Crime & Courts

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012

Jamaica

Woman accused of bilking state of over $1K in taxes: state inspector general

JAMAICA — An employee at the state Division of Motor Vehicles was arrested Monday and charged with falsifying documents in order to avoid paying her fair share of taxes on the Porsche she bought in Texas, authorities said. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing biz sent military gadgets to China: Feds

A Flushing businessman with a history of violating United States shipping regulations was charged last week with surreptitiously sending military-grade equipment to Taiwan and China. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Woodside

Auto dealer busted in finance scam: DA

The Long Island owners of a Woodside car dealership were charged last week with holding onto about $730,000 in sales taxes while the dealership’s ex-finance manager allegedly defrauded customers out of $115,000 in cash through a fake refinancing scheme, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Laurelton

Jury convicts Ozone Park man of fatally shooting teen in 2010

An Ozone Park man who was charged in the 2010 shooting death of a teenager outside a Richmond Hill bar was found guilty of murder by a jury in Queens Supreme Court Friday. Comments (1).
Corona

Two youth assaulted victims in Corona: Cops

CORONA — The police were looking for two young men wanted for questioning about two assaults last month. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police seeks public assistance in robbery (with video of suspect)

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was looking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for allegedly robbing a 58-year-old woman. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Flushing

Flushing doc charged with two homicides

Federal prosecutors charged a doctor with homicide last week after two of his patients from a Flushing clinic died from overdoses, but the indictment may also contribute to a shifting of the scales between prescription drug and heroin abuse in Queens and Long Island. Comment.
Laurelton

Victims of foster abuse get $10M

The city last week agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that for almost two decades its child welfare system failed to protect 10 special-needs children from serious physical and emotional abuse by a Laurelton foster parent who manipulated the “dysfunctional bureaucracy” solely for financial gain. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Corona

Sex trafficking moved to Queens on 7 line

The advocates paint a picture as similar as it is horrific: women and girls — some as young as 12 — fall into the clutches of pimps who subject them to verbal and sexual abuse, force them to have sex with men for money and then when the authorities find them, they are considered criminals. Comments (1).
Bayside

Bayside man charged with killing parents

A Bayside man was charged with the murders of his mother and father over the course of about 15 months and also with attacking two police officers, the Queens district attorney said Tuesday. Comment.
Corona

Monserrate gets two years

Former City Councilman and State Sen. Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay almost $80,000 in restitution for fraudulently using City Council funds Tuesday to underwrite his own election campaign in the latest chapter in the East Elmhurst politician’s fall from grace. Comment.
Flushing

Man robbed Home Depot, threatened worker: Cops (with video of suspect)

FLUSHING — Cops were looking for a man who pulled a gun on a Home Depot employee and then took off with some of the store’s merchandise. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Bayside

111th sets up citizen patrol

A recent spike in burglaries has driven the 111th Precinct to mobilize residents of northeast Queens into organizing civilian patrols, the precinct’s community council said. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Police kill man with pellet gun

A 42-year-old man with a lengthy rap sheet was shot and killed in Ridgewood Saturday night after he pulled an illegal pellet gun on two undercover cops while they were arresting a suspected drug dealer, the Police Department said. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Gun in Manhattan killing fired in St. Albans: Cops (with video of suspect)

ST. ALBANS — Police said Tuesday ballistics tests revealed that the gun used to kill a man on a busy Midtown Manhattan street Monday was also used to shoot up a house in southeast Queens three years ago. Comment.
Elmhurst

Man climbed into house and raped woman: Police

ELMHURST — The police were looking for a man who used a ladder to climb into a woman’s bathroom window last weekend and then rape her. Comment.
Elmhurst

Two stabbed, one dead in Elmhurst home: Cops

ELMHURST — Police responding to a call of a foul odor Sunday found an older woman dead and her alleged killer with a stab wound. Comment.
Elmhurst

Korean group helping Hans

A Flushing organization has been collecting donations to assist the family of Ki-Suk Han, a 58-year-old Elmhurst resident who was pushed in front of a downtown Manhattan-bound Q train last week, leaving his disabled wife and young daughter heartbroken. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Corona

Monserrate receives 24 months in prison, $80K fine

Former City Councilman and state Sen. Hiram Monserrate was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $80,000 in restitution for fraudulently using Council funds to underwrite his own election campaign. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Ridgewood

Police kill man with pellet gun in Ridgewood

Police shot and killed a man who pulled a fake gun on police officers in Ridgewood Saturday night, according to the NYPD. Comment.

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