Crime & Courts

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Auburndale

Mythos settles lawsuit over underpaid staff: Feds

A pair of Auburndale restaurant owners were forced to fork over more than $300,000 in back pay and damages after failing to fairly compensate their low-wage workers over the course of three years, authorities said Tuesday. Comment.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood iPhone snatch carried out on two wheels: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Two suspected bike-riding bandits allegedly swiped an iPhone from a 27-year-old woman earlier this month, police said. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Richmond Hill

Shops on Jamaica Avenue burglarized: NYPD [With Video]

JAMAICA - The New York Police Department was looking for suspects wanted in a string of commercial burglaries within the 102nd Precinct, cops said. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Man shot in head and neck found close to stabbing murder earlier in week: NYPD

A 33-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his head Friday evening less than a block from where a 69-year-old man was stabbed to death four days earlier, police said. Comment.
St. Albans

Auto shop owners stole $250K from state: DA

St. ALBANS — Authorities arrested the owners of a Merrick Boulevard auto body shop who allegedly bilked the state out of $250,000 in tax revenue, the district attorney said. Comments (2).

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

South Richmond Hill

S. Rich Hill hit-and-run leaves grandmother dead

The family of a 59-year-old woman killed in a hit-and-run crash on 117th Street and residents of the block are calling for measures to slow down drivers on the roadway. Comments (1).
Queens Village

Brooklyn gang member caught in Queens Village: DA

QUEENS VILLAGE — A Crips gangbanger from Brooklyn who was foiled when he was spotted wearing a pair of gold-colored sneakers was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for a 2012 gunpoint robbery, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2).
Kew Gardens Hills

NYPD cop cuffed in Queens: Police

POMONOK — An NYPD officer was taken into custody last week after an incident in the 107th Precinct, according to cops. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Jackson Heights

Two Queens police officers charged with bribery

Two police officers, both stationed in Queens, have been charged with accepting cash payments ranging from $40 to $1,500 for copies of official police accident reports, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Comment.
Corona

Corona ambulance corp heads stole $300K: AG

Three board members of a Corona volunteer ambulance service allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit to fund vacations and lavish meals, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. Comments (1).
Springfield Gardens

City busts bribery suspects

The city’s corruption cops arrested a businessman last week after the southeast Queens city councilman he allegedly tried to bribe turned him in. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Jamaica

Suspect sought in Jamaica attempted rape

Police released a sketch of a suspect wanted in the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl in Jamaica earlier this week. Comments (1).
Whitestone

Cops warn NE Qns of recent break-ins

The 109th Precinct is urging residents to lock their homes and garages after a series of break-ins where thieves crawled through windows and broke into garages in the area. Comments (4).
Jackson Heights

Man accused of fatally stabbing Woodside resident not charged with hate crime

Police arrested a Bronx resident on charges of stabbing a 69-year-old Woodside man to death on a Jackson Heights sidewalk near a No. 7 train stop Monday afternoon, but will not charge him with a hate crime, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

D.C. shooter has strong ties to Queens

The man who gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard Monday in the nation’s capital was a son of Queens who attended Hillcrest High School, authorities and multiple reports said. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Jackson Heights

Man charged with murder as a hate crime in Jax Hts stabbing

Police arrested a Bronx resident on charges of stabbing a 69-year-old Woodside man to death on a Jackson Heights sidewalk near the No. 7 train stop Monday afternoon and authorities were looking into the murder as a possible homophobic attack, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Flushing

Suspected D.C. shooter born in Queens: FBI

A man suspected of fatally shooting a dozen people at a Washington, D.C. naval facility Monday morning was born in Queens and lived in Flushing for two years, according to the FBI and published reports. Comments (4).
Corona

Cops arrest 19-year-old in fatal Corona hit-and-run

CORONA — Police cuffed a 19-year-old from Elmhurst Monday, charging him with leaving the scene of a fatal accident the day before, the Police Department said. Comment.
Corona

Cops arrest 19-year-old in fatal Corona hit-and-run

Police cuffed a 19-year-old from Elmhurst Monday, charging him with leaving the scene of a fatal accident the day before, the Police Department said. Comment.
Jamaica

10-year-old girl accosted in Jamaica on way to school: NYPD

JAMAICA — A 30-year-old man shoved a sixth-grade girl to the ground in Jamaica and threatened her Monday morning while on she was on way to MS 216 in Fresh Meadows, police and education officials said. Comments (1).

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Man charged with DWI, leaving scene after S. Rich Hill mother killed in crash: NYPD

A 59-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash while visiting a former neighbor to welcome his new daughter-in-law to the family Friday evening, and the man allegedly behind the wheel of the car that hit her was charged with driving drunk, police and the woman’s friend said. Comment.

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