Crime & Courts

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jackson Heights

Man trafficked girls in Queens: DA

A Queens grand jury indicted a Yonkers man on sex trafficking charges last week after he allegedly prostituted three teenage girls in Jackson Heights and throughout the city, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man charged with murder in connection to bodies found in Howard Beach fire

Police said they have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with the deaths of two men whose bodies the Queens district attorney believes may have been dumped in an undeveloped section of Howard Beach after being murdered elsewhere. Comment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Crime

Upstate cop asked ‘Queens teen’ for sex: DA

A former upstate police officer pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court last week to sending sexually explicit images to an NYPD officer posing as a 14-year-old Queens girl, the Queens district attorney’s office reported. Comment.
Forest Hills

NYPD officer from Forest Hills convicted in Cannibal case

A Manhattan federal court jury Tuesday found a suspended Forest Hills police officer guilty of conspiring to kidnap, rape, murder and cannibalize women. Comment.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Richmond Hill

Woodhaven man killed in suspected DWI: cops

A 76-year-old man was hit by a car and killed in Woodhaven as he was crossing the street near his favorite coffee shop last week, and police arrested the driver on charges of drunk driving, authorities said. Comment.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jackson Heights

Jax Hgts tailor looted $1.7M in sales tax: AG

A Jackson Heights tailor famous for making and altering suits for sports stars pleaded guilty Tuesday to evading almost $2 million in taxes and could spend up to three years in jail, the state attorney general’s office said. Comment.
Flushing

Dad gets max sentence for shaken baby death

The father convicted of killing his 2-month-old daughter in 2007 by shaking her and fracturing her skull inside a Flushing apartment was sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison Monday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Springfield Gardens

Man gets 50 years for murder, arson: Brown

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The ex-boyfriend who strangled a pregnant mother and tried to cover up his crime by lighting a fire that caused the death of her 2-year-old son was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison Wednesday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Flushing

Cops on the hunt for three scammers

FLUSHING — Police were looking for three scam artists wanted for stealing items from the cars of unsuspecting motorists. Comment.
Editorial

What’s Taking So Long?

It’s been two months since 19-year-old Robert Jackson was allegedly brutalized by police around the corner from the 109th Precinct. Comment.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill men shot neighbor, torched home: DA

The two young Richmond Hill men charged with tying up a neighbor and setting his apartment on fire allegedly robbed and shot him in the head first in a crime that netted just $200, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Laurelton

Suspect shoots man, flees scene in Laurelton

LAURELTON — The NYPD was looking for a man who shot a person in the rear end in front of the Laurelton Plaza last week. Comment.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Forest Hills

Cannibalism case heads to jury in trial of Queens officer

The defense team for the Forest Hills man accused of conspiring online to kidnap, torture and eat numerous women likened his schemes during closing arguments Thurday to the 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast that caused widespread panic among those who thought aliens were actually invading the planet. Comment.
Bayside

NYPD arrests man following Bell Blvd. stab

A 23-year-old man said he was stabbed after a late-night argument outside of Brian Dempsey’s American Ale House in Bayside last week. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man stabbed to death in Richmond Hill: Cops

A 30-year-old man died in Richmond Hill Wednesday afternoon after he was attacked by a group of men and stabbed, police said. Comment.

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