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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Astoria

Model sues Astoria nightclub, claiming bouncers punched her

A Flushing model is suing a trendy Astoria nightclub and two of its bouncers after one of them allegedly struck her during a March 23 melee outside of Don Coqui at 28-18 31st St. in Astoria. Marilyn Reyes, 21, says her career is threatened after she needed five stitches to close what the police called a laceration over her right eye. Reyes’ attorney said they are asking for an unspecified amount in the civil suit filed in Queens Supreme Court but would settle out of court for $1 million. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing fish trader found guilty of illegal storage

The owner of a Flushing seafood trading company was found guilty last week of storing fish at his College Point warehouse without having the proper permits, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).

Monday, March 10, 2014

Flushing

Flushing deacon exploited asylum program: Feds

A Flushing deacon was convicted last week of immigration fraud after she coached asylum seekers how to lie on their applications, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said. Comments (3).

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Officer arrested in Fresh Meadows: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — A city Department of Correction officer was busted on charges of drunk driving early Monday morning, police said. Comments (2).

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Jackson Heights

Man robbed of $200 at Jackson Heights ATM: NYPD

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD was searching for a suspect in a robbery at a Jackson Heights bank branch, police said. Comment.
Maspeth

Trio sought in robbery of Maspeth livery service

MASPETH — Officers released photos of three men they believe robbed Sensational Livery Cab Leasing Services, at 69-20 48th Ave. on the border of Woodside, of $16,000 at gunpoint Feb. 25, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Long Island City

Feds to send Roman sculpture found in LIC storage to Italy

After an ancient Roman sculpture was discovered in a Long Island City warehouse, federal investigators seized it Friday and are now planning on returning the piece to Italy. Comment.
Ozone Park

NYPD search for man suspected in 9 burglaries

OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man they believe is behind a spate of nine burglaries and an attempted break-in within the 106th Precinct, which covers South Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Howard Beach. Comment.
Long Island City

Suspect in subway assault on Hispanic man sought by cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — The NYPD released surveillance images of a suspect wanted in an assault last month on the No. 7 train, according to cops. Comment.
Jamaica

Suspect passed phony checks in SE Queens: Cops

JAMAICA — Cops were looking for a suspect they said is wanted for passing fake checks. Comment.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bayside

111th awards officers for arrest in car thefts

The 111th Community Precinct Council awarded two officers at its monthly meeting Tuesday for their work in helping to catch a suspect the NYPD says is responsible for a string of car thefts that hit the Bayside area this winter. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Jury indicts Jamaica man in beating of sergeant: DA

A grand jury declined to indict a Jamaica man accused of beating an off-duty sergeant with the top charge of attempted murder, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Hollis

Judge refuses to delay trial for three borough politicos

A federal corruption trial for three Queens politicians will not be delayed until after this year’s elections, according to a new report. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Cops hold man in robbery string: 104th Precinct

RIDGEWOOD — The 104th Precinct said Wednesday that police had detained an individual believed to be connected with several armed robberies last week, but that the man had not yet been charged with any crimes. Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Whitestone

Halloran OK’d to travel while he waits for trial

Looking for work, willing (and now able) to travel. Comment.
Astoria

Law school grad guilty of Astoria murder

ASTORIA — A University of Florida law school graduate has been convicted of first-degree murder of his former girlfriend inside their Astoria apartment, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Belle Harbor

Belle Harbor man pleads guilty to bank fraud: FBI

The FBI announced last month that a Belle Harbor business executive had pleaded guilty to bank fraud. Comment.

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