106th Pct.: Robbery & Fatal Collision

ROBBERY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating the following individuals wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on Nov. 30 at 9:19 p.m.

According to a police report, two individuals entered the La Quinta Hotel, located at 111-26 Van Wyck Expressway, South Ozone Park. The first suspect went to the front desk, pointed a silver shotgun at the manager and demanded money.

The second suspect held open a bag as the manager placed $560 in the bag. The suspects fled the location, heading north on the Van Wyck Expressway. There were no reported injuries during this incident.

The first suspect is described as a Black male, 6-foot tall, last seen wearing a black ski cap, blue jeans and a blue waist-length jacket. The second suspect is described as a Black male, 6-foot tall, wearing a white waist-length jacket.

FATAL COLLISION – At 1 a.m. on Nov. 30, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 159th Avenue and 98th Street. Upon arrival, police discovered a 38-year-old male, identified as Jimmy Sinisi of Ridgewood, having sustained severe body trauma after a traffic accident with another motorist. EMS took both drivers to Jamaica Hospital, where Sinisi was pronounced dead on arrival.

The operator of the second vehicle, identified as James Celauro, 23, of Ozone Park, was later arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while abilities impaired.