105th Precinct: Child Pornography, Shooting, Attempted Robbery

Child Pornography

A 23-year-old Cambria Heights man has been arrested on child pornography charges following a cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Queens district attorney said.

Kevin Hyde was arrested and charged after police allegedly discovered that he had uploaded images of child pornography to his AOL account between February 2016 and June 2017.

He was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Eugene Guarino on a criminal complaint charging him with 29 counts of promoting a sexual performance of a child and 29 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

The defendant, who faces up to seven years in prison is convicted, was ordered held on $30,000 bond or $15,000 cash bail and will return to court on July 19.

“The defendant sought out, downloaded and saved images and videos of children—some as young as 3—being sexually abused by adults,” Queens DA Richard Brown said.

Shooting

A man was shot in Queens Village on July 4 during an Independence Day celebration, but is expected to survive, according to Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the commanding officer of the 105th Precinct.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., the man—whose name has not been disclosed—was shot during firework festivities taking place near the corner of 223rd Street and Murdock Avenue. Schiff said that the investigation into the shooting is underway and that the victim was expected to recover.

Attempted Robbery
Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate two men who are wanted in connection with an attempted robbery within the confines of the 105th Precinct on June 27.

Around 1:15 p.m., two unidentified men entered the Pharmo Drug Store, located at 248-15 Union Turnpike in Bellerose, and one of the men engaged the store clerk—a 34-year-old woman—in conversation, while the second man forced his way behind the counter. The second suspect then forced the clerk onto the ground and demanded that she unlock a medicine cabinet. The suspects were unable to gain access to the cabinet and fled the location empty handed.

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