Crime & Courts

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011


109th offers advice on staying safe in community

The 109th Precinct, which covers neighborhoods like Flushing, Whitestone, College Point, Auburndale and Bay Terrace in northeast Queens, offered tips to residents to guard against stolen property in response to incidents throughout the precinct. Comment.

VIDEO: Crowley and Gibbons family search for suspect in hit-and-run crash

The family of Gibbons Home’ owner George Gibbons, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash last month, and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley Sunday led a massive effort to paper western Queens with fliers featuring a photo of the suspected driver. Comments (2).
Ozone Park

Victim punched, but phone not stolen: DA

OZONE PARK — A teen was arrested less than two weeks ago for allegedly assaulting someone on the street during a mugging attempt, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011


Two men rob Woodside mini mart

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding two fugitives who they say burglarized a mini mart last week. Comment.
Ozone Park

Man steals cell phone, iPod in Ozone Pk.

~OZONE PARK — A woman was mugged in the middle of the afternoon three weeks ago, police said. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Emergency responders called to extinguish car on LIE

Firefighters and emergency responders report to a car fire at about 11 a.m. Tuesday on the eastbound Long Island Expressway near the exit for the Clearview Expressway. Traffic was backed up for several exits in either direction. Comment.

No Room for Hatred

In the dark of night, a vandal or vandals armed with a spray paint can committed a despicable act when they painted swastikas on two Queens libraries and a synagogue in Jackson Heights. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011


Teen from Woodside robbed of iPod: Brown

CORONA — A Woodside teen was arrested last week for allegedly mugging a person on the street in the middle of the day, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Queens man lifted dress, groped woman: Police

MANHATTAN — Police arrested an Elmhurst man who they say sexually abused a straphanger more than two weeks ago. Comment.

The Electronic Nightmare

Cell phones play movies and music, send e-mail, access the Internet — and have turned South Jamaica into a war zone. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011


Police looking for attempted rape suspect in Astoria

ASTORIA — Police were on the lookout for a man suspected of attempting to rape two women in Astoria last week. Comments (2).
Richmond Hill

Rich. Hill tenant admits fatal stabbing: Brown

A Richmond Hill man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday for fatally stabbing his roommate’s friend in the heart during an argument in January 2010, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

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South Ozone Park

Father killed unborn son and girlfriend: Jury

The Jamaica father who killed his girlfriend and her unborn boy on his due date three years ago was convicted last Thursday of her murder, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Thieves unsuccessful in stealing iPod: Brown

JAMAICA — A 20-year-old man was arrested last week after he tried to rob someone’s iPod, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Howard Beach

Sheehan sentenced to five years on gun possession

Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach school secretary who was acquitted of murder last month but found guilty of gun possession in the shooting of her husband, was sentenced to five years behind bars and 2 1/2 years of post supervision Thursday morning. Comments (1).

Crowley prods community to provide tips on Gibbons hit-and-run suspects

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) said she is certain someone in the community knows where the man wanted for allegedly killing the owner of a popular Maspeth bar in a hit-and-run accident last month is hiding and urged them to come forward Wednesday. Comments (5).

Suspect held in slay of Rosedale teen

Police said they apprehended a suspect in the killing of a Rosedale teen who had sneaked out of her relative’s home and was stabbed late at night at a Brooklyn corner. Comment.

Flushing woman calls dog attack a ‘nightmare’

A Flushing woman who was attacked in her own yard by a dog last week said the uncaring owners just walked away afterward, leaving her bleeding to call the police herself. Comments (3).

Police give update on Maspeth, Elmhurst crime

The heads of three Queens police precincts updated the Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together Civic Association on criminal incidents that occurred within the civic’s boundaries over the last month during the group’s meeting Monday night. Comment.

Flushing health workers bilk Medicare for $11.7M: Feds

This was some real dirty dancing. Comment.

Mother missing since 2002

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and former Elmhurst resident Jena Liang called upon the NYPD last week to reinvestigate the 2002 disappearance and possible murder of her mother, 52-year-old Lian Fang Feng. Comment.

Pimp pleads guilty to taking advantage of runaway teen: DA

A Jamaica man who kidnapped a teen, used her as a prostitute and then went on the lam to escape charges will be facing serious prison time when he is sentenced next month for his crimes, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Bell shooters await verdict

The fates of two of the officers who killed Sean Bell in a hail of 50 bullets is now in the hands of the police commissioner, and the Rockaway bridegroom’s family is urging him to give them justice. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Suspects sought for pointing lasers at planes

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking information on who pointed lasers at six airlines that were arriving in Queens over the weekend. Comment.

LIC woman admits killing sister: Brown

A Queensbridge woman pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court to fatally shooting her sister at her sibling’s 27th birthday last Thursday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Suspect charged with boro teen’s death: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police announced last week that they had arrested and charged a suspect in the murder of Patrick Dixon, the teenager from South Jamaica who was killed Oct. 28 when several young men attempted to steal his iPhone. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011


Wild car chase leaves 35th St. all smashed up

A 20-year-old Bayside man is accused of leading officers on a wild chase and destroying more than a dozen cars in Astoria early Sunday morning, investigators said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Reward issued in swastika hate crimes

The culprits who defaced two Queens libraries and a synagogue with swastika graffiti last week were still at large, but police said they were aggressively looking for leads. Comment.

Queens landlord kills tenant with machete: Police

A Jamaica landlord killed his tenant with a machete before turning the blade on himself Tuesday morning after the two had a long quarrel over the rent, police and neighbors said. Comments (2).

Foot of baby cops now identify as bear’s paw

ROSEDALE — Police were looking for clues into the mystery surrounding a bear’s foot that was discovered near the trash at a man’s home. Comment.

Man killed on LIE: Police

Police say that a 30-year-old Asian man was struck and killed on the eastbound Long Island Expressway near 48th Street last Thursday at about 6 a.m. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and the man was pronounced dead. As of Tuesday, the man had not been identified and police said they believe he was homeless. No one was arrested, and no criminality was suspected in the accident as of press time, according to police. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011


Queens officials condemn swastikas painted on western Queens libraries, synagogue

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) joined with officials and Jewish leaders Friday to decry swastika graffiti that had been painted on two Queens libraries and a synagogue in the area. Comment.

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