FOUND DEAD – On Saturday, July 18, at approximately 3:20 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious person at 86-40 Musket St, in Bellerose. Upon arrival, police discovered Jane Wilkowski, 94, unconscious and unresponsive. EMS also responded and pronounced her dead on the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.
FATAL CAR ACCIDENT – On Sunday, July 19 at approximately 6:11 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 119th Avenue and 231st Street in Cambria Heights.
Upon arrival, officers determined that a Nissan sedan being driven by a male collided with a Honda sedan being driven by a 19-year-old male. EMS responded and transported a male passenger, Garth Jackson, 50, of Elmont, traveling inside the Honda, to Franklin General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival; The driver of the Honda, a 19-year-old male, was transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition and a 47-year-old female passenger from the Honda was also removed to North Shore Manhasset Hospital, in stable condition. The driver of the Nissan, a 17-year-old male, was removed to Long Island Jewish Hospital, in stable condition.
The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating. Preliminary investigation reveals that the Honda was travelling southbound on 231st Street and ran the stop sign at the intersection of 231st Street and 119th Avenue, then was struck by the Nissan, traveling eastbound on 119th Avenue, on the passenger right side.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
PEDESTRIAN HIT – On Saturday, July 18, at approximately 2:08 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian struck on the eastbound Belt Parkway at Exit 22 – Springfield Boulevard – in Springfield Gardens.
Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified adult male, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma about the body, lying on the roadway. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.
Further investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Unit’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the male was walking along the eastbound parkway adjacent to the south side of the concrete median divider at that location when he was struck by a 2003 Nissan Sentra, operated by a 21-year-old female, and traveling in the left travel lane. The vehicle remained at the scene.
There are no arrests. The investigation is ongoing.
ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY – The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for an attempted bank robbery in Laurelton.
On Thursday, July 16, at 8:42 a.m., the suspects, two black males, entered the Chase Bank located at 231-02 Merrick Blvd., approached the teller and passed a note demanding money. The teller did not comply, the suspects then fled on foot to parts unknown. There were no reported injuries.
The first suspect was wearing a red baseball hat and a white T-shirt, while the second was wearing a white and black baseball hat and a black T-shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.