Crime & Courts

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

East Elmhurst

Bloomy touts plan to stop inmates from reoffending

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a trip to Rikers Island last week to announce a new program to help inmates stay out of jail once they are released. Comments (3).

Monday, March 4, 2013

Long Island City

LIC woman pleads to manslaughter in fatal Queensbridge stabbing

LONG ISLAND CITY — A 20-year-old Long Island City woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a 29-year-old man outside the 21st Street-Queensbridge subway station on Christmas Eve in 2009, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Flushing

Cop searching for suspect in Flushing cell phone theft

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a 31-year-old Asian man who allegedly stole a cellphone from a Flushing business in January. Comments (2).

Saturday, March 2, 2013

St. Albans

Correction cop charged with menacing: Police

ST. ALBANS — City Department of Correction Officer Latessha Goban, 37, was arrested on charges of menacing last week, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Cop tried to steal saw blade from store: Police

FLUSHING — A 44-year-old NYPD officer was arrested on charges of menacing and petit larceny after he allegedly stole a saw blade from a Flushing Home Depot and pointed a gun at a security guard’s stomach, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Flushing

Fire escapes inviting theft

Nimble burglars have been using Flushing fire escapes to break into homes in the downtown area, officers from the 109th Precinct said this week. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Hindu Cultural Center founder accused of larceny

Two women who had worked for a South Ozone Park nonprofit and are connected to the city government were arrested on charges they stole tens of thousands of dollars from the organization’s senior lunch program through an overbilling and kickback scheme, the state attorney general said Monday. Comments (9).
Elmhurst

Man tied up Elmhurst woman before robbing her on Valentine’s: NYPD

ELMHURST — A young man entered a 69-year-old woman’s Elmhurst apartment on Valentine’s Day, restrained her and stole from her, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

Bayside

Cops make arrest in late-night Bell Blvd. assault: NYPD

BAYSIDE — A Douglaston man was charged with hitting a 23-year-old in the face with a sharp object on Bell Boulevard early Thursday, the NYPD said. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

‘Cannibal Cop’ trial begins

When a federal prosecutor Monday asked Kathleen Mangan-Valle if she was married, the estranged wife of the Forest Hills man known as the “Cannibal Cop” furrowed her brow, hesitating a moment before reluctantly responding “Yes.” Comment.
Long Island City

Qns domestic violence forum mulls solutions

Domestic violence complaints have not declined over the last 10 years despite increased enforcement by the NYPD, even as major crime and incarceration rates fell. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Queens DA says man shot friend while drinking in Jax Hts

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A Jackson Heights man has been charged with shooting his friend during a night of drinking, but he told authorities that he allegedly hid the gun after his buddy accidentally shot himself, the Queens DA said. Comment.
Flushing

Pennsylvanian gets 50 years in Flushing murder

FLUSHING — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison last week for the 2011 kidnapping and murder of a Flushing man, and the kidnapping of the victim’s 80-year-old mother, according to the Queens district attorney. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Forest Hills

Wife of ‘Cannibal Cop’ first to testify at his trial

The trial for the Forest Hills man known as the “Cannibal Cop” began in Manhattan federal court Monday with Gilberto Valle’s estranged wife testifying about how she discovered his alleged plot to kidnap, rape, murder and cannibalize a number of women. Comment.
South Ozone Park

United Hindu Cultural Council founder arrested in overbilling and kickback scheme: AG

The founder of the United Hindu Cultural Council Senior Center in South Ozone Park was arrested on charges she stole tens of thousands of dollars from the organization’s lunch program through an overbilling and kickback scheme, the state attorney general said Monday. Comments (5).

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

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.

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