Crime & Courts

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015


107th Pct. sees uptick in robberies

The 107th Precinct, based in Pomonok, experienced an increase in robberies and had no burglaries or murders between the end of August and early September. Comments (1)

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015


Con-duo steal $90K from old woman: NYPD

WOODHAVEN — An elderly woman was scammed Sept. 9 by a couple into handing them $90,000 in cash in Woodhaven, police said. Comments (2)

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Oakland Gardens

Deng’s attack more brutal: Poconos police

After homicide and other related charges were brought Monday against 37 members of an Asian fraternity at Baruch College, police contended the students were particularly brutal to Michael Deng, a 19-year-old freshman from Oakland Gardens, who died in the Poconos after a night of hazing in 2013. Comments (4)

Top cop says Queensbridge won’t lose any police during restructuring

More than 400 residents of the Queensbridge Houses have signed a petition expressing their outrage at the NYPD’s decision to end the command of Public Service Area 9, the squad that is charged with patrolling the borough’s public housing developments. The Flushing-based squad operates the Ravenswood Satellite which covers the Queensbridge Houses, the Astoria Houses, Woodside Houses and Ravenswood. Comment

Scarborough sentenced to 13 months: AG

Former southeast Queens state Assemblyman William Scarborough has asked the court to schedule the date on which he is to begin serving a sentence for corruption after his wife’s surgery . Comments (1)
Forest Hills

Fed court upholds Borukhuva conviction

A Brooklyn federal judge in a decision handed down Sept. 11 upheld the conviction of Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova and a co-conspirator, both of whom were found guilty of plotting the 2007 murder of Borukhova’s estranged husband, Dr. Daniel Malakov. Comments (17)

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015


Woman found in car trunk identified as Queens Village mom: NYPD

Police have identified Queens Village resident Angie Escobar as the woman whose body was found last Thursday in a car being driven by Whitestone resident Luis Zambrano, her boyfriend. Comments (11)

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Oakland Gardens

Five frat brothers charged in Deng’s death

Five Baruch college fraternity brothers have been charged with murder in the hazing death of 19-year-old Michael Deng, a freshman from Oakland Gardensl, who died during an initiation ritual in Pennsylvania nearly two years ago, the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department said. Comments (2)

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Far Rockaway

Two teenage boys charged in shooting of Far Rockaway girl: Cops

Two 15-year old boys were arrested Saturday in the shooting death of a teenage girl in Far Rockaway, police say. Comment

Thief snatches supplements from Rite Aid, overpowers employee

Police are searching for thief wanted for stealing vitamins last month from the Rite Aid pharmacy in Bayside, 43-20 Bell Blvd. Comments (3)

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015


Jamaica basketball coached sentenced for child porn: DA

A Jamaica man who claimed to be a basketball coach and regularly conducted workouts with teenage boys was sentenced to up to four-and-a-half years of prison for having boys send him nude photos, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment


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