FATAL COLLISION – Police arrested Gilbert Echeverria, 35, of South Ozone Park in regards to an incident earlier in the evening.
At 9:50 p.m. on Oct. 11, police responded to a 911 call of a child struck by a vehicle at the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights. Upon arrival to the scene, police determined that a white SUV was traveling northbound on Junction Boulevard and allegedly struck the victim, Jaied Figueroa, 2, of Corona, while crossing Junction Boulevard with his mother.
The operator of the vehicle, Echeverria, stopped and transported the victim and his mother in his vehicle to a local hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.
Upon arrival to the hospital and upon further investigation, police arrested Echeverria and charged him with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated.
UNLAWFUL SURVEILLANCE – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection an unlawful surveillance incident.
At 8:17 a.m. on Oct. 2, at the Junction Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue 7 train subway station, the suspect was observed recording a video under the skirt of an 18-year-old female. The suspect continued to record under the victim’s skirt as she walked up the staircase leading to the southbound platform. The suspect was confronted and fled on foot.
There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.
The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, early- to mid-30s, last seen wearing a black tank top, blue jeans and black sneakers.