Crime & Courts

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Astoria

Man gets 20 to life for Astoria murder

A Brooklyn man who shot a 22-year-old Astoria Houses resident as he was packing up to move to North Carolina was sentenced by a Queens Supreme Court judge to 20 years to life in prison last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (5).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ozone Park

Driver dead after fleeing accident, plowing into parked cars in Ozone Park: NYPD

An out-of-control car smashed into several parked vehicles and an electronics shop along Atlantic Avenue early Saturday morning, killing the driver who had fled from an earlier fender bender in Brooklyn, police said. Comment.
Steinway

Cops hunt for two men who robbed jewelry store

STEINWAY — The NYPD was looking for two suspects wanted in connection with a grand larceny within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Crossing guard injured child in Ozone Pk.: Cops

OZONE PARK — A city employee was arrested and charged with choking a child, the NYPD said. Comment.
Editorial

An Unprovoked Assault?

The report that a Queens Supreme Court judge may have been beaten by an NYPD officer in Jackson Heights is disturbing. Comments (2).

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Far Rockaway

Mother gets 10 years for shaking baby to death

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway mother was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violently shaking her 7-month-old daughter, who later died of the injuries she sustained, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Ex-Far Rock man faces 25 years in robbery

FAR ROCKAWAY — A former Far Rockaway man was convicted of attempted murder and other charges for the shooting and robbery of another man in July 2007, the district attorney said. Comment.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Elmhurst

Man charged in Elmhurst woman’s slay

A employee at a Peruvian restaurant was arrested Thursday on charges of killing an Elmhurst woman late Monday night, police said. Comments (2).
Bayside

111th Precinct awards top cops

Commanding Officer Jason Huerta of the 111th Precinct, said there were a lot of people who contributed to the overall success of the department throughout the year, but for the six honorees at last week’s annual community council awards, their service made the selection process easy. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Jax Heights man had cocaine and $68K: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Two men, one from Jackson Heights and another from Elizabeth, N.J., were arraigned last week on charges of drug possession after state Police Special Investigations Unit officers seized cocaine from them during an investigation in Jackson Heights, the city Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office said. Comment.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jackson Heights

Boro judge recovering from blow

A Queens Supreme Court judge is still recuperating after he said a NYPD officer attacked him and other bystanders watching an arrest last week in Jackson Heights, sparking multiple investigations into the incident. Comment.
Ozone Park

Kingpin in murder, burglary plots gets 50 yrs

An Ozone Park man who masterminded a crime spree that led to the cold-blooded murder of pizzeria owner’s son was sentenced to spend at least the next 50 years behind bars Monday. Comments (5).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach man charged with rape

ROCKAWAY BEACH — A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged in the rape of a woman in Rockaway Beach early Sunday, the NYPD said. Comments (7).
Elmhurst

Woman dies after stabbing in Elmhurst

A 33-year-old Elmhurst woman who had roots in the Bronx was fatally stabbed Monday night allegedly by a man who neighbors said was her boyfriend. Comments (2).
Astoria

Giants lineman smashed car after drinking in Astoria: DA

From the time of his rookie season, when he was the only newbie in the National Football League to start all 16 games at the same position, David Diehl has been a model of dependability for the New York Giants. Comment.
South Jamaica

Two men dead in separate South Jamaica shootings

Police were searching for clues Tuesday as they investigated two deadly South Jamaica shootings. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Community hunts sex predator

Elected officials are urging residents to stay vigilant and be on alert for a knife-wielding sex offender in Forest Hills. Comment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Elmhurst

Elmhurst woman stabbed to death in apartment

A 33-year-old woman who once lived in the Bronx died after she was allegedly stabbed Monday night in a seventh-floor Elmhurst apartment by a man who neighbors said was her boyfriend. Comments (1).

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