Crime & Courts

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Astoria

Suspect in rape has blond dreadlocks: Cops

ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was looking for help finding a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Astoria, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

Ridgewood

Police find Ridgewood man dead in water, friend charged

Authorities said a body found floating in the waters of East Rockaway, L.I., Friday is that of a Ridgewood man who disappeared after a boating trip with a friend. Comment.
Elmhurst

Police search for man in three cases of abuse

ELMHURST — The city Police Department was looking for help in identifying a suspect wanted for two incidents of sex abuse, which occurred within the 110th Precinct, police said. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

Kew Gardens

SE Qns pols unveil nine initiatives to stop violence

In anticipation of a gun buyback in Jamaica Saturday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and southeast Queens legislators announced Friday a nine-point plan to end the growing number of shooting deaths in the borough. Comment.
Bayside

FBI accuses Baysider of threatening bank

A Bayside man has denied accusations that he threatened to kill or injure employees of a bank in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Empanadas used as drug mule at JFK: Narc chief

These empanadas are addictive, according to authorities. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

Bayside

Cop charged with helping dealer

A Brooklyn federal grand jury indicted a 111th Precinct officer from Bayside after he was accused of supplying inside information to a drug dealer from Jamaica. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Cop shooting suspect still eludes authorities

The NYPD is offering a $22,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of John Thomas, wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a Queens anti-gang sergeant who was shot last week in South Jamaica and later released from the hospital. Comments (1).
Crime

SE Queens ID theft ring stole from big stores: DA

Thirteen people have been charged in what authorities said was a Queens-based criminal enterprise that took in millions in a system that stole bank and personal identification data to finance a vast criminal shopping spree. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

Pomonok

Flushing mom strangled son: DA

A 29-year-old Pomonok woman was formally charged with manslaughter after the Queens district attorney released the results of an autopsy indicating her 2-year-old son was strangled to death, but the woman’s family said the charges were part of a setup. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Police identify woman whose body was found in Richmond Hill attic

RICHMOND HILL - Police identified the remains of a woman found Aug. 4 in the attic of a man who committed suicide as Samantha Bermudez, a 19-year-old Hispanic woman from Washington Heights. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Pomonok

Woman charged in death of 2-year-old son

A Queens woman was arrested Monday and charged with murder in connection with the death of her 2-year-old son, police said. Comment.

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