Crime & Courts

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Council legislation protects people from cops

Bob Friedrich’s July 12-18 column criticizing the Community Safety Act was misleading and inflammatory. Comments (6).

Monday, July 29, 2013


Councilmen wrong on effectiveness of safety law

In their letters to the editor, City Councilmen Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) and Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) make a valiant effort trying to spin the Community Safety Act as measures that will not jeopardize public safety. Comments (1).

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

South Jamaica

Rockaway man gets 25 years for shooting death of witness

A Far Rockaway man Tuesday received the maximum prison sentence of 25 years for the shooting death of a witness who testified againsthim in an earlier case, the Queens DA said. Comments (11).
Jackson Heights

Cops searching for suspect who grabbed woman: Police

Police were looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s butt at a Jackson Heights subway Wednesday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Cops search for Jackson Heights robber: NYPD

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The Police Department seeking help in finding a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Jackson Heights, cops said. Comment.

Police hunt suspect in Elmhursy break-in

ELMHURST — The NYPD was searching for a suspect in an Elmhurst burglary. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Forest Hills Gardens

Two arrested in late-night Forest Hills robbery

Two women were arrested earlier this month in connection with a Forest Hills robbery, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (5).
Jackson Heights

Cops hunt suspects in Jackson Heights wallet theft

JACKSON HEIGHTS - Police were searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed a man inside a Jackson Heights bank last month, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Springfield Gardens

Man charged in five church break-ins: Queens DA

SOUTHEAST QUEENS — A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with pilfering more than $7,000 worth of items he allegedly amassed during a week-long spree at several churches, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ozone Park

Ozone Park livery driver found guilty of killing of drunk passenger: DA

An Ozone Park man faces a sentence of 25 years in prison after he was convicted of robbing and murdering a man in August of 2010, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Cops pursuing group who kidnapped woman in East Elmhurst

EAST ELMHURST - The NYPD is searching for a group of suspects who allegedly kidnapped a woman off the street over the weekend in East Elmhurst. Comment.

Young father gunned down outside Jamaica home: Family

A 28-year-old father of two was shot outside his Jamaica home early Wednesday morning as he headed to work, his family and police said. Comments (6).

Laurelton nonprofit prez pleads guilty to larceny

The attorney for Van Holmes, the president of a Laurelton nonprofit who pleaded guilty earlier this week to pocketing tens of thousands of public dollars, said his office will be paying refunds to the parents whose children were enrolled in Holmes’ now-defunct summer camp. Comments (1).
Glen Oaks

Fireman fakes 911 calls to steal FDNY cash: DA

Firehouses from Glen Oaks and Astoria were two of five spots throughout the city to be ransacked for cash by a renegade firefighter making phony 911 calls as distractions, the city Department of Investigation said. Comments (1).

Police make arrest in robberies of Queensbridge blind man

A Brooklyn man was arrested last week on charges of robbing a 73-year-old blind man twice in two weeks at his home in the Queensbridge Houses, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Man assaulted woman near her home: Police

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Forest Hills. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans woman charged with assault: DA

ST. ALBANS — A 32-year-old woman was charged with first-degree assault after she allegedly shook her 3-month-old daughter, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).

Half-naked man runs through JFK: Port Authority

JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT — A shirtless man ran into an unoccupied terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning, but he did not get far before authorities had him wearing handcuffs, authorities said. Comment.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


SE Queens non-profit head pleads guilty to stealing funds allocated by Huntley

A week after he was arrested, the head of a Laurelton youth camp agreed Tuesday to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in public money he scammed from the do-nothing nonprofit, authorities said. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Little Neck

Hollis man killed in GCP crash where gun later found: Police

A 28-year-old woman was charged with gun possession following what police described as a high-speed car crash on the Grand Central Parkway that took the life of the driver early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (43).

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