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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jamaica

Taxi dispatchers charged with taking cash bribes at JFK: DA

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, together with Port Authority Inspector General Robert Van Etten, announced Wednesday that 16 airport taxi dispatchers were arrested in an undercover sting operation and charged with unlawfully receiving cash bribes in a taxi-dispatching scheme at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comments (2)
Woodhaven

Man stole baby food in Woodhaven: Cops

WOODHAVEN — Police released a surveillance image of a man wanted for allegedly stealing two bottles of baby formula from Rite Aid at gunpoint. Comments (3)
Queens Village

Crossing guard charged with leaving scene of accident: Police

SOUTHEAST QUEENS — An off-duty school crossing guard was arrested over the weekend after leaving the scene of an accident, police said. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Corona

Man charged with enticing children to participate in online sex game: DA

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner William Bratton announced recently that a Corona man was arraigned on charges of luring young girls over the Internet to participate in what he allegedly called “The Game.” Comments (2)
Elmhurst

Pair wanted in rash of purchases made with stolen credit cards: NYPD

ELMHURST — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in a string of grand larcenies, including two in Queens, police said. Comment
Kew Gardens

Lawyer charged with stealing $200K from clients: DA

KEW GARDENS — An embattled attorney found himself in need of a good lawyer when he was charged with stealing more than $200,000 from his clients, the district attorney’s office said. Comments (1)
Flushing

Man wanted in rash of bank robberies: Cops

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man they said robbed seven banks scattered throughout the city since January. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Crossing guard arrested in 100th Precinct: NYPD

ROCKAWAY BEACH — An off-duty school crossing guard was arrested March 12 in the 100th Precinct after police said he failed to hand money and fake cocaine over to authorities. Comment

Friday, March 21, 2014

Flushing

Two borough paralegals sentenced in fraud scheme

Two Queens paralegals were sentenced last week for their part in an immigration fraud scheme, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said. Comments (2)
St. Albans

St. Albans man convicted of attempted murder stemming from Facebook fight: DA

ST. ALBANS — An online argument that authorities say was taken too far now has a 22-year-old facing up to 25 years in prison. Comment

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ridgewood

Woodside para accused of sexually abusing 14-year-old: NYPD

MASPETH — A PS 9 paraprofessional was arrested at 1 a.m. Thursday and charged with raping a 14-year-old boy, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

12-year-old shoots his sister with gun used in slay: Source

Police were still looking for the killer of an IT worker who was slain walking home from work last week in South Jamaica after a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his sister a few days later with a gun a source said was identified as the murder weapon. Comments (1)
Sunnyside

Stash of guns and drugs found in Sunnyside: NYPD

SUNNYSIDE — Police seized a cache of guns, bullets, crack and pills when raiding a Sunnyside man’s home Tuesday, the NYPD said. Comment

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bayside

Cops search for driver in police car collision

Police were searching for a driver they say collided with an NYPD car in Bayside Wednesday morning before fleeing the scene, the NYPD said. Comments (4)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Flushing

Flushing bus driver arrested after accident in Virginia: Authorities

A Flushing bus driver was arrested early Monday morning after the bus he was driving ran off a Virginia interstate and overturned on its side, Virginia State Police said. Comments (3)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Flushing

Man attempted to kidnap 11-year-old boy in Flushing: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police released a sketch of a man suspected of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old boy in Flushing Friday afternoon, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

South Jamaica man charged in fatal 2012 shooting: NYPD

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police said Friday officers had arrested a 30-year-old South Jamaica man in the slaying of a 22-year-old near Roy Wilkins Park in April 2012. Comments (6)

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