Crime & Courts

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Woodside

Cops need public’s help to find three robbers

WOODSIDE — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in locating three young men wanted in connection with a strong-arm robbery last week in Woodside. Comment.
Flushing

Banker tricked and robbed of $40K: Police

FLUSHING — On Aug. 9, a 40-year-old man went to a Bank of America and withdrew $40,600. Comments (1).

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Jackson Heights

Judge to sue after DA drops cop assault probe

Justice Thomas Raffaele said he was filing a notice of claim this week after Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced his office would not pursue criminal charges against an officer who Raffaele contends assaulted him in a pedestrian plaza in Jackson Heights last month. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Police seek man who robbed woman on train

OZONE PARK — Police were asking the public to help locate a man wanted for allegedly robbing an A train passenger at gunpoint. Comment.
Editorial

One Less Pervert

From Penn State to Rochdale Village, sexual perverts are casting a pall over sports that is having an impact on coaches, players and parents. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

Woodside

Stabbed man dies in Woodside park

A Woodside park that neighbors said is known as a notorious hangout for rowdy day laborers was the site of a deadly fight over the weekend when a homeless man fatally stabbed another with a piece of broken glass, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria man hawked illegal modems: DA

An Astoria Houses resident was arraigned on multiple forgery charges last week after he allegedly sold cloned wireless modems for free Internet access through Craigslist for more than a year, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Police want public on lookout for serial robber

KEW GARDENS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery pattern in western Queens. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Sunnyside

Sunnyside man stabs wife, jumps from No. 7 platform

A domestic dispute turned into a tragic murder-suicide Thursday when a man stabbed his wife in their Sunnyside apartment and then jumped from the No. 7 train platform about an hour and a half later, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

Sen. Huntley accused of nonprofit scam

The day after state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) pleaded not guilty to interfering with a state probe into an alleged scam to bilk taxpayers out of nearly $30,000, her Democratic Party primary challengers called on the three-term incumbent to step down from office. Comments (3).
South Jamaica

43 arrested on drug dealing charges in S. Jamaica

Two weeks after a sergeant with the NYPD’s anti-gang unit was shot in the leg in South Jamaica, authorities announced a yearlong investigation into gang-related drug activity in the area that culminated in 43 arrests along with the seizure of three handguns and a cache of drugs and paraphernalia. Comments (4).
Rochdale Village

Ex-LL coach pleads guilty to sex abuse

After a former Rochdale Village Little League coach with a questionable past admitted last week he had used his position to abuse five young boys, a nearby lawmaker announced he would redouble his efforts to protect youngsters from sexual predators. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Synagogue director says man caught on video swiping silver

Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing several valuable religious artifacts from three Flushing-area synagogues, the Queens district attorney said Wednesday. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Ozone Park

Cops hunt suspect in Ozone Park club slay

Police were asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected in connection with the shooting death of a Rockaway Beach man early in the morning Monday outside an Ozone Park nightclub. The NYPD supplied what appears to be images from a surveillance camera showing the man sitting at a bar. Comments (6).
Flushing

Bland Houses resident shot dead

The sister of a man murdered at the Bland Houses last week was joined by a representative of the Queens district attorney’s office and local activists to denounce gun violence that has put the complex on edge less than a year after a series of shootings shocked the community. Comment.
Forest Hills

Groper in Forest Park being hunted by police

FOREST PARK — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating an alleged Forest Park groper. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Cops on the lookout for purse snatcher

KEW GARDENS HILLS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a woman’s purse inside Brach’s Glatt Supermarket in Kew Gardens Hills. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

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).

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