Crime & Courts

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

Flushing

Flushing purse snatching turns into phone theft: Police

FLUSHING — A late-night attempted purse snatcher ended up pocketing an iPhone instead, police said.A 23-year-old woman was near the corner of Kissena Boulevard and Maple Avenue Jan. 12 at about midnight when a man tried to steal her purse, according to cops. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

College Point

Woman’s pocketbook stolen in College Point

COLLEGE POINT — A woman trying to be a good Samaritan near the College Point Shopping Center was instead duped by a con, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Letters

Support mediation group to combat social violence

The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., left us heartbroken and looking for answers. No doubt the shooting was a result of many underlying issues, but as a mediation and family services center, we are asking ourselves: Might the lack of opportunity to resolve conflicts be one contributing factor? Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Long Island City

Police seek suspect in Long Island City and Astoria iPhone robbery cases

LONG ISLAND CITY — The NYPD wants to question 19-year-old Karim Morle in connection with a series of eight iPhone robberies in Long Island City and Astoria, police said. Comments (3).
Flushing

Three arrested in alleged Flushing beating, iPhone theft: NYPD

FLUSHING — A teen who was beaten had her cellphone taken after trying to collect evidence against her attackers, according to cops. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Ozone Park

Ozone Park man, 51, found dead in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — A 51-year-old Ozone Park man was found dead Friday on a Brooklyn street, the NYPD said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police searching for three teen suspects in cellphone snatch

FAR ROCKAWAY — A young woman was robbed of her cellphone by three teenagers while riding the Rockaway Shuttle train last month, police said. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Fake Con Ed worker cons Queensboro Hill woman: NYPD

QUEENSBORO HILL — A man posing as a Consolidated Edison employee bilked a woman out of nearly $200 this month, police said. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Far Rockaway

Cops nab mom after son brings guns to school: Police

The NYPD has arrested the mother of a 7-year-old boy who brought a .22 caliber pistol and a full ammunition clip to a Far Rockaway elementary school Thursday, police said. Comments (1).
Bayside

111th Pct closes 2012 with slight crime increase

The 111th Precinct topped out 2012 with a slight uptick in crime, mostly due to an end-of-the-year jump in burglaries, police said. Comments (1).
Flushing

Rapes drop in 109th as thefts rise in 2012

Overall crime was slightly up in the 109th Precinct in 2012 compared to 2011, although major crimes including rape and murder fell by about 50 percent each. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man found dead near boardwalk

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway resident has been charged with stabbing a neighbor to death near the Boardwalk on Beach 17th Street, police said. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Cops link cellphone robbers to other crimes

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Authorities said a robbery last month in a South Richmond Hill cell phone store can be traced to three earlier robberies of Radio Shack stores in South Richmond Hill and Brooklyn. Comment.
Flushing

Would-be boro robber sought in Flushing

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who knocked down an elderly woman and tried to rob her, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Flushing

Accused baby shaker trial opens

At the baby shaking trial of a Flushing man, a parade of doctors and officers took the stand in Queens Supreme Court to testify about their knowledge of the events that led to the October 2007 death of his 2-month-old daughter. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing arrest sparks controversy

Instructors and supporters of the Flushing YMCA attended a 109th Precinct Community Council meeting earlier this month to complain about an arrest outside the facility on Northern Boulevard. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Subway pusher suspect sane

A Rego Park woman who allegedly thrust an Elmhurst man in front of an incoming No. 7 train in Sunnyside has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial and a homeless man was arraigned on charges of pushing another Elmhurst man in front of a Q train in Manhattan last month, prosecutors said. Comment.

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