Crime & Courts

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


City probation says ‘No’ to gun violence

The city Department of Probation brought attention to both gun violence and domestic violence at a street fair last week. Comment.

City firefighter charged with drunk driving: NYPD

FLUSHING—An off-duty firefighter was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in the 109th Precinct area, the NYPD said. Comment.

Monday, July 27, 2015


Appeals Court tosses out city’s adult business zoning

Introducing a significant new chapter into a two-decade legal saga dating back to the Giuliani administration, the Manhattan-based First Department of the New York State Appellate Division has ruled that the city’s controversial 1995 adult uses zoning ordinance, as amended in 2001, violates the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment free speech guarantee. Comment.

NYPD is searching for suspect in connection with burglaries

FLUSHING—Police were looking for a suspect behind burglaries in the 109th Precinct area in June and July. Comment.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Forest Hills

Famed jeweler killed in Forest Hills hit and run: NYPD

A Queens man and renowned jeweler to several national celebrities, Aron Aranbayev, 40, died at Jamaica Hospital Monday from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle the night before, police said. Comment.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015


NYPD rolls out neighborhood policing pilot program in Queens South

Assistant Police Chief Terrence Monahan presented a progress report on the NYPD’s pilot neighborhood policing effort in the two Rockaway precincts to the Queens Borough Board and Cabinet meeting Monday, which is now rolling out in several other precincts. Comments (3).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Queens Village

Elderly Queens Village woman found dead

Police were investigating the suspicious death over the weekend of a 94-year-old Queens Village woman, who lived with her son. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Sweep of Far Rockaway street gang shows extent of wiretapping in borough

The recent arrests of 13 reputed members of a Far Rockaway street gang, who were indicted on charges of conspiring to commit murders and assaults, followed a long-term investigation by the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney’s Narcotics Investigation Bureau. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Civil trial against driver who hit Flushing toddler to open

Jury selection will begin next week for the trial in a civil case against a driver who struck and killed a 3-year-old girl in Flushing with his SUV. Comment.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fresh Meadows

Police searching for suspects in RadioShack robbery

The NYPD is looking for two individuals who robbed a RadioShack store in Fresh Meadows Friday morning. Comment.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Far Rockaway

17 indicated in Queens auto theft ring: DA

A two-year investigation by the NYPD and Queens district attorney has led to the indictment of 17 individuals for their alleged participation in a major Queens auto theft and “title washing” ring, the DA announced Thursday. Comment.

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