Sections

Crime

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

A 46-year-old Long Island City man was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, a prominent neighborhood artist, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were looking for two men who snatched a 74-year-old woman’s purse in Jackson Heights. Comment
JAMAICA — A Queens judge sentenced a former teacher at a Jamaica intermediate school to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old student in 2009, the New York Post reported. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

QUEENSBRIDGE — Three men robbed another man in the lobby of the 41-01 Vernon Blvd. building in Queensbridge earlier this month, police said. Comments (1)
SUNNYSIDE — A man stole the wallet out of a woman’s purse in a Sunnyside bar earlier this month, police said. Comments (1)
JAMAICA — A customs officer allegedly found 2 pounds of heroin earlier this month in the luggage of a Bronx resident coming into John F. Kennedy International Airport from the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection New York field office said. Comment
Editorial

Juvenile Justice

A new boarding home for delinquent teenagers recently opened in South Ozone Park as part of an effort to keep rehabilitating youths close to their families — and already area residents are complaining. Comment

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

In a plea that occasionally brought tears to his eyes, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) asked residents to come forward with any information they may have about a brutal attack Saturday on a 62-year-old Sunnyside resident, who is now fighting for his life. Comment
JAMAICA HILLS — NYPD officers were asking if the public knows the whereabouts of a man who groped a teenage girl in Jamaica Hills earlier this month. Comment
ASTORIA — Police were looking for a robber who hit banks in Elmhurst, Middle Village, Long Island City and Astoria this past year. Comments (1)

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Nassau County’s district attorney Thursday filed charges against the St. Albans man accused of killing a Nassau County police officer and a Brooklyn man Tuesday in cold blood and the Queens DA announced the arrest of a man suspected of helping the accused to evade prosecution. Comments (1)
An NYPD officer from Forest Hills was arrested in connection with a gruesome plot to cook and eat a number of women after raping and torturing them, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court Thursday. Comments (1)
An East Elmhurst man was one of 25 people from New York to California who were arrested in connection with a more than $50 million illegal sports betting ring, the Queens district attorney said Thursday. Comments (1)
The state’s top prosecutor sued a Flushing beauty school for allegedly collecting cash but giving out bogus nail licenses, leaving students out of cash and jobs, the attorney general’s office announced Friday. Comments (2)
Federal prosecutors have until mid-November to convene a grand jury and indict a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man who was living in Jamaica when he allegedly tried to detonate a bomb outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan last week. Comment
Police arrested a man accused of terrorizing two Flushing businesses, allegedly raping a worker in one and robbing another, authorities said. Comment
College Point

“Mr. Crime” of College Pt. now in police custody

COLLEGE POINT — Cops arrested a College Point man known as “Mr. Crime” Tuesday, charging him with multiple drug offenses, according to police sources. Comments (95)

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

St. Albans

Suspected cop killer nabbed

St. Albans

Suspected cop killer nabbed

After a 7-1/2-hour manhunt along the Queens/Nassau border Tuesday, police said they arrested a double murder suspect in St. Albans Tuesday night who earlier in the day gunned down a Nassau County cop and moments later killed an innocent motorist in a carjacking, according to Nassau and Queens law enforcement officials. Comments (5)
Richmond Hill

Baldeo turns self in amid fraud charges

Richmond Hill

Baldeo turns self in amid fraud charges

Former City Council candidate and current Queens District Leader Albert Baldeo turned himself in to the FBI Wednesday on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said Wednesday. Comments (2)
Flushing

Captive man loses his leg

Flushing

Captive man loses his leg

A Whitestone couple who believed a family member was suffering from drug addiction and mental illness bound their kin’s leg so tightly with duct tape it had to be amputated by doctors, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2)
Flushing

Flushing woman brain dead after violent purse snatching

Police arrested an alleged purse snatcher who punched a woman so hard in Flushing over the weekend she is now brain dead, police and the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4)
Ridgewood

Brooklynite stunned Queens man: DA Brown

RIDGEWOOD — A 23-year-old Brooklyn resident has been arraigned on an indictment charging him with second-degree assault as a hate crime in a bias attack last month in Ridgewood, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment
FLUSHING — A young man who allegedly hit a septuagenarian who was walking near Kissena Park Saturday and then fled has been taken into custody, police said. Comment

Classifieds

Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.
@timesledgernews

This week’s featured advertisers

See all ads
Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!