Crime & Courts

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Jackson Heights

Cops looking for suspects in $80K Jackson Heights jewelry shop robbery

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were looking for help in identifying and arrested three suspects wanted in connection with a robbery within the 115th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Father gets 20 years for shaking baby daughter

An Elmhurst man is set to spend 20 years in prison for shaking his 2-month-old baby last year, giving her brain damage that has put her on life support since the incident, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Far Rockaway

Queens pols seek tough penalities for looters

With reports of looting still circulating after Hurricane Sandy, many legislators at the city and state level are calling for stricter penalties for those who steal during states of emergency. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Man punched, kicked on subway by three people

KEW GARDENS — The NYPD was reaching out for the public’s help to find and identify three suspects wanted in connection with an assault within the 112th Precinct’s transit system, police said. Comment.
Crime

Robbery suspect from Queens arrested in N.J.: Police

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. — A suspect wanted in connection with eight violent robberies of Asians in East Harlem between Jan. 17 and Jan. 26 was arrested as he was traveling on a bus in New Jersey and is currently awaiting extradition to be formally charged, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Kew Gardens

Flushing father found guilty of causing two-month old’s death in baby shaking case

The Flushing father of two-month old Annie Li was found guilty of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child Friday, but he was acquitted on murder charges by a jury in State Supreme Court, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Corona

110th, 115th precincts see rise in murder rate

The 110th Precinct saw a huge spike in homicides and an uptick in crime overall in 2012, although its neighboring precinct to the north, the 115th, had a drop in crime but a small increase in murders, NYPD statistics showed. Comment.
Elmhurst

Cops seek man who sexually assaulted girl, 9

ELMHURST — Police were looking for help in identifying a suspect wanted for sexually abusing a little girl within the 110th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Jamaica

Ex-Sen. Huntley pleads guilty to fraud charges

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday to committing mail fraud in order to cover up a scam that bilked taxpayers out of $87,000. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens man convicted of double murder

The Springfield Gardens man who strangled his pregnant girlfriend and set her apartment aflame, killing her two-year-old son, was convicted of the double murder Thursday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

PS 219 teacher found dead

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said Wednesday the murder of a 53-year-old teacher has the elements of an anti-gay attack. Comment.
Sunnyside

Sunnyside looks for gay activist’s killers

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), along with the husband and friends of a Sunnyside man who was fatally beaten in October, distributed fliers at three subway stops Tuesday alerting the neighborhood to new police sketches of the man’s murderers. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

109th arrests seven people in Qnsboro Hill drug bust

The 109th Precinct arrested seven people during a drug bust in Queensboro Hill last month. Comment.
LeFrak City

LeFrak City homicide ends city’s 10-day streak

Police were still looking for clues to identify who may have shot and killed a 24-year-old former resident of LeFrak City in Elmhurst Saturday, putting an end to a 10-day city streak without a murder, the NYPD said. Comments (3).
Flushing

Flushing man charged with exposing himself to girls: Cops

FLUSHING — Police said they have arrested a 32-year-old Flushing man in connection with two flashing incidents involving young girls. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Cops seek public help to catch serial robbers

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The police were reaching out to the public to help identify two men who have robbed 15 bodegas, gas stations and cellphone stores across southeast Queens since late November. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Jamaica

Huntley pleads guilty to mail fraud

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday to federal mail fraud charges and could face 18 to 24 months in prison. The 74-year-old Huntley admitted in court to embezzling more than $80,000 she received in member items dispersed by the state’s Education Department, which went to the Parents Information Network educational nonprofit run by her daughter, Pamela Corey, prosecutors said. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Flushing

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Cops seek suspect wanted for luring two teenage girls to car in Queens

FLUSHING — Police are urging the community to be vigilant after a man driving a late-model Cadillac Escalade allegedly attempted to abduct two teenage girls Friday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

PS 219 teacher killed in Jax Hgts home

The city medical examiner said Tuesday the death of a 53-year-old man in his Jackson Heights home was a homicide. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

LeFrak City

Man found dead with shot to the head in LeFrak basement

New York City’s streak of days without a murder came to an end Saturday evening when police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head in Elmhurst, the New York Police Department said. Comments (4).

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Jamaica

Huntley to enter guilty plea to corruption: Report

A former state senator from Queens is expected to plead guilty next month to federal and state charges after authorities charged her with helping scam taxpayers out of nearly $30,000, according to published reports. Comment.
South Jamaica

Boro’s 113th Precinct tallies 16 murders in 2012

South Jamaica’s 113th Precinct recorded 16 murders in 2012, according to the Police Department’s preliminary figures, and while that number is one less than the previous year’s total, it still made the 113th the precinct with the greatest number of homicides in Queens. Comments (2).

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Howard Beach

Man robbed Capital One in Howard Beach: Cops

HOWARD BEACH — The NYPD was looking for help in identifying the suspect wanted for a bank robbery within the 106th Precinct, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

South Jamaica man dies at hand of brother, who cut baby: Cops

A Brooklyn man attacked his extended family with a knife Wednesday morning in South Jamaica, according to police, cutting his 1-year-old niece before fatally stabbing his brother, who was planning to be married next week. Comments (9).

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