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Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunnyside

Rego Park woman pleads guilty in subway shoving death

A Rego Park woman was allowed to plead guilty Friday to first-degree manslaughter for shoving a man to his death in front of a No. 7 subway train in December because she thought he was a Muslim, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Sunday, March 22, 2015

College Point

NYPD to announce new social media program at Police Academy

The NYPD will be formally launching a new social media program this April at the Police Academy in College Point, where the 109th Precinct will be the first precinct to take part in the pilot program. Comments (8)
Bayside

Bayside mugging suspect linked to Jamaica attack

BAYSIDE — Police say they’ve linked a Bayside mugging suspect with an attack in Jamaica. Comment

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ridgewood

Ridgewood travel agent charged in immigration scam: DA

A Ridgewood travel agent was charged with stealing thousands of dollars from an undocumented U.S. alien in a deceitful exchange for promising to procure legal immigration status for the victim, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last week. Comments (1)
Bayside

Nothing taken from Bayside home in breaking and entering

BAYSIDE — A breaking and entering was reported at a single-family residence on March 9, but nothing had been taken, police sources said. Comments (2)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Crime

Bronx man admits to shining lasers at La Guardia pilots

Elehecer Balaguer, 54, surrendered to the FBI Monday and admitted to a Bronx Supreme Court judge to directing a powerful laser at planes around La Guardia Airport March 9, according to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District, which covers the Bronx. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Independent city agency starts NYPD focus groups in Jamaica

The Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD announced that it will begin conducting discussions groups in southeast Queens over the next few weeks on the tense community-police relations across the city. Comments (2)
Bayside

Van theft reported in Bayside

BAYSIDE — A van was stolen last week with no sign of forced entry, according to police. Comments (3)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Maspeth

Shooting in Maspeth rocks 104th Precinct commander’s final day

The commanding officer’s final day at the 104th Precinct in Maspeth didn’t go as planned due to a burglary suspect who allegedly opened fire at his officers Monday morning. Jeremy Clark, 27, of Rochester, New Hampshire was arrested after allegedly firing one shot at police officers near the intersection on 56th Avenue and 60th Street, according to the NYPD. Comment
Flushing

Serial pickpocket is targeting women: NYPD

FLUSHING — The NYPD is searching for a Hispanic man in his 40s who allegedly pickpocketed nine women between the end of January and mid-March, according to the police. Comments (5)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunnyside

Rego Park woman pleads guilty in subway shoving death

A Rego Park woman pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree manslaughter for shoving a man to his death in front of a No. 7 subway train in December because she thought he was a Muslim, according to the Queens District Attorney. Comment

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