Crime & Courts

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

East Elmhurst

Cops on the hunt for two men in robberies

EAST ELMHURST — The NYPD was looking for the public’s assistance in locating suspects wanted in connection with two robberies within the 106th and 110th precincts, police said. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Cambria Heights

Crips guilty in Jamaica teen’s 2009 slaying: DA

Two members of the notorious Crips street gang were convicted Friday of killing a 13-year-old Jamaica boy, whose 2009 death from a stray bullet has been one of several in southeast Queens galvanizing the community against gun violence, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Bayside

Burglary spree targets Bayside, Auburndale

Homes in Bayside and Auburndale have been victimized by a recent string of burglaries, according to the 111th Precinct. Comment.
Whitestone

109th finds $2M in heroin

Officers from the 109th Precinct made a massive heroin bust last week in Whitestone, recovering nearly 12 pounds of the uncut product that would fetch an estimated $2 million on the street, police said. Comments (14).
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man illegally fills gas buckets: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — A 47-year-old man was arrested and accused of filling buckets with gasoline over the weekend, the NYPD said. Comment.
Editorial

The Best and Worst in Blue

An NYPD officer from Forest Hills was arrested last month on charges of planning a crime so gruesome that it looked like a script for a cheesy Hollywood slasher movie. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Queensbridge

QBridge officers face gunfire on night duty

A Rosedale man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and robbery after he allegedly fired at several officers on the grounds of Queensbridge Houses Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Flushing

Slain tourist’s kin arrive from China

The woman left brain dead after a vicious mugging in Flushing died at a Long Island medical facility late last month, and a Queens congressman helped secure a visa allowing her brother to come to America to claim her body. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Former St. John’s dean killed herself: Reports

A former dean at St. John’s University who was on trial for allegedly embezzling $1 million from the school was found dead in her Jamaica Estates home Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide, the New York Post reported. Comment.

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