Crime & Courts

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014


Suspect arrested in sexual assault outside Pan Am hotel

A suspect was arrested Thursday night in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a 26-year-old mother in front of her three children behind the Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst last Sunday, police said. Comment.

Costa wants gun registry

Just days after 23 people were shot across the city in one weekend, two of them fatally, City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) took to the steps of City Hall to introduce legislation that would allow public access to the city’s gun offender registry. Comments (1).

Video of suspect in attempted rape released

ELMHURST — Police were looking for a man in connection with the attempted rape of a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst early in the morning of Aug. 16, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014


Bar patron stabbed on Bell Blvd.

Bell Boulevard, which draws crowds of revelers who visit the bars and restaurants on summer nights, was rocked by a brutal stabbing late last week. Comments (2).

Shootings ricochet across boro streets

Queens has had its share of violence in the last few days. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Sneakers, wallet stolen in S. Ozone Park: NYPD

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man accused of tugging off a 23-year-old’s sneakers and wallet and running away from the South Ozone Park block, the NYPD said. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Middle Village

Man dies in Middle Village hit-and-run: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — A 32-year-old Ridgewood man was killed in a Middle Village hit-and-run early Monday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Rockaway Park

Man charged in beach forcible touching: Cops

ROCKAWAY PARK — Police arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with forcible touching in the unwanted groping of a female lifeguard Aug. 13, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Son fatally shoots his father in car: Police

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man has been charged with shooting his father to death Tuesday as he sat in a parked car, police said. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014


Man arrested in Bell Blvd bar stabbing: NYPD

Police arrested a Whitestone man in Friday’s knife attack at a Bell Boulevard bar, the NYPD said. Comments (44).

Man allegedly stabbed to death in Elmhurst: NYPD

A 50-year-old man died shortly after police found him collapsed on the floor of an Elmhurst building vestibule with stab wounds to his chest Friday afternoon, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Calls for Garner inquiry

U.S. Rep Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of Eric Garner, the New York City man who lost his life in a police chokehold. Comments (4).

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014


Updated: Three shot in boro Saturday: NYPD

Three were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg in separate Queens shootings this weekend capped off by the latest incident in Ridgewood, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014


One man in criticial condition after Bell Boulevard stabbing

A bar dispute erupted into a stabbing at a Bayside restaurant early Friday morning, an NYPD spokesman said. Comments (110).

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Ozone Park

Truck driver arrested in Ozone Pk. dragging

Sikh leaders have made an Ozone Park hit-and-run part of their rallying cry for anti-hate crime policy changes. Comments (3).

NYPD reopens Bayside cold case

BAYSIDE — The NYPD is asking the public for tips after reopening a 40-year-old murder case in which a teenage girl was found dead in Bayside. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Ozone Park

L.I. truck driver arrested in hit-and-run attack on Sikh: NYPD

Police arrested a Long Island man and charged him with attempted murder and assault as hate crimes in the hit-and-run of a Sikh man in Ozone Park in late July, the NYPD said. Comments (9).
Ozone Park

Trio robbed taxi driver in Ozone Park: NYPD

OZONE PARK — Three men picked up by a livery cab in Richmond Hill Aug. 3 allegedly pistol whipped their driver and stole his iPhone, tablet and wallet after arriving at their Ozone Park destination, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Rego Park

Man mugged in Rego Park elevator: NYPD

REGO PARK — A man with a miniature baseball bat allegedly mugged a new Rego Park man early Monday morning as he stepped into his building’s elevator with suitcases in hand, a neighbor and the NYPD said. Comment.

Suspect wanted for grand larceny in Astoria

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for a grand larceny which took place between June 12 and June 23 inside the Amalgamated Bank, at 619 Main St. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014


Four shot in Jamaica drive-by: Cops

Four people were wounded, two critically, after a dispute between two men led to a shooting in the Baisley Park section of Jamaica early Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
South Richmond Hill

Attempted robbery sends senior to hospital: Cops

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a man wanted in an attack and attempted robbery that sent a senior in South Richmond Hill to the hospital Aug. 6, the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014


Barneys fined by AG in profile settlement

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement with Barneys New York that will help ensure that customers, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have equal access to its stores throughout New York. Comments (1).

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. man charged with neglecting dogs

FRESH MEADOWS — A Fresh Meadows man is facing charges after he allegedly deprived two dogs of food and water, resulting in the death of one of the animals, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014


Police look for Flushing grand larceny suspect

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man they said snatched a chain off of a 50-year-old man on Franklin Avenue Aug. 11. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Little Neck

Tutors charged with child abuse

Queens lawmakers and members of the Korean-American community responded with shock and sadness this week after Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that two women at a private tutoring center in Little Neck were recently accused of abusing four young exchange students. Comments (6).

Dozens march in South Jamaica to remember D’aja

D’aja Robinson would have turned 16 Tuesday, but her life was cut short by a stray bullet as she was returning home on a city bus from a friend’s party in South Jamaica. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Two arrested in shooting of 12 year old girl in Rockaway: NYPD

Two people were arrested, including the alleged gunman, in the shooting of a 12-year-old girl on a Rockaway basketball court Saturday evening, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).

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