Crime & Courts

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

Astoria

Man charged in canine kill

The NYPD said an Astoria man who allegedly killed his helpless Chinese Shar-Pei dog by throwing him out the window has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and reckless endangerment. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

Flushing

Cops hear public concerns at Flushing meet

The 109th Precinct Community Council held its first meeting since June last week, packing the precinct house’s gathering room with dozens of community members. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Queensbridge

Hundreds mourn teen’s death

Emotions ran high as hundreds of mourners gathered at a Long Island City funeral home Saturday morning to say goodbye to a rising high school basketball star who grew up in Queensbridge and was gunned down last week in Harlem. Distraught friends called for a stop to the senseless violence that claimed her life. Comment.
South Jamaica

Man lured to his death in Jamaica

The family and friends of a 25-year-old man who was gunned down early Sunday morning in Jamaica are trying to piece together why someone would target and lure him to his death when he had no apparent enemies. Comment.
Flushing

Bland Houses live with fear

Frustration and fear predominated at a meeting held at Flushing’s Bland Houses last Thursday night as police and community members attempted to persuade one another to put an end to a recent spate of violence before it escalated any further. Comment.
Jamaica

Beep honors 103rd detective

Detective Charles LoPresti’s heroics during a life-saving search may have made him a star in Queens, but his quick-thinking actions have earned him the respect of a law enforcement leader from the other side of the country. Comment.
Flushing

Father of Flushing’s Zazi pleads not guilty to visa fraud

The father of Najibullah Zazi, an admitted terrorist who grew up in Flushing and graduated from Flushing High School, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of visa fraud. Comment.
South Jamaica

Police seek suspect in S. Jamaica slay

Police were searching for clues in a shooting that left one man dead in the middle of a South Jamaica street Friday night. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Release of Rockaway killer based on flawed evidence: Brown

A Rockaway man convicted of killing his childhood friend more than 15 years ago who had been in prison for 13 years was set free by a Queens Supreme Court judge last week, although the Queens district attorney’s office derided the decision and claims the man is guilty. Comment.
Ridgewood

Glendale teen charged with attempted murder

Police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday suspected of shooting a teenager two years younger in Ridgewood earlier this month. Comment.
East Elmhurst

S. Ozone Park dad fatally struck by car

A 61-year-old Manhattan man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly struck a 65-year-old South Ozone Park cricket umpire in East Elmhurst last Thursday, then drove off leaving the man to die, police said. Comment.

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