Crime & Courts

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

East Elmhurst

Two suspects rob East Elmhurst diner: Cops [With Videos]

EAST ELMHURST - Two suspects were wanted by the NYPD in connection with a burglary at a diner last week within the confines of the 114th Precinct. Comment.
Laurelton

SE Queens non-profit head pleads guilty to stealing funds allocated by Huntley

A week after he was arrested, the head of a Laurelton youth camp agreed Tuesday to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in public money he scammed from the do-nothing nonprofit, authorities said. Comments (1).

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ridgewood

With summer comes increased opportunity for thieves

While on vacation, people often leave lights in the home on overnight to scare off any would-be burglars, but that old trick may not be too wise after all. Comments (1).
Astoria

Police pursuing three suspects in boutique robbery

ASTORIA - Three men were wanted for allegedly robbing a clothing boutique last week in the confines of the 114th Precinct. Comments (4).

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Maspeth

Ex-Bonanno crime boss to be released from pen

In less than two months, Joseph Massino, the former mob boss of the Bonanno crime family, will be released from prison. Comment.
Forest Hills

Rosedale man gets 18 yrs. for gang assault: DA

FOREST HILLS — A 31-year-old Jamaica man received 18 years in prison for the brutal beating of another man in a Forest Hills club in 2010, QueensDistrict Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (3).

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill husband gets 18 years in wife’s stabbing slay

An estranged husband who stabbed his wife to death in their Richmond Hill home last summer and tried to cover up his bloody crime was sentenced to 18 years in prison earlier this week, the borough’s district attorney said. Comments (1).
Little Neck

Hollis man killed in GCP crash where gun later found: Police

A 28-year-old woman was charged with gun possession following what police described as a high-speed car crash on the Grand Central Parkway that took the life of the driver early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (42).
Forest Hills Gardens

Police looking for suspects in Forest HIlls Gardens robberies

FOREST HILLS GARDENS — Four suspects were being sought by the police in connection to a string of recent robberies in Queens and Manhattan in recent weeks, police said. The robbery pattern involves eight separate incidents, including two in Forest Hills Gardens and one in Rego Park, the NYPD said. Comment.
Editorial

A Tragic Case

The Florida jury’s decision to acquit George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin reverberated through Queens and the rest of the city, where calls were issued to dismantle “shoot first” laws. Comments (5).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Queensbridge

Brooklyn man charged in robbing of 73-year-old blind man twice

A Brooklyn man was charged Thursday with robbing a 73-year-old blind man twice in two weeks at his home in the Queensbridge Houses, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).
Corona

Corona mom files federal suit against cop who shot her son

Corona resident Cecilia Reyes, whose 22-year-old son Noel Polanco was fatally shot by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop last year, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New York City and the officer who gunned down the National Guardsman, according to court documents. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Cat killer sentenced to one year

An Ozone Park man has been sentenced to one year in jail for the killing of a stray cat in February 2012, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Woodside

$5K offered for info about Woodside stabbing

Police were searching for the driver of a dark-colored, older model sedan who is suspected of stabbing a 26-year-old Astoria deejay to death and wounding another man in Woodside over the weekend. Comment.
Jamaica

JFK bomb plot conviction upheld: NY Post

JAMAICA — A Trinidadian imam who was part of a failed bomb plot at John F. Kennedy International Airport was rightfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, a federal appeals court said, according to the New York Post. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Laurelton

SE Queens nonprofit prez arrested on fraud charges

In the latest installment of the sweeping corruption probes to hit Queens, the president of a Laurelton nonprofit that received thousands of dollars in member items from several borough lawmakers was arrested Tuesday and charged with pocketing the cash, authorities said. Comments (5).

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Maspeth

Police searching for ex-husband in Maspeth attack: 104th Commander

Police were hunting for a Bronx man suspected of restraining and beating his ex-wife for hours in Maspeth before allegedly swiping money and phones, the 104th Precinct’s commander said. Comment.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Woodside

NYPD looking for sedan driven by stabbing suspect in Woodside: Police

Police released surveillance video late Saturday of a vehicle believed to have been driven by a suspect in a fatal stabbing in Woodside hours earlier. Comment.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Woodside

Hispanic group offers $5K for info in fatal stabbing of young father in Woodside

Two Hispanic men were stabbed - one fatally - in Woodside early Saturday morning, police said, and an outreach group is offering several thousands dollars as a reward for information about the killer. Comment.

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