Crime & Courts

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Flushing

Body of slain tourist stuck in US

After a Chinese tourist died from a brutal robbery in Flushing last month, her relatives’ only wish is to take her remains back to their hometown, but instead they are mired in a tangle of red tape in Queens. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Forest Hills

Cops seek suspects in robbery of money and car

FOREST HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating individuals wanted in connection with a robbery Nov. 9. Comment.
Jamaica

Pair charged in Jamaica murder: DA

JAMAICA — An Arverne man and his alleged Rosedale accomplice will be tried on murder charges after a Queens grand jury indicted them Tuesday on charges of killing a witness who had testified in an earlier robbery case, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Cambria Heights

Two Crips guilty in boy’s death

Shenee Johnson, an anti-gun activist who lost her son to a shooter, said she hoped the conviction of two notorious Crips street gang members for the 2009 killing of a 13-year-old Jamaica boy would bring his mother, Donna Hood, peace and warn others against pulling the trigger. Comment.
Flushing

Alleged con artists arrested

Three people were arrested in connection with an ongoing con game that has plagued some members of the Chinese community in Flushing for months, authorities said. Comments (1).
Flushing

Sky bus driver guilty of SE Queens deaths

A Flushing driver who fell asleep at the wheel of a tour bus in Virginia was found guilty last Thursday of causing the deaths of four passengers. Comment.
Astoria

Officers charged with DWI in 112th and 114th

ASTORIA — Two off-duty police officers were recently arrested and charged with DWI on separate occasions, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Jackson Heights

Brooklyn man arrested in Jax Hts. sex attack on girls

A 52-year-old Brooklyn man has been arrested and is awaiting arraignment after he allegedly sexually assaulted two young girls Monday in a Jackson Heights apartment complex, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Hevesi heads home on parole grant

Former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi will be home for the holidays. Comment.
Bayside

Jury clears Baysider eyed by FBI

The Bayside man accused by the FBI of sending a death threat to a Pennsylvania bank was found not guilty late last month in Brooklyn federal court. Comment.
Jackson Heights

NYPD searching for man in Jax Hts sexual assault

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual wanted in connection with a sexual abuse in Jackson Heights Nov. 6. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Flushing

Jimmy Meng pleads guilty in wire fraud case

Former Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, father of state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday afternoon in order to obtain a reduced sentence. Comments (1).

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