Crime & Courts

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

East Elmhurst

Airline employee pleads guilty in assault

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — A 34-year-old ramp agent for Southwest Airlines at LaGuardia Airport pleaded guilty Tuesday to brutally assaulting his supervisor in August, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Flushing Times

Retired cop shoots wife in Briarwood apartment: NYPD

A Briarwood woman who worked as a tax enforcement agent was shot multiple times and killed by her retired cop husband late Saturday night in Briarwood, neighbors and the NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011


Cops on the lookout for missing elderly man, 80

BAYSIDE — Police have asked the public’s help in finding a missing senior citizen. Comment.
Forest Hills

Queens woman unlawfully took baby girl: Police

MANHATTAN — A Forest Hills woman was arrested last week on charges she took away an infant girl she was baby-sitting in Manhattan. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

South Jamaica

Garage torched in South Jamaica blaze

Firefighters put out a smoldering garage on 148th Street near Linden Boulevard in South Jamaica last Saturday evening. Neighbors said flames quickly torched the structure. Officials at the scene said no one was injured. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011


Jamaica man arrested in B’klyn groping: Cops

BROOKLYN — A Jamaica man was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a straphanger on the subway, according to investigators. Comment.

Fugitive sex attacker strikes again in Jamaica

Police say one of the suspects wanted in the string of sexual assaults in southeast Queens since the start of the fall has struck again in the area. Comment.

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Flushing Times

Three men stole PSP from straphanger on F train: Police

BRIARWOOD — Police are looking for three men in connection with a robbery at the Van Wyck Station last month. Comment.

A Time to Heal

An NYPD departmental judge did what needed to be done when he recommended last week that Detective Gescard Isnora be removed from the police force for his role in the shooting of Sean Bell. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Forest Hills

Alan Hevesi denied early release

In a 2-1 decision, disgraced former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi was denied his first shot at parole last week and will remain in an upstate prison, where he is serving time for corruption, for at least one more year. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Cops hunt incognito shooter

Police were asking for the public’s help in catching a man who tried to murder two officers Friday afternoon in Jackson Heights as City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) called for more police protection in the area. Comment.
Queens Village

Queens Village auto shop worker charged in scam

Investigators have taken down a major auto loan scamming ring that used a Queens Village dealership as part of its operations and cost financial institutions nearly $2 million in losses. Comment.
Howard Beach

Murder rocks Howard Beach

Howard Beach residents were awakened by gunshots early Saturday morning after a neighborhood man was found murdered and slumped over his steering wheel after smashing his car into another vehicle, police and neighbors said. Comment.

Mob tied to imported strippers scheme: Feds

Federal authorities said last week that 20 individuals, some of whom are allegedly members of the notorious Gambino and Bonnano mob families, were arraigned in Manhattan federal court on charges of importing women from Russia and Eastern Europe to work at strip clubs in Queens and on Long Island. Comment.
Little Neck

Car breaks glass doors at center in Little Neck

One of the partners working to open a new adult daycare center on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck said a bump in the road experienced last week would not change the plans to open the center’s glass doors this week. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011


Man murdered on Q111 bus by ex-con: DA

A resident of the Baisley Houses allegedly told police he murdered his girlfriend’s son Friday out of revenge and that he killed a man on the Q111 bus and shot another passenger minutes later because he thought the victims he had robbed in the past were sending people to stalk him, according to police statements submitted to Queens Criminal Court. Comment.

Cops nab stepdad in Astoria slay

A 52-year-old Queensbridge man has been charged with killing his 32-year-old stepdaughter and wounding his 57-year-old estranged wife Monday morning on the day that his divorce trial was to begin, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Fiancée waiting after judge calls for Bell shooter’s badge

For the last five years, Nicole Paultre-Bell has yearned for justice in the 50-shot shooting that took her fiance’s life, but after an NYPD judge called for the removal ofé the undercover police officer who fired, the teary-eyed mother of two said her calls were answered at a bittersweet price. Comment.
Long Island City

Woman raped in Long Island City: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — The authorities were searching for three men who they say raped a 20-year-old woman early Sunday morning. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011


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.
South Jamaica

Baisley House resident accused in murder spree that killed bus rider

A resident of the Baisley Houses was held without bail Saturday on charges he murdered his girlfriend’s son and a man riding the Q111 bus in Jamaica Friday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

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