Crime & Courts

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Crime

Boro police impersonator arrested in N.J.: Cops

CITYWIDE — Members of the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau arrested a New Jersey man last week who they said impersonated a police officer and forced prostitutes to perform sexual acts on him. Comments (3).
Howard Beach

ATV rider robbed of $900 in Howard Beach: Cops

HOWARD BEACH — A man who was riding his ATV on the streets of Howard Beach told police he was robbed of $900 by a Brooklyn man pretending to be a police officer, according to a criminal complaint. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Glendale

Biz owner possessed 7,200 stun guns: Cops

GLENDALE — The manager of a Glendale business was charged last week after police allegedly found boxes containing 7,200 stun guns inside Top Choice Trading Inc., at 47-38 Metropolitan Ave., the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

Jamaica

DOT employee carried around handgun: Police

JAMAICA — Police said a city Department of Transportation worker was arrested Friday at a Jamaica subway station and charged with criminal possession of a weapon. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Jackson Heights

Dromm wants new drug law

When City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration for the large number of marijuana possession arrests made on his watch and advocated for legalizing medical marijuana, he said he was not dismissing the drug’s ill effects. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Victim robbed while urinating behind building

FRESH MEADOWS — A Fresh Meadows man was charged last week for relieving a man of his wallet and wristwatch as he relieved himself, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Flushing

Flushing student stabbed after basketball loss

FLUSHING — Police said a basketball player from Flushing’s Robert F. Kennedy High School on Parsons Boulevard was stabbed last week after his team lost its game, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Astoria

Astoria husband charged in wife’s grisly murder

An Astoria man suspected in the beating death of his wife after a bloody note saying “I killed my best friend” was found in their apartment was returned to New York on murder charges Tuesday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Hollis

Queens Village man shot walking home in Hollis

A young man was gunned down on Hollis Avenue early Monday evening, just a few doors away from the library where his three younger sisters were studying after school. Comment.
Flushing

Father of Zazi lies to feds, gets 4 1/2 years in prison

The father of a Flushing-raised man who plotted to blow up New York City subway cars in 2009 was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Friday for trying to throw the feds off the trail of his son. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Rockaway Beach

Detective kills suspect in Rockaway shooting

A Harlem man who police said was a suspect in the shooting of a 25-year-old woman in Rockaway Beach was killed during a shoot-out with a police officer in an Upper Manhattan subway station Tuesday afternoon, and a detective who was shot during the melee is in stable condition, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Comment.
Ditmars

Drunk driver killed Astoria grandpa: DA

An Astoria man has been charged with hitting and killing a beloved grandfather, who was a refugee from the Cuban Revolution, with an SUV while allegedly intoxicated, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

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