Crime & Courts

Monday, June 25, 2012

Long Island City

Cherry gets 19 years in ‘LIC mayor’s’ slay

A homeless man and former veteran convicted of killing the so-called Mayor of Long Island City was sentenced to 19 years in prison last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Spring Gardens teacher’s aide cleared of molestation charges

A teacher’s aide was cleared of charges Monday that he had inappropriately touched several students at the Springfield Gardens elementary school where he worked, although his future in the classroom remains unclear as the city Department of Education conducts its investigation. Comment.
Howard Beach

Cops on the hunt for serial robber in boro

HOWARD BEACH — Police were searching for a man wanted in connection with a string of May robberies in Queens and Brooklyn. Comment.
Astoria

Cops seek man who stole pocketbook with cash

ASTORIA — Police were looking for a man who stole a pocketbook from a furniture design business in Astoria last month. Comment.
Letters

DA, cops work hard to stop drugs

Thank you for your June 7-13 editorial “Ghost Busters,” in which you commend the hard work and dedicated efforts of the NYPD and district attorney’s office in taking down two drug gangs in southeast Queens last month. Comment.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ozone Park

Man admits to leading ID theft ring: Post

OZONE PARK — A Queens man allegedly confessed to being the ringleader of a 110-member gang of alleged identity thieves Monday, according to a New York Post report. Comment.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Elmhurst

Elmhurst man killed wife: DA

An Elmhurst man was arraigned Friday on charges of murdering his estranged wife last week in the apartment complex where they once shared a flat, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.
Ridgewood

Suspect in shooting of man, 22, wanted: Cops

RIDGEWOOD — Police were looking for the suspect in a shooting at Myrtle and Seneca avenues earlier this month. Comment.
Elmhurst

Three men steal iPhone from teenager, 15: Post

EAST ELMHURST — Three men threatened a 15-year-old and allegedly stole his iPhone June 8, according to the New York Post. Comment.
Editorial

Church, State and Scrambled Eggs

The lines separating church and state in southeast Queens have always been blurred. The black churches and their pastors continue to be powerful influences in the community. Comment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ozone Park

Driver killed after car hits Ozone Pk. vehicles

A sanitation worker who had been on the job less than a year was killed after the car he was driving smashed into several parked vehicles and an electronics shop along Atlantic Avenue early Saturday morning. Comment.
South Jamaica

One dead in nightclub shooting

A Queens man was shot and killed outside a South Jamaica nightclub early Sunday morning, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Police hunt for man in three Astoria burglaries

ASTORIA — Police arrested a man wanted in connection with several burglaries in Astoria this month, the NYPD said. Comment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

South Jamaica

Cops search for LaGuardia student’s killer

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were looking for whoever killed a 22-year-old LaGuardia Community College student in South Jamaica last week. As of Tuesday, there had not been any arrests in the case. Comment.
Jamaica

Cops seek four in death of man from Jamaica

JAMAICA — Police were looking for four men believed to be responsible for the death of Jamaica resident George Ayala earlier this month. Comment.

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