Crime & Courts

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

Far Rockaway

Victim refuses to give up headphones, punched: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police arrested a man last week for ruining another person’s earphones during an attempted robbery, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills mom’s murder-for-hire conviction upheld

Nearly four years to the day that Daniel Malakov was gunned down in front of his daughter at a Forest Hills playground, a state appellate court upheld the murder convictions of his estranged wife and her relative in his death. Comments (6).

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill teen steals condoms from store: DA

RICHMOND HILL — A teen boy was arrested last week for trying to steal some condoms from a drugstore, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Astoria

Man argues with and then robs victim: Brown

ASTORIA — A 22-year-old man was arrested two weeks ago on charges of robbing another person following an early morning argument, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

St. Albans

St. Albans man gets 12 years for killing baby son

KEW GARDENS — A 22-year-old St. Albans man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for killing his baby son when he was crying, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Forest Hills

Cops nab alleged armed robber in Forest Hills

Two NYPD officers who work in the 112th Precinct were honored last week for chasing down a gun-wielding perp who has been charged with numerous armed robberies in Forest Hills. Comment.
Crime

Vallone, Ferreras seek stiffer sex trafficking laws

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said he would introduce a resolution calling upon the state Legislature to increase penalties for sex trafficking after he and Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) held a hearing on the subject last week. Comment.
Ozone Park

Queens senior missing and in poor health: Cops

OZONE PARK — Police have asked the public’s help in finding a missing senior citizen. Comment.
Ridgewood

Victim, 22, groped on platform of M train: Cops

RIDGEWOOD — A man allegedly touched a passenger inappropriately in an M train subway station last Thursday police said. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Forest Hills Gardens

GOP operative guilty of bilking mayor

Queens political operative John Haggerty was sprung from jail Saturday after posting $250,000 bail but faces up to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty Friday by a Manhattan jury of grand larceny and money laundering after being accused of stealing $1.1 million from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comment.
Woodhaven

Boro woman found dead in home

Police were still searching Tuesday for whoever killed a 54-year-old immigration law consultant found with puncture wounds to the throat in her Woodhaven home. Comment.
Jamaica

Pols warn of spike in sex assaults at SE Qns station

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) joined southeast Queens elected officials at the Parsons-Archer subway stop Friday to distribute fliers warning residents about attempted sexual assaults, including one rape, in southeast Queens. Comment.
Woodside

Cops search for slay suspect

Police were on the lookout for an individual in connection with a homicide that left a 62-year-old man lying strangled in the bathtub of his Woodside apartment, authorities said. Comment.
Jamaica

NYPD opens Bell cops’ trial

Two of the officers who opened fire at Sean Bell defended their actions again Monday at the start of their NYPD disciplinary trial. Comment.
Howard Beach

Van parks on boat after wild ride through Howard Beach

The driver of an adult day care van was arrested and charged after he drove off the end of a Howard Beach street and landed on top of a boat while fleeing a fender bender on the Belt Parkway Thursday, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

DA indicts two on Jamaica prostitution charges

A pair of suspected pimps was indicted last week on charges of kidnapping a teenage girl and forcing her to work out of a Jamaica motel as a prostitute, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Maspeth

Maspeth woman still alive after shot in head

A 22-year-old Maspeth man was arrested and charged with allegedly shooting a woman in the head Monday night, police said. Comments (9).
Astoria

Astoria man cleared in Bklyn. sex attacks

Police had not reported any more arrests of sex offenders in Brooklyn as of Tuesday evening since Joshua Flecha, a 32-year-old Astoria resident was cleared of charges last week after he was accused of being one of the South Slope gropers. Comment.
LeFrak City

DA says 46 arrested in LeFrak drug sting

The Queens district attorney’s office announced Friday it has charged 46 men and women — including two men who allegedly pushed drugs out of a day care — in a massive, seven-month drug sweep of LeFrak City coordinated between the office and the Police Department. Comments (1).
Belle Harbor

Slater passes anger program with flying colors: DA Brown

The former flight attendant who became a national sensation when he escaped from a JetBlue plane following a rant with a passenger is mostly off the hook for his costly stunt after he completed a court-ordered anger management program, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Astoria

Police update info in Astoria August robbery

ASTORIA — Police released new information about a robbery that took place in August. Comment.
Astoria

Man struck, killed on GCP service road: Police

ASTORIA — A pedestrian was killed while trying to cross the Grand Central Parkway service road Monday morning, police said. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Laurelton

Seventh woman sexually attacked in Laurelton: Sanders

Another sex attack has taken place in Laurelton, according to City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), who is urging his constituents to remain vigilant and stop the crime spree from getting worse. Comment.
Forest Hills

Parents admit taking their 8 children from Forestdale

The Harlem parents who were arrested on charges of taking their eight children from a Forest Hills day-care center pleaded guilty Tuesday evening, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Sheehan out on bail pending appeal hearing

Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach mother who was acquitted of murdering her husband, could enjoy freedom for at least a year after she was released on bail from Rikers Island Monday afternoon, where she was being held on a gun charge. Comment.
Maspeth

Cops release new info on suspect in fatal car crash

MASPETH — Police have released new information on the man they are looking for in connection with the car accident that took the life of the owner of a popular Queens bar. Comment.
Woodhaven

Ex-boro man admits to dismembering wife: DA

FOREST PARK — A former Woodhaven man pleaded guilty in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday in the 2007 murder of his wife and mutilation of her corpse, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4).
Astoria

Two-alarm fire guts inside of Astoria home

ASTORIA — No one was seriously hurt in a massive fire that destroyed the interior of a home Saturday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.
Hollis

Hollis woman abandons son in boro street: Cops

HOLLIS — A 21-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after she abandoned her baby boy in the middle of the street, police said. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Springfield Gardens

Teenage suspect charged in two southeast Queens sex assaults

A Springfield Gardens teenage has been charged in connection with the two of the sex attacks that unnerved southeast Queens throughout the fall, investigators said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Police find woman murdered in Woodhaven

A 54-year-old woman with puncture wounds in her neck was found murdered in a Woodhaven home Sunday evening and police are now searching for whoever killed her, the Police Department said Monday. Comment.

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