Crime & Courts

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

Ridgewood

Teen, 16, steals phone during G train fight: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A teenager was arraigned this month on charges he stole a cell phone during a massive fight on a G train subway car in Ridgewood, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Jamaica

Police arrest man in connection with Jamaica firebombings

Police said Tuesday evening they have arrested a Jamaica man in connection with the string of firebombings in southeast Queens on New Year’s Day that galvanized the city’s religious community and elected officials to decry hate crimes. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Corona

Woman tries to steal from drug dealer: Cops

CORONA — Police said a Corona apartment was the scene of a violent heist attempt Dec. 8, when a young woman apparently tried to set up her drug dealer. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012

Jamaica

Hempstead man robbed 7 people of phones: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — A Long Island man was charged with seven robberies in a one-month period, all similar in nature and focused on one area in Long Island City, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Queens Village

Man holds up boro gas station with toy gun: DA

QUEENS VILLAGE — A 24-year-old Long Island man was arrested nearly two weeks ago for holding up a gas station with a fake gun, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Astoria

Two arrested in Astoria burglaries: Police

A man and a woman the police had been searching for in connection with 12 burglaries in Astoria have been arrested and charged in some of the incidents, authorities said. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Jamaica man who changed lives has own taken

Shakim Fields worked at a Jamaica nonprofit helping at-risk youth and adults on the fringe of society to find jobs. He was baptized, not as a child but by choice as an adult, and had later studied to become a minister. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Queens Village

Sister wants justice to heal

Lystra Huggins still remembers the day her mother came home with one pair of roller skates for her to share with her brother Leslie. She was 9, Leslie 10, and it was the day their family moved into a new house in Trinidad. Comment.
Flushing

Cops look for man who exposed self, stole laptop

FLUSHING — Police were searching for a man wanted in connection with a bizarre robbery and sexual assault in the 109th Precinct. Comment.
Flushing

Victims receive more than 12 stab wounds: DA

FLUSHING — A Brooklynite stabbed two men more than a dozen times in downtown Flushing last month, according to documents from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.
Rosedale

Three men apprehended in Rosedale shooting: Cops

ROSEDALE — Police arrested three men following an afternoon shooting Friday, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Crime

Gangs change street culture

Last year 43 lives were lost to murder in southeast Queens. It is difficult to determine how many of the 43 homicides were gang-related, but gang violence and easy access to guns coupled with an unwillingness of witnesses to come forward have made it hard for police and prosecutors to do their jobs. Comment.
Flushing

Brutal killing gets Asian 29 years in prison

The Chinese national who killed a Flushing woman by beating her to death and removing her organs was sentenced to up to 29 years in prison last week. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Police seek suspect in boro cab cash-and-rob

RICHMOND HILL — Police were on the hunt for a suspect who they said crashed and robbed the driver of a cab that he was riding in less than two weeks ago. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

Astoria

Police seek duo in 12 burglaries that hit Astoria

Astoria officials were telling their constituents to be aware and close their windows in light of the NYPD’s announcement that the authorities were searching for two individuals in connection with 11 burglaries in the neighborhood in recent weeks and another in June. Comment.

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