Crime & Courts

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man seeks to clear name in 1996 drive-by killing

The Queens DA agreed last Thursday to look into the 2004 conviction of a Richmond Hill man who is serving 11 years of a life sentence for a 1996 drive-by shooting. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Woman steals $50 from wallet in Fresh Mdws.: DA

KEW GARDENS — It was not kosher with police when Rosemarie Vega, of Fresh Meadows, allegedly stole a woman’s wallet Aug. 18 outside Aron’s Kissena Farms, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011

Fresh Meadows

111th officers make arrest in phone rob spree

Detectives from the 111th Precinct arrested a man two weeks ago who they believe to be responsible for a string of cell phone thefts throughout the borough dating back to June. Comment.
Queensbridge

Cops seek man, 22, in killing of Queens teen

QUEENSBRIDGE — Police were on the lookout for a man suspected of killing a Woodside Houses teenager at Queensbridge Houses in early July. Comment.
Queensbridge

Police hunt for robbers of boro delivery person

QUEENSBRIDGE — Police were on the lookout for two suspects suspected of robbing a deliveryman going to a Queensbridge Houses apartment Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Jamaica

Jury finds Jamaica squatter guilty of killing neighbor

A Jamaica squatter was convicted last week of killing another person in an abandoned building two years ago after the two quarreled over an illegal prostitution ring that was being operated out of the property, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria Houses teenager sought in shooting: Cops

ASTORIA — Police were looking for an Astoria Houses resident suspected of shooting another male in the torso and in the leg in Astoria on the afternoon of Sept. 9. Comment.
Maspeth

Cops seek two robbers of Maspeth tire shop

MASPETH — Police were searching for two men suspected of robbing the BP and L Brothers Tire Shop Aug. 25. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Elmhurst

L.I. killer convicted in Elmhurst stabbing

A Long Island man who made a nasty comment to a woman outside an Elmhurst nightclub and then killed her boyfriend when he tried to defend her was found guilty of murder last Thursday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Woman robbed of $40 at knifepoint: Post

JFK AIRPORT — Gary Fitzgerald, 47, allegedly robbed a woman Sept. 18 in the John F. Kennedy International Airport parking lot, the New York Post reported. Comment.
South Jamaica

Drunk driver hits family of three in Jamaica: DA

JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man who was allegedly driving drunk hit a family of three standing near their car Sept. 12, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.
South Jamaica

Boro man caught with drugs, gun in home: DA

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man unsuccessfully tried to ditch a gun and bag full of drugs when he led police on a chase into his own house Sept. 13, according to a complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.
Editorial

Is City Losing the War on Guns?

Is City Losing the War on Guns? Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Rosedale

Rosedale girl stabbed to death in Brooklyn

City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) is calling for an end to youth violence after a Rosedale teen was fatally stabbed when she walked the streets of Brooklyn unattended over the weekend. Comment.
Howard Beach

Sheehan kids say mother justified in husband slay

The murder trial of the Howard Beach woman who admits she shot her husband 11 times hinges on the ability of each side to reconstruct the personality of a dead man. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forestdale 8 found safe in Pennsylvania

The eight children who were abducted by the parents from a Forest Hills foster care center last week were found safe and sound along with their fugitive parents in Pennsylvania Monday night, police said. Comment.
Flushing

L.I. bros. steal $24K from senior, 90: Brown

0FLUSHING — Two Long Island brothers were arrested on fraud charges after they allegedly defrauded a 90-year-old Flushing woman of $24,185, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Flushing

Victim dragged by beard and hit with bottle: Post

FLUSHING — A 52-year-old man allegedly attacked his 58-year-old friend with a beer bottle in a building on 56th Avenue and 185th Street Sept. 5 at 7:45 a.m., the New York Post reported. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Bicyclist on cell phone stealing spree: Police

WESTERN QUEENS — Police were on the lookout for a bicycle-riding man suspected of stealing cell phones from 19 people in Jackson Heights, Astoria, Corona and Rego Park between July 15 and Sept. 19. Comment.

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