Crime & Courts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bayside

Elderly couple injured in Bayside home invasion: Cops

An elderly couple was taken to the hospital Wednesday after two men forced their way into their Bayside home and assaulted them, the NYPD said. Comments (5).
Howard Beach

Detective charged with DWI after partner shot in wrist: DA

An NYPD detective was charged with shooting his partner in the wrist and then driving under the influence of alcohol to Jamaica Hospital early Wednesday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Friend remembers slain Briarwood man as ‘fun’

Days after a 20-year-old Briarwood man was found shot dead on an Ozone Park street, police were still searching for a weapon and clues as to who fired the bullets, the NYPD said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Former officer arraigned on charges of shooting wife 10 times: DA

A retired police officer was arraigned Sunday in the murder of his wife, after which Ozone Park residents rushed to shelter the couple’s young children from the aftermath of the 10 gunshots, law enforcement officials and neighbors said. Comment.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kew Gardens

Homeless man charged with stabbing man in face at Kew Gardens train station: NYPD

KEW GARDENS — A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with stabbing a 26-year-old man in the Union Turnpike subway station Sunday afternoon after authorities searched a city bus and chased the suspect on foot, the NYPD said. Comments (5).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ozone Park

Retired Ozone Park officer charged in wife’s murder: NYPD

A retired police officer has been arrested in the murder of his wife, which left Ozone Park residents scrambling to shelter the couple’s young children from the aftermath of the fatal gunshots Saturday, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comments (2).
Ridgewood

Man sentenced to 10 years in western Queens burglaries: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 10 years in prison April 10 after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, cameras and computer equipment from nearly a dozen homes in Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Ozone Park and Howard Beach, the Queens DA said. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria social club burglarized: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police were asking for help identifying two suspects believed to be involved in the burglary of a Spanish social club in Astoria earlier this month, authorities said. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria deli robbed of $30K: Police

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in the robbery of a deli in Astoria, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ozone Park

Updated: ‘Mommy just got shot,’ children say after fleeing Ozone Park home

A 40-year-old woman was fatally shot with her two children nearby in Ozone Park Saturday by a man believed to be her husband, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comments (2).
Ozone Park

Briarwood man found shot dead in street: NYPD

A 20-year-old Briarwood man was found shot dead on an Ozone Park street early Saturday morning, police said. Comments (21).
Ozone Park

Two men shot in South Jamaica: Police

Two men were shot near the South Jamaica Houses at around 4:38 p.m. Saturday, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

Laptop of E. Elmhurst man had child porn: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — An East Elmhurst man is facing more than a dozen charges of possessing child porn after workers at a Best Buy in Long Island City allegedly found pornographic images of kids on a laptop he brought into the store for repairs, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man bought shoes at Ridgewood shop with stolen card: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Police released a surveillance image of a man who allegedly used a stolen ATM card to buy sneakers in a Ridgewood shoe store April 2, the NYPD said. Comment.
Rego Park

Woman swiped purse in Rego Park Aldi’s: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police requested help identifying a woman suspected of stealing a purse inside Aldi’s supermarket, at 61-35 Junction Blvd., April 8, the NYPD said. Comment.
Middle Village

Boro businesses charged in tax evasion cases: DA

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Two Queens business owners have been charged in separate tax evasion cases for allegedly stealing more than $162,000 in unpaid sales tax combined, Queens DA Richard Brown said. Comment.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Long Island City

Queens cab driver charged evading $28K in tolls: DA

A Long Island City cabdriver has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 in toll payments from the MTA, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Jamaica

Police track ‘person of interest’ in BK shooting to Jamaica basement

The search for a gunman who allegedly hit a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy in the eye with a stray bullet earlier this week led investigators to a basement in Jamaica Thursday where police tracked down a 21-year-old they were calling a person of interest. Comments (2).
Forest Hills

Forest Hills slashing may be gang related: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a suspect they believe slashed an 18-year-old man near 62nd Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard at 4 p.m. April 9, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flushing

Man wanted in rash of Flushing grand larcenies: NYPD

Police were looking for a man wanted in connection with a string of grand larcenies and attempted robberies that hit Flushing this winter. Comments (3).
Rockaway Beach

Fallen hero cop to be promoted posthumously

A Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze will be promoted posthumously to the rank of first-grade detective, Mayor Bill de Blasio told mourners at a somber service for Dennis Guerra in Rockaway Beach Monday. Comment.
Astoria

Dog listed in stable condition after Astoria shooting

Only the family dog survived a spate of violence at a home in Astoria Saturday. Comments (1).
Flushing

Cops arrest Ozone Park man in harassment of teen on Q88 bus: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police charged an Ozone Park man with attempted assault, aggravated harassment and menacing in an April 7 incident aboard a Q88 bus, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Astoria

Astoria man sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend

An Astoria man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the strangling and beating death of a former girlfriend, Danielle Thomas, in June 2012, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).
Bayside

Tip of the week

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jamaica

Trinidadian arrested at JFK smuggling heroin: Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested a Trinidadian earlier this month who allegedly tried to sneak through Kennedy Airport with $70,000 worth of heroin hidden in his underwear. Comments (4).
South Ozone Park

Jamaica man pleads guilty to sex acts: DA

A Jamaica man pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with two 7-year-old girls in separate incidents in South Ozone Park last year, the Queens DA said. Comments (2).

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Sea of blue to remember fallen Far Rockaway officer

It was a somber sea of blue on Beach 84th Street Monday morning as loved ones and colleagues attended a funeral for a Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze. Comment.
Rosedale

Passenger dies in early morning Rosedale crash: NYPD

ROSEDALE — A 29-year-old man died in Rosedale early Monday morning after the car he was riding in rear-ended another car and overturned, police said. Comments (1).
Rosedale

Passenger dies in early morning Rosedale crash: NYPD

A 29-year-old man died in Rosedale early Monday morning after the car he was riding in rear-ended another car and overturned, police said. Comment.
Bayside

111th warns against Green Dot scam

The 111th Precinct continues to warn of an ongoing Green Dot money card phone scam that has recently made its way through the borough. Comment.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Far Rockaway

Brooklyn teen charged with felony murder in Far Rock officer’s death: DA

Charges against a Brooklyn teen who allegedly set a fire that led to a Far Rockaway police officer’s death have been upgraded, the Brooklyn district attorney said, three days before the officer’s funeral is to be held in the Rockaways. Comment.
Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS - Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Parks worker convicted in slay

A city Parks Department employee was found guilty of manslaughter Monday in the 2012 stabbing of a co-worker at a recreation center in Flushing, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Man steals mailed checks in Forest Hills: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were looking for a suspect they said is going around depositing checks stolen from mailboxes. Comment.
Rego Park

Two wanted in Rego Park bank robbery: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police were searching for two men they say robbed a bank in Rego Park last week. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Police charge Queens residents with watching drag race: DA

MASPETH — Police arrested six people this week and charged four with drag racing and two Queens residents with watching the race in Maspeth April 6, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).
Glendale

Officer charged with DWI after Glendale collision: DA

GLENDALE — An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with DWI in Glendale early last Saturday morning after he allegedly rear-ended another vehicle, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Astoria

Updated - Police identify armed man killed by officer and woman fatally shot in Astoria: NYPD

Police responding to a 911 call in Astoria Saturday morning shot and killed an elderly man who came to the door of his 38th Street home carrying a shotgun, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Police search for suspect who robbed senior: NYPD [With Video]

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man wanted for robbing a 71-year-old woman in her Flushing apartment building Saturday. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Trinidadian smuggled 7 pounds of cocaine: Feds

JAMAICA — Customs police arrested a Trinidadian traveler last month who allegedly tried to smuggle more than 7 pounds of cocaine inside packages of frozen meat. Comment.
Woodhaven

Cops seek suspect in Woodhaven burglary

WOODHAVEN — Police released a surveillance image of a man wanted for breaking into a Woodhaven home and stealing two laptops, headphones and a necklace, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Woodside man charged with graffiting: 104th Precinct

WOODSIDE — Police announced the arrest of a 30-year-old Woodside resident believed to be behind 30 separate instances of graffiti on various Queens structures, including City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s (D-Middle Village) office. Comment.
Long Island City

Artist who scaled Q-boro bridge surrenders: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — On March 24, 35-year-old Brendan Fagan allegedly climbed the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge and proceeded to display artwork on the bridge while videotaping the entire incident, police said. Comment.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Glendale

Glendale man struck and killed by BMW in Brooklyn: NYPD

Police are searching for the driver of a BMW who struck and killed a Glendale man riding a bicycle in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning and sent two others to the hospital, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hollis

Trial of Smith, Halloran scheduled to start in June

The lawyer for indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) wants to know if prospective jurors may be swayed by the high-profile nature of his client’s federal corruption trial when it kicks off in less than two months now that the presiding judge has refused to throw out the charges. Comments (1).
Astoria

Motorist leaves scene of second vehicle in water: Cops

The driver of a second car that veered into the water early Saturday morning not far from where four passengers drowned in Steinway Creek hours earlier was still on the lam, cops said. Comments (1).
Flushing

Flushing man charged with arson: NYPD

FLUSHING — A Flushing man was arrested on charges of setting his own building on fire Monday afternoon, police said. Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Far Rockaway

Bratton honors Far Rock officer who died in Coney Island fire

A Far Rockaway police officer and father of four who died after he was critically injured responding to a fire at a Coney Island housing development Sunday was honored by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his fellow officers at noon Wednesday. Comment.

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