Crime & Courts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Tip of the week

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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 (3).
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.

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.

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).

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).

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).

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


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.

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).

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.

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 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. Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


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).

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 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.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Teen’s killer convicted: DA

A second Manhattan man was convicted in the 2011 fatal shooting of Queensbridge native and high school hoops star Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy, the Manhattan district attorney said Tuesday. Comment.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


111th Pct. singles out two officers for making series of drunk driving arrests

Two members of the NYPD were honored by their commanding officer at the 111th Precinct this week after they racked up more than two dozen drunk driving arrests over a three-month span. Comments (11).
Jamaica Estates

SJU student hacked by online date

Police are reportedly investigating an incident involving a St. John’s University student who had her phone stolen and hacked at the end of a date with a Brooklyn man she met on a dating website. Comment.

Cops search for Flushing iPhone robbery suspect

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help finding a man they said stole an iPhone from a teen on the No. 7 train at the end of February. Comments (1).

Cops search for Astoria burglary suspect [With Video]

ASTORIA — Police were looking for a suspect they said entered an apartment in Astoria last month and stole several electronic devices and some jewelry. Comment.

Police look for man who tried to snatch woman’s purse: Cops [With Video]

ASTORIA — Police were seeking help in identifying a man who allegedly attempted to steal a woman’s purse in Astoria last month, authorities said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Man indicted in 1996 Far Rock rape: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — A 47-year-old former Far Rockaway man was indicted on charges of raping a woman in her home more than 17 years ago after DNA analysis allegedly connected him to the crime, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Saturday, April 5, 2014


NYPD looks for suspected bank robber

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man in connection with a string of eight bank robberies across the city over the last two months. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Jamaica Hospital workers charged with handing over patient info to lawyers: DA

JAMAICA — A pair of hospital employees were charged last week with illegally accessing patients’ information and giving it to ambulance chasers trying to pick them up as clients — sometimes even while patients were still laid up in the emergency room, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Man in custody in 2012 Queens slaying: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police arrested a man in Georgia last week who they have been searching for in connection with a 2012 murder, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Couple shot dead in Ridgewood: Cops

Police have identified suspects in the double Ridgewood slaying last week, but have not made any arrests, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Cops fight burglaries in Howard Beach

There is a new police command center on the block, and Howard Beach residents have welcomed it with open arms. Comments (1).

Pair claims to be cops in western Queens hold-ups: NYPD [With Video]

ASTORIA — Police released video surveillance of two men wanted in the armed robbery of an Astoria salon Tuesday and two prior hold-ups, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

South Jamaica

Slain youth becomes fourth family member to fall victim to gun violence

The mother of a Cambria Heights teenager who was killed in a drive-by shooting in South Jamaica last week said he never recovered from the fatal shooting of his 14-year-old cousin on a city bus last summer. Comment.

Tabone’s lawyers may have political bias: Feds

Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to consider whether the political aspirations of a Republican attorney seeking a northeast Queens congressional seat conflict with his firm’s representation of a GOP operative on trial in a borough corruption case. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Family of murdered teen offers forgiveness

The family of the southeast Queens teenager who was stabbed to death during an argument inside a barber shop last week offered their forgiveness to his accused murderer in a public denunciation of violence. Comment.

Murray Hill father found fatally stabbed: Police

A 44-year-old Murray Hill father of two was stabbed to death a few blocks from his home Tuesday evening, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Murray Hill

Father of two murdered in Murray Hill: NYPD

A 44-year-old Murray Hill father of two was stabbed to death a few blocks from his home Tuesday evening, police said. Comments (5).

Monday, March 31, 2014

South Jamaica

Update: Murdered Cambria Heights teen related to girl killed on bus

The Cambria Heights teenager who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting over the weekend was related to slain teen D’aja Robinson, said a Queens mother whose family has been haunted by bloodshed. Comments (7).

Sunday, March 30, 2014

South Jamaica

Teen killed in South Jamaica double shooting

A Cambria Heights teenager was killed and another teen was wounded in a shooting on a South Jamaica street Sunday afternoon, police said. Comments (6).

Authorities release new surveillance images of attempted rape suspect

ASTORIA - Police released new surveillance images in hopes of identifying a man suspected of trying to rape a woman in Astoria last month, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

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