Crime & Courts

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

Flushing

Cops seek robber of Flushing Chase bank

FLUSHING — The NYPD is looking for a man suspected of robbing a Chase Bank in Flushing, authorities said. Comment.
Crime

Shootings kill three over weekend

Three people were murdered during the weekend in Queens as a wave of violence took its toll on the borough from Corona to Queens Village to South Jamaica. Comment.
Douglaston

Cops on the hunt for serial bank robber

Police were looking for a man suspected of robbing three banks in Queens and two in Brooklyn. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Accident with livery van leaves man hospitalized

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police said a 53-year-old man is in critical condition after being hit by a car pulling out of a parking space Friday at Broadway and 72nd Street. Comment.
Ridgewood

Fire torches Ridgewood building

Firefighters responded to an all-hands blaze at 16-42 Decatur St. Sunday. Emergency responders examined one man in an ambulance at the scene. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Flushing

Senior citizen missing from doctor’s office

FLUSHING — Police have asked for help in finding an elderly man who was last seen at a doctor’s office on 38th Avenue near 138th Street. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Girl from Rockaway Beach, 3, dies: NYPD

ROCKAWAY BEACH — The NYPD said a 3-year-old girl found unconscious and unresponsive at a house in Rockaway Beach has died. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

Richmond Hill

Four robbers stole $40K with forged checks: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — The NYPD is looking for four people they believe to have committed grand larceny at several Chase Banks in the Richmond Hill area. Comment.
Averne

Middle-aged man had sex with teenage girl: Police

ARVERNE — Police said an Arverne man employed with the city Department of Education was arrested Jan. 25 on charges of rape and criminal sex acts last week. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Jamaica

Jamaica fire guts apartment above jewel store

More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in Jamaica in an apartment above an African jewelry shop Friday afternoon, according to fire officials. Comment.
Bayside

Utility workers save the day

Four Con Edison hard hats proved themselves to be heroes last week when they rescued a woman who was being attacked in Bayside. Comment.
Laurelton

Two children, 11 and 13, missing from home: Cops

LAURELTON — The NYPD is looking for two preteens who went missing from their Laurelton home last week. Comment.
Corona

Fake cop robbed victim of watch, wallet: Police

CORONA — Police were looking for man a suspected of impersonating a police officer and then robbing a 50-year-old man in Corona. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

South Jamaica

South Jamaica man dies at hand of brother, who cut baby: Cops

A Brooklyn man attacked his extended family with a knife Wednesday morning in South Jamaica, according to police, cutting his 1-year-old niece before fatally stabbing his brother, who was planning to be married next week. Comments (9).
Bayside

Avella proposes bill to split up 109th Precinct

Civic leaders from northern and eastern Queens, who have maintained for years that their police forces have been stretched too thin, gathered last week to show their support for a state legislative effort to split both the 105th and 109th precincts in half. Comments (2).
Bayside

MTA police nab Bayside man suspected in iPhone train thefts

A suspected serial thief and source of recent delays for the Long Island Rail Road was arrested Monday, according to law enforcement officials. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing resident sentenced to 20 yrs. in prison for rape

A Flushing man was sentenced this month to 20 years behind bars after posing as a Good Samaritan and then raping a 19-year-old woman in 2009, the Queens district attorney said last week. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

Middle Village

MidVil man shot by officer

A young Middle Village man was shot and killed last week after opening fire on an off-duty NYPD officer who saw him crash a stolen vehicle into a light pole at a busy intersection, authorities said. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Boro dad faces up to 25 to life in wife’s murder

A South Richmond Hill man charged with killing his wife in front of his children was ordered held without bail last week, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Astoria

Two men robbed bank in Astoria at gunpoint: Cops

ASTORIA — The NYPD has been looking for two suspects in a robbery at Steinway Street and 23rd Road that took place Jan. 17 at 6:10 p.m. Comment.
Corona

Police find man, 25, dead in Corona after assault

CORONA — Police said a 25-year-old Hispanic man was found dead at 38th Avenue and 111th Street in Corona Monday at around 7:32 a.m. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

Bayside

Con Edison workers foil gunpoint robbery in Bayside: Con Ed

Four Con Edison employees came to the aid of a woman who had been attacked by a purse snatcher in Bayside recently, according to Con Ed. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

Middle Village

Middle Village man killed in shoot-out with off-duty police officer

A robbery and carjacking came to a fatal end early Thursday morning when a young Middle Village man was shot and killed by an off-duty NYPD officer. Comment.

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