Crime & Courts

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Broad Channel

Male floater found by police in Jamaica Bay

ROCKAWAYS — A dead man was found floating in the waters of Jamaica Bay Friday, the NYPD said. Comment.

Mother, daughter shot in Astoria home: Neighbors

Astoria residents were shocked by the shooting of two women Monday morning, saying such a crime was nearly unheard of on the quiet residential street near Ditmars Boulevard. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Forest Hills

Cops nab barber in drug bust worth $680K: Post

FOREST HILLS — Police carried out a $680,000 drug bust in the parking lot of a Sports Authority over the weekend, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

South Jamaica

Newborn South Jamaica baby found dead by cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — A newborn baby was found dead in South Jamaica last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.

State finds boro stores selling alcohol to minors

ALBANY — The state Liquor Authority caught 34 out of 67 shops selling beer to underage customers during a two-day sting operation in Queens that began Nov. 16, the authority said. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011


Queensbridge woman sentenced for killing sister in apartment

A Queensbridge woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison last week for shooting her elder sister during her birthday party earlier this year in the apartment they both shared, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

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Rego Park

Two wanted in Rego Pk., Jamaica robberies

REGO PARK — Two men are wanted in connection with a pair of armed robberies in Rego Park and Jamaica, according to police. Comment.

Cops on the lookout for missing deaf teen, 17

FLUSHING — Police have asked the public to help in the search for a missing deaf teen who disappeared in Flushing Saturday, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

South Jamaica

Judge recommends Bell cop be removed from force

An NYPD judge has recommended that the detective whose actions started the 50-shot barrage that killed Sean Bell five years ago be removed from the force for violating the department’s procedures during the incident. The NYPD departmental ruling against Detective Gescard Isnora came down on Wednesday and has been sent to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who will make the final decision, according to the NYPD. Deputy Commissioner Martin Karopkin, acting as the trial judge, concluded that Isnora, who fired the first shots, acted recklessly and unnecessarily put lives in danger when he dropped his role as an undercover officer and aimed 11 bullets at Bell and his two friends Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield on Nov. 25, 2006 outside a Jamaica strip club. Comment.
South Jamaica

Bell’s daughter remembers dad at annual vigil

She was 3 years old when her father was killed. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill family bilked West Indians :DA

Three members of a Richmond Hill family were convicted last week of defrauding 19 people, most of them members of the borough’s West Indian community, out of more than $1.8 million from mortgage and immigration scams, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man framed, raped girlfriend: Jury

A Queens Supreme Court jury found Far Rockaway resident Jerry Ramrattan, 39, guilty of raping his ex-girlfriend and then framing her in a complex scheme that put her in a Nassau County prison for seven months, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Jamaica man beaten to death

A hardworking Guatemalan immigrant was fatally beaten near his Jamaica home late Thanksgiving night, police and the victim’s brother said. Comment.

Flushing man cuts plea deal in brutal slay

Chen Huang pleaded guilty last week to the grisly killing of a Flushing woman he bashed in the head with a hammer and repeatedly stabbed in 2010 before removing some of her organs with a box cutter, the Queens DA said. Comment.
South Jamaica

DA hails new sex-crime laws

A Jamaica man was sentenced last week for exploiting a runaway girl out of his home while another person was charged with doing the same thing to another victim, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011


Bonnano boss shot dead in Canada: Police

A former reputed acting boss of the Bonnano crime family was killed Thanksgiving morning near Montreal, a Quebec police spokesman said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forestdale couple released from jail

The Manhattan couple who spent a week on the lam after taking their eight children from a Forest Hills foster care center are now free after serving two months in jail as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Far Rockaway

Far Rock teen murdered on Thanksgiving

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were searching for whoever was responsible for shooting a teenager to death on Thanksgiving night. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011


Immigrant killed in Thanksgiving attack

A hardworking Guatemalan immigrant was fatally stabbed near his Jamaica home late Thanksgiving night, police and the victim’s brother said. Comment.

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