Crime & Courts

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013

Letters

Another assault gun tragedy

A devastating but too familiar horror took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in an idyllic Connecticut town, Newtown, Dec. 14. Twenty-six were killed: 20 children, 6 to 10 years of age, and six adults. The perpetrator was 20-year-old Adam Lanza. Comments (4).

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Ex-Spg Gardens teacher accused of underage sex

A former music teacher at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens who lavished expensive gifts upon a teenage girl he met in his wife’s Brooklyn church choir was arrested last week on charges he carried on a sexual relationship with the girl, officials said. Comment.
Sunnyside

Woman charged with hate crime in fatal Sunnyside subway push

A Rego Park woman has been charged with murder as a hate crime after confessing to police she pushed a 46-year-old man in front of a train in Sunnyside because she has despised Hindus and Muslims since 9/11, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Police seeking Rochdale shooting suspect

ROCHDALE — Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in connection to a double shooting on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Rochdale last month. Comment.
Forest Hills

Off-duty traffic officer arrested: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — An off-duty traffic enforcement agent was arrested Saturday, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

Astoria

Man touched two women onboard N train: Police

ASTORIA — Cops were looking for a man wanted for assault on a Queens-bound N train last Thursday. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police find AK-47 shell casings after Far Rock teen shot to death

Unknown assailants in ski masks gunned down a Far Rockaway teenager after a late-night party early Saturday, police and family of the victim said. Comment.
Rosedale

Hit-and-run killed victim in Rosedale: Cops

ROSEDALE — According to police, a man died as a result of a hit-and-run last week. As of Wednesday afternoon, police had not yet released the man’s identity. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

Sunnyside

Police seek female suspect in Sunnyside train push (with surveillance video)

In a sad echo of an incident involving an Elmhurst man in Manhattan earlier this month, an unidentified man was pushed to his death in front of the No. 7 train Thursday evening in Sunnyside by a woman, police said. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Defense revisits 2007 Forest Hills murder case

The killing of a Forest Hills orthodontist in the fall of 2007 ignited a court case that captivated the community and led to life in prison for the victim’s wife. Comment.
Crime

City must pay for security at private schools: Vallone

In the wake of the massacre two weeks ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) renewed a push for his bill that would require the city to provide security for private and religious schools. Comment.
Flushing

Cops on the hunt for man in train robbery

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted subway robbery Dec. 11. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing woman performed illegal surgery: DA

A Flushing resident who decorated her home like a doctor’s office and performed a buttocks enhancement procedure involving Krazy Glue sent one woman to the hospital and may have caused a lifelong medical problem, Queens’ top prosecutor said last Thursday. Comment.
Forest Hills

Police hunt for suspect in five robberies

FOREST HILLS — Cops were looking for a suspect wanted in connection with two robberies and three grand larcenies dating back to mid-November in Brooklyn and Queens. Comment.
Howard Beach

Bayside bar owner not guilty in double murder

HACKENSACK, N.J. — A former Bayside nightclub owner was found not guilty earlier this month of shooting and killing two men from southern Queens three years ago, the Bergen County prosecutor’s office said. Comments (1).
South Ozone Park

S. Ozone man admits guilt in doctor ID theft

A South Ozone Park man who was accused of stealing personal information from doctors who were applying to work at a medical facility he was planning to open pleaded guilty to charges of identity theft in court last week, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

Floral Park

Two Queens women killed in separate hit-and-runs

Two Queens mothers were killed in separate hit-and-run incidents in the borough Wednesday night. Comments (5).
Flushing

Feds crack down on Flushing asylum mill

Queens residents made up half of the 26 people charged last week with helping Chinese immigrants lie in order to obtain asylum in the United States, a federal prosecutor said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Bodega worker shot in Ridgewood shop

Police were still searching for a suspect captured on surveillance video and wanted in connection with the death of a bodega clerk in Ridgewood last Thursday evening. Comment.
Bellerose

Bellerose vandalism renews push to split 105th Precinct

Neighbors living in the area off Union Turnpike in Bellerose have been sleeping with one eye open lately after waking up to various acts of vandalism, members of the community said. Comments (2).
Ozone Park

Suspect in city case caught in Spain: Cops

OZONE PARK — Cops said a man, wanted in connection with a 2005 hit-and-run, was arrested in Spain Friday. Comment.

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