Crime & Courts

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Maspeth

Resident of Maspeth impersonated cop: Police

MASPETH — Police arrested a Maspeth man for allegedly impersonating an officer in the neighborhood Friday morning, police said. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

Queensboro Hill

Teenager, 14, missing and sought by police

QUEENSBORO HILL — Police have sought the public’s assistance in locating a 14-year-old girl who disappeared New Year’s Day. Comment.
Forest Hills

Robber assaulted woman in Forest Hills: Police

FOREST HILLS — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for a robbery in Forest Hills. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Jamaica

Police seek groper of woman in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Police have asked the public for help in their pursuit of a man who they say groped a woman’s rear end nearly two weeks ago. Comment.
East Elmhurst

S. Ozone Pk. man missing after being robbed: Cops

EAST ELMHURST — Police were looking for a South Ozone Park man who went missing after being robbed in East Elmhurst. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

South Richmond Hill

Mother mourns slain son after S Rich Hill murder

Police were searching for the man suspected of killing 20-year-old Keith Frank last month in a flash of violence outside a South Richmond Hill party that left an 8-month-old girl without a father. Comments (4).
Springfield Gardens

Woman, 47, assaulted on Christmas Eve: Cops

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Police were looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman who was coming off a bus on Christmas Eve. Comment.
Long Island City

Robber hit banks in LIC and Brooklyn: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were on the lookout for a man who is believed to have robbed two banks, one in Long Island City and one in Brooklyn. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Laurelton

Abused ex-Laurelton kin want to settle city lawsuit

The attorney representing the 10 adopted siblings who were abused by their Laurelton mother for two decades is pushing for a settlement package for their lawsuit against the city Administration for Children’s Services and two other adoption agencies, a published report revealed. Comment.
Maspeth

New Year’s Day accident fatal in Maspeth: Police

MASPETH — Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal New Year’s Day car accident. Comments (1).
Editorial

The Adoption Scam

A lawsuit on behalf of 10 disabled children who were fraudulently adopted by an ex-Laurelton woman who used their adoptions to make more than a million dollars raises questions about the justice system. The children’s lawyers are looking for a $68 million settlement. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Kew Gardens

Firebombings suspect arraigned on hate crime charge against Muslims

The man investigators say firebombed the borough’s largest mosque and three other locations in southeast Queens on New Year’s Day was ordered to be held without bail Thursday. Comment.
Astoria

Man accused of burglaries out on bail

A man who has been charged with two burglaries in Astoria is now free on a $50,000 bail, which has drawn criticism from City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). Comment.
Flushing

Gang leader gets life in jail after ‘01 Flushing slay: Prosecutor

The leader of a violent Chinese gang that operated in Flushing and similar enclaves throughout the city and country was sentenced to life in prison on racketeering charges, which included those related to the 2001 stabbing death of a bouncer at a Main Street karaoke club. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Robber stole victim’s wallet and fled: Police

FOREST HILLS — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a December gunpoint robbery in Forest Hills. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

Far Rockaway

Far Rock man gets up to 32 years in prison for rape, perjury

Former Far Rockaway resident Jerry Ramrattan will be spending a minimum of 24 years behind bars for raping his ex-girlfriend Seemona Sumasar and enacting an elaborate scheme to frame her, but his victim said she still feels threatened by him. Comment.
Jamaica

Mayor condemns mosque bombing

A collection of religious leaders and elected officials from all over the city Tuesday stood by the worshipers of the borough’s largest mosque in Jamaica to send a message to the man under arrest for allegedly firebombing the center on New Year’s Day that they will not tolerate hate in the community. Comment.
Forest Hills

Aquino admits to bribing Kruger for $30K

Dr. Robert Aquino, former chief executive officer of Parkway Hospital, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal bribery charges — two weeks before his trial was set to begin, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside home torched in two-alarm blaze

According to fire officials, no one was injured in the Bayside blaze at 46th Avenue and Oceania Street, which was declared under control just after midnight Tuesday morning. A spokesman for the FDNY said that investigators believe the fire may have started in the basement. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

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.

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