Crime & Courts

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009

Whitestone Times

Flushing man committed hate crimes: Brown

FLUSHING — A Flushing man was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with hate crimes after he allegedly repeatedly harassed a woman, using racial slurs and other derogatory statements, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Woman steals cell phone in Rockaways building: DA

ARVERNE — An Arverne woman was arrested Nov. 19 after she allegedly swiped a cell phone accidentally left by a man on a lobby bench, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Man threatened with machete in Rich Hill: DA

RICHMOND HILL — A Richmond Hill man was arrested after allegedly threatening a man with a machete Nov. 19, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

LIC woman made false insurance claims: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — A Long Island City woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly submitted more than 50 false insurance claims for health care treatments she did not receive, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria Times

Port Authority looks into blown-off AirTrain doors

HOWARD BEACH — The Port Authority has been investigating what caused the doors to be blown out of an AirTrain car that was in the shuttle’s maintenance yard early Friday morning. Comment.

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