Crime & Courts

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

Crime

Brown celebrates year of success

By the numbers, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown reflected on his office’s work throughout 2012 and said his staff played a major role in curbing the city’s crime. Comment.
Letters

We would be better without guns

I do not understand why we need to have guns so prevalent in our society. I know about the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. I know about the Bill of Rights and when and why it was adopted. Comments (10).

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

Ridgewood

Cops looking for man in connection with deli rob

RIDGEWOOD — Police were asking the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected of robbing a Ridgewood deli Christmas Day. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill bar fights leave one dead, another wounded: NYPD

A man was shot and killed outside a Richmond Hill bar early Sunday morning and a second man was treated for a stab wound to the leg, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

Jamaica

Cops on the hunt for two serial robbery suspects

JAMAICA — The NYPD has asked for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who are suspected of committing six robberies at gunpoint in Queens. Comment.
Jamaica

Shooting in Jamaica restaurant leaves one dead: NYPD

A South Jamaica man was shot and killed and another man wounded Saturday in an early morning shooting in a Jamaica restaurant, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Far Rockaway

Masked gunmen kill teenager at Far Rockaway party: Cops

Two men were shot to death in the borough Saturday, one a Far Rockaway teenager who was gunned down outside his best friend’s party and the other a 31-year-old man who was found dead inside his Rosedale home, police and family of the teen victim said. Comments (7).
South Jamaica

Queens moms mowed down

Two Queens mothers were killed in separate hit-and-run accidents just about an hour apart from each other on a rainy night last week and the police were looking for the drivers who left both scenes. Comments (2).
Letters

Pols must back weapon control

The shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was a senseless tragedy that could have been avoided. Comments (10).

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

South Jamaica

Queens murder rate inches up as citywide homicide rate falls

With one more day’s worth of crime statistics yet to be counted and 2012’s official total tallied, the city was on track to register its lowest murder rate in decades, but by Dec. 30 Queens had already recorded one more murder than it had in 2011. Comment.
Sunnyside

Lawmakers want subway safeguards

Two Queens city councilmen have urged the MTA to install new safety devices in the subway system after a 46-year-old man was pushed onto the tracks in Sunnyside last week as a train approached and a woman was charged with his murder as a hate crime. Comment.
Rosedale

Woman, 25, dies in watery Rosedale car crash

A woman accused of drunk driving and crashing into a Rosedale marsh Sunday was charged with the drowning death of one of her passengers, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Rego Park

Bayside man killed in LIE SUV crash: Police

REGO PARK -- A 27-year-old man died in a car crash Wednesday after the Ford Explorer he was traveling in struck the median on the Long Island Expressway at the 108th Street exit, according to police. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Far Rockaway

Police arrest pair in fatal Far Rock shooting involving AK-47

Two young men from the Rockaways were charged Sunday in the murder of Far Rockaway teen Xavier Granville, who was gunned down outside of his best friend’s party, police and the victim’s family said. Comments (32).
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.
Jackson Heights

East Elmhurst boy killed in Jax Hgts hit-and-run

An 11-year-old boy was run down by a dump truck in Jackson Heights early Friday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

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.

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