Crime & Courts

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Maspeth

Driver found with gun magazines in car: Brown

MASPETH — Police charged a Forest Hills man with criminal possession of a weapon after officers found him packing a pistol and bullet magazines while disregarding traffic rules in his 2004 Nissan Feb. 22, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jackson Heights

Men impersonate cops in Jax. Hts.: NYPD

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were looking for information about the identity and whereabouts of two men who allegedly pretended to be NYPD detectives in Jackson Heights. Comment.
South Jamaica

Darryl Adams’ mother sets up memorial to slain son in South Jamaica

On Sunday morning, two days after 19-year-old Darryl Adams was murdered outside South Jamaica Houses, his mother was methodically placing candles outside the door to their apartment complex. A makeshift memorial had sprung up and friends and family members dropped by to give her hugs and write messages on a poster. Comments (73).
Corona

E. Elmhurst man drags wife from car: Brown

CORONA — An East Elmhurst man dragged his wife along the pavement with his car Feb. 18 after the two got into a verbal argument, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hollis

Woman charged in branch attack, theft: DA

HOLLIS — A Jamaica woman was charged last week with attacking a woman with a tree branch and stealing her phone, according to a criminal complaint filed in Queens court. Comments (1).
Crime

Kelly defends Muslim monitoring

The NYPD released a transcript of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly speaking at a breakfast Saturday morning where he defended the police department’s surveillance of Muslim student associations and other groups beyond of New York City’s borders. Comments (4).
East Elmhurst

Flordia man convicted after pack heat in luggage

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — A Florida man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon Feb. 21 after attempting to bring a semi-automatic handgun onto a flight leaving LaGuardia Airport, according to documents from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comments (1).
Rego Park

Suspect steals bag from Rego Park shop: Police

REGO PARK — Police were looking for a man who allegedly swiped a woman’s bag from a Rego Park shop Tuesday of last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

South Jamaica

South Jamaica teen killed in second shooting since July

A South Jamaica teen who had been shot last year was gunned down early Friday morning at the South Jamaica Houses, police said. Comments (189).
South Jamaica

Victims of gun violence speak out

At first, Deshawn Curtin didn’t think he had been shot. Comments (1).
Howard Beach

Howard Beach mobsters face life in jail after guilty pleas

Four Gambino crime family members from Howard Beach pleaded guilty last week in Manhattan federal court to a multitude of charges, including narcotics trafficking, extortions, assaults, loansharking, racketeering and gambling, according to federal authorities. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Three Chase banks on Queens Blvd. robbed

FOREST HILLS - Police were seeking information about a suspect in the robberies of three Chase banks on Queens Boulevard last month. Comment.
Bayside

Ridgewood man bites thumb on Bell Boulevard: DA

BAYSIDE — A Ridgewood man allegedly committed an assault of Shakespearean proportions when he bit a man’s thumb Feb. 20, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comments (1).
Rego Park

Lancman calls for stiff punishment on vandalism

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) recently proposed legislation designed to deter would-be vandals and thieves from targeting religious institutions. Comment.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Jamaica

Alleged MS 13 members shot in gang dispute at Wendy’s in Jamaica: DA

Three suspected MS 13 members were shot by alleged members of the Latin Kings during a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica Thursday afternoon, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (3).
Kew Gardens

Alleged Gambino member faces child molest charge

KEW GARDENS — An alleged member of the Gambino crime family is facing charges of molesting an underage girl, the New York Post reported. Comments (1).
Woodhaven

Police seek leads in Woodhaven home invasion

WOODHAVEN — Police are on the lookout for three individuals wanted in connection with a brazen home break-in and robbery, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).
Queensboro Hill

Brawler lacerates man’s chest with fingernails: DA

QUEENSBORO HILL — A Flushing man fought fist and nail in a Feb. 21 attack, according to documents from the Queens district attorney. Comment.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Maspeth

Hateful graffiti scrawled on Maspeth church

A Maspeth pastor arrived at work Wednesday morning to find five separate acts of hate-driven vandalism throughout different areas of the church, including one Star of David with a swastika inside. Comments (3).
Bayside

Bayside park battling drug habit

Police from the 111th Precinct said they were aware of reports from residents that a number of dealers were selling drugs in Bayside’s Marie Curie Park and narcotics detectives have been conducting an investigation. Comments (4).
South Ozone Park

Crime rise sets off call for cops

With the 106th Precinct battling a surge in property crimes and the prospect of a convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) wants the precinct to be assigned more officers. Comment.
Flushing

Queens man gets 30 yrs for sexual child abuse

A Flushing pedophile who sexually abused children for years, including two of his nephews, will be locked up for three decades, a federal judge said Friday. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Spring Gardens aide groped students: DA

A Queens public school employee has been accused of sexually abusing his students just a week after it was learned that a teacher in the borough had asked her students to send Christmas cards to a prisoner in an upstate jail. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

South Ozone Park

Racino employees busted in casino card heist

Two employees of the Aqueduct racino were charged last week with stealing casino player cards with $100 worth of credit and selling them to casino patrons, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills man charged with pilfering Torah decorations from synagogue: NYPD

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police arrested a Kew Gardens Hills man Tuesday and charged him with stealing several silver religious items from a synagogue. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens teacher’s aide charged with sexual abuse

A Springfield Gardens teacher’s aide was charged Thursday with sexually abusing six female students over the last four months, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (2).
Middle Village

Pet store seeks stolen puppy

The husband-and-wife owners of a Middle Village pet store are offering a $200 reward and a store discount to anyone who can help cops identify a woman who snatched a puppy from the business Friday night. Comment.

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