Crime & Courts

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Letters

Gov’t must ban people from owning assault rifles

Since I am not a gun enthusiast, my opinions on the subject of guns are personal. Studies have shown that the number of homicides in a country is in proportion to the number of guns it has. The United States has the dubious honor of being fourth in the world in the number of gun-related deaths per year (9,369), only behind such distinguished company as South Africa (31,918), Colombia (21,898) and Thailand (20,032). Comments (37).

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

Long Island City

Ponzi scheme swindled boro Latinos of $1.3M

A Long Island City woman will spend three to nine years behind bars for bilking 30 people out of their life savings, but her alleged co-conspirator is still on the run, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Ozone Park man shot and killed after night club altercation

A man was shot in the back and killed early Monday morning after an altercation at an Ozone Park nightclub, police and witnesses said. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Middle Village

Cops on lookout for MidVil bank robber

MIDDLE VILLAGE — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man suspected of robbing a Middle Village bank earlier this month. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Richmond Hill

DWI Rich Hill driver hurts two bikers: DA

A Richmond Hill man has been arraigned on charges that include driving under the influence of alcohol when his car collided with a motorcycle, injuring its two passengers, one of them critically. Comment.
Flushing

Valuables left in cars invite thieves: 109th

It might seem obvious, but the 109th Precinct is again urging residents to avoid leaving valuables inside their cars no matter how safe the neighborhood might seem and provided numerous recent examples of what can happen when wallets, pocketbooks and thousands of dollars in cash are left unattended even for a few minutes. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Imposter city employees robbed house: Police

FOREST HILLS — Cops were asking for help identifying two suspects wanted in connection with an Aug. 14 robbery. Comment.
St. Albans

Three men sought for robbing Popeye’s: Cops

ST. ALBANS — Police were looking for three men who robbed the Popeye’s Chicken, at 117-25 Farmers Blvd. in St. Albans. Comment.
Editorial

Stop the Violence

There is no issue greater in southeast Queens than putting an end to street violence. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Rochdale Village

Former Rochdale Village Little League coach pleads guilty to sexually abusing teenage boys

A former Rochdale Village Little League coach pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing teenage boys on his team, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Kew Gardens

DA, borough lawmakers unveil anti-gun initiatives

Faced with a disturbing increase in shootings in southeast Queens, District Attorney Richard Brown and legislators from that part of the borough have drawn up a plan to curb gun violence by working together across city, state and federal lines. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Man robbed, assaulted victim in boro: Police

RIDGEWOOD — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery and sexual abuse Sunday. Comment.
Jamaica

Police seek man in 11 SE Queens robberies

JAMAICA — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating Darren Hicks, a young man suspected in 11 gunpoint robberies of delivery drivers and store employees throughout southeast Queens. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Congress must tighten influence exerted by lobbying

A recent news article told of the U.S. Congress slightly decreasing its subsidies to the agro industry. It is sad that large agro businesses are still receiving large amounts of money although we are experiencing a $1 trillion annual federal deficit. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

South Jamaica

Buyback gets 509 firearms off the street

Faced with a bullet-ridden summer of violence, the Queens district attorney, the NYPD and state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Jamaica) held a gun buyback Saturday in Rochdale that netted 509 weapons, including an AK-47, authorities said. Comments (3).
Jamaica

State senator wants tough laws to punish perps packing heat

Her son wanted to be a mechanic — instead, he ended up a tragic statistic in a sickening southeast Queens trend. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Religious artifacts stolen from Kew Gardens Hills synagogue

Several silver religious artifacts were stolen from the Young Israel of Queens Valley in Kew Gardens Hills last week by a man who came in during prayer services, the synagogue’s executive director said Thursday, Comment.
Ridgewood

Cops suspect suicide after body found in SUV near cemetery

A man found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday morning was an off-duty police officer, sources said. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man charged with stabbing wife to death

A Richmond Hill man was charged with stabbing his wife to death in their home last week, covering her head with a plastic bag and stuffing her body under a bed, the Queens District Attorney’s office said, eight months after an order of protection was issued against him. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Jackson Heights

DA drops Jax Hgts judge cop assault case

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement Wednesday his office would not be pursuing criminal charges against any officers in an incident in Jackson Heights last month where a judge contends he was struck by a policeman. Comment.
Forest Hills

Suspect shoots man in livery cab: cops

A Forest Hills man was shot in a botched robbery attempt on a livery cab in Brooklyn Sunday, leaving him brain dead, police said. Comment.
Rosedale

Manager slain outside Rosedale eatery: Cops

A small memorial was erected on a Rosedale street Monday evening at the spot where the manager of a Jamaican restaurant was murdered over the weekend. Comment.
Ozone Park

Suspect robbed 3 at gunpoint on train: Cops (WITH VIDEO)

OZONE PARK - The New York Police Department was seeking the public’s help in identifying and finding a suspect wanted for questioning in connection to three robberies within the transit system. Comment.
Queens Village

Boro man hit three cops in 105th Pct.: Police

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police announced Tuesday they had arrested Queens Village resident Jeffrey Contreras and charged him with the attempted murder of a police officer, according to a statement released by the NYPD. Comment.

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