Crime & Courts

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

East Elmhurst

Elderly boro woman, 73, missing from her home

EAST ELMHURST — Police were asking for the public’s help in their search for a missing senior citizen. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills blaze injures 10 firefighters (with VIDEO)

A three-alarm fire gutted an apartment near Queens College Monday, injuring 10 firefighters who responded to the scene but were not seriously hurt. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012


Sanitation worker taken in for drunk driving: Cops

CORONA — An off-duty city Sanitation Department worker was arrested early Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated, police said. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Boro woman leaves scene of fatal accident: Police

BROOKLYN — A Far Rockaway teen was arrested last week after she left the scene of an accident where a delivery man was killed, police said. Comments (1).

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Long Island City

Crime down in 114th in 2011

Crime in the 114th Precinct dropped last year, with the murder rate going down more than 44 percent from 2010, but incidents of crime rose slightly in its southern neighbor, the 108th Precinct, according to Police Department statistics. Comment.

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Rego Park

Victim stabbed by two brothers during fight: DA

REGO PARK — Two brothers were arrested on New Year’s Day for allegedly beating and stabbing a man following an early morning argument, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

School officer sold drugs in Jamaica: NYPD

JAMAICA — A school safety officer was arrested last week for selling drugs outside a private residence, police said. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012


Murders fall in SE Queens

The three precincts covering southeast Queens saw significant declines in the number of murders in 2011, but those gains have been overshadowed by the increase in other crime sectors in the area, police statistics show. Comment.

DA busts dozen in connection with drug sales at end of ‘Heroin Highway’

District Attorney Richard Brown coined yet another unflattering nickname for a Queens thoroughfare Friday morning when he announced the results of a massive drug bust involving suspected dealers in the borough and well-to-do customers in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Comments (4).
Forest Hills

Forest Hills saw crime spike in 2011

Crime in Forest Hills and Rego Park jumped 13 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to NYPD statistics. Comment.

Cabbie raped and robbed his passenger: Police

BROOKLYN — A Jamaica cab driver was arrested Monday for allegedly raping and robbing a passenger last spring, police said. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Serial robber caught in Springfield Gdns.: Cops

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Investigators used extensive detective work to apprehend last week a man who was wanted in a string of robberies in southeast Queens since October, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

South Jamaica

School bus ends up on lawn of South Jamaica home after crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon when a school bus plowed through a brick fence and into a home in South Jamaica, according to police. Comment.

111th crime down 7.4 percent

The 111th Precinct had two murders in 2011 as overall crime declined by 7.4 percent from the previous year, according to Capt. Ron Leyson. Comment.

Alleged Flushing gang head indicted

Ten suspected members of the MS-13 gang were charged last week with violent crimes involving baseball bats and machetes, but the indictment read in Brooklyn federal court also provided a picture of rivalries played out on the streets of Flushing. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Brother of NFL player shot

The brother of an NFL player was shot outside his new business in St. Albans Friday, and as police tried to track down clues the football star was pleading with the public to help bring justice to his sibling. Comment.

Accused firebomber denied bail

The man accused of firebombing a Jamaica mosque and four other places in southeast Queens and Long Island was ordered last week to be held behind bars for the time being and prosecutors say his remanding was necessary to protect society. Comment.

Police target illegal Flushing bar activity

Flushing police have started their 2012 crackdown on illegal activity in the area’s drinking establishments, arresting a woman on charges of possessing drugs at a downtown bar whose legal address was questioned in an earlier report. Comments (3).
Far Rockaway

Ramrattan gets 32 years for rape and conspiracy

Seemona Sumasar said following the sentencing of Jerry Ramrattan, who raped her and then enacted an elaborate framing scheme that put her in prison for months, she would have to rebuild from the damage the ex-boyfriend had done to her life. Comments (2).
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens man shot dead

Police were looking for clues into the murder of a mechanic outside his Springfield Gardens home Friday afternoon. Comment.

Boro man charged with child porn possession: DA

CORONA — A 35-year-old Corona man was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday on more than 3,000 counts of possessing and promoting child pornography, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012


Feds nab suspected international gang members based out of Flushing

Eight alleged members of the international organized crime syndicate MS-13 were charged Thursday with racketeering in connection with several violent crimes carried out in Flushing. Comment.

Abused ex-Laurelton kin want to settle city lawsuit

The attorney representing the 10 adopted siblings who were abused by their Laurelton mother for two decades is pushing for a settlement package for their lawsuit against the city Administration for Children’s Services and two other adoption agencies, a published report revealed. Comment.

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