Crime & Courts

Monday, July 9, 2012

Corona

Corona man gets nine years for child porn charges: DA

A Corona man was sentenced to up to nine years in prison last week after pleading guilty to charges of promoting and possessing child porn, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Queens Village

105th Precinct’s top cops bagged burglar: Courtesis

Officer Francisco Luciano and Sgt. Jonathan Cermeli were honored as the 105th Precinct’s Cops of the Month for May last week. Comments (3).
Springfield Gardens

Three dead in shooting near Springfield Gardens HS: Police

Three men were killed in a hail of gunfire in Springfield Gardens early Saturday morning, police said. Comments (1).
Arverne

Police on the hunt for man who robbed bank

ROCKAWAY — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man in connection with two bank robberies at a Chase Bank, at 68-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Arverne. Comment.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Elmhurst

Queens prosecutor analyzes how TV’s ‘CSI’ affects jurors

Do jurors who regularly watch the television show “CSI” have warped expectations for what evidence can and should be collected, thereby hurting prosecutors’ chances to convict criminals? Comment.
Woodside

Elmhurst men arrested in burglary spree: DA

Two Elmhurst men were arraigned on charges of burglary, drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child last Thursday after they were allegedly caught trying to sell stolen items to a Woodside store while one of the men’s 3-year-old daughter waited in the back of the car, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Religious items stolen from boro synagogue

FOREST HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in recovering several religious artifacts swiped from a Forest Hills synagogue. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Cops ask public to help catch robber of bank

EAST ELMHURST — The Police Department was seeking the public’s help in locating a man in connection with a bank robbery at Sovereign Bank, at 75-15 31st Ave. in East Elmhurst. Comment.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Jamaica

MTA officer stabbed in the eye at Jamaica LIRR station

An MTA police officer who was stabbed in the eye while patrolling the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road Station on the Fourth of July made it through surgery, although doctors have not yet determined what effect the attack will have on his vision, the MTA said. Comment.
Jamaica

Police seek suspect in rape of woman in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Cops were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in the rape of a young woman in Jamaica. Comments (1).
Bellerose

Dunkin’ Donuts robber hit 2 other biz: Police

BELLEROSE — A suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Hillside Avenue struck again in two more robberies, according to police. Comment.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Jamaica

Bird bust unfolds at JFK

A Guyanese man’s bird-brained scheme fell apart when he stepped off his flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport in May and was caught allegedly sneaking some feathered friends into the country, according to authorities. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Resorts World Casino experiences first robbery

SOUTH OZONE PARK — A man claiming to have a handgun robbed Resorts World Casino, at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday, according to police. Comment.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Astoria

Astoria man beat girlfriend to death: DA

A 33-year-old Astoria man was arraigned on charges of murder and criminal contempt Saturday after his girlfriend was found strangled and beaten to death in their apartment, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Bellerose

Neighbors blast Creedmoor for area problems

Residents near the Creedmoor Psychiatric Campus in Bellerose say the state-owned property is a magnet for all sorts of unwanted visitors and unscrupulous activities, and neither the police nor campus security can seem to get the situation under control. Comments (3).
Queens Village

Qns Village man shot dead

A 24-year-old man was killed by gunfire in the Queens neighborhood where he lived early Saturday, police said. Comment.
Rego Park

Cops look for two men in sexual assault: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — A thug wanted for sexual abuse, rape and robbery in three Forest Hills incidents has reportedly struck again, according to police. Comment.

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