Crime & Courts

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Friend of 50 Cent killed

Police were looking for one or two masked gunmen who killed a southeast Queens hip-hop artist with ties to rapper 50 Cent in Springfield Gardens last week. Comments (6)
Forest Hills

Officer charged with petit larceny: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — An off-duty city cop was arrested last week while allegedly in possession of stolen property, police said. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Correction officer charged with engaging in sexual conduct with minor: Police

FOREST HILLS — An off-duty city Department of Correction employee was arrested Jan. 7 and charged with engaging in sexual conduct with a minor, according to police. Comments (2)

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

South Jamaica

City’s first murder victim shot in S. Jamaica: Cops

A 22-year-old man killed in the city’s first murder of the year was buried Tuesday with his mother, who died New Year’s Day 19 years earlier. Comments (1)
Richmond Hill

Police looking for two Rich Hill bodega robbers

RICHMOND HILL — Police were looking for two men caught on camera robbing a bodega on 135th Street with a shotgun. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens Hills

Cop arrested after choking girlfriend: NYPD

KEW GARDENS HILLS — An off-duty police officer was arrested after a physical confrontation with his girlfriend Sunday, the NYPD said. Comments (3)

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Queens Village

Off-duty corrections officer shot dead in Queens Village: Report

An off-duty corrections officer who confronted his estranged wife outside a home in Queens Village was shot dead by her new boyfriend early Friday morning, according to the NYPD and a news report. Comments (3)
Jackson Heights

Advocacy group’s fight against reckless drivers gains attention

Make Queens Safer is growing in numbers and increased visibility. Comments (2)

111th saw uptick in theft crimes for all of 2013

The 111th Police Precinct reported this week that it saw a slight increase in the number of crimes reported in 2013 with car thefts figuring prominently in the upturn. Comments (6)

Suspect allegedly swiped $100 from Peruvian restaurant register: NYPD

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in a Dec. 5 burglary at an eatery on Steinway Street. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Queens Village

Man found shot to death in Queens Village

Police were investigating a Queens Village office Thursday afternoon where they said a 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the back of the head the night before. Comments (23)

Loved ones grieve for PS 79’s Annamarie Tromp

Hundreds of friends and family members gathered at Flushing’s St. Andrew Avellino Parish Monday to mourn the loss of Annamarie Tromp, a beloved pre-K teacher who died in a New Year’s Eve car crash. Comments (6)
Jamaica Estates

Man charged with attempted murder of police officer in Jamaica Estates

An armed robbery suspect who was shot while Nassau police officers were attempting to apprehend him in Jamaica Estates Sunday afternoon was charged with attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly pinned one cop with his vehicle while trying to flee, according to court documents filed by the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

Police arrest five in Kew Gardens Hills burglary

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police foiled an attempted burglary at JK Deli in the early hours of Jan. 3. Comment

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

South Ozone Park

Virgin Mary statue decapitated in South Ozone Park

A pastor at St. Mary Gate of Heaven Parish in South Ozone Park discovered the church’s statue of the Virgin Mary decapitated at 10 a.m. Monday, according to police. Comments (3)

Police shoot suspect who allegedly injured officer while trying to flee: Nassau PD

An armed robbery suspect was shot by a Nassau County police officer in Jamaica Estates Sunday evening after four plainclothes cops tried to apprehend the 21-year-old, who allegedly crushed one of the officers between two cars while attempting to flee, Nassau County police said. Comment
Ozone Park

Man charged with stealing car at gunpoint after helping to free it from snow: NYPD

Brooklyn teen offered to help a 19-year-old man push a car that was stuck in the snow in Ozone Park Friday afternoon, before allegedly stealing the vehicle at gunpoint as well as the victim’s iPhone and money, police said. Comments (1)

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Rapper linked to 50 Cent shot and killed in Springfield Gardens

A 42-year-old rapper who grew up in South Jamaica and had ties to the famed Queens native, 50 Cent, was killed in a shooting that left a 22-year-old man in critical condition and injured two others Friday afternoon, police said. Comments (23)

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014


Driver who struck teacher faces charges on suspended license: DA

A 24-year-old driver, involved in a New Year’s Eve crash that killed a Flushing pre-K teacher, allegedly had his license suspended nine times, the Queens district attorney’s office said in court documents. Comments (150)
South Jamaica

Updated: City’s first murder victim shot to death in South Jamaica: NYPD

Authorities were looking for a 26-year-old man in connection with the death of a Richmond Hill resident who was shot to death in a South Jamaica house during the city’s first murder of the year, police said. Comments (35)

Laurelton teen gunned down in Brooklyn

A Laurelton teenager was gunned down in Brooklyn just a few hours into the new year, police said. Comments (3)


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