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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ELMHURST — A fake Queens broker conned six people out of deposits for apartments that he never intended on renting, police said. Comment

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Ridgewood livery cab driver has pleaded guilty to charges of imprisoning a Panamanian family in his speeding taxi while trying to elude police in a terrifying chase at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment
Ridgewood

Man assaults woman, steals cell phone: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A 32-year-old Brooklyn man violated an order of protection last month, not only initiating contact with a woman but beating her and taking her cellphone, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Corona

Man vents anger by biting another: Brown

CORONA — A 31-year-old man sank his teeth into the side of another person on 100th Street Sunday, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment
Editorial

Credit Repair Vultures

It takes a special kind of crook to take advantage of people when they are down and out. We saw this when the mortgage crisis hit and con artists offered to help people save their homes from foreclosure. The victims paid the crooks thousands of dollars and still lost their homes. Comment

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ridgewood

Putnam Ave. man ran chop-shop: DA

Ridgewood

Putnam Ave. man ran chop-shop: DA

A Ridgewood man allegedly set up his own motorcycle chop-shop in his basement complete with hundreds of bike parts, according to Queens prosecutors. Comment
Sunnyside

Pedestrian killed in livery crash

Sunnyside

Pedestrian killed in livery crash

An allegedly drunken livery cab driver hopped the sidewalk in Sunnyside Sunday morning, killing one man before plowing into a row of parked cars in front of a flower shop, according to eyewitnesses and police. Comment
FOREST HILLS — Police arrested a man last week who they said flashed a gun before knocking over several banks across Queens. Comment
Ridgewood

Man caught in connection with two crimes: Brown

RIDGEWOOD — An 18-year-old man was charged with attempted murder, assault and robbery in two separate incidents in the western Queens neighborhood, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment
Editorial

Dunkin’ Dummies

Anyone old enough to drive and smart enough to know the difference between a donut and a bagel should be smart enough not to park a luxury car in a public spot with the keys in the ignition. Comments (2)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rochdale Village

SE Queens drug rings dismantled after mass arrests: NYPD

Rochdale Village

SE Queens drug rings dismantled after mass arrests: NYPD

A 15-month investigation by the NYPD and the Queens DA’s office led to the arrests of more than a dozen people, who authorities alleged were leaders and members of two drug gangs that operated in southeast Queens, police and prosecutors announced Thursday. Comments (1)
Astoria

Bklyn man guilty of 2010 Astoria slay

Astoria

Bklyn man guilty of 2010 Astoria slay

A jury found a Brooklyn man who had been serving in the U.S. Coast Guard guilty of murder and criminal possession of a weapon last Thursday for shooting an Astoria Houses resident in front of his girlfriend as the victim was loading his car for a move to North Carolina, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
The 29-year-old man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting and killing a Laurelton bodega co-owner who came to his brother’s aid during a botched 2010 robbery was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment
KEW GARDENS — A Queens Criminal Court judge sentenced a 24-year-old Woodside woman to 10 years in prison Monday for throwing her newborn daughter in a bathroom trash can in Elmhurst Hospital Center, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
JAMAICA — A random stop by two NYPD officers ended with a substantial drug bust Sunday and an irresponsible father in cuffs. Comment

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The family of a Guyanese immigrant was making funeral arrangements this week after police said a car slammed into the 47-year-old father of two while he was crossing Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill Sunday morning and then fled the scene. Comment
A drive-by shooting on the Grand Central Parkway early Sunday morning claimed the life of a New Jersey mother, police said. Comment
South Ozone Park

Two dead in murder-suicide at hotel near JFK

South Ozone Park

Two dead in murder-suicide at hotel near JFK

A business meeting turned deadly last week when one man opened fire on another before turning the weapon on himself in an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport, authorities said. Comment
St. Albans

Young man killed in St. Albans

St. Albans

Young man killed in St. Albans

Police identified a 23-year-old man who died after he was shot in the head near Addisleigh Park as Ariel Edwards. Comments (2)
Southeast Queens community leaders are planning a number of town-hall meetings after a report released last week found the overwhelming majority of people stopped by the NYPD in the 103rd Precinct last year were innocent blacks and Latinos. Comments (4)
FLUSHING — Police were looking for two men wanted in connection with a series of gunpoint robberies, cops said. Comment
ASTORIA — Police are looking for the man who allegedly extracted a laptop and dental equipment from a Steinway Street dentist earlier this month. Comment

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A federal investigation of a heroin ring found that an officer from the 111th Precinct in Bayside was allegedly supplying information on license plates and narcotics probes to a dealer from Jamaica, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn said. Comments (4)
Oakland Gardens

Police kill man who stabbed wife

Oakland Gardens

Police kill man who stabbed wife

Police shot and killed an enraged, knife-wielding man last Thursday night after he used the weapon to stab both himself and his wife, the NYPD said. Comment

Monday, May 14, 2012

A woman who was shot in the head and driven to Elmhurst Hospital Center died Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comment
Police were looking for the driver who hit and killed a man crossing Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comment
A drunken livery cab driver hopped the sidewalk in Sunnyside Sunday morning, killing one man before plowing into a row of parked cars in front of a flower shop, according to eyewitnesses and police. Comment
Police and firefighters discovered a charred body in Forest Park Saturday morning after responding to a brush fire call, the NYPD said. Comment

Friday, May 11, 2012

Police shot and killed an enraged knife-wielding man Thursday night after he used the weapon to stab his wife and then himself, the NYPD said. Comment

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