Crime & Courts

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ozone Park

Ozone Park man gets 30 years for crime spree

An Ozone Park man who shot at a marked police car during a one-hour rampage in 2010 was sentenced Monday to 30 years to life in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said this week. Comment.
St. Albans

Police recover missing St. Albans baby safe and sound

Police said they safely recovered a 3-week-old girl in Staten Island whom neighbors in St. Albans said was snatched by her father Tuesday on their southeast Queens street in the afternoon. Comment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Flushing

109th officer foils alleged thief’s MTA getaway

The 109th Precinct honored two quick-thinking police officers last week: one who foiled an alleged thief’s public transit escape and another who cuffed two suspects with lengthy rap sheets. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Man dies from injuries after bouncer fight in South Richmond Hill

A 24-year-old man who police allege was brutally beaten by a bouncer outside a South Richmond Hill club last week has died from his injuries. Comments (8).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Long Island City

Cooking oil swiped from truck in LIC

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were looking for help in locating a white box truck and its operator, wanted in connection with a cooking oil burglary in January. Comment.
South Jamaica

Crime Scene Unit called to S. Jamaica house fire after body found inside

Police set up a crime scene inside of a 146th Street home after some of the city’s Bravest found a dead body Sunday morning while putting out a fire, police and the FDNY said. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Whitestone

Whitestone bomb plotter gets decade behind bars

The Whitestone man who pleaded guilty in December to plotting attacks on New York City synagogues was sentenced to 10 years behind bars last Friday in the first conviction on state-level terrorism charges. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Cabbie dies on GCP in hit-and-run: Police

FRESH MEADOWS — A 19-year-old driver was being held on $100,000 bail after a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident resulted in the death of a Bronx cabbie on the Grand Central Parkway Sunday, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Cops on the hunt for armed robbers who struck in Cambria Heights

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects wanted in connection with a string of robberies and one attempted robbery in Cambria Heights and two in Brooklyn. Comment.
Astoria

Cops under arrest for DWI in western Queens: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Two off-duty NYPD officers were arrested Sunday and charged with DWI, with one also being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, cops said. Comment.
Editorial

Another Senseless Death

Abdullah Munshi offered a bizarre defense for driving drunk on the morning of July 10 when he struck and killed Frank Avino, a 63-year-old electrician from College Point. Comment.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Jackson Heights

Two Bronx men arraigned in Flushing teacher’s murder

The two Bronx men charged with murder in the January slaying of a Flushing teacher were arraigned Thursday and could face up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted, the Queens District Attorney said. Comment.
Jamaica

Wanted Greek busted at JFK with stun gun

A Greek national was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week where authorities said he sneaked past the TSA security checkpoint with a stun gun he had allegedly used to subdue his former girlfriend before he raped her, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Sunnyside

LIC man to serve five years for hitting Sunnyside biker

An intoxicated 25-year-old Long Island City driver who fatally struck a bicyclist in Sunnyside will spend the next five years behind bars, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Darryl Adams killer gets 25 years

Two weeks after friends and family of Darryl Adams gathered outside the South Jamaica Houses on the first anniversary of his death, they packed a Queens courtroom Tuesday and watched as one of his killers was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Comments (3).
Rosedale

Cops hunt would-be Rosedale bank robbery suspect

ROSEDALE — Police were seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Rosedale Feb. 27. Comment.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jackson Heights

Second Bronx man arrested in Flushing teacher’s murder

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 19-year-old Bronx man was arrested and charged with murder in the January slaying of a Flushing teacher on 91st Street, police said, the second arrest in the case in as many days. Comment.
Rosedale

Husband hid wife’s body in Idlewild: DA Brown

Police arrested the common-law husband of a South Jamaica woman Wednesday whose lifeless body was found the day before in Idlewild Park, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (9).
Jamaica Estates

Police still looking for robber at F train station [With Video of Suspect]

JAMAICA ESTATES — Police were seeking assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at the entrance of the F train subway station at Homelawn Street and Hillside Avenue March 8. Comment.
Middle Village

Cops need to ID robber who hit bank in Sept.

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery in September of last year. Comment.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

South Jamaica

Darryl Adams’ killer gets 25 years in prison

A mother who watched her 18-year-old son gunned down on surveillance video last year as he ran through the South Jamaica Houses trying to escape his cold-blooded killers told her son’s shooter at his sentencing earlier Tuesday she hoped he would spend the rest of his life in prison. Comments (13).

Monday, March 18, 2013

Jamaica

Trial begins on NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy

The fact that blacks and Latinos are stopped by the NYPD at rates disproportional to their populations across the city was not in dispute Monday when the broadest challenge yet to the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies kicked off in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Teenager charged with DWI in fatal Fresh Meadows collision: Cops

Police arrested a 19-year-old driver after a hit-and-run resulted in the death of a Bronx cabbie on the Grand Central Parkway Sunday. Comment.

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