Crime & Courts

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Fresh Meadows

Cops search for Flushing boy, 15, gone missing

FRESH MEADOWS — Police said they were looking for a 15-year-old boy who went missing around 2 p.m. near Francis Lewis High School, at 58-20 Utopia Pkwy. in Fresh Meadows, earlier this month. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011


Groper attacked woman and fled scene: Police

POMONOK — Police have requested assistance in locating a groper who attacked a 25-year-old woman somewhere in the Hillcrest and Fresh Meadows area. Comment.

Firefighters put out blaze in Broadway Flushing attic

Firefighters roll up a hose after extinguishing a small house fire in the attic of a home at 164th Street and 34th Avenue in Flushing Monday afternoon. There were no reported injuries.Photo by Ellis Kaplan Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

Richmond Hill

50-year-old man shot in leg, crashes into home

RICHMOND HILL — A 50-year-old man was shot in the leg at about 5:40 p.m. Monday while sitting in his car at 172nd Street in Jamaica, the New York Post reported. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Jackson Heights

Hiram’s conviction upheld

Former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate lost in court again Friday when the state Court of Appeals confirmed his misdemeanor assault conviction for dragging his girlfriend Karla Giraldo through his Jackson Heights apartment in December 2008, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

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Kew Gardens

Cops arrest 21 in sting involving Apple products

KEW GARDENS — Police have arrested 21 people from Queens in connection with a citywide sting in which individuals purchased Apple iPhone4s and iPad2s they believed to be stolen from undercover officers. Comment.

Police seek suspect in attempted boro robbery

WOODSIDE — The NYPD was looking for a suspect in a robbery attempt in Woodside last month. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Jackson Heights

Police arrest fake beard suspect

A man who allegedly shot at two police officers in Jackson Heights earlier this month was arrested in Manhattan with two guns, counterfeit police materials and chemicals, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Comment.

Community Baptist Church pastor convicted of sexually abusing relative

Dozens of supporters wearing purple ribbons filled a Queens Supreme Court room, where the Rev. Phillip Joubert received a five-year prison sentence last week for sexually abusing his teenage daughter in his Bayside home in the summer of 2009. Comment.

Astoria heavy metal ‘Cat Lady’ robber guilty

A Manhattan Supreme Court jury found an Astoria death metal singer guilty of the “Cat Woman” or “Cat Lady” robberies last week, which she committed at two SoHo boutiques in summer 2010, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Elmhurst rare fish smuggler put in jail

A Brooklyn federal court judge sentenced an Elmhurst man to a year in prison last week for smuggling 16 live Asian Bonytongue fish from Malaysia to John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2009, a spokesman for the court said. Comment.

Boro Middle school teacher had affair with teen student: DA

A teacher at a Jamaica middle school was arrested last Thursday after investigators discovered he was allegedly carrying on a sexual affair with one of his students for more than a year, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Belt Parkway rollover claims South Ozone woman

SOUTH OZONE PARK — A 21-year-old woman was killed in a car accident in South Ozone Park Saturday, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011


Man throws self in front of train after fatal attack

MASPETH — A 43-year-old Maspeth woman was stabbed to death in her apartment Tuesday by a man who cops believe later threw himself in front of a Long Island Rail Road train, police said. Comments (8).

Four Queens men charged in Bklyn cop’s slaying

Four Ozone Park men were indicted Tuesday in the murder of a police officer who was shot and killed during a robbery last week in Brooklyn, the Kings County district attorney’s office said. Comments (2).

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Jackson Heights

Police catch suspect in Jax Hts cop shooting

Antonio Olmeda, 53, has been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers in Jackson Heights earlier this month, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday afternoon. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011


Bayside pastor sentenced to five years in jail for sex abuse

Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Krohn sentenced the Rev. Phillip Joubert to a five-year prison sentence Thursday after the pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Bayside was convicted last month of sexually abusing his teenage daughter in the summer of 2009. Comments (3).
East Elmhurst

Tea Party co-founder arrested on gun charge

The head of a major Tea Party group was arrested Thursday when he attempted to board a plane at LaGuardia Airport with a gun in his luggage, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

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