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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ridgewood

Man sentenced to 10 years in western Queens burglaries: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 10 years in prison April 10 after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, cameras and computer equipment from nearly a dozen homes in Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Ozone Park and Howard Beach, the Queens DA said. Comment
Astoria

Astoria social club burglarized: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police were asking for help identifying two suspects believed to be involved in the burglary of a Spanish social club in Astoria earlier this month, authorities said. Comment
Astoria

Astoria deli robbed of $30K: Police

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in the robbery of a deli in Astoria, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

East Elmhurst

Laptop of E. Elmhurst man had child porn: DA

LONG ISLAND CITY — An East Elmhurst man is facing more than a dozen charges of possessing child porn after workers at a Best Buy in Long Island City allegedly found pornographic images of kids on a laptop he brought into the store for repairs, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Ridgewood

Man bought shoes at Ridgewood shop with stolen card: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Police released a surveillance image of a man who allegedly used a stolen ATM card to buy sneakers in a Ridgewood shoe store April 2, the NYPD said. Comment
Rego Park

Woman swiped purse in Rego Park Aldi’s: NYPD

REGO PARK — Police requested help identifying a woman suspected of stealing a purse inside Aldi’s supermarket, at 61-35 Junction Blvd., April 8, the NYPD said. Comment
Middle Village

Boro businesses charged in tax evasion cases: DA

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Two Queens business owners have been charged in separate tax evasion cases for allegedly stealing more than $162,000 in unpaid sales tax combined, Queens DA Richard Brown said. Comment

Friday, April 18, 2014

Long Island City

Queens cab driver charged evading $28K in tolls: DA

A Long Island City cabdriver has been charged with stealing more than $28,000 in toll payments from the MTA, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Jamaica

Police track ‘person of interest’ in BK shooting to Jamaica basement

The search for a gunman who allegedly hit a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy in the eye with a stray bullet earlier this week led investigators to a basement in Jamaica Thursday where police tracked down a 21-year-old they were calling a person of interest. Comments (2)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills slashing may be gang related: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a suspect they believe slashed an 18-year-old man near 62nd Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard at 4 p.m. April 9, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Flushing

Man wanted in rash of Flushing grand larcenies: NYPD

Police were looking for a man wanted in connection with a string of grand larcenies and attempted robberies that hit Flushing this winter. Comments (3)
Rockaway Beach

Fallen hero cop to be promoted posthumously

A Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze will be promoted posthumously to the rank of first-grade detective, Mayor Bill de Blasio told mourners at a somber service for Dennis Guerra in Rockaway Beach Monday. Comment
Astoria

Dog listed in stable condition after Astoria shooting

Only the family dog survived a spate of violence at a home in Astoria Saturday. Comments (1)
Flushing

Cops arrest Ozone Park man in harassment of teen on Q88 bus: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police charged an Ozone Park man with attempted assault, aggravated harassment and menacing in an April 7 incident aboard a Q88 bus, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Astoria

Astoria man sentenced to life in prison for killing girlfriend

An Astoria man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the strangling and beating death of a former girlfriend, Danielle Thomas, in June 2012, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jamaica

Trinidadian arrested at JFK smuggling heroin: Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested a Trinidadian earlier this month who allegedly tried to sneak through Kennedy Airport with $70,000 worth of heroin hidden in his underwear. Comments (4)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Sea of blue to remember fallen Far Rockaway officer

It was a somber sea of blue on Beach 84th Street Monday morning as loved ones and colleagues attended a funeral for a Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze. Comment
Rosedale

Passenger dies in early morning Rosedale crash: NYPD

ROSEDALE — A 29-year-old man died in Rosedale early Monday morning after the car he was riding in rear-ended another car and overturned, police said. Comments (1)
Rosedale

Passenger dies in early morning Rosedale crash: NYPD

A 29-year-old man died in Rosedale early Monday morning after the car he was riding in rear-ended another car and overturned, police said. Comment

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Far Rockaway

Brooklyn teen charged with felony murder in Far Rock officer’s death: DA

Charges against a Brooklyn teen who allegedly set a fire that led to a Far Rockaway police officer’s death have been upgraded, the Brooklyn district attorney said, three days before the officer’s funeral is to be held in the Rockaways. Comment
Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comment
Forest Hills

Woman threw coffee, punch at F train rider: NYPD

FOREST HILLS - Police were searching for a woman who allegedly tossed coffee on and punched a fellow straphanger in Forest Hills earlier this month, the NYPD said. Comments (3)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Astoria

Updated: Police identify armed man killed by officer and woman fatally shot in Astoria: NYPD

Police responding to a 911 call in Astoria Saturday morning shot and killed an elderly man who came to the door of his 38th Street home carrying a shotgun, the NYPD said. Comment

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