Crime & Courts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jamaica

Livery driver tried to steal cab fares: Cops

KENNEDY AIRPORT — Cops nabbed a livery cab driver for trying to entice unsuspecting travelers away from the taxi stand last week, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Monday, April 23, 2012

South Jamaica

Teen killed in South Jamaica after trip to bodega

A South Jamaica teenager was shot and killed early Monday morning as he was returning home from a nearby bodega, his friends said. Police said they responded to a 911 call just after 7 a.m. on Ferndale Avenue, where they found 18-year old Raborn Chesson with gunshot wounds to his torso and left leg. Comments (2).
Forest Hills

Cop assaulted girlfriend while off duty: Report

FOREST HILLS — An off-duty police officer was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing masseuse had no license: Police

BROADWAY-FLUSHING — A woman who allegedly gave massages without a license was caught red-handed by undercover officers in Flushing last month, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Maspeth

Driver pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed beloved Maspeth bar owner: DA

Peter Rodriguez, the man accused of killing Maspeth bar-owner George Gibbons Jr. in a hit-and-run in October, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident Friday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Justice Chin Brandt indicated she would sentence Rodriguez, 37, to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison on May 7, according to Brown. Comment.
Flushing

Driver tried to avoid getting ticket: Cops

FLUSHING — The owner of a 2003 Cadillac Escalade ended up in handcuffs last month after his unconventional way of contesting a parking ticket went sour, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

South Richmond Hill

Robbers hit store in Queens, Brooklyn: Police

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police have released surveillance footage of two men wanted in connection with cell phone store robberies in Queens and Brooklyn. Comment.
Long Island City

Music goods stolen from storage facility: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for two men wanted in connection with the March 16 robbery of a storage facility, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Astoria

Diplomat’s wife shot in Astoria: Cops

The wife of a Sudanese diplomat was shot in the arm Tuesday while standing on a public street with her two children near Long Island City High School, police said. Comment.
Bayside

Crime down 15% in 111th Precinct

Crime is down in the 111th Precinct, according to Capt. Jason Huerta, who updated residents last Thursday at the Jefferson Democratic Club’s monthly meeting and provided tips on how to stay safe. Comment.
Flushing

109th officers foil cell rob

April’s Cops of the Month in the 109th Precinct arrested several young suspects and charged them with a crime that is driving up larceny numbers all over the city: cellphone thefts. Comment.
South Jamaica

Loaded rifle recovered during traffic stop: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — Instead of a routine traffic stop, NYPD officers found a cache of weapons earlier this month, police said. Comment.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

South Jamaica

Cops say boro couple died in murder-suicide

Neighbors said a teenager ran out of his South Jamaica house in desperate search for help late Sunday night after his mother was murdered by her boyfriend before he turned the weapon on himself in what the police are calling a murder-suicide. Comment.
Rosedale

Teenage girl, 15, shot in torso in Brookville

BROOKVILLE — A 15-year-old girl was shot in the torso early Saturday morning, according to police. Comment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flushing

Flushing HS grad on trial in subway terror plot

Three former Flushing High School students were in Brooklyn federal court this week testifying about an overseas trip to Pakistan that led to terrorism charges against the trio for allegedly plotting to bomb New York City subways. Comment.
Corona

Child, 2, left on school bus alone by driver: Cops

CORONA — A 2-year-old girl was forgotten aboard a private school bus last Thursday after her driver parked the vehicle on a Corona street and went home, police said. Comment.

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