Crime & Courts

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012


Gianaris’s gun bills to make state strictest for firearm sales

In the wake of the recent mass shootings at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has introduced a package of bills aimed at making New York state’s gun laws the strongest in the country. Comments (5)

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

Far Rockaway

Far Rock man gets 18 years in woman’s death

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal July 2010 assault of a Good Samaritan who attempted to halt an attack on a transsexual woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment

Friday, Aug. 10, 2012


Suspect sought in Flushing child sex assault

Police are looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Flushing last month. Comment

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South Jamaica

Police ID suspect wanted in Jamaica cop shooting

The NYPD is offering a $22,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of John Thomas, wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a Queens anti-gang sergeant who was shot Wednesday night in South Jamaica. Comments (7)
South Ozone Park

Racino rob suspect nabbed

Millions of gamblers walked into Resorts World Casino to try their luck last month, but one high roller will likely end up behind bars. Comment
Forest Hills

Mass. man pleads in slaying of Forest Hills man

FOREST HILLS — According to the Queens district attorney, a Massachusetts resident was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Forest Hills man in June 2009. Comment

A Great Injustice

Baysider Kenneth King spent nine months in Rikers for a vicious crime that the Queens district attorney now concedes it did not have the evidence to prosecute. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

South Jamaica

Officer shot chasing suspect in South Jamaica

An NYPD sergeant assigned to an anti-gang unit was recovering from non-life-threatening wounds Thursday after he was shot in the leg several times the night before by a suspect he was chasing in South Jamaica, police said. Comments (8)

109th takes bite out of thefts of Apple iPhone

Technocrats in the 109th Precinct are taking a novel approach to fighting iThieves, the latest scourge terrorizing the neighborhood. Comment

FBI arrests Bayside man for alleged death threats

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Bayside man Tuesday night for allegedly threatening to kill employees of a Pennsylvania bank, authorities said. Comment
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill dead man hid secret in house attic

The rotting remains of an unidentified woman were found in the attic of a Richmond Hill residence Saturday — weeks after a man killed himself in the same house, according to police. Comment

Teen indicted in diplomat’s wife’s shooting

A young Jamaica man who allegedly fired at some other teenagers earlier this year on a block not far from Long Island City High School and hit the wife of a Sudanese diplomat while her children were standing by has been indicted on attempted murder, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (2)

Police on the hunt for boro indecent exposer

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with public lewdness in Woodside. Comment

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