Crime & Courts

Monday, May 20, 2013

Springfield Gardens

Hack from Springfield Gardens stabbed to death fellow Queens cabbie in Nassau: DA

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Springfield Gardens resident Christopher Heron was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison Monday for murdering a fellow taxi driver in Nassau County in 2011, according to Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Comment.
South Jamaica

[UPDATE] Police search for suspect who shot, killed 14-year-old Jamaica girl

Police were still on high alert Monday with a suspect at large in South Jamaica where the NYPD said a 14-year-old girl was shot in the head while sitting on a city bus over the weekend. Comments (3).
Flushing

Police charge two people with possession of ‘large’ quantity of drugs in Flushing: NYPD

FLUSHING — Two Massachusetts residents were arrested in Flushing Monday night and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and intent to sell, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rockaway Beach

MTA worker charged with petit larceny: NYPD

ROCKAWAYS — An off-duty Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee was arrested and charged with petit larceny last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.
South Jamaica

South Jamaica teen shot and killed riding Q6 bus: NYPD

A 14-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday night while riding a city bus, police said. Comments (3).

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Flushing

Flushing man admits role in child porn sites

A Flushing man pleaded guilty Monday to running 18 websites containing child pornography from his Queens home. Comment.
Maspeth

Police hunting for Maspeth bank robbery suspect

MASPETH — The police were asking the community to help identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of an Amalgamated Bank earlier this month. Comment.
Far Rockaway

MTA train operator charged with DWI in Rockaways: Police

FAR ROCKAWAY— An off-duty Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator was arrested and charged with DWI earlier this week, according to the NYPD. Comments (2).
Editorial

The Huntley Nine

What a sad day for Queens. Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing $87,000 from her own nonprofit to go shopping after secretly recording nine Democratic colleagues at her home in southeast Queens. Comments (1).

Friday, May 17, 2013

Jamaica

Huntley gets light sentence

A Brooklyn federal judge last week sentenced former state Sen. Shirley Huntley to a year and one day in prison for stealing taxpayer dollars, but said in the past the court had proven to be imperfect in deterring such corruption. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Cops seek trio in S. Rich Hill fatal stabbing [With New Video]

A night at the club turned deadly for a 21-year-old Sunday. Comment.
Long Island City

DA accuses Queens man of LIC carjacking spree

A Long Island City man who allegedly went on a carjacking and robbery spree in the borough last week is being held without bail and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Woodside

Man used stolen debit card to shop in Woodside Home Depot: Cops

SUNNYSIDE — Police were asking the public to help identify a man wanted in connection with using a debit card stollen from a home on 40th Street earlier this month. Comment.
Forest Hills

Man charged with robbing cabbies with ‘AIDS’ syringe: DA

FOREST HILLS — Cops said a Forest Hills man is accused of allegedly robbing multiple cabbies with a syringe he said was contaminated with the AIDS virus. Comment.
Hollis

‘Sweetheart Swindler’ gets 1-3 years: Brown

HOLLIS — A Hollis woman known as the “Sweetheart Swindler” was sentenced Wednesday to one year to three years in prison on charges she jumped bail in 2007, the district attorney said. She will serve the sentence consecutively with hard time accrued from another case. Comment.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ditmars

BB gun incident scares parents at Ditmars Park

A Queens man who allegedly let his 5-year-old daughter run around Ditmars Park with an illegal BB gun was arraigned on charges of reckless endangerment last Friday, the district attorney said, and an Astoria legislator said the father made the situation worse by allegedly resisting arrest. Comment.
Corona

MTA worker who faked robbery of her token booth arrested: DA

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker was arrested and charged with staging a robbery of her token booth, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Police searching for four East Elmhurst stabbing suspects

EAST ELMHURST — Police were asking the public’s help in finding four suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing within the 115th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Police on the hunt for two suspects in Elmhurst home invasion [With Video]

ELMHURST — Surveillance footage shows two suspects wanted for a brazen home invasion earlier this month, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Suspect swiped laptop from Flushing building: Cops

BROADWAY — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary last month. Comment.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Corona

Qns MTA worker fakes robbery at her ticket booth: NYPD

CORONA – A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker was arrested and charged with staging a robbery of her token booth, according to police and multiple reports. Comment.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Police seeking ‘person of interest’ in Rich Hill stabbing death [With Video]

Police were looking for a man described as a person of interest in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old, who police said stumbled over to officers for help in South Richmond Hill Sunday. Comment.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Woodside

Police hunt for suspect in subway assault [With Video]

The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in finding both a man suspected of punching another person on a subway train and the victim of that assault. Comment.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ditmars

Astoria father charged with firing BB guns at park before letting his children play with them: DA

A Queens father arraigned on charges Friday of shooting illegal BB guns in a crowded Astoria park and then letting his five-year-old daughter wave one of the guns around at other children, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).

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