Crime & Courts

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015


109th Pct. captain sheds light on jaywalking campaign

The 109th Precinct’s commanding officer clarified the precinct’s plans to bolster pedestrian safety but said news reports inaccurately stated that the precinct was issuing summons to jaywalkers . Comments (3).

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015


103rd increases security after homicide

Police officials from the 103rd Precinct have increased security after two shootings that took place in and around downtown Jamaica appeared not to be random incidents. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015


Man shot and killed outside Sunnyside strip joint

Police were looking for a gunman who shot and killed a 38-year-old man outside a Sunnyside strip club early Saturday morning. Officers from the 108th Precinct, responding to a 911 call of a person shot at Queens Boulevard and 50th Street, discovered the victim with a gunshot to his torso, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).

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Little Neck

Domestic dispute in Little Neck spurs violence, death

A domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend in Little Neck Monday morning escalated quickly, leading to a stabbing and apparent suicide, according to the NYPD Comment.
Long Island City

Man steals $4,500 guitar from Long Island City store

LONG ISLAND CITY—Police from the 114th Precinct were searching for a suspect who allegedly stole a guitar worth more that $4,500 from the Guitar Store last month. The man entered the music store, at 34-17 48th St. and stuffed the guitar under his shirt before leaving without paying, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015


Man robbed at Woodhaven J train station: NYPD

WOODHAVEN — A 34-year-old man was beaten outside the Woodhaven Avenue station of the J train in an attempted robbery Oct. 24, police said. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Little Neck

Little Neck man leaps to death after stabbing girlfriend: NYPD

A Little Neck man leaped to his death from his fifth-floor apartment Monday morning immediately after stabbing his girlfriend several times, according to police. Comments (1).

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015


Man viciously beaten in Ridgewood

A 35-year-old man was fighting for his life after being viciously assaulted by three men Sunday in Ridgewood, police said. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015


Bayside cops review crime stats, give update on October shooting

Capt. William McBride, commanding officer of the NYPD’s 111th Precinct, reviewed a summary of crime statistics in northeast Queens during the first community council meeting since the spring. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015


NYPD deploys security forces after Paris attacks

Following the brutal terrorist attacks Friday night in Paris that led to the deaths of more than 125 people, NYPD and military counterterrorism forces were deployed hours later across the city to both airports in the borough, crowded areas and locations connected to the French government. Comments (1).

Man shot by four men in Flushing: NYPD

A 32-year-old man who was drinking in Flushing says he sought refuge in three nearby homes when he was shot by four men after they stole his wallet early Sunday morning. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015


Detective agency offering $100,000 reward for stolen Lamborghini

The Pinkerton detective agency is offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can provide information that can lead to the recovery of a white 2015 Lamborghini Aventador Convertible stolen in Flushing at the end of October. Comments (1).

Teen barricades himself in bedroom of Whitestone home

An emotionally disturbed teenager is currently undergoing evaluation at the Long Island Jewish Hospital after he barricaded himself in his bedroom at his Whitestone home and threatened to harm himself Thursday afternoon, police said. Comment.

Whitestone charged with murder in girlfriend’s death: NYPD

A Whitestone man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, a Queens Village mother, who was ending her relationship with him, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday. Comment.

Man wanted for slashing teen with box cutter: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a teenager with a box cutter in Flushing last week. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Suspect in Kew Gardens robbery wanted: Police

KEW GARDENS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a July robbery in Kew Gardens. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Howard Beach

Vincent Asaro acquitted in Lufthansa heist trial

A federal jury found alleged former Bonanno crime family capo and Howard Beach resident Vincent Asaro not guilty of one count of racketeering conspiracy and two extortion-related counts Thursday in a riveting trial that involved the Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport. Comment.
East Elmhurst

After officer is slashed at Rikers union calls for Joseph Ponte’s removal

The 22 stitches on the face and head of Correction Officer Raymond Calderon were clearly visible during a rally on the steps of City Hall Monday. Comments (1).

York College professor fights for justice

After serving 25 years in prison, Johnny Hincapie, 43, who was convicted of the 1990 murder of a tourist on a Manhattan subway platform, was granted a second trial and released on bail. But one month and four days after Hincapie was freed from prison, the Manhattan district attorney decided to appeal his overturned murder conviction, delaying any new trial and leaving the murder charge unresolved. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015


Scarborough heads to prison on corruption charges

Disgraced former state Assemblyman William Scarborough was scheduled to surrender Tuesday afternoon into the custody of U.S. marshals to start his prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraud and corruption charges earlier this year, according to federal court records. Comments (4).

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015


Man sought help in Flushing after being shot by four suspects: NYPD

A 32-year-old man was shot by four black men early Sunday morning as he was walking through Leavitt Park in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comments (3).

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

East Elmhurst

Rikers Island on lockdown after correction officer is attacked and slashed

Rikers Island was on lockdown Friday and a prison guard is recovering after a brutal attack at the hands of two prisoners Thursday afternoon. Comments (1).

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