BRONX DA: CASES OF INTEREST FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2015

Cases of Interest for the Week of April 27, 2015

 

Monday, April 27, 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 28, 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.

 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Next Court Date
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.
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 30, 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, May 1, 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

 

Appearances

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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