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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jamaica

Police seek Jamaica bias attack suspect

Police were seeking a suspect in a bias assault that occurred in Jamaica when a woman allegedly made bigoted anti-Muslim statements before attacking the victim. Comment
Howard Beach

Gotti and associates charged with violent crimes

John Gotti, the grandson and namesake of the notorious Gambino crime boss, has been indicted on more charges following his eight-year prison sentence earlier this month for peddling prescription drugs. Comment
College Point

Spa Castle owners charged with tax fraud

Spa Castle’s owners are facing 11 felony charges for tax evasion. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Woman faces prison for fatally stabbing aunt: DA

JAMAICA — A 30-year-old woman was charged with attacking her aunt with a meat cleaver March 16, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment
Ozone Park

Man wanted in connection with Ozone Park burglaries

OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man suspected of burglary in Ozone Park. Comment

Monday, March 20, 2017

Astoria

Hate graffiti discovered at elected officials’ office building in Astoria

Hate graffiti was discovered scrawled on the wall outside the district offices of state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and state Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) and at two other locations in Astoria Monday morning. The two, along with City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) have been vocal critics of the Trump administrations executive orders and have taken actions towards uniting the community after numerous anti-Muslim incidents since Election Day. Comments (3)

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Jackson Heights

Man arrested in Jackson Heights transgender attack: Cops

A Long Island man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime after allegedly attacking two transgender women outside a Jackson Height’s McDonald’s Friday, according to the NYPD. Comments (4)
South Jamaica

Niece arrested in meat cleaver stabbing of aunt: DA

A 30-year-old woman was arrested and charged with fatally stabbing her aunt last Thursday inside the South Jamaica home where they both resided, the Queens DA said. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica man sentenced to 24 years in burglaries, conspiracy

JAMAICA — A Jamaica man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for conspiring to murder a witness to two home invasions he committed in March 2015, the Queens DA said. Comment

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bayside

Knife-wielding robbers hold up Bayside nail salon

BAYSIDE - Two men armed with a kitchen knife stormed into a Bayside nail salon March 9 where they stole an iPad and cash, police said. Comments (1)
Woodside

Retired prison guard shoots estranged wife in Woodside: DA

A 54-year-old retired city correction officer has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his wife in their Woodside home last Sunday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. According to the charges, Victor Guzman was involved in a verbal and physical altercation with his wife, Maria Guzman, 52, inside their apartment on 59th Street near Laurel Hill Boulevard when he pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and fired one round while their 7-year-old grandson was in the home. Comment

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Jamaica

Huge cocaine bust at JFK

KENNEDY AIRPORT — U.S. Customs and Border protection arrested a man at JFK Airport who the agency said was “busting out of his pants” with cocaine. Comments (1)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Corona

Police look for suspects in chain of robberies in western Queens

Police were searching for a group of men suspected of more than 20 robberies in western Queens. Comments (1)
Hollis

Hollis man indicted in two different sex trafficking cases

A man from Hollis has been indicted for a second time on sex trafficking charges, according to the Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Corey Hannah, 34, was charged by a grand jury Monday of kidnapping a 15-year-old,forcing her into prostitution and collecting all the profits. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

NYPD retakes Travers Park from alleged drug gang

The NYPD has smashed a notorious street gang that has terrorized a Jackson Heights park for years following a long-term investigation. Comments (4)
Editorial

An unjust act

The abrupt firing of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bahara sent a shudder through Queens, where his prosecutions of corrupt politicians seems to have halted the long parade of lawmakers found guilty of illegal dealings. Comments (3)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jamaica

Massachusetts man indicted in JFK hate crime

A Massachusetts man who allegedly attacked and told a Muslim Delta employee “Trump is here now, he will get rid of all of you” has been indicted on hate crime charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Thursday. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Jamaica

Jamaica man gets 24 years for two home invasions

A 37-year-old Queens man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for two home invasions and a concurrent 12-to-24 year prison term for trying while in Rikers Island to hire a hitman to kill witnesses before they could testify against him in court. Comments (2)
Woodhaven

Man dies after brother abandons car in Woodhaven crash: Police

A man allegedly abandoned by his brother after a serious car crash in Woodhaven has died, police said. Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jamaica

Detectives charged in lying about arrest

A Queens grand jury indicted two NYPD detectives for allegedly filing false paperwork and charged one with lying under oath about the August 2014 arrest of a man falsely accused of selling crack cocaine. Comments (1)
Howard Beach

Gotti grandson sentenced to eight years in prison

The 23-year-old namesake of the infamous John Gotti was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling prescription drugs on the black market, a scheme which banked him about $1.6 million a year, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Woodside

Woodside man shoots estranged wife: NYPD

A retired city correction officer from Woodside is awaiting charges and arraignment in the shooting of his estranged wife Sunday night, the Queens district attorney’s office said Monday. Comment
College Point

Police searching for suspects in College Point robbery

Police were searching for two men suspected of robbery in College Point. Comments (2)
Far Rockaway

Man convicted of killing Far Rock officer in 2015

The man charged with killing NYPD Detective Randolph Holder in October 2015 was convicted in New York State Supreme Court this week, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Comment

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway mom charged after school finds drugs in son’s bag

A Far Rockaway mother is facing prison time after sending her son to school with heroin, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (2)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Laurelton

Laurelton man slashes postal worker

LAURELTON — A postal worker in the midst of mail delivery was slashed Monday afternoon by a man who then fled inside his own Laurelton apartment, police said. Comment

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bellerose

Bellerose business allegedly defrauds residents out of homes: DA

The city’s most vulnerable were preyed upon in an alleged scheme by several individuals and a Bellerose-based real estate development company that are accused of defrauded residents out of their homes, according to the Queens DA. Comment
Long Island City

ICE grabs Brazilian man off the streets on Long Island City

A Brazilian national wanted for armed robbery in his home country was arrested in late February in Long Island City, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Monday. Anderson Hickman, 33, was captured at an undisclosed location by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Enforcement and Removal Operations officers on Feb. 24. Comments (3)
Opinion

Keeping offenders out of jail may reduce violence

It’s no secret that America loves to send people to prison. We have 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of its prisoners – which is odd for a “Land of Liberty.” Comments (1)

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