Crime & Courts

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015


Ridgewood thief steals pills

RIDGEWOOD — An armed robber stole almost $7,500 in prescription drugs from a Ridgewood pharmacy, police said. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015


How Queens battled the crime wave of 1959

In September 1959, Queens, like the rest of the country, was in the grip of a sharp increase in crime. It was estimated that there were over 100 gangs in the city with a combined membership in the thousands. The overall juvenile delinquent problem had grown to such proportions that the Senate Juvenile Delinquency Committee began hearings in Congress to study the nationwide problem of “teenage terrorists.” Mayor Wagner v Comment

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Queens Village

Appearance matters for alleged shooter of NYPD officer

The case against Demetrius Blackwell, the accused gunman in the fatal shooting of NYPD Detective Brian Moore, has begun the discovery process for evidence related to the May incident in Queens Village, prosecutors said last week in Queens Criminal Court. Comments (3)

Fifth terror suspect arrested for trying to join ISIS: Feds

A Queens man has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, the foreign terrorist organization, according to federal prosecutors. He is the fifth person in Queens to be brought in on such charges this year. Comments (1)

Police searching for suspects who reportedly stole from woman’s car

FLUSHING—Police were looking for individuals who allegedly flattened the tire of a woman’s car and stole her belongings in Flushing last week. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Kew Gardens Hills

Police looking into possible hate crimes against Jews

Police were investigating two possible hate crimes in Kew Gardens Hills in which Jewish victims were hit by BB guns. Comments (2)

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Long Island City

Man charged with driving car on LIRR tracks in LIC

A 25-year-old Queens man who allegedly drove his car along Long Island Rail Road tracks in Long Island City for a mile has been arrested, the MTA said. Comments (1)

Whitestone man wanted in trunk murder arrested in Virginia

A Whitestone resident wanted by police in connection with the death of a Queens Village mother, who was his girlfriend, was arrested in Virginia Friday afternoon, according to the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office. Comment

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015


Flushing assemblyman intervenes in purse snatching

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) helped stop a mentally ill man from stealing a young woman’s purse early Thursday afternoon by holding him down until police came. Comments (2)

Terror suspect from Queens made several attempts to join ISIS abroad: Feds

A young Queens man was arrested Thursday morning and charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, the foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said. Comments (2)


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