Crime & Courts

Friday, Dec. 19, 2008

Whitestone Times

Home burglars strike in 111th Pct. in Bayside

BAYSIDE — Police in the 111th Precinct were looking for suspects after a rash of residential burglaries over the last week. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Two men face robbery rap in Bayside

BAYSIDE — A Bayside man and a Fresh Meadows man were arrested last Thursday after allegedly stealing a vial of pills from another man’s pocket, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Car shopper drove off with seller’s wheels: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — A car owner got more than he bargained for when a prospective buyer drove off in his minivan, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Bus driver attacked in Queens Plaza

LONG ISLAND CITY — A city bus driver was attacked by a rider in Long Island City last week in an apparent robbery attempt, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Far Rock man forged postage labels: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — Even during this busy time of the year, the U.S. Postal Service has time to track down people suspected of cheating the system, like one Far Rockaway businessman accused of forging postage labels to ship hundreds of packages for free, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Former Far Rock man posted nude photos of ex

FAR ROCKAWAY — A man accused of continuing to post nude photos of his ex−wife on the Internet after a court ordered him to stop pleaded guilty last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

School bus kills woman on 8th Street in Astoria

ASTORIA — An Astoria woman was struck and killed by a school bus right outside her home Friday, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Woodside burglar sought

WOODSIDE — Police in the 108th Precinct were trying to identify a man they said broke into two apartments earlier this month. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man flashes woman, assaults cop: Brown

ASTORIA — A Long Island City man exposed himself to a woman on the street and then assaulted a police officer at his arraignment earlier this month, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Queens, Bklyn. 7−Eleven robbers busted: Police

FLUSHING — Four men, including one from Flushing, were arrested last week in connection with 19 robberies in Brooklyn and Queens, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

Whitestone Times

Purse stolen from car at gas station: Police

FRESH MEADOWS — Police were looking for at least one suspect who stole a driver’s purse while she was pumping gas Sunday afternoon. Comment.
Whitestone Times

Cops search for break−in suspect in Oakland Gdns.

OAKLAND GARDENS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding at least one person who they claim broke into a house early Saturday morning. Comment.
Astoria Times

Gang members attack student: Police

FRESH MEADOWS — A Queens student claimed he was assaulted by three gang members Friday morning, police said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Tax worker gets 3 to 6 years in larceny: State

RIDGEWOOD — A Ridgewood tax preparer has been sentenced after pleading guilty to filing false tax returns in an effort to get $4 million in tax refunds from the state, state Tax and Finance Commissioner Robert Megna said last week. Comment.
Astoria Times

Description of Corona bank robber released

CORONA — Police said they have a description of a man they say robbed a Washington Mutual Bank. Comment.
Astoria Times

Cops have description, name of bank robber

REGO PARK — Police released the name and description Tuesday of a man they are looking for in connection with a Nov. 17 robbery of a Washington Mutual Bank. Comment.
Astoria Times

Cops search for Woodside bank robbery suspect

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect involved with an armed bank robbery during Thanksgiving weekend. Comment.

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