Crime & Courts

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Richmond Hill

Collection box thief sees the light: Brown

RICHMOND HILL — A Bronx man pilfered money out of a church collection box for months before repenting Christmas Eve when confronted by a priest, according to the criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Long Island City

Stolen credit card used to buy food at Wendy’s

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police have released a photo of a husky man who allegedly used a stolen credit card to order food at a Steinway Street Wendy’s last month, the NYPD said. Comment.
Glendale

Glendale man kills self after firing at cops

A Glendale man shot at NYPD officers and then barricaded himself inside his apartment’s bathroom before killing himself Sunday night, authorities said. Comment.
Rego Park

Two men steal iPhones from boro salesperson (WITH VIDEO)

REGO PARK — A salesperson at a Woodhaven Boulevard Sprint shop did not plan on giving out any five-finger discounts last month when two men made off with a pair of iPhones, police said. Comment.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crime

Roosevelt in Jax Hts fake ID haven: Pol

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) have introduced legislation into both houses that Peralta said could help fight crimes that begin in Queens and spread throughout the tri-state area. Comment.
Jamaica

Rego Pk woman smuggled cigarettes into U.S.: DA

KENNEDY AIRPORT — A Rego Park woman was slapped with tax evasion charges after she attempted to smuggle 50 cartons of cigarettes into the country from Uzbekistan, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Editorial

The Pot Bust Trick

City Councilman Daniel Dromm is locking horns with the mayor over the NYPD’s handling of marijuana arrests. Comment.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

South Jamaica

Mother tried to move away

After Shanta Merritt’s son was shot in June, she took the police report to the city and requested a transfer out of South Jamaica Houses to protect her family, but the New York City Housing Authority told her she needed at least two police reports before it could take any action. Comments (24).
Fresh Meadows

Dental worker forged salary for rent: Brown

FRESH MEADOWS — An employee of a dental clinic allegedly forged papers from her boss and lied about her salary to try and rent a 171st Street residence, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bellerose

Weprin backs bill to combat staged crashes

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) visited the scene of the crime on Commonwealth Boulevard Friday to build support for a bill he introduced last year, which aims to strengthen the penalties for staging car accidents for insurance purposes. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica man faces 50 years to life for murder

A Jamaica man who was arrested after appearing on “America’s Most Wanted” was sentenced last week to 50 years to life in prison for the murder of a Queens man and the attempted murder of another in 2002, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria pols draft tough sex perv bill

Astoria’s state legislators have drafted and have made significant strides in passing a bill that they said would close a gap in a law punishing repeat sex offenders. Comment.
Flushing

Good deed turns violent in 107th Precinct: Police

ELECTCHESTER — A 67-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at knife point in the 107th Precinct last month, police said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Floridian had no valid permit for Glock: DA

KENNEDY AIRPORT — A Florida man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after trying to board a JetBlue flight with a 9 mm Glock handgun, according to the criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

South Jamaica

Wave of violence ends in murder

A mother is grieving and 13 youths have been arraigned following a fatal South Jamaica shooting Friday that sparked an outpouring of support from the community and a call for oversight hearings in City Hall. Comments (6).
Rochdale Village

Maurice Johnson, 24, killed in Rochdale Village: Police

A young man from Rochdale was shot and killed just after midnight Thursday outside a building in the Rochdale Village co-ops. Comments (7).
Maspeth

Gibbons’ Home reopens doors as George’s legacy

It has been almost five months since former Gibbons’ Home bar owner George Gibbons Jr. died in a wrong-way car crash, and even though the bar has since reopened under new family management, there are still reminders throughout the spot of the man who created it. Comments (4).
Astoria

Astoria husband admits to killing wife: Brown

A 32-year-old Astoria man pleaded guilty last week to fatally bludgeoning his wife with a baseball bat while she was sleeping in the couple’s Astoria apartment in January. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Thief steals pocket book with cash, cards: Police

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man, who they said swiped an unattended pocketbook from a mechanic in Long Island City last month. Comment.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jamaica

Man shot in gang war outside Wendy’s: DA

A 21-year-old alleged gang member has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of three suspected MS-13 members in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica last Thursday afternoon, police said. Comments (2).

Monday, March 5, 2012

South Jamaica

Darryl Adams’ mother sets up memorial to slain son in South Jamaica

On Sunday morning, two days after 19-year-old Darryl Adams was murdered outside South Jamaica Houses, his mother was methodically placing candles outside the door to their apartment complex. A makeshift memorial had sprung up and friends and family members dropped by to give her hugs and write messages on a poster. Comments (73).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Crime

Kelly defends Muslim monitoring

The NYPD released a transcript of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly speaking at a breakfast Saturday morning where he defended the police department’s surveillance of Muslim student associations and other groups beyond of New York City’s borders. Comments (4).

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