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Monday, July 8, 2013

Ridgewood

Ex-Rikers officer draws 25 years for 2000 slaying

A city correction officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (3)
Letters

Stop-and-frisk helps keep city safe from crime

The recent attacks on stop-and-frisk, a constitutional tool employed by the city Police Department, are outrageous. This program, instituted in under Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has helped bring down major crime rates in the city to an all-time low, to the levels seen in the 1950s. Comment

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Corona

Police seek suspect who sexually abused girl in Corona shop: NYPD

CORONA — A suspect who sexually abused a 9-year-old girl inside a Corona grocery store was being sought by police, the NYPD said. Comment
Flushing

Burglary suspect with limp hits homes all over Queens: NYPD

FLUSHING — A walking cane did not stop a suspected bandit from making a clean getaway from burglaries all over Queens, the NYPD said Wednesday. Comment
Howard Beach

Sheehan lawyers eye reprieve in state’s court of last resort

Lawyers for the Howard Beach woman who fatally shot her abusive ex-NYPD husband in 2008 are hoping to appeal to the state’s highest court after she began serving a five-year sentence on a gun charge last month. Comment
South Jamaica

Buyback nets nearly 30 weapons in memory of slain teen

Police say a gun buyback at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in South Jamaica last weekend netted 29 weapons, including 17 revolvers, eight semi-automatics and one rifle. The event was held in honor of D’aja Robinson, the 14-year-old who was shot dead while riding a city bus just a few blocks from the church.Photo courtesy NYPD Comments (1)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Jamaica

Transit aficionado pleads guilty to Jamaica joyride

The cult figure who has inspired curiosity with his unusual — and criminal — fixation on mass transit could spend up to five years minting license plates after he pleaded guilty earlier this week to joyriding in a large bus in Jamaica, the district attorney said. Comment
Jamaica

Suspected jewelry thief caught in Jamaica: Police

JAMAICA — A woman who allegedly stole nearly $500,000 in jewelry from New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers’ Miami Beach hotel room was arrested in Jamaica, police said. Comment
Ridgewood

MTA worker charged with assault in Ridgewood: Cops

RIDGEWOOD — An off-duty MTA employee was charged last Saturday with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, police said. Comment

Thursday, July 4, 2013

South Jamaica

Suspected cop shooter charged at his bedside

In a bedside arraignment at Jamaica Hospital, a 40-year-old man was charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend and attempted murder after an off-duty police officer was shot when he broke up a domestic dispute on Father’s Day in South Jamaica, the district attorney said. Comments (2)
Bayside

Missing Bayside woman’s body found on Gilgo Beach in L.I.

A body found on Gilgo Beach last week was identified as Natasha Jugo, a Bayside woman who disappeared in March, according to the Suffolk Police Department. Comments (5)
Maspeth

Accused Maspeth weed mother posts bail after non-guilty plea

A Scarsdale, N.Y., woman who had made headlines as the “Pot Mom” is out on bail after being arrested in May in a Maspeth marijuana case, according to authorities. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Cops searching for suspect in anti-Semitic graffiti incidents

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD is searching for Randy Evans who is wanted in connection with criminal mischief in Far Rockaway. Comment
Far Rockaway

Man killed ex-girlfriend in Far Rock with 2x4: Brown

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Queens man has been convicted of murdering his former girlfriend by bludgeoning her to death with a two-by-four piece of lumber, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sunnyside

Woman fatally stabbed in Sunnyside apt.: Police

A 35-year-old woman was brutally stabbed to death in her Sunnyside apartment Tuesday night, and police have taken her boyfriend into custody, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comment
South Jamaica

Teen parents die in crash on Grand Central

A teen husband and wife who died in a high-speed crash on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday will share a final resting place as their families raise their 14-month-old baby together, the child’s relatives said. Comment
Flushing

Motorist shot in feud over parking spot

A 39-year-old man took road rage a bit too far in downtown Flushing last weekend when he allegedly claimed to be an NYPD officer and shot someone over a parking space, court documents revealed. Comments (5)
Kew Gardens Hills

Cops make arrest in Kew Gardens Hills mosque stabbing

A Forest Hills man was charged with attempted murder last week for allegedly stabbing a member of a mosque in Kew Gardens Hills while screaming anti-Muslim slurs in November, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (2)
Flushing

Swindlers stake out College Pt. lot: Cops

Groups of con artists have recently been duping northeast Queens residents out of cash in person and over the phone, the 109th Precinct warned this week. Comment
Richmond Hill

Protesters rally outside Richmond Hill bar

LGBT activists rallied at the scene of a suspected hate crime last Thursday to protest violence at drinking establishments and against the LGBT community in Richmond Hill. Comment

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kew Gardens Hills

Forest Hills man charged in mosque stabbing: Police

A Forest Hills man was charged with using anti-Muslim slurs while repeatedly stabbing a man who was unlocking a Kew Gardens Hills mosque for morning prayers last year, the Queens district attorney’s office said Friday. Comment

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