Crime & Courts

Monday, March 18, 2013

Forest Hills

Correction cop charged with mischief at Forest Hills precinct: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — A city correction officer was arrested in the 112th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jamaica

Trial begins on NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy

The fact that blacks and Latinos are stopped by the NYPD at rates disproportional to their populations across the city was not in dispute Monday when the broadest challenge yet to the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies kicked off in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Comment.
Astoria

Three men rob Astoria business at gunpoint: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD was reaching out for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in connection with a gunpoint robbery, police said. Comments (4).

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Astoria

Man stole bikes, laptop from Astoria garage: Police

ASTORIA — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in finding a robbery suspect, police said. Comment.
Crime

Man charged with swiping phone on Queens-bound train

QUEENS — The NYPD used the Find My iPhone application to recover a stolen cellphone, leading to the arrest of a suspect on a Queens-bound F train, police said. Comment.
Editorial

Call it Correction

The city appears to be getting serious about lowering the rate of recidivism for criminals sentenced to up to a year at Rikers Island and all the other jails in the system. Comment.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Astoria

Two women swiped wallets from Woodside shoppers: NYPD

ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for the public’s help in finding two women wanted in connection to three thefts, police said. Comment.
Rego Park

Rego Park salon window smashed before burglary: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police were looking for help finding a suspect wanted in connection to a burglary in Rego Park, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Kew Gardens

Queens authorities nab seven suspects in fraud ring

Seven people were arrested last week in connection with a tax fraud ring partially operating in Queens who are suspected of stealing more than $500,000 from the federal government, the Queens district attorney said last week. Comment.
Forest Hills

GCP drunk driver gets up to 7 years in prison

The boozed-up driver who killed a highway worker on the Grand Central Parkway early one morning last year will spend at least 28 months in prison after he was sentenced Tuesday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Hollis

Suspect sought in in two armed robberies of bodegas in SE Queens

HOLLIS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection to two robberies in southeast Queens. Comment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Howard Beach

Cops nab suspect in Howard Beach brush fire deaths

Police charged a Brooklyn man with murder in connection with the deaths of two men who had been shot and beaten and whose bodies were stuffed inside plastic bags and set on fire in an undeveloped section of Howard Beach, police and the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Jury convicts Forest Hills cop in cannibal scheme

It took a Manhattan federal jury less than three full days to return a guilty verdict for Gilberto Valle, the NYPD officer from Forest Hills charged with plotting online to kidnap, kill and eat a number of women. Comments (2).
Richmond Hill

Man, 32, fatally stabbed in Richmond Hill: Cops

Police have identified the man who died in Richmond Hill after being attacked and stabbed by a group of men outside a deli last week as 32-year-old Jose Rubio, of Jamaica. Comment.
Astoria

Police arrest suspect in Astoria library groping

ASTORIA — Police said they arrested and charged an Astoria man with forcibly touching a teenage girl inside a Queens library earlier this month. Comment.
Woodside

Police hunt suspect who groped girl at Woodside train station [With Video of Suspect]

WOODSIDE — The NYPD was looking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with a forcible touching that happened earlier this month at the Woodside-61st Street subway station, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Woman’s purse swiped from car in Flushing lot

FLUSHING -- Police were asking the public’s help in finding a person suspected of breaking into a woman’s car as it was parked in a municipal parking lot near 135-20 39th Ave. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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

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.

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