Crime & Courts

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jamaica

Two-time gunman gets 25 years in Jamaica hit

A Queens judge threw the book at a borough man last week who was involved in the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn cop just a day after he nearly killed a man during a Jamaica robbery, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Long Island City

Man stole items with credit card: Police (WITH VIDEO)

LONG ISLAND CITY — The New York Police Department was seeking help searching for a suspect wanted for a grand larceny at a Target, at 519 Gateway Drive, June 8. Comment.
Editorial

GOP Drops the Ball

If there is reason to believe the microstamping of guns can save lives, why would anyone oppose it? Why should legislation requiring microstamping in New York state be controversial? Comments (3).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Astoria

Astorian sent back for sex abuse trial

The suspect in a 2005 child sexual assault case in Astoria has been sent back from the Netherlands to Queens for trial, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
Astoria

Astoria man pleads innocenct to girlfriend’s brutal murder

An Astoria man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and leaving her body in the bathtub of their shared apartment pleaded not guilty to the charges in Queens Criminal Court last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Jamaica

Police look for suspect in five Queens robberies

JAMAICA — The New York Police Department was looking for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with five robberies in Queens, police said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Cops look for man in assault at boro motel (WITH VIDEO)

ELMHURST — A woman said she was sexually assaulted at a motel on Queens Boulevard, and now the police are seeking the public’s help. Comment.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Flushing

State probes Flushing school

The only way for the state to recoup money from a Flushing-based education company is to give it more. Comments (1).
Flushing

Grace Meng’s father charged with wire fraud in FBI sting

Jimmy Meng, a former Flushing state assemblyman and father of current Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), was arrested on charges of wire fraud in an FBI sting operation after he accepted a fruit basket containing $80,000 in bribery money Tuesday afternoon at his Flushing-based company, according to federal prosecutors. Comments (3).
Jamaica

Far Rock man pleads guilty to lifting JFK luggage: DA

A Far Rockaway man faces up to six years in prison after he admitted to walking off with passengers’ luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Whitestone

Police search for man wielding knife: 109th

WHITESTONE — Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for menacing in relation to a June 12 incident that occurred in the confines of the 109th Precinct. Comments (3).
Jackson Heights

Suspect sought by cops in robbery of boro bank

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The New York Police Department was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who was wanted in connection with a bank robbery within the 115th Precinct, police said. Comment.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flushing

Ex-Flushing HS principal busted on meth charge

The former principal of Flushing HS was busted and charged last week with possession of methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, less than a block away from the school, police said, although he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Sunnyside biker killed in hit-run

A Long Island City man was arraigned on manslaughter, DWI and drug charges Friday after he allegedly hit a bicyclist in Sunnyside and drove away for 10 blocks until he plowed into a building, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Cops nab man after chase in car, on foot

JAMAICA — A routine traffic stop July 17 turned into a car chase, then a foot pursuit and then finally a major arrest for officers in Jamaica. Comment.
Astoria

Cops hunt for man in rape of woman in Astoria

ASTORIA — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Astoria July 13. Comment.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

St. Albans

St. Albans shooting kills one teen, injures another

A St. Albans teen was shot and killed in front of his home early Tuesday, and his family believes he might have lived if taken to the hospital sooner. Comments (43).
South Ozone Park

One man arrested in South Ozone car theft

SOUTH OZONE PARK — An off-duty FBI agent opened fire on three would-be car thieves after they tried breaking into his car, police said. Comment.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Flushing

Jimmy Meng, father of Assemblywoman Grace Meng, charged with wire fraud

Jimmy Meng, a former Flushing state assemblyman and father of current Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), was arrested on charges of wire fraud in an FBI sting operation after he accepted a fruit basket containing $80,000 in bribery money Tuesday afternoon at his Flushing-based company, according to federal prosecutors. Comments (2).

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