Crime & Courts

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Forest Hills

Police seek suspects in boro jeweler robbery

FOREST HILLS — Police were looking for three black men in their 20s suspected of robbing a jewelry store in Forest Hills March 31. Comment.
Flushing

Teen in fight, receives broken jaw: Police

FLUSHING — Police want to question six men in connection with the assault of three teenagers in Flushing. Comment.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Forest Hills

Police on the hunt for man in 3 boro robberies

FOREST HILLS — Police were looking for a man suspected of robbing three Chase banks in western Queens earlier this year. Comment.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Astoria

Astoria restaurant robbed of money: Police

ASTORIA — Police were on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing the Pollos ala Barasa Mario restaurant, at 40-19 Broadway in Astoria, April 4. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man, 60, assaulted woman: DA

FAR ROCKAWAY — The Queens district attorney charged a 60-year-old Far Rockaway man with sexual assault and robbery after authorities allegedly linked his DNA to evidence found at the scene of the crime. Comment.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Long Island City

Van Bramer says spas in LIC may be illegal

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and civic leader George Stamatiades said they are determined to fight two spas in the Dutch Kills area they suspect of being illegal businesses. Comment.
Laurelton

Bodega adds safety measures to deter crime after shooting

A year and a half after Shawn Forde fatally shot Juan Torres during a robbery at the Lucky Deli, the Laurelton bodega has followed some of the advice offered in the wake of the violence to make itself safer. Comment.
Ridgewood

Cops find illegal guns at school worker’s home: Police

RIDGEWOOD — Rape and felony sex assault charges were dropped against a city school safety agent after his accuser backed off her story, according to police. Comment.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Crime

NYCLU calls foul on DA protocols

Eugene Polhill was arrested around 10:30 p.m. one night in 2009 outside the 179th Street subway station on Hillside Avenue after a man told police Polhill tried to rob him about a half hour earlier. Comment.
Astoria

Cops seek two men in four Astoria burglaries

ASTORIA — Police said two young men burglarized four commercial spots in Astoria at the end of last month, taking money, equipment and, in one case, a motor scooter. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Civics fight Mormon church variance for 33rd Ave. chapel

A member of the Jamaica Estates Safety and Security Task Force, Bill Murray, has reached out to neighborhood civic associations to ascertain techniques which can be used to better protect the community from criminal activities. Comment.
Editorial

Stop-and-Frisk Furor

Whether or not the aggressive stop-and-frisk policy in the 103rd Precinct is sound policing depends on what statistics you look at and whose child is being frisked. Comment.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Police search for man who groped 11-year-old girl in Fresh Meadows

Police in the 107th Precinct were looking for a man who sexually assaulted a little girl in Fresh Meadows, the NYPD said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Cops find driver dead with gunshot wound in South Jamaica

Police responding to the sounds of gunshots in South Jamaica found a crashed car when they arrived, its driver dead behind the wheel with a gunshot wound in his side, the NYPD said. Comment.
Ravenswood

Ravenswood man gunned down

Ravenswood Houses resident Sandra Davis said she was wondering how she would pay for the burial of her nephew, 37-year-old Shaka Ryan, after he was shot in a liquor store a few blocks away Saturday night. Comment.
South Jamaica

Police search for Jamaica man’s killer

Police were still looking for the killer of Kareem Bandy, a 30-year-old South Jamaica resident who had previously lived in upstate New York. Comment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunnyside

Sunnyside groper déjà vu

In a replay of the response to earlier sexual assaults in the area, the attack on a woman in Sunnyside Gardens Easter Sunday brought City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and Sunnyside’s elected officials back to the No. 7 46th Street-Bliss Street subway stop Tuesday morning to alert the community. Comment.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

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.
South Jamaica

Man found dead in South Jamaica home

Kareem Bandy, a 30-year-old South Jamaica resident, was found dead in the house where he was a tenant Friday evening with a gunshot wound to his head, police said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man groped four women in Jackson Heights

Police were on the lookout Saturday for a man suspected of groping four women in Jackson Heights between late March and early April. Comment.

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