(Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)
He’s accused of barging into Berry Houses apartment, shooting man in face
A 28-year-old man with a criminal record stands accused of bursting into an apartment in the Berry Houses in Dongan Hills and shooting a man in the face while a woman and two young children were present.
George Washington of Campbell Avenue, West Brighton, was arrested at the 122nd Precinct stationhouse on Wednesday morning in connection with the assault on Nov. 20 at about 6 p.m. in the apartment complex on Jefferson Street, according to the criminal complaint and police.
Cops: 2 woman nabbed for alleged possession of guns in a car on Staten Island Expressway
The New York State Police report they caught two woman with loaded guns in a car on the Staten Island Expressway.
Anna Nevarez, 46, of Moonlight Way, Chesapeake, Virginia, and Ashwnti Jones, 28, of Truxton Avenue, Portsmouth, Virginia, are accused in the incident that occurred on Tuesday at about 11:30 a.m. on the New Jersey-bound Staten Island Expressway near the Clove Road exit, according to the criminal complaint.
(Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hammel)
Teen is 3rd suspect in Cargo Cafe arson; gas poured on building, source says
A 17-year-old male is the third suspect accused of setting a fire that burned the Cargo Cafe in St. George in February, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
The fire was started with gasoline, the source said.
Prosecutors filed a motion to keep the teen’s case with the district attorney’s office, but the court denied the motion and transferred his case to Family Court due to his age, a spokesman for the D.A.’s office confirmed.
‘What sparked such rage?’ Parole denied for man who killed girlfriend in 2016
A state board has denied parole to a Dongan Hills man who beat his girlfriend to death three years ago, expressing concern over his inability to explain the reason behind his violent and deadly fury.
Jeffrey McDonald, 27, is serving a sentence of four to 12 years in prison for second-degree manslaughter stemming from the death of Alyssa Johnson, 23, overnight on March 9 into March 10, 2016, in their home.
(Staten Island Advance/Irene Spezzamonte)
Police identify man, 30, fatally shot in Stapleton; gun found at scene, source says
An NYPD spokesman said a 30-year-old man was found on Vanderbilt Avenue, near the intersection of Osgood Avenue, with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.
The NYPD identified a man who was fatally shot in Stapleton as David Pena, 30, of Clifton.
Pena had suffered several gunshot wounds to his torso when he was found by police.
Tottenville man pleads to gun charge after home raid near precinct
The news is mixed for a Tottenville couple busted on gun and drug charges in a home raid seven months ago.
Mark Miranda, 33, faces two years behind bars after pleading guilty to a weapon charge.
However, Alexis Rivera, 35, is poised to have the case against her dismissed.
The defendants were arrested on May 14 in an apartment on the 200 block of Main Street.
‘No cop should have gun pointed at him,’ judge tells armored man shot by NYPD
His high level of intoxication notwithstanding, there was no excuse for him to raise a gun at a cop, a judge told a defendant Thursday at his sentencing.
“The bottom line is no police officer should have a gun pointed at them,” Justice Mario F. Mattei told Patrick Allen. “If you point a gun at a police officer, there’s going to be consequences. In this case the consequences are going to be more severe than if he had just possessed a gun. I think a harsh sentence is what’s necessary.”
WATCH: Tow trucks recover overturned cement truck
A loaded cement truck flipped on its side Wednesday afternoon, prompting an emergency response and a multi-hour effort to place the vehicle back on its wheels.
The truck, which likely weighs well over 70,000 pounds, required two tow trucks to be lifted off of Arden Avenue and righted before it could be removed.
(Staten Island Advance/Joseph Ostapiuk)
NYPD: 49-year-old woman charged after Concord crash injured girl, 8
Authorities allege that a 49-year-old woman was unlicensed when she struck an eight-year-old girl with her vehicle in Concord Sunday afternoon.
Laura Covell, a Dongan Hills resident, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to police.
Shocking lawsuit alleges Harmon Home for Funerals gave family wrong remains
A Staten Island family is suing a local funeral home, claiming they were handed someone else’s ashes under the belief they were those of their father.
Following the death of Steven Penchenski, 55, of Tottenville, on June 30, 2012, his family made arrangements with Harmon Home for Funerals in West Brighton for their father to be cremated, according to the civil complaint filed Tuesday by his four children in state Supreme Court, St. George.
NYPD seeking woman for questioning in connection with New Springville grand larceny
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman sought for questioning in connection with a grand larceny in New Springville.
Police said that a 71-year-old woman noticed her wallet was missing at approximately 4 p.m. on Dec. 9, according to a written statement from the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.
‘I still see you’ — Family says hacker infiltrated Ring cameras in Staten Island home
Cameras installed inside a Sunnyside home as a safety measure have apparently backfired on the homeowner, who says a hacker used the cameras to spy on her 13-year-old son.
Footage of the incident obtained by the Advance shows the boy sitting inside the home Wednesday, doing his homework, when a male voice is heard addressing the teenager through a Ring camera. “Hello,” the person says. “What’s your name?”
NYPD: Father, son charged in South Shore armed robbery
A father and son accused of a knifepoint robbery near a shopping complex on the South Shore are due back in Criminal Court in February.
Mario Guzman, 45, of Main Street in Tottenville, and Mario Guzman, 21, of 7300 block of Amboy Road in Tottenville, face a slew of charges that include felony robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny and menacing.
Two S.I. men arrested in Massachusetts for allegedly scamming 85-year-old grandma, police say
Police in Massachusetts arrested two Staten Island men on Tuesday after the pair allegedly scammed an 85-year-old grandma, the Norwood Police Department said.
Mark Gabra, 20, of the 100 block of Mulberry Circle in New Springville, and Ali Almashhadani, 21, of the 200 block of Westervelt Avenue in New Brighton, allegedly targeted the Norwood grandmother via a phone scam, police said.
NYPD: Off-duty Sanitation worker arrested for selling cocaine and possession of marijuana
Police arrested an off-duty city Sanitation Department worker for allegedly selling cocaine and possessing marijuana, a police spokesman said.
Rafael Casimiro, 37, who public records indicate is from Mariners Harbor, was observed selling cocaine to another individual, the NYPD spokesman said.