Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Fresh Meadows

Homeless woman attacks off-duty officer in park

A homeless woman has been arrested and charged with slashing the throat of an off-duty police officer after she refused to give the suspect her purse in Cunningham Park Friday afternoon, according to the Queens DA and the NYPD. Comment

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015


Flushing couple arrested in connection with brothels run at hotels

A Flushing husband and wife who own two sister hotels in Flushing and Brooklyn were arrested and charged with promoting prostitution and falsifying records in the hotels, according to the Brooklyn district attorney. Comments (2)

Whitestone fugitive returned to New York

Luis Zambrano, a Whitestone resident who was arrested in Virginia last month in connection with the death of his girlfriend, a Queens Village mother, has been returned to New York, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

Robbers use stun guns on Flushing victims: Police

FLUSHING — Police from the 109th Precinct were asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects wanted for robbery. On Friday, Oct. 9, a 23-year-old Flushing man heard a knock on the door of his apartment on 41st Avenue. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Cambria Heights

Apple employee charged for using bogus credit cards

A 24-year-old man was charged Tuesday with grand larceny and other related charges for allegedly re-coding credit and debit cards while working at the Apple store in Queens Center Mall, and then using the re-coded cards to buy legitimate Apple gift cards worth nearly $1 million, the Queens DA said. Comment
Rochdale Village

Police look for elderly Rochdale Village man

ROCHDALE VILLAGE — A 77-year-old man from Rochdale Village went missing Tuesday morning from his home, police said. Comment

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015


Molotov attack not bias crime: Police

A Briarwood man has been charged with attempted murder and other related counts for allegedly throwing a makeshift Molotov cocktail at a Manhattan halal cart, according to police. Comment

Grand larceny up in 109th Pct. area: Captain

Skimming devices and the theft of Econoline vans have contributed to a rise in grand larcenies in the 109th Precinct in Flushing, Capt. Thomas Conforti told the precinct community council’s monthly meeting last week. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

College Point

Street in front of Police Academy now Ptl. Phillip Cardillo Way

In what Police Commissioner Bill Bratton called “one step toward righting a wrong,” the street in front of the Police Academy in College Point has been renamed to honor Patrolman Phillip Cardillo, who was shot inside a Nation of Islam mosque in Harlem in April 1972. Cardillo was 31. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Far Rockaway

NYPD officer who grew up in Far Rockaway killed in East Harlem

A New York City police officer, whose family lives in Far Rockaway, was shot in the head and killed Tuesday night after a gunfight between rival crews in East Harlem led to a police chase and shoot-out at around 8:30 p.m. near the F.D.R Drive, the police commissioner said. Comments (4)

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015


Police want to question boyfriend of woman slain in Jamaica homicide

The NYPD wants to interview the boyfriend of a woman who was found burned from head to toe in the bathtub of a Jamaica apartment. Detectives from the 103rd Precinct were looking for Carlos Leon, aka Carlos Alvarez, and were asking for the public’s help following the grisly discovery of 28-year-old Miriam Velez-Samayoa when they responded to a 911 call of a possible assault in progress just after 4 a.m. Saturday. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015


Man shot and killed in Jamaica: NYPD

A man was gunned down in broad daylight in Jamaica Saturday. It was just after noon when police from the 103rd Precinct, responding to a 911 call, discovered a man in his 30s lying unconscious and unresponsive at the intersection of 107th Avenue and 164th Street. Comments (3)


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