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Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. man dodged taxes: IRS

A Fresh Meadows man who owned a construction company in his hometown was arrested and indicted on multiple charges of tax fraud, the U.S. Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service said. Comment
Far Rockaway

Woman robbed of cell in Far Rockaway: Police

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was hunting for a suspect who allegedly swiped a cellphone from a woman in Far Rockaway Sunday. Comment
Queens Village

Man sentenced to up to 9 years for sexually trafficked teen: DA

QUEENS VILLAGE — A 25-year-old man was sentenced to up to nine years in prison this week for sex trafficking a teenage runaway, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Cambria Heights

Lawyer charged with stealing more than $50K from late client’s account: Brown

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — A lawyer who was responsible for overseeing the estate of an elderly woman has been charged with stealing from the proceeds of a real estate transaction, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Tuesday. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013

Ridgewood

Cops on the hunt for man suspected of threatening to kill girlfriend

RIDGEWOOD — Police are searching for a Brooklyn man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, officials said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights robbery suspects held up clerk with knife: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Cops were reaching out for the public’s help in finding a duo who tried to hold up a deli clerk with a knife, the NYPD said. Comment
Jackson Heights

Cellphone stolen from sleeping man in Jax Hts

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 37-year-old man dozed off on a Jackson Heights bench and awoke to find his cellphone stolen, police said. Comment
Richmond Hill

Robbery suspects made off with money, cellphone: Cops [With Video]

RICHMOND HILL — Two men are wanted in connection with a violent robbery, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

Ridgewood

104th Pct. captain warns against ‘sliding’ scam

“Sliding” is the newest scam New Yorkers should watch out for, according to Christopher Manson, captain of the 104th Precinct. Comments (3)

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Astoria

B’side pizzeria owner stole taxpayer $$: DA

This piece of the pie was off limits. Comment
Astoria

Trio robs Astoria delivery man of cash, food: NYPD [With Video]

ASTORIA — Police were hoping for tips about the robbery of a Chinese food delivery man last month. Comments (1)
Astoria

Fake workers rip off Astoria woman: NYPD

ASTORIA — Two men posing as electricians ripped off a 79-year-old woman who let them into her Astoria home, police said. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Transit worker faces weapons charge

FRESH MEADOWS — A city transit employee was arrested this week and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Comment
Astoria

Woman used credit card swiped from 114th Precinct: NYPD

ASTORIA — The Police Department was looking for help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with a grand larceny within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment
Editorial

Judge Delivers Blow to Stop-and-Frisk

A Manhattan federal judge’s ruling that the city’s stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional sent a message to black and Hispanic residents in Queens that their civil rights were protected. Comment

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

Sunnyside

Thieves break into Van Bramer’s Sunnyside home

A city councilman from Sunnyside said he would be working with the 108th Precinct to step up patrols in residential areas after his home joined the list of those that had been broken into recently. Comment
South Ozone Park

Driver gets 10 years for 2005 hit-and-run

A man who pleaded guilty to a 2005 hit-and-run in Ozone Park was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Monday. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica bomber gets 30 years in terror plot

The al-Qaeda-inspired, wannabe terrorist who flipped the switch on a phony bomb he planted outside the Federal Reserve bank in Manhattan was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week, the top prosecutor in Brooklyn said. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

Fresh Meadows

Fresh Mdws. woman used Sandy to scam city: AG

A Fresh Meadows woman is accused of stealing more than $87,000 in benefits by falsely claiming she was a victim of Superstorm Sandy, the state attorney general said. Comment
Forest Hills

Serial armed robbery suspect strikes Forest Hills: Cops

FOREST HILLS — Police are on the lookout for a suspect wanted in connection with robberies at five different businesses in Queens and Manhattan. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

City employees choked their partners: Brown

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Authorities said two city workers were arrested in two separate domestic dispute cases earlier this week and charged with choking their partners. Comments (5)

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Sunnyside

Thieves break into home of Sunnyside councilman

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) returned from his overseas vacation this week to find his Queens home burglarized, the elected official said. Comments (1)

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