Queens' Most Wanted
a look at the faces on this page – take a good look. They are the faces of
the New York City Police Department’s 10 “Most Wanted” in Queens.
to officers at the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Office
(DCPI), the most wanted criminals in Queens are “those considered to be
the most serious unapprehended offenders within the confines of Queens.”
by Queens detectives, the list of most wanted criminals takes into account
the number of felonies committed by the criminals, the degree of crimes
committed, and the likelyhood that the criminals will repeat their offenses.
If you can tell the NYPD the whereabouts of any one of these men, and if that tip leads to an arrest and conviction, you could receive a $2,000 reward from the NYPD “Crimestoppers” hotline.
was about 4:20 a.m. on Aug. 18, 1991. Hector Sanchez stood with a friend
outside 41-81 Frame Pl. in Flushing. As the two men talked, Giovanni Anzora
approached them and started to argue with Sanchez.
turned and walked into his residence. He stepped back onto the street
moments later, carrying a sharp object.
rushed Sanchez, slicing and stabbing him numerous times, then fled into the
first light of dawn.
Sanchez died moments later. Anzora is described as a male Hispanic, 5-feet-8-inches tall, 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is Sept. 11, 1969. He is now 32 years old and the NYPD’s No. 1 most wanted in Queens.
Acosta was standing on 210th Street and 90th Avenue at about 8:35 p.m. on
April 11, 1987, when he became embroiled in a dispute with another man.
pulled a knife, stabbed his victim to death, and fled.
He is described as a male Hispanic, 5-feet-10-inches tall, 155 pounds, with salt and pepper hair (could be white or grey) and brown eyes. He is 62 years old, and No. 2 on the NYPD list.
Singh arrived at the home at 97-17 40th Rd. in Elmhurst shortly before 11
p.m. on Dec. 22, 1986.
slid down the chimney with murder on his mind.
11:30 p.m., one man was dead and Singh had disappeared into the night.
is described as Indian, 5-feet-8-inches tall, 140 pounds, with black hair
and brown eyes.
Detectives tracked Singh to several locations in Elmhurst in the past few years. He managed to flee moments before they arrived. Singh is the Queens NYPD’s No. 3 most wanted.
Francis stood at the corner of Guy Brewer Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue at
about 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 24, 1994, one in a group of men talking sports,
drugs and how to make a “quick buck.”
Moutrie walked up to the men and Francis “went nuts,” police said.
Moutrie and Francis had a history that included an unpaid debt.
the heat of the argument, Francis pulled a gun and shot Moutrie in the
chest, killing him instantly.
Francis is described as black, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He is now 36 years old and No. 4 on the NYPD list.
Bici is, perhaps, the most high-profile of those on the NYPD list of
in 1991 of the second-degree murder of Julio Rivera, Bici was sentenced to
25 years to life in prison.
appellate panel disagreed with the conviction, reversing the decision in
were preparing to retry Bici (who was out on bail) in 1995, when he
disappeared. He has been sought since Sep. 18, 1995 on a felony fugitive
along with two accomplices, came across Rivera on the night of July 20, 1990
in a Jackson Heights playground, police said. The three men, armed with
knife, hammer and wrench, beat Rivera to
death – because he was a homosexual, police and prosecutors said. News of
the murder rippled through the neighborhood, resulting in marches and
protests by members of the gay community.
is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 145 pounds, with black hair and
brown eyes. Now 31 years old, Bici is believed to have strong ties to
organized crime, police said.
He is No. 5 on the NYPD list.
night of August 20, 1996 was steamy, with a thick dampness hanging over the
streets of Elmhurst.
flared that night, police said. One involved Fernando Cuartas and Sigfredo
Giraldo outside 88-11 St. James Ave.
about 7:05 p.m., the men began to argue heatedly, police said. That’s when
Cuartas pulled a gun and pumped several shots into Giraldo, leaving him dead
on the street.
is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 225 pounds, with black hair
and brown eyes.
Cuartas is No. 6 on the NYPD list.
Ortiz was at a birthday party in Elmhurst on July 20, 1998, with a friend,
went terribly wrong, police said. Booze and bad blood don’t mix.
heated dispute turned deadly when Ortiz pulled a gun and emptied it into
three partygoers. Ortiz and Reyes left the scene in a hurry, police said.
is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair
Now 28 years old, Ortiz is No. 7 on the NYPD list.
was murder amid the whoops and hollers at a New Year’s Eve party on Jan.
and silent, Eric Coles picked up a brick and smacked it in the face of a
partygoer. He’s been on the run ever since.
is described as black, 6 feet tall, 220 pounds, with a light complexion,
black hair and brown eyes.
Now 36 years, Cole is believed to frequent neighborhoods in Southeast Queens, police said. He is No. 8 on the NYPD list.
said Yascob Hondri went to the residence of an informer at 94th Avenue and
101st Street at about 5 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2000, to “silence” a “rat.”
skulked up to the victim, stabbed him dozens of times and fled.
is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair and
He is No. 9 on the NYPD list.
face tells the tale of his sordid criminal history, bearing scars from his
encounters with a knife.
Johnson is currently being sought on twin fugitive felony warrants for
criminal possession of a weapon, related to a Feb. 19, 2000 assault.
is described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 21 years old, 165 pounds, with
black hair and brown eyes.
Note: Johnson has also gone by the names Kevin Smith and Kevin Wright. He is No. 10 on the NYPD list.
Although the Tribune did ask for the borough’s “most wanted woman,” DCPI officers were unable to provide a name. A DCPI officer said, “I contacted Queens detectives, but it takes a while to compile the most wanted criminals.”
with the NYPD Crimestoppers Hotline, you may call your local precinct or the
Queens Homicide Squad at 520-9255 if you have information on these men, who
are considered armed and very dangerous.
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