Crime & Courts

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Flushing

Two men arrested in Home Depot robberies: Cops

FLUSHING — Police foiled two alleged thieves at Home Depots in the area last month, saving the company nearly $3,500, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Whitestone

Cops arrest teen in $3K burglary of cash and jewelry: NYPD

WHITESTONE — Police nabbed a suspected burglar who allegedly made off with $3,000 in jewelry and cash last month, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunnyside

Cops look for suspect in rent scam

SUNNYSIDE — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man alleged to have cheated 12 victims by accepting money for a Sunnyside apartment he had no authority to rent. Comments (1).
Astoria

Astoria Houses man found dead with shot to head in building lobby

A young father was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Astoria Houses building where he had lived, and his neighbor has been charged with murder, police and tenants said. Comments (29).
Flushing

Teen son pawned mom’s wedding ring: Police

FLUSHING — A teenager stole his mother’s wedding ring and pawned it for $2,500, police said. Comments (1).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Richmond Hill

After scandal grips Wyckoff former CFO sues for payback

A former Wyckoff Heights Medical Center chief financial officer is suing the medical center to obtain severance pay, saying he had nothing to do with an account set up to bribe late state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, according to court documents. Comment.
South Jamaica

Officer who fired first bullet during Sean Bell shooting fired from NYPD

Four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell are being forced out of the NYPD, police said. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Flushing

Teenager stole coat and iPhone in Flushing: Police

FLUSHING — A 16-year-old stole the coat off another man’s back last month during a series of knifepoint robberies, police said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Cops seek man in relation to robbing food carts

BOROUGHWIDE — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing food cart vendors earlier this month in Elmhurst and Rego Park, as well as in Astoria and Ozone Park. Comment.
Editorial

Senseless Violence

The shooting of a 21-year-old man in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica is further proof that southeast Queens is not winning the war on gun violence. Many parents take their children to that restaurant. Their children could just have easily been hit by a stray bullet. Comment.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Jamaica

Man indicted in firebombings

A Queens Village man was indicted Monday on hate crime charges in the New Year’s Day firebombing of four buildings, including the borough’s largest mosque in Jamaica, the Queens district attorney’s office announced. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Woman cites ethnicity for abducting own child: DA

An Ozone Park woman allegedly told police she kidnapped her infant daughter from Queens Hospital Center because she did not want her baby to live with African-American foster parents, a Queens district attorney’s office spokeswoman said. Comments (3).
Glendale

There’s an app for tracking man thru boros

RIDGEWOOD — Three officers from the 104th Precinct used a combination of good, old-fashioned police work and some 21st-century technology to track a suspect through three boroughs. Comments (1).
Flushing

Boyfriend hits girlfriend and steals iPhone: Cops

FLUSHING — A Feb. 13 tiff between a boyfriend and girlfriend ended with a stolen iPhone and a sore face, the NYPD said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Queens headphones robber sought by cops

SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a pair of popular headphones from a teenager on Liberty Avenue in South Ozone Park. Comment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jamaica

Jamaica man charged in connection with fatal burglary

Police arrested a young man from Jamaica last week who they contend participated in the attempted robbery of a supermarket that left his accomplice dead. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria man gets 25 yrs for wife slay: DA

An Astoria man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating his wife to death with a baseball bat in their 30th Street apartment, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Astoria

Two Astoria men face music for dog-related crimes

A man pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment last Thursday for throwing his Chinese Shar-pei, Brooklyn, out the window of his third-story Astoria apartment in September, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Flushing

Husband charged with robbing wife in Flushing

FLUSHING — A woman was slapped and had her handbag stolen while walking down the street earlier this month, but police did not have to look far for who they said is the culprit. Comment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

South Ozone Park

S. Ozone mom shot to death

A normally tranquil street in South Ozone Park was dotted with yellow tags Sunday afternoon, marking the bullet casings left behind after two men opened fire and killed a mother of two in front of her home following an altercation earlier that morning at a nearby bar, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Teen pack steals woman’s iPhone: Police

FLUSHING — A woman lost one coveted piece of Apple technology but kept another after suffering a beating from three teens earlier this month, police said. Comment.

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