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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A second doctor pleaded guilty last week to participating in a Medicare fraud scheme at two Flushing clinics, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District in Brooklyn said. Comments (3)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a suspect who authorities believe swiped five handbags worth $7,000 from 107-21 71st Road Jan. 24. Comment
WOODHAVEN — Cops were hoping they could hit the jackpot after catching a burglar on camera playing a crooked Supermarket Sweep game in the borough. Comment

Saturday, March 1, 2014

FOREST HILLS — Police were searching for a man who allegedly grabbed women in bear hugs in central Queens and stole their purses late at night, the NYPD said. Comment
SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were trying to identify four suspects they say robbed a woman in South Jamaica early on the morning of Feb. 8. Comments (1)
ST. ALBANS — Cops were looking for a crew who allegedly cleaned out nearly a dozen laundromats, including one in St. Albans, police said. Comment

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Police emphasized the NYPD’s indifference to immigration status and willingness to translate conversations for those reporting domestic violence at a recent forum hosted by the 102nd and 106th precincts. Comments (1)
Springfield Gardens

Spring Gardens teen sentenced to 20 years

A Springfield Gardens teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for sexually assaulting a woman and violently raping another in Valley Stream, L.I., on separate occasions last summer, Nassau County prosecutors said. Comment
South Jamaica

Teen runaway escapes from three pimps: DA

South Jamaica

Teen runaway escapes from three pimps: DA

A teenage runaway allegedly forced to work as a prostitute in southeast Queens for three months was able to escape when her captors let their guard down and she called her grandmother as well as 911, authorities said. Comments (5)
RICHMOND HILL — Police were asking for help in identifying a suspect they say stole a cellphone from someone at Wireless World in Richmond Hill earlier this month, authorities said. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

The NYPD has released a surveillance image of a man who allegedly tried to rape a woman in Astoria Sunday, police said. Comments (3)
Rego Park

Jamaica man set arson fires in malls: DA

Rego Park

Jamaica man set arson fires in malls: DA

A Queens Criminal Court Judge ordered a 23-year-old Jamaica man charged with igniting fires in a dozen Elmhurst and Rego Park department stores ordered held without bail Wednesday and to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Comments (7)
Community Board 9 member Saverio “Sam” Esposito has been indicted in connection with a massive Social Security fraud scheme the Manhattan district attorney has accused his father of orchestrating. Comment
A Hispanic man was attacked aboard a Queens-bound No. 7 train Sunday in what police were investigating as a possible hate crime. Comments (1)
The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association tackled concerns from neighbors at its latest monthly meeting about what some community members contend is the worst graffiti epidemic the area has experienced in decades. Comment
Two Queens men were arrested last weekend and charged separately in a rash of burglaries that were committed across the borough over the last six months, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
RIDGEWOOD — The 104th Precinct urged the community to be alert following seven knifepoint robberies of women in Ridgewood over the past month. Comments (15)

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Police were hunting for a suspect who allegedly used a duplicate credit card at a Brooklyn liquor store to charge purchases to the account of a victim from the 109th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

A fraudster tried to con an elderly Flushing man out of $4,000 by impersonating a commander at the 109th Precinct, police said. Comments (1)

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

South Ozone Park

Man fatally struck while crossing Van Wyck: Police

South Ozone Park

Man fatally struck while crossing Van Wyck: Police

Police were investigating a fatal accident early Sunday morning that left a pedestrian dead on the border of South Ozone Park and South Jamaica after he ran across the Van Wyck Expressway, the NYPD said. Comment
SOUTH OZONE PARK - The NYPD was investigating the theft of computers stolen from an office at the Aqueduct Racetrack along with a nearly 30-year-old Breeder’s Cup Trophy, police said. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Rochdale Village

Man injured in Rochdale shooting: NYPD

Rochdale Village

Man injured in Rochdale shooting: NYPD

ROCHDALE Village - Police were investigating a shooting in southeast Queens Friday night that injured one person, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

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