Crime & Courts

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Long Island City

LIC resident pleads to girlfriend’s slay

A 46-year-old Long Island City man admitted earlier this month to a 2009 murder in which he fatally stabbed his artist girlfriend multiple times in their apartment before fleeing to Miami Beach, Fla., the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Flushing

Flushing cable man charged in Web threat

A Bronx man was slapped with terrorism-related charges after allegedly using Facebook to post death threats aimed at a Flushing co-worker, the Queens district attorney said last Thursday. Comment.
Astoria

Pedestrian’s iPhone swiped in Astoria: Cops

ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection to a grand larceny, which took place within the 114th Precinct. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Richmond Hill

Narc cops shut down Rich Hill heroin pad

Law enforcement officials said they seized 86 pounds of heroin with a street value of $20 million last week when they searched a small Richmond Hill apartment that was being used by a Manhattan man as a makeshift drug mill. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Three face four yrs. in prison for scrapping cars: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced that two men and a woman were charged with taking 32 vehicles that had been stolen off Queens streets and elsewhere to a nearby scrap yard, where they were to be sold as scrap metal and crushed. Comment.
Astoria

Cops looking for man in three boro robberies

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with robberies that occurred within the 114th Precinct, police said. Comment.
QueensLine

Queens overrun by gangs of young people in September ‘59

September 1959 in Queens began with news that police had thwarted a re-engagement in a war of gangs from Jamaica and Hollis. One innocent 14-year-old bystander was shot in the chest. Twelve boys, some under 15, were arrested and an arsenal of knives, broomsticks, chains and metal whips was seized. The boys were released into their parents’ custody and were to appear in court in Jamaica. Comment.
Editorial

The Sex Offenders Next Door

A controversy is growing in South Ozone Park that shows the challenge state and city officials face when trying to find shelter for sex offenders and others coming out of prison. Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Rochdale Village

Rochdale LL coach gets 18 years

The former Rochdale Little League coach who pleaded guilty last month to sexually abusing three teenage boys and taping two others in a sexual act was sentenced today to 18 years in prison. Comment.
Jamaica

Police search for man who broke into toddler’s bedroom in Jamaica

Police released a sketch Thursday of the man suspected of sneaking into a Jamaica home and getting into bed with a 3-year old girl as she slept. Comment.
Flushing

Lee campaigners face charges after scuffle

A group of men and women, including volunteers for state Assembly candidate Myungsuk Lee’s campaign, were arrested and charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment last weekend following a fracas in the hopeful’s campaign office, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2).
Astoria

Cops on the hunt for burglar in 114th Pct.

ASTORIA — Police were looking for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary within the 114th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Corona

Man, 25, hurt in Corona hit-and-run

CORONA — A man was critically injured over the weekend after falling victim to a hit-and-run accident in Corona, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Queensbridge

Man arrested in Queensbridge teen’s shooting

Police announced early Thursday morning that a suspect has been arrested in the Sunday shooting of a 15-year-old Queensbridge Houses girl through a window. Comments (1).
College Point

Police seek man who robbed Capitol One Bank

COLLEGE POINT — The New York Police Department was looking for the public’s assistance in identifying one suspect wanted for a bank robbery within the 109th Precinct, police said. Comments (1).
South Richmond Hill

Boro man fights with two home invaders: Police

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were looking for one of two suspects who broke into a home in Richmond Hill early Tuesday and fled the location. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Flushing

Man charged with setting several Flushing blazes

A Bronx man was arrested and charged with setting 13 fires in Flushing and Murray Hill over a span of about three weeks, the FDNY said, including one blaze that destroyed a Laundromat in August and injured 19 of the city’s Bravest. Comment.
Queensbridge

Queensbridge teen girl shot thru window

A 15-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet that came in through a third-floor window at the Queensbridge Houses early Sunday morning while she was doing her homework, a member of the tenants association said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Teens breach sealed Queens house

A long-abandoned Woodhaven house with a brutal murder in its history was finally sealed by the city — almost. Comments (2).
Ozone Park

NYPD officer, 38, arrested in DWI: Police

OZONE PARK A New York Police Department officer was arrested within the confines of the 106th Precinct Tuesday, police said. Comments (3).

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