Crime & Courts

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

Ozone Park

Cop drove drunk while off duty in 106th: Police

OZONE PARK — An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with drunk driving Friday, authorities said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Two men unwittingly robbed officer: Brown

FAR ROCKAWAY — Two Far Rockaway men were charged with robbery and assault after they allegedly tried to steal a gun from an undercover officer walking on the boardwalk, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

Woodhaven

Killer’s plea called raw deal

A former Woodhaven resident pleaded guilty last week to murdering and dismembering his wife in 2007, but the deal he cut for 20 years behind bars seemed like just the latest disappointment to activists who worked to turn what was initially a missing persons case into a murder investigation. Comment.
Crime

Queens officials condemn swastikas painted on western Queens libraries, synagogue

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joined with officials and Jewish leaders Friday to decry swastika graffiti that had been painted on two Queens libraries and a synagogue in the area. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica, Brooklyn teens tried stealing phone: DA

JAMAICA — An 18-year-old from Jamaica and a 17-year-old from Brooklyn, were charged with attempted robbery and resisting arrest after they allegedly tried to swipe a cell phone from a man walking on a Jamaica street, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

South Jamaica

Teen arrested in murder of South Jamaica teenager: NYPD

Police said Wednesday they had arrested and charged a suspect in the murder of Patrick Dixon, the teenager from South Jamaica who was killed last week when several young men attempted to steal his iPhone. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Court upholds Malakov killers’ convictions

Mazoltuv Borukhova’s revenge plot to get back her daughter has not only put her and her distant uncle behind bars for the rest of their lives, but it may have cost her the chance to see her child ever again. Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

South Jamaica

Trial of two Sean Bell detectives ends as judge weighs arguments

The fate of two of the officers who killed Sean Bell in a hail of 50 bullets is now in the hands of the police commissioner and the Rockaway bridegroom’s family is urging him to give them justice. Comment.
Maspeth

Young woman dead at 21

After three days in Elmhurst General Hospital, the 21-year-old girl shot in the head Oct. 24 in Maspeth died from her injuries, according to police. Comments (4).
Laurelton

Cops still looking for sex attackers

Police still have no leads in five unsolved sex attacks out of the seven assaults that have been plaguing southeast Queens, but an elected official is urging residents not to give in to fear. Comments (1).
Cambria Heights

Molloy teen shot at party is paralyzed

A Queens star high school soccer player was left paralyzed when a cowardly thug shot him in the back outside a house party, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Suspect in October LIC shooting sought by cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for the public’s help last Thursday in finding a suspect wanted in a shooting in Long Island City. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

Maspeth

Maspeth seeks hit-and-run suspect

After Maspeth bar owner George Gibbons Jr. was killed in a hit-and-run accident two weeks ago, the community and the Gibbons family took action to try and bring to justice the man suspected of causing the lifelong Queens resident’s death. Comment.
Jamaica

Cop testifies to NYPD on Sean Bell shooting

One of the officers who killed Sean Bell gave his account of why he and his five comrades fired 50 shots at the bridegroom and his two friends nearly five years ago outside a nightclub in South Jamaica. Comment.
South Jamaica

Teen murdered for iPhone

A South Jamaica teen was murdered Friday when a group of young men tried to steal his iPhone and stabbed him, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Man shot dead in Bland Houses on H’ween: Cops

A 21-year-old man was killed on Halloween evening outside the Bland Houses in Flushing, police said. Comments (7).
Flushing

Man grabbed buttocks of girl, 8, in Flushing: Report

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in Flushing, police said Comment.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

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).

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