Crime & Courts

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Queens Village

105th’s Finest recognized

Four officers, including three who were struck by a suspect’s car as they tried to make an arrest in August, were given a stirring round of applause last week as they were honored at the 105th Precinct’s community council meeting. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Jackson Heights

Untaxed cigs found on Jax Hgts man: DA

A Jackson Heights man has been charged with possessing thousands of untaxed cigarettes and counterfeit tax stamps, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man shot and killed after billiards fight in Richmond Hill: NYPD and witnesses

One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting that took place in Richmond Hill early Saturday following a fight at a billiards hall, police and witnesses said. Comments (7).
South Ozone Park

S. Ozone man charged in doctor fraud scheme

A 50-year old South Ozone Park man may find 15 years a bitter pill to swallow after he allegedly passed himself off as a Harvard grad with intentions of opening a medical facility in order to steal the identities of six doctors and cash in on their lines of credit, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Jamaica

Woman found with cocaine sewn in hair: Customs

JAMAICA — A woman from Guyana came to New York with more on her mind than jet lag. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Rochdale Village

Rochdale LL coach sentenced to 18 yrs.

The 54-year-old man who admitted to using his position as a Little League coach at Rochdale Village to sexually abuse his young players was sentenced to 18 years in jail last week, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police searching for suspect in A train rob

ROCKAWAY — The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery Friday. Comment.
On Point

Use your voting power can clean up Albany of corruption

The depth of corruption in New York politics is unfathomable, so let’s summarize and review the last few months of corruption du jour. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

Queens Village

NYPD warns about burglary patterns in 105th

With the 105th Precinct experiencing a surge in burglaries, authorities are warning neighbors to be on the lookout for two sets of suspects operating on opposite ends of the command’s territory. Comment.
Middle Village

Middle Village woman dies in Brooklyn car crash

MIDDLE VILLAGE — A night out in Brooklyn turned deadly when a young woman was killed in a car accident at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Varick Street Saturday, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

South Ozone Park

Men admit to forcing 14-year-old into prostitution

Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of forcing a 14-year-old girl to work as a prostitute, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.
College Point

College Point reflects on trio of bank heists

The Capital One Bank in College Point seems to be a popular target for stick-up artists, since last month’s failed heist marked the third incident there in a year, according to police, but it did not seem to phase residents who use the lender on a regular basis. Comment.
College Point

Qns home to unsual crimes

The NYPD was the focus of last week’s College Point Civic/Taxpayer’s Association meeting, where the commanding officer of the 109th Precinct discussed crimes committed in the area and a Manhattan inspector took questions about the department’s police academy under construction near the Whitestone Expressway. Comments (2).
South Ozone Park

Cops seek suspect in Resorts World armed robbery

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a gunpoint robbery in the Resorts World Casino parking garage Sept. 16. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Queensbridge

Queensbridge shooting victim comes home

A 15-year-old Queensbridge girl who was shot in the hand by a stray bullet Sept. 23 was welcomed home Monday afternoon with a march against gun violence in her community. Comment.
Flushing

Lipsky gets 3-month sentence after cooperating with feds

The prominent lobbyist sentenced last week to three months in prison for bribing a state senator was involved in several Queens issues, and some in the borough’s political circles wonder what he told federal investigators, since court documents showed he cooperated to get a lesser sentence. Comment.

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