Cases of Interest
For the week of April 24th, 2015
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Monday, April 24th, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Petri, J.
Justice
Part DVM

Possible Sentencing

 

 

 

JOSE OCASIO & JOSEPH MURPHY

 

Found guilty at trial in September 2014 of Attempted Assault 3 and Harassment 2, Ocasio and Murphy will be sentenced for the February 18th, 2011 assault of 17-year-old Tyre Davis. Both defendants got into a heated exchange with the teen whom Ocasio booked on a disorderly conduct summons.  The officers later followed Davis out of the precinct into an alley opposite 210 E. 181st Street, where they were caught on surveillance punching and kicking the teen, or giving the teen a “tune-up” as the assault is colloquially referred to. 

Press Release

 

Reynolds, O.
Justice Webber
Part 92

Sentencing

 

HAROLD GRANT

 

Grant pled guilty at trial earlier this month to Attempted Murder 2 and will be sentenced for the August 2012 shooting seriously injuring 9-yr-old Guillermo Delacruz Jr. The incident stemmed from an argument between Grant’s girlfriend, Roxanne Anico, and another woman, both of whom proceeded to retrieve their boyfriends to settle the score. Grant is accused of shooting wildly into a crowd on Walton Avenue, striking Delacruz Jr., an innocent bystander. Grant fled the jurisdiction but was later apprehended in Virginia in November of 2012.

 

Fasano Jr., R.
Justice Boyle
Part 94

Conference/Possible Disposition

 

YANNIEL VILATO

 

Vilato is facing charges of Attempted Murder, Assault, and other related crimes for the September 13th, 2014 strangulation of the mother of his child, Sachy Almanzar–Munoz. The victim is currently unable to see and suffers from brain damage, but has regained the ability to breathe on her own.

 

Pruzan, J.
Justice Michels
Part FA

Conference

 

JAMAR YOUNG &

SHANTINA SCOTT

 

Scott and Young are facing charges of Attempted Kidnapping 2 and several counts of Custodial Interference for the March 14, 2015 abduction of their infant son from a nursing facility in St. Barnabas Hospital. Scott and Young allegedly placed the newborn in a bag and attempted to exit the facility.

 

Various ADAs
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Conference/ Scheduling

 

 

LOTURCO, MANARA, PERALTA,
REGAN,
SCOTT, RODRIGUEZ, PAYAN,
O’REILLY,

MANZI, HERNANDEZ, ANTHONY, CENIZAL, BENCOSME

 

The defendants will appear in court in relation to the 2011 NYPD ticket fixing scandal that unraveled following the investigation into former officer Jose Ramos, who is currently serving a 12 ½ to 14 ½ year sentence. The defendants face charges ranging from Grand Larceny 4 and Tampering With a Public Record 1 to Forgery 2.

Press Release

Press Release on Ramos Sentencing

 

Hail, A.
Justice Villegas
Part SCA

Possible Grand Jury Action

 

SUNIL POONAI

 

Poonai is facing charges of Promoting Prison Contraband and several other assault crimes for the March 13th, 2015 stabbing of a fellow prisoner at a Rikers Island facility. Poonai is accused of demanding the victim’s sneakers before stabbing the victim in the back several times.


Tuesday, April 25st, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Davis, L.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Conference

 

 

JASON POLANCO

 

Polanco is facing several counts of Attempted Murder 1, 2, Robbery 1, 2, 3 and a slew of other charges for his role in the non- fatal shootings of Andrew Dossi and Aliro Pellarano, two NYPD officers responding to a Fordham grocery store robbery on January 5th, 2015. His alleged accomplice, Joshua Kemp, will appear in court later this week on separate charges.

Press Release

 

Di Chiara, L.
Justice Clancy

Part 79

Motions

LUIS CARTAGENA

Cartagena is charged with Murder 2 and Manslaughter 1 for the October 27, 2014 death of his two- month-old nephew, Joemill Greer. Cartagena, who was babysitting the infant at the time of his death, is alleged to have struck the victim numerous times in the head.

 

Scaccia, C.
Justice Whiten
Part FB

Grand Jury Notification; Motions

MATTHEW COLEMAN

Coleman is facing charges of Murder 2 and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2 for the March 4th, 2015 death of Eusebio Mendez. Coleman, along with two other unapprehended accomplices, is accused of entering the victim’s Williamsbridge Road apartment, shooting the victim in the head, and removing some of his personal property before exiting the premises. 

 

O’Hara, T.
Justice Michels
Part FA

Conference

WILLIAM URIZAR

Urizar is facing charges of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4 and 5 and Petit Larceny for the March 2015 incident in which Urizar allegedly stole a kayak and water equipment out of the back of a vehicle.


Wednesday, April 26th, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Nowak, C.,
Lung, F.,
Friedenthal, E.
Justice Barrett

Part 60

Motions

JUAN BROWN, ANTHONY FLOYD, MALCOLM FOGLE SALIYM GRESHAM,

CLYDE MCGRAY

 

Lyman Place Gang members Brown, Floyd, Fogle, Gresham and McGray will be facing charges of Attempted Murder 2, Conspiracy 4, Assault 1, 2, and other crimes for their alleged criminal activity committed from August 2011 to April 2015.  The defendants are accused of communicating about crimes including robberies as recent as March 17th via Facebook.

Press Release

 

Borgstedt, A.
Justice Michels
Part FA

Sentencing

NANSIC AIDASANI

Licensed Practical Nurse Aidasani plead guilty in February to Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person 2 and is to be sentenced for the February 18th, 2014 incident in which Aidasani engaged in sexual activity with a 65-year-old Manhattanville Health Care Center resident suffering from dementia.nd.

 

Rosenfeld, P.
Justice Whiten
Part SCA

Possible Grand Jury Action

MICHAEL CROCKER

Crocker is facing charges of Murder 2, Manslaughter 1 and Criminal Possession of A Weapon 4 for the March 17, 2015 alleged stabbing of his girlfriend’s 20-year-old son, Malcolm Jacobs. Crocker and Jacobs were engaged in a physical altercation before Crocker allegedly fatally stabbed the complainant in his chest.

 

Davis, L.
Justice Whiten
Part FB

Grand Jury Notifications;

SIRENA MORGAN

Morgan is facing several weapons charges for the March 13th, 2015 Valentine Avenue shooting death of Jonathan Martinez. Morgan was allegedly in possession of several firearms when she and two other individuals, Harry Mingo and Devonte Hernandez, were apprehended shortly after the shooting.

 

Abramowitz, J.
Justice
Part AP3

Motions

JASON BIETSCH

Bietsch is facing charges of Petit Larceny for the February 5th, 2015 incident in which he and Raymond Congro allegedly stole a gumball machine from a Westchester Avenue laundromat.


Thursday, April 27th, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

Schwartzman, E.
Justice Michels
Part A

Appearance

JOSE VIROLA

 

Virola is facing charges of Robbery 1, 2 and Burglary 1, 2 for the March 30th assault of Juan Heredia in his East 167th Street apartment building. Virola, along with two other unapprehended individuals, is accused of following the victim inside of his apartment building, reaching into his pockets, punching the complainant in his face, head and chest and stealing $200 dollars in cash.

Davis, L.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Conference

JOSHUA KEMP

 

Kemp faces charges of Robbery 1 & 2 and other crimes for his role in the non- fatal shootings of Andrew Dossi and Aliro Pellarano, two NYPD officers responding to a Fordham grocery store robbery on January 5th, 2015.

Press Release

Thill, C.
Justice Iacovetta
Part 96

Decision on Motion

KEN GOODWIN

 

Goodwin is charged with 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Manslaughter, and other crimes in the stabbing death of Justin Falu and the injuring of several other party goers at a house party in Pelham Parkway on September 28th, 2014.

Meisel, D./
Daly, J.
Justice Iacovetta
Part 96

Motion Practice

ALEX HERNANDEZ

 

Hernandez is charged with Attempted Assault 1, Assault 2 and other crimes for the August 2014 incident during which he drove up on a sidewalk and hit a pedestrian, Christine Aybar, critically injuring her. Hernandez is also facing charges in separate incident in which he is accused of beating a man with a cane.


Friday, April 28th, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Piergrossi, L.        
Judge Barrett        

Part 60

Appearance; Scheduling

PEREZ,
VAUGHN,
RIVERA,
POLLARD,
PARRA,
PARKER,
RODRIGUEZ ,
MAYNARD,
FRYERSON,

RICHARD

 

Former Rikers Island Chief Eliseo Perez is accused of ordering the 2012 assault of inmate Jamal Lightfoot, and the other correction officers face charges of Gang Assault 1, Falsifying Business Records and other related crimes for the incident, which left Lightfoot with orbital bone fractures. 

 

Yacoub, P.        
Judge Barrett        

Part 60

Appearance; Scheduling

 

MICHAEL DORSAINVIL,
CHRISTOPHER HUGGINS,
MARK
ANGLIN,

RONALD DONNELLEY

 

Rikers Corrections Officers Dorsainvil, Huggins, and Anglin are facing charges of Attempted Gang Assault 1,2 , Assault 1, 2 and other related crimes for the alleged March 2013 assault of inmate Carl Williams, a portion of which was captured on camera. Donnelley was present for the assault and is charged with Falsifying Business Records 1.

Please note: All court proceedings are scheduled for after 9:30 a.m. at 265 East 161st Street, the Hall of Justice, Bronx Supreme Court unless otherwise specified.


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