You are reading

Woman Stabbed While Exiting Cab in Elmhurst Tuesday: NYPD

(Photo: iStock)

Aug. 29, 2018 By Christian Murray

A 31-year-old woman was stabbed in Elmhurst yesterday while exiting a livery vehicle, police said.

The woman was stabbed multiple times in the neck and body as she got out of the vehicle at about 4:50 a.m. in the vicinity of Foley Street and Lamont Avenue, police said. She was transported to Elmhurst Hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

Police have identified the suspect as Juan Portoviejo who is still at large. According to the Daily News, Portoviejo was the victim’s ex boyfriend and they have two children together.

Portoviejo is described as a 33-year-old Hispanic man who is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

email the author:


Click for Comments 

lets all be serious… jackson heights is crying for help…who would do something good or make this corner area better? i think i have to step up and make the change. who ha a plan i m willing to work with them..


Not as sketchy as ignorance and not up to date on what makes America great as you James.

Ecuadorians are like any American group…many make this country great, some are bad.

What makes America bad is singling out any group in America like you did.


Police on Tuesday released a photo of Portoviejo, taken after a July 26 drunken driving arrest in Queens. He was released on his own recognizance that day.

Portoviejo, who police believe is an Ecuadorian citizen, is 5-foot-5 and about 150 pounds, cops said.

Cops are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Tommy O

This was a domestic type of assault, none of you you snowflakes were ever in any sought of danger. This is not street crime, learn the difference.,


Like anything else gentrification brings good and bad. The good, fixes up old neighborhoods with parks, new buildings, lowers crime rates. The bad, only the rich can afford it and it is usually not the demographic of the people living in the old area.

Juan Verdad

There a lost of criminals in that area. Hopefully gentrification displaces these criminals


It is well known the area is becoming more dangerous otherwise look at police cameras everywhere in the area


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Dozens of restaurant and small business owners urge Sen. Ramos to support the $8B Metropolitan Park proposal at Citi Field

Around fifty restaurant and small business owners from Corona, Jackson Heights, and East Elmhurst signed a letter asking state Senator Jessica Ramos to support the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal from New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Hard Rock International to build a casino and entertainment complex on the parking lot adjacent to Citi Field.

Jessica Rico, the owner of Mojitos Restaurant & Bar in Jackson Heights, hand-delivered the letter to a Ramos staffer while the Senator was in Albany on April 19.

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: grand larcenies down across borough, rapes halved in the north, robberies decrease in the south

Apr. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of grand larcenies across Queens was down during the 28-day period from March 18 to April 14, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. At the same time, rapes and robberies decreased significantly in northern and southern Queens, respectively.