Crime & Courts

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Astoria

City Correction officer resisted arrest: Police

ASTORIA — An off-duty city Department of Correction officer was arrested Friday and charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest, police said. Comment.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ridgewood

104th Precinct lauds two of Queens’ Finest

Capt. Michael Cody of the 104th Precinct honored two Cops of the Month whose names keep coming up in his reports — and for all the right reasons. Comment.
Ridgewood

Police arrest suspect in Ridgewood rape case

RIDGEWOOD — An off-duty school safety agent was arrested on charges that he raped his ex-girlfriend inside her Brooklyn apartment Monday, police said. Comment.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rosedale

105th Precinct’s top cops honored for foiling break-in

Police confiscated a mini arsenal from two suspected burglars who were thwarted in the backyards of Rosedale by the 105th Precinct’s February Cops of the Month. Comment.
Ravenswood

Ravenswood man shot in liquor store dies

A Ravenswood man was shot multiple times at a nearby liquor store Saturday night and later died at the hospital, police said. Comment.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jamaica

Stop-and-frisks high in 103rd

The 103rd Precinct had the distinction of being the only precinct in southeast Queens to record a slight drop in crime in 2011, the same year in which it ranked eighth among city precincts in another measure: the NYPD’s controversial stop, question and frisk program. Comment.
Auburndale

Halloran honors hard-hat heroes

Several Good Samaritans were formally thanked and praised last week when City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) presented proclamations to three Consolidated Edison workers for rescuing an Auburndale crime victim last January. Comment.
Little Neck

Weprin puts support behind Alice’s Law

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) took to the steps of City Hall last weekend to continue pushing a law to make staged car accidents a stand-alone crime. Comment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Maspeth

Suspect in death of Qns bar owner to get 3 1/2 years

The wrong-way driver allegedly responsible for the death of a beloved Maspeth bar owner is expected to get 3 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty in a deal worked out with prosecutors, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Comment.
Editorial

Just Another Death

Theodore Thomas, 26, was shot multiple times in the chest outside the Unforgettable Lounge in South Jamaica at 3:45 on a Sunday morning. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

St. Albans

Hundreds rally for Trayvon Martin

A community marched through a soggy chill in southeast Queens calling for justice in the Trayvon Martin case Saturday. Comments (1).
Crime

Ozone Park man guilty of killing pizza boss’ son

A 29-year-old Ozone Park man may spend the rest of his life in prison after a Queens jury found him guilty of slaying a neighborhood pizza owner’s son in 2009. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach remembers 20-year-old killed by L train

She’s a mother surviving minute to minute. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Stop-and-frisk rate in Jax Hts near city record

The two City Council members for Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and the northern part of Corona were shocked by New York Civil Liberties Union data that said the 115th Precinct’s rate of stopping and frisking people was the third highest in the city. Comment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flushing

Boro man gave weapons to Hezbollah: State Dept.

An Indian national illegally living in Flushing was found guilty in federal court last week for providing aid to a foreign terrorist organization. Comment.
Jamaica

Brooklyn man charged in five Queens bank robberies: Cops

JAMAICA — A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with five bank robberies throughout the borough, according to the NYPD. Comment.

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