Crime & Courts

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011

East Elmhurst

Ga. man carried ammo, revolver into LGA: Police

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — Port Authority police have arrested a man who attempted to board a plane at LaGuardia Airport with unlicensed firearms, according to a criminal complaint. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Sunnyside

Woman tried bribing cops to let boyfriend go: Post

SUNNYSIDE — A Sunnyside woman allegedly tried to bribe cops to release her boyfriend after he was arrested for driving without a license and marijuana possession, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Richmond Hill

SE Queens cops honored

Several police officers who patrol the streets of southeast Queens helped to catch several burglary suspects charged with breaking into residents’ homes and received top accolades last week for their heroics. Comment.
Kew Gardens

DA recoups $505K from auto insurance scheme

KEW GARDENS — Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office is doing everything it can to help reduce the astronomical rates borough residents pay for car insurance. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Crime

Pair arraigned in basketball star’s shooting

The pair accused of coldly gunning down a Queensbridge native last month made their first appearance in court Wednesday to face their murder charges, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Sheehan lawyers give closing statements

A Queens Supreme Court jury was sent Tuesday to deliberate the fate of Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach wife who contends she killed her abusive husband in self-defense while prosecutors maintain she executed him in cold blood. Comment.
Whitestone

Bayside man arrested in attack

A community-wide manhunt came to an end Friday with the arrest of a Bayside man in connection with the attempted rape of a woman in Whitestone last week. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Feds arrest 2 in Spring. Gdns.

No one was hurt during a standoff between an armed, fugitive ex-convict and federal agents Monday at a Springfield Gardens house, the authorities said. Comment.
Flushing

Cops arrest three in Broadway home invasion

Police said they arrested three men in the dark, early morning hours of Friday who are accused of breaking into a Broadway home that was filled with 20 people and being used as an illegal gambling location. Comment.
Forest Hills

DA awaits parents extradition in Forestdale 8 abduction case

The pair accused of kidnaping their eight children out of a Forest Hills foster care center and fleeing with them around the country could be back to face a Queens judge later this week, the authorities said. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing bus driver faces one less charge

Prosecutors dropped a reckless driving charge against the Flushing driver who crashed a discount bus on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four people, two of whom were residents of southeast Queens, and injuring many other riders, according to the Associated Press. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Fire damages playground in Oakland Gdns.

An Oakland Gardens playground remained closed Tuesday, its equipment a tangled and charred mess as the community searched for answers regarding a fire — which some are calling an arson — that struck the playground last week. Comment.
Sunnyside

Blaze claims Sunnyside man

A bouquet of flowers was left outside a Sunnyside building last Thursday after a man died in a fire in the early hours of the previous day. Comment.
Flushing

Madoff trustee can sue owners of Mets for only $386M: Judge

In a setback to the trustee trying to recover funds for victims of Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme, a Manhattan federal judge ruled the trustee can only sue the owners of the New York Mets for up to $386 million, not the $1 billion he was seeking. Comment.
Rosedale

Rosedale murder suspect in video sought by police

ROSEDALE — Police have released a video of an individual they would like to question in connection with the murder of a Rosedale teen in Brooklyn last month. Comment.
Woodhaven

Cops seek Brooklyn man in Woodhaven shooting

WOODHAVEN — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a Brooklyn man wanted in connection with a shooting in Woodhaven. Comment.

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