Crime & Courts

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Forest Hills

Cops hunt for suspect who burgled boro convent

FOREST HILLS — Police released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with burglarizing a convent in Forest Hills last week. Comment.
Editorial

Closing the Book on Alan Hevesi

Last week, ex-state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was granted parole. He had been in prison since April 2011 when he was sentenced to one to four years for taking $1 million in campaign contributions and travel expenses in exchange for pension business while comptroller. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

Flushing

Murders fall in 109th as assault rate climbs

Murders, rapes and car thefts in the 109th Precinct are down drastically from last year, while burglaries, assaults and robberies increased, according to Capt. Tommy Ng, executive officer at the Flushing station house. Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

Richmond Hill

South Rich Hill teen charged in deadly LI crash

The South Richmond Hill teen who lost control of his souped-up car on a Nassau County highway in a deadly crash last month allegedly had marijuana in his system and has been charged with the deaths of his four friends, the Nassau district attorney announced. Comment.
Jamaica

Bomb plot suspect indicted

The 21-year-old Bangladeshi man who was living in Jamaica when he was arrested in an alleged plot to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank has been formally charged in Brooklyn federal court. Comment.
Astoria

NYPD search for robber of man’s iPhone in boro

ASTORIA — Authorities were on the lookout for a thief who snatched a man’s iPhone in one of Astoria’s busiest corridors last month before fleeing the scene, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

Sunnyside

Hundreds march through Sunnyside to remember Rispoli

More than 200 people solemnly marched through a commercial strip in Woodside Saturday evening to show solidarity after a longtime resident and gay rights activist was killed last month. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man abused 2 Jax Hgts girls: DA (With Surveillance Video of Suspect)

The hunt for the man who inappropriately touched two young girls in a Jackson Heights apartment complex may have ended with the arrest of Mario Lopez, 52, who was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court last Thursday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing High’s Medunjanin sentenced to life for terrorism

The former Flushing High School student who was found guilty of terrorism charges in March was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Brooklyn federal court. Comment.
Arverne

Rosedale woman helped friend kill witness: DA

A man initially involved in a robbery case now faces charges in the death of a witness who testified against him, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (33).
Rego Park

Man, 90, assaulted and beaten up by two men (With Video)

REGO PARK — Two men robbed and assaulted a 90-year-old Forest Hills man after the shysters gained entry into his house by pretending to be utility workers surveying for storm damage, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Hillcrest

State AG busts Hillcrest biz that stiffed staff

The owners of a Hillcrest construction company pleaded guilty last week to withholding tens of thousands of dollars in wages from their workers, the state’s top prosecutor said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Teens maced and robbed victims in Ozone Pk: Cops (With Video)

OZONE PARK — A group of teenagers have attacked and robbed two people in Ozone Park, spraying them with mace and punching them before they steal, police said. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Kew Gardens Hills

Police seek man in stabbing outside mosque

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police were looking for a man wanted for stabbing someone in front of a Kissena Boulevard Mosque Sunday in what might be a hate crime. Comment.
Elmhurst

Infant dies in possibly illegal Elmhurst day care

A 2-month-old baby girl died Saturday after police responded to what may have been an unlicensed daycare center operating on the second floor of an Elmhurst home, police and city agencies said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Brooklynite found dead in Forest Pk

Two men were found dead in unrelated incidents in Queens last Thursday, according to police. Comment.
Forest Hills

State paroles former comptroller

The son of disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi said his father realizes his mistakes and wants to move forward now that he has been granted parole after serving 18 months in prison. Comment.

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