Crime & Courts

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Elmhurst

Man stole hopeful renters’ money: Cops

ELMHURST — A fake Queens broker conned six people out of deposits for apartments that he never intended on renting, police said. Comment.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ridgewood

Ridgewood cabbie admits guilt in chase at JFK

A Ridgewood livery cab driver has pleaded guilty to charges of imprisoning a Panamanian family in his speeding taxi while trying to elude police in a terrifying chase at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment.
St. Albans

Two men shot dead over weekend in southeast Queens

Two young men were murdered in southeast Queens neighborhoods over the weekend and in both cases the culprits had not yet been arrested, police said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man assaults woman, steals cell phone: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A 32-year-old Brooklyn man violated an order of protection last month, not only initiating contact with a woman but beating her and taking her cellphone, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Corona

Man vents anger by biting another: Brown

CORONA — A 31-year-old man sank his teeth into the side of another person on 100th Street Sunday, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Editorial

Credit Repair Vultures

It takes a special kind of crook to take advantage of people when they are down and out. We saw this when the mortgage crisis hit and con artists offered to help people save their homes from foreclosure. The victims paid the crooks thousands of dollars and still lost their homes. Comment.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ridgewood

Putnam Ave. man ran chop-shop: DA

A Ridgewood man allegedly set up his own motorcycle chop-shop in his basement complete with hundreds of bike parts, according to Queens prosecutors. Comment.
Sunnyside

Pedestrian killed in livery crash

An allegedly drunken livery cab driver hopped the sidewalk in Sunnyside Sunday morning, killing one man before plowing into a row of parked cars in front of a flower shop, according to eyewitnesses and police. Comment.
Glen Oaks

Cops catch suspect in Queens bank robberies

FOREST HILLS — Police arrested a man last week who they said flashed a gun before knocking over several banks across Queens. Comment.
Ridgewood

Man caught in connection with two crimes: Brown

RIDGEWOOD — An 18-year-old man was charged with attempted murder, assault and robbery in two separate incidents in the western Queens neighborhood, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Editorial

Dunkin’ Dummies

Anyone old enough to drive and smart enough to know the difference between a donut and a bagel should be smart enough not to park a luxury car in a public spot with the keys in the ignition. Comments (2).

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rochdale Village

SE Queens drug rings dismantled after mass arrests: NYPD

A 15-month investigation by the NYPD and the Queens DA’s office led to the arrests of more than a dozen people, who authorities alleged were leaders and members of two drug gangs that operated in southeast Queens, police and prosecutors announced Thursday. Comments (1).
Astoria

Bklyn man guilty of 2010 Astoria slay

A jury found a Brooklyn man who had been serving in the U.S. Coast Guard guilty of murder and criminal possession of a weapon last Thursday for shooting an Astoria Houses resident in front of his girlfriend as the victim was loading his car for a move to North Carolina, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Laurelton

Laurelton man gets 15 yrs for bodega killing: DA

The 29-year-old man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting and killing a Laurelton bodega co-owner who came to his brother’s aid during a botched 2010 robbery was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.
Elmhurst

Woman gets 10 years for throwing away baby

KEW GARDENS — A Queens Criminal Court judge sentenced a 24-year-old Woodside woman to 10 years in prison Monday for throwing her newborn daughter in a bathroom trash can in Elmhurst Hospital Center, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Jamaica

Dad busted with kids, drugs in car: NYPD

JAMAICA — A random stop by two NYPD officers ended with a substantial drug bust Sunday and an irresponsible father in cuffs. Comment.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Richmond Hill

Police search for driver who killed man in Richmond Hill

The family of a Guyanese immigrant was making funeral arrangements this week after police said a car slammed into the 47-year-old father of two while he was crossing Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill Sunday morning and then fled the scene. Comment.
Corona

Woman killed by shots fired from vehicle on GCP

A drive-by shooting on the Grand Central Parkway early Sunday morning claimed the life of a New Jersey mother, police said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Two dead in murder-suicide at hotel near JFK

A business meeting turned deadly last week when one man opened fire on another before turning the weapon on himself in an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport, authorities said. Comment.
St. Albans

Young man killed in St. Albans

Police identified a 23-year-old man who died after he was shot in the head near Addisleigh Park as Ariel Edwards. Comments (2).
Jamaica

SE Queens leaders plan stop-and-frisk meetings

Southeast Queens community leaders are planning a number of town-hall meetings after a report released last week found the overwhelming majority of people stopped by the NYPD in the 103rd Precinct last year were innocent blacks and Latinos. Comments (4).
Flushing

Cops look for robbers who brandished guns

FLUSHING — Police were looking for two men wanted in connection with a series of gunpoint robberies, cops said. Comment.
Astoria

Cops looking for suspect in dentist office burglary

ASTORIA — Police are looking for the man who allegedly extracted a laptop and dental equipment from a Steinway Street dentist earlier this month. Comment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bayside

[UPDATE] 111th officer helped Jamaica drug dealer: Feds

A federal investigation of a heroin ring found that an officer from the 111th Precinct in Bayside was allegedly supplying information on license plates and narcotics probes to a dealer from Jamaica, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn said. Comments (1).
Oakland Gardens

Police kill man who stabbed wife

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

Monday, May 14, 2012

Corona

Woman dies from gunshot wound to head near Grand Central Parkway

A woman who was shot in the head and driven to Elmhurst Hospital Center died Sunday morning, the NYPD said. 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.
Sunnyside

Intoxicated livery driver kills one in Sunnyside: Cops

A drunken livery cab driver hopped the sidewalk in Sunnyside Sunday morning, killing one man before plowing into a row of parked cars in front of a flower shop, according to eyewitnesses and police. Comment.
Woodhaven

Police discover body in Forest Park brush fire

Police and firefighters discovered a charred body in Forest Park Saturday morning after responding to a brush fire call, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, May 11, 2012

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.

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