A 33-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested last week after leading police on a nearly four-mile chase in South Ozone Park that ended in a two-hour standoff at 135th St. and Rockaway Blvd., according to the NYPD.
Ansel Goolcharan was charged with reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, criminal contempt, aggravated harassment, and endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly violated an order of protection and sent police on a wild chase through the streets of Queens, according to the NYPD and the criminal complaint.
Police were going to pull over Goolcharan, who had an order of protection filed against him after he allegedly told the mother of his 7-year-old son that he was going to kill her if he didn’t see his child, around 11:30 a.m. on March 12 when the 33 year old sped off in his black van, forcing police to chase after him for miles until cops were able to surround his vehicle, officials said. With guns drawn, a tense standoff began between the police and the suspect, who officials said was unarmed.
After the mother of Goolcharan, a former South Richmond Hill resident, was brought to the scene, the suspect gave up his fight, according an individual at the scene.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman who filed for the order of protection told police that Goolcharan told her in December that he would kill her. At the end of January, Goolcharan allegedly waited for her and his son outside their house and told his son to “come over here right now – if you don’t come I’ll be mad at you.”
On Feb. 22, the woman was in her basement bedroom when she heard a noise from the boiler room window and saw a hand allegedly open the window “and then pour urine containing cigarette butts from a gallon-sized liquid container into the boiler room,” according to the criminal complaint. When she ran upstairs and looked outside the window, she saw Goolcharan’s van allegedly driving away, the criminal complaint stated.
By Anna Gustafson