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Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

A formerLong Island City foundry owner admitted to trying to sell phony knockoffs of famed artist Jasper Johns’ classic 1960 “Flag” piece for $11 million. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with four grand larcenies in downtown Flushing. Comment
SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police released surveillance footage of a man they suspect attempted to break into a garage near 132nd Street and 101st Avenue Jan. 17, before a house alarm scared him off. Comment
Elmhurst

Elmhurst bookkeeper pleads guilty to stealing rent: DA

ELMHURST — A Westchester County woman, who formerly was a bookkeeper for an Elmhurst building management company, pleaded guilty to stealing $177,000 in rent payments from the company’s tenants, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD released a photo of a man they believe lives within the 106th Precinct and allegedly used a stolen credit card to shop at a Brooklyn Walgreens Dec. 28, police said. Comments (1)

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

The 109th Precinct met with Flushing business owners Tuesday to tell them how they can help deal with a rise in pickpockets. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Man arrested in attack on teen in stolen SUV: Police

SOUTH JAMAICA — Cops arrested a man last week who they said allegedly stole a car and then tried to sexually assault the teenage girl who had fallen asleep in the back seat. Comment
ASTORIA — Police were hunting for a suspect who allegedly broke into an Astoria home through a window and stole an unknown amount of money, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
WOODSIDE — Police were searching for a suspect who allegedly burglarized an apartment in a Woodside temple, the NYPD said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Richmond Hill

Man indicted in Richmond Hill rapes of ‘97: DA

Prosecutors combing through the state DNA bank linked an incarcerated man to two rapes committed more than 16 years ago in Richmond Hill, the Queens district attorney’s office said this week. Comment
KEW GARDENS — Police arrested 28 suspected johns in Queens during a citywide prostitution bust last weekend, the NYPD said. Authorities said Queens’ tally of arrests was the highest of all five boroughs, with 21 nabbed in the Bronx for the second-highest number, police said. Staten Island had the lowest number of arrests with six. Comments (2)

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Jamaica

Queens toddlers laid to rest

Jamaica

Queens toddlers laid to rest

A 28-year-old father was arraigned on charges of killing his wife and two young daughters a day after the mother and children were remembered as princesses during an emotional funeral in South Jamaica, authorities said. Comment
The NYPD made a gruesome discovery when officers responded to a frantic 911 call from an attached brick home in East Elmhurst just past midnight Wednesday morning. Comments (3)
Howard Beach

Howard Beach mobster robbed Lufthansa: FBI

Howard Beach

Howard Beach mobster robbed Lufthansa: FBI

There is no statute of limitations on the notorious theft of $5 million in cash and $1 million in gold jewelry swiped at gunpoint from the Lufthansa Terminal in 1978. Comment
BELLEROSE — Cops were searching for a 33-year-old man who authorities said escaped from the Creedmoor Psychiatric Facility Tuesday. Comments (1)
ASTORIA — A Jamaica man is one of two suspects each facing more than 200 charges for allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to high-profile football games, including Super Bowl XLVIII, to be played this weekend in New Jersey, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

A southeast Queens man was arrested Tuesday following the vicious attack on an award-winning, gay journalist in Midtown Manhattan last week, police said. Comments (2)
The NYPD made a grisly discovery when officers responded to a call from an East Elmhurst home just past midnight Wednesday morning. Comments (1)

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