Crime & Courts

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Flushing

Boro man hits cop with car, breaks his legs: DA

FLUSHING — A 26-year-old Flushing resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison Nov. 9 for hitting an on-duty police officer with his car and breaking both of the officer’s legs, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

St. Albans

SE Qns. leaders help residents fight back

While the police continue to search for the suspects involved in the string of sexual attacks in southeast Queens, women in the area are learning how to fight back. Comment.
Flushing

3 missing Flushing men found unharmed: Cops

FLUSHING — Three Flushing men were reported missing last week, but were all later found in good physical condition, police reported. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man, 69, missing from hospital

RICHMOND HILL — Police were seeking help in finding a 69-year-old Richmond Hill man who went missing from New York Hospital Queens last Thursday. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Cambria Heights

Cambria Hts. senior, 77, missing cane

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police were searching for a 77-year-old Cambria Heights man who disappeared from his home Nov. 9. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

Flushing

109th Cop of the Month leads city with most arrests in 2011

The 109th Precinct’s November Cop of the Month has not only distinguished himself in northeast Queens, but has made more arrests than any other officer in his position throughout the entire city. Comments (2).
Elmhurst

Cops give tips on keeping kids away from gangs at boro forum

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and representatives of the NYPD as well as the city Department of Education visited Elmhurst’s Pan American High School last week to teach parents how to prevent their children from falling in with gangs. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Rockaway Beach resident dead from gunshot: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police said Sean Mack, a Rockaway Beach resident, was found in Far Rockaway early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to his lower torso and was later pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Comment.
Woodside

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with truck: Cops

WOODSIDE — Police said a 28-year-old man driving a motorcycle eastbound on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was killed when he crashed into the rear of a truck in the early morning hours of Sunday. Comment.
Flushing

Victim stabbed 8 times with kitchen knife: DA

FLUSHING — A 50-year-old Flushing man was arraigned Nov. 1 on charges of attempted murder, two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon after he allegedly stabbed another man multiple times, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Bayside

Rape trial begins for Bayside pastor

A Queens Supreme Court jury heard opening arguments Tuesday in the trial of the Rev. Phillip Joubert, the pastor of Bayside’s Community Baptist Church, who is accused of sexually abusing and raping his then-13-year-old daughter in 2009. Comments (5).
Maspeth

Suspect in Gibbons hit-and-run death faces manslaughter charge; held without bail

The man suspected of killing popular Maspeth bar owner George Gibbons, Jr. last month is being held without bail after being arraigned on manslaughter and other charges Wednesday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (3).
Jackson Heights

Jax Heights man drew swastikas on library: DA

A 40-year-old Jackson Heights man was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Saturday on charges of spray painting graffiti on a library and religious buildings in Jackson Heights, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Sheehan lawyer ‘appalled’ at jail term for gun

The Queens County judicial system does not protect battered women, an irate lawyer for Barbara Sheehan said last Thursday, after the Howard Beach mother was sentenced to five years in prison on a gun charge after being acquitted of murdering her husband. Comment.
Woodhaven

Queens man stabbed landlord to death: DA

A Woodhaven tenant, who was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in 1994, has been arrested and charged with killing his landlord, a prominent Pakistani immigration law consultant, according to the Queens district attorney’s office and the victim’s family. Comments (3).
Woodhaven

Suitcase killer sentenced: DA

The former Woodhaven man who admitted to killing his wife, dismembering her body and dumping some of her body parts in a suitcase in Forest Park was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Jamaica

Judge declares mistrial in parking assault case

A jury could not come to an agreement Monday about the fate of a Jamaica livery cab driver who assaulted a woman over a Manhattan parking spot, but prosecutors said they will try to make their case again. Comment.
Edgemere

Cab driver found in taxi shot to death: Police

EDGEMERE — Fernando Mateo, of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, is offering a $1,000 reward for the murder of a livery cab driver in Edgemere which he believes was an illegal street hail that went bad. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Driver dies in Rich Hill after car slams into tree

RICHMOND HILL — A motorist was killed early Sunday morning after crashing into a tree at a high rate of speed at the corner of Van Wyck Expressway State Road West and 91st Avenue, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Flushing

Police looking for witnesses in Bland slay

Police from the 109th Precinct said residents know who shot and killed 21-year-old Alex Botero in Flushing’s Bland Houses Halloween evening, but cops cannot make an arrest until someone comes forward with a name. Comments (1).
College Point

Senior robs College Pt. bank: Cops

A gun-slinging senior knocked off a College Point bank Saturday, terrifying residents and making off with $1,000, police said. Comments (1).
Astoria

Woman crashes car into Rite Aid in Astoria: Cops

ASTORIA — The automatic glass door of a Rite Aid, at 33-01 30th Ave. in Astoria, was broken, a piece of the storefront had been knocked off and car parts lay about the corner after a car slammed into it Monday morning. Comment.
Crime

Subway crimes increased 24% in ‘10: NYPD

Crime in the subways has been declining for years, but increased 24 percent last year with half of crimes involving snatch-and-grab thefts from straphangers onboard trains. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Maspeth

Suspect in Gibbons hit-and-run death caught in Connecticut

A month to the day after he allegedly killed the owner of a popular Maspeth bar in a hit-and-run accident, which sparked a massive neighborhood campaign to bring him to justice, Peter Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday morning in Connecticut, police said. Comments (8).

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Maspeth

VIDEO: Crowley and Gibbons family search for suspect in hit-and-run crash

The family of Gibbons Home’ owner George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month, and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley Sunday led a massive effort to paper western Queens with fliers featuring a photo of the suspected driver. Comments (2).

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