Crime & Courts

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

Astoria

Teacher charged illegally high interest: Nassau DA

LONG ISLAND — An Astoria gym teacher was charged with loan sharking last week after he allegedly floated money at an annual interest rate more than four times the legal limit, the Nassau County district attorney said. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Jackson Heights

Police on lookout for Jax Hts. bank robber

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police have released a photo of a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery last month. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

Police catch suspect in Jax Hts cop shooting

Antonio Olmeda, 53, has been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers in Jackson Heights earlier this month, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday afternoon. Comments (1).

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

Jackson Heights

Police try to track wannabe cop killer

The group Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the disguised man who shot at two officers on a Jackson Heights street earlier this month, police said. Comment.
Crime

Staten Islander killed by boro man with rifle: Cops

STATEN ISLAND — A Queens man shot and killed a Staten Islander last week, police said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Drunk driver causes two accidents in a night: Cops

FOREST HILLS — After an intoxicated man struck a police cruiser last week, officers caught up when he veered off the road and his car burst into flames, according to documents from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Rochdale Village

Baby, 4 months, left by parents in eatery: Post

ROCHDALE — A 27-year old woman abandoned her baby at a Rochdale Burger King last week, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts. stabbing might be gang-related: Brown

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A man was stabbed several times in his Jackson Heights apartment by a group of men, including one teen, in a possible gang-related incident, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Flushing

Cops seek boro woman missing since Friday

FLUSHING — Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a Flushing woman missing since Friday. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

South Richmond Hill

S. Richmond Hill man sought in rape: Police

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a rape last month. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside pastor sentenced to five years in jail for sex abuse

Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Krohn sentenced the Rev. Phillip Joubert to a five-year prison sentence Thursday after the pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Bayside was convicted last month of sexually abusing his teenage daughter in the summer of 2009. Comments (5).

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Woodhaven

Four Queens men charged in cop shooting

Four men from Woodhaven and Ozone Park with 20 prior arrests among them were nabbed Tuesday in connection with the Brooklyn murder of Police Officer Peter Figoski, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica teacher charged with having affair with 13-year-old student

A teacher at a Jamaica middle school was arrested Thursday after investigators discovered he was allegedly carrying on a sexual affair with one of his students for more than a year, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Long Island City

Queensborough Bridge accident driver sues city

Lawsuits are coming down the pipeline involving three devastating accidents that took place earlier this year on the off-ramp from the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge to Queens Plaza South. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Friends and family mourn Q111 victim

Marvin Gilkes lived his life by always trying to help the people closest to him, according to his friends and family. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock mom sues city over false arrest

Seemona Sumasar, the former Far Rockaway resident who was the victim of a complex framing scheme by her ex-boyfriend that put her behind bars in Nassau County for months, is now suing the city, Nassau County and police officers, saying they were negligent in allowing him to get away with it. Comment.
Jamaica

Police searching for clues in death of Baisley Houses man

Police were looking for clues in an early morning shooting in Jamaica Monday that took the life of a Baisley Houses man. Comment.
Laurelton

Sanders’ staffers fight sex assault with group

As police press on with the hunt for the suspects wanted in a string of sex assaults in southeast Queens after another attack last week, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) said the best defense for women would be to show the predators they will not live in fear. Comment.
Flushing

Man jumps out window to escape stabber: DA

FLUSHING — A man leapt out of a second-story window last month after he was stabbed in the head in his Union Street apartment, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Sunnyside

Man shot, injured in Sunnyside eatery

Police released a photo of the man suspected of wounding another when he fired off a few rounds outside a Sunnyside Mexican restaurant early Saturday morning. Comment.
Ditmars

Three suspects sought in two Ditmars robberies

ASTORIA — Police were searching for three individuals wanted in connection with two robberies that occurred on the same day on Ditmars Boulevard three blocks away from each other. Comment.
Flushing

Witness doubts validity of graffiti tag: Post

KEW GARDENS — A key witness cast doubts on whether the graffiti plastered on an overpass above the Clearview Expressway was done by an ex-cop from Flushing, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Crime

Fugitive sex attacker strikes again in Jamaica

Police say one of the suspects wanted in the string of sexual assaults in southeast Queens since the start of the fall has struck again in the area. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Flushing Times

Retired cop shoots wife in Briarwood apartment: NYPD

A Briarwood woman who worked as a tax enforcement agent was shot multiple times and killed by her retired cop husband late Saturday night in Briarwood, neighbors and the NYPD said. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

20-year-old dead after S. Richmond Hill shooting

A 20-year-old South Richmond Hill man was shot and killed outside a party several blocks from his home early Sunday morning, police said. Comments (18).

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