Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

Long Island City

Hack loses license after Qns. fare brawl: Post

MANHATTAN — A judge has stripped a taxi driver of his license for physically tossing a man out of his cab for after the would-be passenger requested a ride to Long Island City from Manhattan, the New York Post reported. Comment

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012


Target Gun Trafficking

While the city continues to debate the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk campaign, it is becoming clear that leaders must develop more effective and less offensive ways of getting guns off the street. Comments (13)

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Prosecutors were able to use DNA evidence to convict a St. Albans teenager last week of raping a 21-year-old woman whom he met on the controversial adult-services directory website inside a vacant neighborhood house in 2010, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment
ELMHURST — After a man allegedly sexually assaulted a young girl in Elmhurst earlier this month, police have released a sketch in the hopes the public can help catch him. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012


Police stop online boro drug sellers

An undercover New York Police Department investigation led to the indictment and arrest of 21 people, including four from Queens, on charges they sold prescription drugs and narcotics through Craigslist, officials said. Comment
LONG ISLAND CITY — A serial iPhone thief has been snatching the sought-after devices out of the hands of unsuspecting customers and pedestrians and then fleeing the scene, the NYPD said. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

The day after a young Bangladeshi man was arrested following his alleged attempt to detonate a phony bomb in downtown Manhattan, neighbors on the block where he lived in Jamaica said they knew very little, if anything at all, about him. Comment
One of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks’ (D-Jamaica) friends, a real estate agent who gave the congressman $40,000 in 2007, faces a hefty sentence after he pleaded guilty last week to a scheme in which he defrauded banks to secure mortgages for unqualified homeowners in southeast Queens. Comment
Federal investigators were probing a Jamaica man’s motives after he was arrested Wednesday in an alleged bomb plot that officials believe was intended to kill and injure scores of New Yorkers. Comments (6)

Islamic group rebukes judge’s ruling


Islamic group rebukes judge’s ruling

An Astoria cab driver and members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations gathered at a neighborhood mosque Monday to denounce a Connecticut prosecutor for dropping charges against a former Morgan Stanley banker who was accused of stabbing the driver. Comments (2)
Middle Village

Cops hunting for suspect who robbed boro bank

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Police were looking for a man wanted in connection with knocking over a Middle Village bank and have released security images showing the suspect. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Federal investigators said they arrested a 21-year old Bangladeshi citizen who had been living in Jamaica since January after he allegedly tried to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan Wednesday morning with phony explosives he purchased in an FBI sting operation. Comment
The Ridgewood man wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a youth soccer coach for the New York Red Bulls left a note with his brother saying he was “sorry” before fleeing the country to Mexico, the NYPD said. Comment
POMONOK — The NYPD released a photo of the man wanted in connection with sexually abusing a young girl Monday inside a Queens library. Comment
ROCKAWAY — The man wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Queens schoolteacher in the Rockaways was cuffed in Maryland, according to an NBC report.Cops had been looking for Keith Howard, 63, after a tenant of his was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment on Seaspray Avenue in Arverne earlier this month, according to the report. Howard was pulled over after his license plate was flagged, NBC reported. Comment
JAMAICA — The NYPD released a photo of the suspect wanted in connection with a rape last month in Jamaica. Comment


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