Crime & Courts

Friday, Dec. 5, 2008

Whitestone Times

Flushing man set gas tank on fire upstate: Cops

FLUSHING — Police arrested a Flushing man who they say set a propane tank on fire in front of a home in New Paltz, a village halfway between the city and Albany. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Police officer attacked pedestrian: Brown

FOREST HILLS — An NYPD officer has been charged with brutally beating a pedestrian whom he almost struck moments earlier with his car as the man was crossing Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comment.
Whitestone Times

2 arrested in attempt to steal car: Police

FRESH MEADOWS — Two Rego Park men were arrested after police said they had tried to steal a car parked at 197th Street and 67th Avenue just off Francis Lewis Boulevard a little after 10 p.m. Nov. 25. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man broke order of protection on ex−wife: DA

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A Jackson Heights man was charged with criminal contempt for allegedly violating an order of protection that mandated he not come within 100 yards of his ex−wife’s home or workplace, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Monday. Comment.
Astoria Times

Homeless man admits to stabbing girlfriend: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — A homeless man pleaded guilty in the January 2007 stabbing death of his girlfriend inside a city Housing Authority complex in Long Island City, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man attacked woman in front of daughter: Cops

Klever Tixi, 23, allegedly initiated an argument with the woman and proceeded to push a dresser into her, causing bruising and swelling over her left eye, police said. The man also threw her Christmas tree, causing it to break, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Cops search for Maspeth bank robbery suspect

On Nov. 20 at about 1:20 p.m., an approximately 150−pound male in his 30s entered the Cross County Federal Savings Bank and passed the teller a note stating he had a firearm. The man, who was wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, jeans and gloves, fled westbound on 60th Road. Comment.
Astoria Times

Cops seek Forest Hills bank rob suspect

FOREST HILLS — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they said robbed an Austin Street bank last week. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man threatened another with baseball bat

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A Bronx man waving a baseball bat repeatedly yelled, “I’m going to kill you,” while chasing after a 49−year−old man a little after 4 a.m. Nov. 25, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man tried to rob teenage girl: Brown

ELMHURST — Woodside resident Djalma Rivera, 36, was charged with attempted robbery and endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly snuck up behind and demanded money from a 15−year−old girl as she was entering her home on 76th Street near Woodside Avenue shortly before 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25, the DA said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Cops arrest 3 Bklyn. men in attack and robbery

CORONA — Three Brooklyn men have been charged with robbery and assault after they punched and robbed a man right in front of police dressed in regular clothing, police said. Comment.

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