Crime & Courts

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Forest Hills

Two people used stolen credit cards: Police

FOREST HILLS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals wanted for grand larceny. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Cops seek man who pretended to be officer

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Cops were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for impersonating a police officer. Comment.

Monday, May 14, 2012

South Ozone Park

Cops seek man in tire slashing and robbery

SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a black male suspect, aged 25-30, in connection with a grand larceny in South Ozone Park. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Police searching for hit-and-run driver who killed man in Richmond Hill

Police were looking for the driver who hit and killed a man crossing Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Woodside

Two men robbed boro stores with guns: Cops

ST. ALBANS — Cops were asking for help identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with two gunpoint robberies at local businesses. Comment.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Woodside

Police need to ID two suspects in robberies (WITH VIDEO)

WOODSIDE — Cops need the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a robbery at gunpoint in Woodside. Comment.

Friday, May 11, 2012

St. Albans

Man dies after gunshot wound in the head in St. Albans

A 23-year-old man who was shot in the head made a desperate attempt to get help before he collapsed in St. Albans Thursday afternoon, a witness and the NYPD said. Comment.
Bayside

Police kill man who stabbed wife in Oakland Gardens

Police shot and killed an enraged knife-wielding man Thursday night after he used the weapon to stab his wife and then himself, the NYPD said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Aquino gets four months in jail

Dr. Robert Aquino, former chief executive officer of Parkway Hospital, was sentenced to four months in prison Tuesday for bribing former state Sen. Carl Kruger in an effort to keep the Forest Hills institution open. Comments (1).
Rosedale

105th Precinct’s ranks gain 34 to turn tide of crime

The NYPD has fulfilled a request by Deputy Inspector Joseph Courtesis for more boots on the ground to combat rising crime trends in the 105th Precinct, but the community’s wishes for a new precinct appear to have been looked over once again. Comment.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood cabbie admits imprisoning family in taxi at JFK

A Ridgewood livery cab driver has pleaded guilty to charges of imprisoning a Panamanian family in his speeding taxi in a terrifying ride fleeing police. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Bostonian admits assault on Jax Hts gay man: DA

A 28-year-old Boston man pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime last week after stabbing a gay man in Jackson Heights who was walking down the street with his boyfriend last year, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Steinway

Libyan nabbed in Astoria apt. stabbing death

A man described by his roommate as a recently divorced Libyan war refugee was arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 28-year-old man on Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Aide stole $800,000 from elderly patient

An elderly Forest Hills woman bilked out of close to $800,000 over four years by her home health aide said the theft left her feeling shocked and betrayed. Comments (3).
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill credit repair service charged with scamming clients

The owner of a Richmond Hill credit repair company has been charged with bilking customers out of thousands of dollars, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last week. Comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

South Ozone Park

Two dead in JFK hotel murder-suicide: DA

Police were investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred early Thursday afternoon, leaving two men dead at the Hilton Garden Inn at 148-18 134th St. outside John F. Kennedy Airport. Comment.
Elmhurst

Special ed school locked down after gunman shoots one in broad daylight: NYPD

A high school for special education students was shut down Wednesday after a 41-year-old man was shot in broad daylight nearby, the NYPD and teachers said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Ex-Jamaica Hospital chief receives 3 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced a former Queens hospital executive Monday to three years in prison for bribing three state legislators in exchange for lobbying on his institution’s behalf. Comment.
Corona

Monserrate admits guilt in 2006 fraud

In the final nail in the coffin of a notorious political career, former state Sen. and City Councilman Hiram Monserrate pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Friday to funneling taxpayer dollars through a nonprofit to finance his 2006 Senate campaign, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said. Comment.
College Point

DMV computer system finds fraud has many faces

A man named Chieu Nguyen walked into the College Point state Department of Motor Vehicles office March 27 and applied for a learner’s permit using forged documents purchased in the Bronx, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comments (1).
Bayside

Man leaves robbery empty-handed: Police

BAYSIDE — Police from the 111th Precinct are seeking information on a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted robbery. Comment.
Bellerose

Bellerose stabbing sends two to prison

Two former Queens residents received lengthy prison sentences for their roles in the stabbing death of a 41-year-old father of two after an argument in Bellerose in February 2010, Queens district attorney Richard Brown said last Thursday. Comment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Maspeth

Gibbons’ killer heads to prison for seven years

The wrong-way driver who fled the state after causing the death of beloved Maspeth bar owner George Gibbons was sentenced to up to seven years in prison Monday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Special ed school locked down after gunman shoots one in broad daylight: NYPD

A high school for special education students was shut down Wednesday after a 41-year-old man was shot in broad daylight nearby, the NYPD and teachers said. Comments (1).
Steinway

Three men rob drugs from Astoria store: Cops

ASTORIA — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three men wanted for a grand larceny on Steinway Street. Comment.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Steinway

Astoria man arrested in stabbing at apartment above hookah cafe: Police

Police arrested an Astoria man in the stabbing death of 28-year-old man in an apartment above a Steinway Street hookah cafe Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

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