On Jan. 23, police apprehended an individual suspected of allegedly stealing a 2002 Ford Explorer and kidnapping a 13-year old girl.
At approximately 5:56 p.m., police responded to a call of stolen vehicle at Sutphin Boulevard and 109th Avenue. Upon arrival, police were informed by a 28-year-old male that his vehicle had been taken and his niece was in the back seat, asleep.
Officers from the Queens Gang Squad located the vehicle near 147th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, where they apprehended a 23-year-old suspect, identified as Kapri Dickson, of Jamaica. During a follow-up investigation, police determined the suspect allegedly attempted to sexually assault the 13-year-old victim in the back seat. The victim yelled and attempted to push Dickson off of her, at which point the suspect allegedly struck the victim in the face and threw her out of the car. The victim was transported to an area hospital by EMS and was listed in stable condition.
Police charged Dickson with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree attempted assault, sexually motivated; sex abuse, grand larceny auto, criminal possession of stolen property, acting in a manner in jurious to a child and sex abuse: sexual contact with an individual younger than 14.