REGO PARK — Police said an off-duty city Sanitation Department employee was arrested in the 112th Precinct, which encompasses Rego Park and Forest Hills, and charged with driving while intoxicated and other offenses just before midnight Tuesday. Comment.
A pair of southeast Queens residents were among five baggage handlers at JFK Airport who were arrested last week and charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of checks and credit cards that were being mailed overseas, authorities said. Comment.
JAMAICA — A New Jersey woman was charged Tuesday for allegedly performing a botched butt enlargement procedure that caused the death of a 22-year-old Jamaica college student in July, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.
SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A court officer assigned to the Civil Supreme Court in Jamaica was convicted of sexually abusing two young family members and possessing child pornography, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4).
A Flushing model is suing a trendy Astoria nightclub and two of its bouncers after one of them allegedly struck her during a March 23 melee outside of Don Coqui at 28-18 31st St. in Astoria. Marilyn Reyes, 21, says her career is threatened after she needed five stitches to close what the police called a laceration over her right eye. Reyes’ attorney said they are asking for an unspecified amount in the civil suit filed in Queens Supreme Court but would settle out of court for $1 million. Comment.
The owner of a Flushing seafood trading company was found guilty last week of storing fish at his College Point warehouse without having the proper permits, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).
A Richmond Hill man fatally mowed down by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street in Long Island City Friday night had been headed to his second day of work, police and heartbroken relatives said. Comment.
MASPETH — Officers released photos of three men they believe robbed Sensational Livery Cab Leasing Services, at 69-20 48th Ave. on the border of Woodside, of $16,000 at gunpoint Feb. 25, the NYPD said. Comment.
OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man they believe is behind a spate of nine burglaries and an attempted break-in within the 106th Precinct, which covers South Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Howard Beach. Comment.
The 111th Community Precinct Council awarded two officers at its monthly meeting Tuesday for their work in helping to catch a suspect the NYPD says is responsible for a string of car thefts that hit the Bayside area this winter. Comment.
RIDGEWOOD — The 104th Precinct said Wednesday that police had detained an individual believed to be connected with several armed robberies last week, but that the man had not yet been charged with any crimes. Comment.
ASTORIA — A University of Florida law school graduate has been convicted of first-degree murder of his former girlfriend inside their Astoria apartment, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday. Comments (1).