Crime & Courts

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Whitestone Times

Flushing workplace fight results in wrench assault

FLUSHING — A Seattle, Wash., man was arrested after hitting a man with a wrench during a fight after work, the Queens district attorney's office said. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Drunk man crashes into Flushing traffic signal: DA

FLUSHING — A Brooklyn man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing into a traffic signal, the Queens district attorney's office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Ridgewood brothers stole cell phones: DA

GLENDALE — Three teenagers were arrested at the Atlas Park Mall after stealing cell phones and MP3 players from three other teens, the Queens district attorney's office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Richmond Hill man was drunk, asleep at wheel of stopped car: DA

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police in the 102nd Precinct arrested a Richmond Hill man on suspicion of drunk driving after they found him passed out at the wheel in the middle of the road, the Queens district attorney's office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man breaks windows ‘to avoid killing’ woman: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police in the 114th Precinct arrested a Long Island City man after he punched a woman in the face and smashed a number of windows, the Queens district attorney's office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man bashes woman with bottle on boat: DA

CORONA — A Jamaica man was arrested after bashing a woman in the head with a glass bottle during a pleasure cruise near the World's Fair Marina, the Queens district attorney's office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Crane worker critical after Astoria fall

ASTORIA — A construction worker was in critical condition Tuesday night after falling from a crane, police said. The victim, a man in his 40s, was in the bucket of the crane when a vehicle collided with it, knocking him out, police said. The man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Corona stereo thief fell asleep in car: DA

CORONA — Police in the 110th Precinct arrested a Corona man after he fell asleep in the middle of stealing a radio from a parked car, the Queens district attorney's office said. Comment.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Whitestone Times

2-year-old boy struck while crossing Jamaica intersection

JAMAICA — A 2-year-old boy was struck while crossing a street in Jamaica July 3, police said. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Police search for robber who busted down door

FRESH MEADOWS — Police searched for a thief who busted down the door of a Fresh Meadows home and stole cash, jewelry and other goods from the home, authorities said. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Credit card thief shops online, racks up $2,800

OAKLAND GARDENS -— An Oakland Gardens resident reported unauthorized charges were made to a credit card July 3, according to police. The thief gained access to the victim's American Express account and purchased more than $2,800 worth of goods from an Internet Web site, police said. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Bayside robbers enter home via basement door

BAYSIDE — Thieves broke into a house July 3 and ran off with money and jewelry, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Teacher sexually abused 15-year-old student: DA

KEW GARDENS — A teacher at an upstate school for special needs children was charged with sexually abusing and raping one of her 15-year-old students in Queens, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Maspeth fire victims escape serious injury

Firefighters treat a woman for smoke inhalation at the scene of a fire at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said the smoke came out of the second floor of the building at 60th and Fresh Pond Roads. Emergency personnel on the scene said no one was seriously injured. Photo by Christina Santucci Comment.
Astoria Times

Man, 22, clings to life after Jax Heights attack

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 22-year-old man was attacked by at least six male assailants in Jackson Heights during the early morning hours of July 4, police said. Around 4 a.m. Friday, police responded to calls of an assault happening near the intersection of 34 Road and Junction Boulevard. When officers arrived on the scene, the assailants alledgedly fled and no arrests were made, according to police. The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and listed in critical condition. The investigation was ongoing. Comment.
Astoria Times

Cops seize four vehicles taking curb recyclables

QUEENS — Sanitation police officers seized four vehicles in Queens last month that were used to illegally remove recyclables placed curbside, officials said.The operators of the vehicles were cited as well and could face fines from $100 to $2,000 for a first time offender and $5,000 for repeat offenders within a 12-month period, according to a statement from the Department of Sanitation. The department also impounded vehicles from other boroughs in the city, including 12 in Brooklyn, seven in Manhattan, five in the Bronx. Comment.
Astoria Times

Cops allege man stole from Rite Aid in Astoria

ASTORIA — Cops arrested a 34-year-old man Monday after he was caught stealing merchandise from a Rite Aid on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, police said. Comment.

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