Crime & Courts

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hollis

Nurse filled phony prescriptions: AG

An RN who acted like an MD was busted last week for allegedly prescribing and administering painkillers to patients at a Hollis nursing home, authorities said. Comment.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Jamaica

Boxer arrested packing heat at JFK: DA Brown

A world-class pugilist was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport when he handed a Delta agent a locked box allegedly containing an unloaded hand gun and three 15-bullet clips last Thursday, not two weeks after the state’s new gun laws kicked in, authorities said. Comments (1).
Rego Park

Woman stole accessories in boro stores: Police

REGO PARK — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a woman suspected of stealing several items, including wallets and handbags, from people across the borough and in Staten Island from January to February. Comment.
Political Action

NYPD inspector general would create leadership friction

The dispute involving city police powers seems to have focused on the stop-and-frisk procedure the police have been using for the last several years as a way of deterring crimes before they are committed. A lot of controversy has been generated over this matter. Comment.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Forest Hills

Forest Hills holds burglary meeting

A resident of Forest Hills Gardens came home one night in February and immediately knew something was not right. Comment.
Hollis

Smith to stay in office after bribery charges

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) said through his lawyer that he plans to stay in office despite federal prosecutors accusing him of orchestrating a massive and far-fetched scheme to bribe his way into the mayor’s office, according to published reports. Comment.
St. Albans

Boro man found shot to death in St. Albans

A neighbor described a young man from South Jamaica found shot to death in St. Albans early Sunday as a soft-spoken and polite person who was always quick to offer help. Comment.
Crime

County’s Gallery of Rogues has breached public’s trust

The arrest of borough politicians in an alleged bribery plot made headlines around the nation Tuesday, but in Queens, handcuffed elected officials has unfortunately become an ongoing tradition. Comment.
Elmhurst

DA charges Elmhurst man in illegal dwelling scheme

An Elmhurst man is facing charges after he allegedly turned four houses and three garages into illegal single-room dwellings, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Flushing

Police search for Flushing scammers [With Video]

FLUSHING — Police hope someone can help to identify three people suspected of telling victims they have a flat tire in order to distract them as they steal property from their cars. Comment.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hollis

Bribery plot exposed

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and Queens Republican Vice Chairman Vince Tabone were arrested Tuesday and charged with a mayoral bribery scheme so outlandish it left many in the borough scratching their heads. Comment.
Whitestone

Halloran under pressure to reduce personal debt

As federal agents led outspoken City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) out of his home in handcuffs early Tuesday, he reportedly remarked that he “had no idea” why he was being arrested. Comments (9).
Forest Hills

Authorities arrest suspect in Forest Pk rape attempt

A man suspected of attempting to rape a 23-year-old woman in Forest Park last week was convicted of manslaughter in 1990, police said, and several of the city’s women officials lauded his arrest Tuesday afternoon. Comment.
Jamaica

Huntley and co-conspirators get probation in embezzlement scam

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley and her accomplices in a scam that bilked taxpayers out of nearly $30,000 through a do-nothing nonprofit received light sentences in State Supreme Court in Nassau County last week as the disgraced lawmaker awaited sentencing in Brooklyn federal court on a separate case. Comment.
Hunters Point

Police find marijuana plants in LIC building

HUNTERS POINT — Police said they recovered a sizable crop of marijuana plants from inside a building, at 11-27 44th Road Tuesday. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Man grabbed woman in Kew Gardens station: Cops [With Video of Suspect]

KEW GARDENS — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a man suspected of forcibly touching a woman at the Union Turnpike subway station. Comment.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Richmond Hill

Howard Beach man charged in Forest Park attempted rape

Police said they had arrested a man suspected of attempting to rape a 23-year-old woman in Forest Park Friday evening. Comment.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Crime

Bail set for Halloran, Smith on charges of trying to rig mayoral race [UPDATED]

Bail was set at $250,000 for state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) and City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) Tuesday afternoon following their early-morning arrest in connection with what federal prosecutors painted as a scheme to bribe Smith’s way onto the Republican mayoral ticket. Comments (1).
Crime

Smith, Halloran charged with trying to rig mayoral race

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of orchestrating a wide-ranging bribery scheme to get himself on the Republican ballot for mayor while City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) was indicted as Smith’s deal broker while seeking extra kickbacks for himself, the Manhattan U.S. attorney said. Comments (6).

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Richmond Hill

Police hunt for man who sexually assaulted Forest Park jogger

A 23-year-old woman jogging through Forest Park was attacked by a man who zapped her with a stun gun and sexually assaulted her Friday evening, police said. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans man fatally shot: NYPD

A 21-year-old man was found gunned down at the corner of 110th Avenue and 179th Place in St. Albans early Sunday, police said. Comment.

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