoFundMe post that announced her death. 'The family urges tougher law enforcement to keep the Asian-American community safe.' GuiYing Ma, 61, died on...
    Dawn Peterson, 39, a New York City mother-of-two, was fatally shot while getting in her car to go to work A gunman was caught on camera on fatally shooting a New York City mother-of-two, 39, while she was getting in her car to go to work.  The shooting happened when Dawn Peterson left her home on Foch Boulevard and 155th Street in Jamaica, Queens just before 6:30 a.m. on Friday to go to work. In the video, the shooter opens fire on Peterson multiple times from a distance, then fires from close range one time as they scamper away.  Surveillance video showed the gunman driving away in a silver sedan.  Peterson was found lying in the street with multiple wounds to her chest and back. She was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead after attempts to revive her. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Police have no details yet on the suspect, including whether or not they knew Peterson, who leaves behind an 18-year-old son and three-year-old daughter. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT  Video footage taken from inside...
    An off-duty NYPD officer was held hostage by her husband who accused her of adultery and threatened her with her own service gun before firing at cops as they tried to rescue her, police officials said Tuesday. The unidentified officer called 911 before escaping by jumping out of the second-story window of the couple’s home in Queens as the enraged husband exchanged gunfire with cops, police said Tuesday morning. The officer, who works for the 101st Precinct, told the 911 dispatcher that her husband was threatening her with a loaded gun and that there were ‘multiple guns in the house,’ sources told the New York Post. ‘He’s pulled a gun on me,’ the woman reportedly said. ‘He will shoot.’ The man shot at police multiple times before they fired back and struck his arm, said Chief of Department Rodney Harrison at a press conference Tuesday afternoon A man is in custody after holding his NYPD cop wife hostage with her own gun outside their home in Queens, pictured above The woman escaped by jumping out of the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 28-year-old man walked into a Queens police station Saturday morning and confessed to killing his mother, according the NYPD. Saroj Sharma, 65, was found fatally assaulted inside her of her home in Bellerose Manor home. READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Police Speak With Alleged Gunmans Brother As Manhunt Continues According to police, Pushkar Sharma had blood on his clothing when he walked into the 105th Precinct shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday and told officers he had killed his mother. At about the same time, Emergency Medical Service workers were trying to save her life. Saroj Sharma’s daughter had called 911 after finding her mother unconscious in the basement, authorities said. READ MORE: 4th-12th Graders Return To In-Person Learning At Jersey City Schools She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Pushkar Sharma was arrested on charges of murder and sex abuse. No details of the sex abuse charge were provided. It wasn’t clear if Sharma had an attorney who could comment on the charges. MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To...
    JAMAICA, Queens -- A 28-year-old man walked into a Queens police station and confessed to killing his mother, police said Sunday.The mother was found fatally assaulted inside her Queens home at about the same time.Pushkar Sharma had blood on his clothing when he showed up at the 105th Precinct stationhouse shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday and told officers he had killed his mother, a police spokesperson said.That was at about the same time that Emergency Medical Service workers were trying to save the life of 65-year-old Saroj Sharma.The victim's daughter had called 911 after finding her mother unconscious in the basement of her home in the Bellerose Manor neighborhood, authorities said.Saroj Sharma had bruising to her face and neck, police said. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.Pushkar Sharma was arrested on charges of murder and sex abuse. No details of the sex abuse charge were provided. It wasn't clear if Sharma had an attorney who could comment on the charges.MORE NEWS: Police searching for person of interest in Times Square shooting that injured 3, including...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 28-year-old man walked into a Queens police station Saturday morning and confessed to killing his mother, according the NYPD. Saroj Sharma, 65, was found fatally assaulted inside her of her home in Bellerose Manor home. READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt For Suspect; Sources Say Police Locate Discarded Clothes Nearby Scene According to police, Pushkar Sharma had blood on his clothing when he walked into the 105th Precinct shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday and told officers he had killed his mother. At about the same time, Emergency Medical Service workers were trying to save her life. Saroj Sharma’s daughter had called 911 after finding her mother unconscious in the basement, authorities said. READ MORE: New York Weather: Sunday 5/9 Mothers Day Afternoon CBS2 Weather Headlines She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Pushkar Sharma was arrested on charges of murder and sex abuse. No details of the sex abuse charge were provided. It wasn’t clear if Sharma had an attorney who could comment on the charges. MORE NEWS: Bed-Stuy 99...
    An Emmy award-winning production designer was found mummified in her Queens home under a massive pile of garbage she had hoarded away in her kitchen, almost half a year after she initially went missing. Evelyn Sakash, 66, was found by a cleaning crew Tuesday in her College Point home on the corner of 123rd Street and 14th Avenue. Friends had taken to Facebook to confirm the news of her discovery and had shared that she had been missing since last September.  Sakash's sister had recently come to New York to have a cleaning crew clean out the home, according to police. Evelyn Sakash, 66, was found by a cleaning crew Tuesday in her College Point home on the corner of 123rd Street and 14th Avenue Sakash's sister had recently come to New York to have a cleaning crew clean out the home, according to police. Sakash had been missing since last September Her body was found under debris in the kitchen at around 4.23pm, police added.  Her body was found face up on her back, authorities told Dailymail.com....
    New York : NYPD investigates the case Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy María Díaz, a 78-year-old woman, was found dead with a laceration to the back of her head in her Queens Village (NYC) apartment last night. In addition there was a machete on the scene, but it has not been determined if it was the murder weapon, the NYPD reported. Authorities said the woman’s daughter called around 7:50 p.m. to request a wellness check at her mother’s home on Hillside Avenue. When officers arrived at the second-floor apartment, they found the victim lying in her room, unconscious and with a blow to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made as of this morning. The investigation is ongoing, reported Pix11. Who has information should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also via the crimestoppers.nypdonline.org page or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential. Body of 78-year-old woman found in bedroom of Queens apartment: policehttps: //t.co/geeTGb06in pic.twitter.com/mZnmb3rtUv ...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A 78-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom in Queens with a slash wound to her head, police said. Maria Diaz was found shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday inside her home on Hillside Avenue, a police spokesperson said. She had suffered a laceration to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A machete was found next to the body. Police have made no arrests. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New York, Associated Press
    New York : NYPD seized coffee pot and boric acid Photo: Davide Baraldi / Pexels Suncha Tinevra was arrested and charged with attempted battery after allegedly poisoning her husband’s coffee and food with boric acid several times at their home in Queens (NYC). The arrest came after her husband Robert Baron apparently caught her in a video by sliding the insecticide in his morning coffee, police sources told the New York Post. “I’ve done this two or three times,” the 70-year-old admitted to police, who detained her at her Oakland Gardens home. “I don’t remember when, only when I’m angry,” said the sources who confessed. “I wanted to teach him a lesson ”, the woman would have affirmed, without further details. Baron, 63, went to NYPD Station 111 near his home to report his wife. There he told the police that since September he had noticed that his food tasted strange and that he sometimes became unwell after feeding. He also reported feeling too tired and sleeping up to 15 hours straight. So baron installed...
    A Queens mom was struck and killed by a stray bullet that came through her bedroom window early Wednesday morning, police said. Bertha Arriaga, 43, was in her room in the family’s Flushing apartment on 34th Avenue when she was blasted in the head around 12:45 a.m, according to cops. Arriaga’s 14-year-old son heard what happened and rushed in to the room to find his mother with a bullet hole in her head, the report said. Her husband was also home at the time but wasn’t in the same room. Police responded to a 911 call to the home and pronounced Arriaga dead at the scene. Officials said other 911 calls came in around the same time reporting shots fired, and that it appears Arriaga was hit with a stray bullet. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City In 2019, Queens native Arlene Moskowitz was embroiled in an ongoing dispute with her landlord. In 2020, not much has changed. Arlene has lived in her rent-controlled apartment in Rego Park since the early 1980s. The co-op unit is owned by Mew Hills LLC, a corporation operated by David and Amy Weber, which acquired the unit in 2002. Arlene’s son, Howie Moskowitz, claims that the landlord is trying to push his mother out so they can raise the rent. “If she were to move tomorrow, [the landlord] could double or triple the rent,” said Moskovitz. Moskowitz says that in 2011, Arlene’s apartment took some damage due to a leak from an air conditioner in the bedroom. Though the Moskowitzs alerted the landlord about the leak, they say it took them months to go out there and check it out. Since then, there have been a number of issues with the apartment that the landlords have not fixed, or took weeks and...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A Long Island man has been charged with kidnapping and other crimes for allegedly dragging a 7-year-old girl from her bed and out the front door of her Flushing home in a brazen abduction attempt Monday morning, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. The girl was saved when her family members heard her cries for help and stopped the man. Pete Haughton, 32, of American Boulevard in Brentwood, was arraigned Tuesday before Queens Criminal Court Judge Danielle Hartman on a complaint charging him with attempted kidnapping in the second degree, assault in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child and burglary in the second degree. Judge Hartman held the defendant without bail and ordered a psychiatric examination. According to the charges, Haughton entered the Lawrence Street home without permission at around 7 a.m. on June 22, ventured into the sleeping girl’s bedroom and allegedly grabbed her. Haughton is accused of dragging the victim out of the room and...
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