Crime & Courts

Monday, April 1, 2013

Richmond Hill

Group used phony prescriptions to fool Rich Hill pharmacy: AG

Authorities broke up an illegal prescription-drug dealing outfit that allegedly used forged scripts to buy oxycodone pills at more than half a dozen pharmacies in the city and the Hudson Valley, including one in Richmond Hill, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week. Comment.
Crime

Man withdrew money in 114th Precinct from someone else’s account: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with withdrawing money using someone else’s debit card, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Forest Hills

112th Pct. meeting to address burglary spree

Officials in Forest Hills have announced a special meeting April 2 to address a recent burglary spree in the 112th Precinct. Comment.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kew Gardens Hills

Two men tried to rob Kew Gardens bank: Cops

KEW GARDENS HILLS— Cops were looking for two men wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery within the 107th Precinct, the New York Police Department said. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans man fatally shot: NYPD

A 21-year-old man was found gunned down at the corner of 110th Avenue and 179th Place in St. Albans early Sunday, police said. Comment.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Far Rockaway

Far Rock man convicted of murdering girlfriend

A Far Rockaway man was convicted of murdering his girlfriend by punching and drowning her in the ocean after a fight in 2010, the Queens district attorney said last Thursday. Comment.
Bellerose

Police hunt for gas station robbers in Bellerose

BELLEROSE — The NYPD released video footage of two men suspected of stick-ups at several gas stations in Queens using the same modus operandi, cops said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Police on the hunt for cellphone store thieves

OZONE PARK — Police were calling on the public to help nab a trio of suspected cellphone thieves who sneaked into a Verizon Wireless store through a back window earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comment.
Astoria

Woman’s pocketbook stolen in Astoria eatery: Police

ASTORIA — Police have released footage of a woman wanted in connection with a pocketbook theft inside a Steinway Street fast food restaurant, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jamaica

DA charges three Bronx men with smuggling drugs into JFK

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Queens beauty salons settle with AG over wage theft

A Jackson Heights hair salon and a Sunnyside nail salon have entered into settlements with the state attorney general after the former tried to make its employees sign bogus contracts and the latter severely underpaid a manicurist, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Two men convicted of killing gang partner in Far Rockaway

Two violent young men were convicted in federal court last week of murdering their fellow MS-13 member in Far Rockaway in 2010 for his reluctance to “put in work” for the gang, the U.S. attorney for Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island announced. Comment.
Woodside

Pocketbook stolen inside Woodside mosque: Police

WOODSIDE — An unholy thief stole a woman’s pocketbook while she was praying inside a mosque, police said. Comment.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Family mourns son’s death

The parents of a 24-year-old man whose life was cut short after a savage beating at a nightclub last week are trying to envision a world without their son — a world that neither of them was prepared to face. Comments (4).
South Jamaica

FDNY finds shot man dead in SE Qns fire

The body of a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., man was found shot and burned after firefighters were called to put out a blaze inside a vacant South Jamaica home Sunday, and an acquaintance said he left behind a young child. Comment.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

St. Albans

Police recover missing St. Albans baby safe and sound

Police said they safely recovered a 3-week-old girl in Staten Island whom neighbors in St. Albans said was snatched by her father Tuesday on their southeast Queens street in the afternoon. Comment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Man dies from injuries after bouncer fight in South Richmond Hill

A 24-year-old man who police allege was brutally beaten by a bouncer outside a South Richmond Hill club last week has died from his injuries. Comments (8).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

South Jamaica

Crime Scene Unit called to S. Jamaica house fire after body found inside

Police set up a crime scene inside of a 146th Street home after some of the city’s Bravest found a dead body Sunday morning while putting out a fire, police and the FDNY said. Comments (1).

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