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Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Forest Hills

Cannibal Cop’s acquittal upheld

A disgraced former Forest Hills cop had his acquittal on charges of conspiring to kidnap, kill and eat women upheld by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of appeals in a decision last week. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Hillcrest

Man dies after crashing car into bus in Hillcrest: NYPD

A 60-year-old man driving the wrong way on a Hillcrest street in front of St. John’s University died after he crashed into an MTA bus Monday night, police said. The bus driver and a female passenger on the bus suffered injuries. Comment

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Flushing

Two 109th Pct. cops busted for taking karaoke club bribes: DA

A detective and a lieutenant assigned to the 109th Precinct’s Detective Squad have been charged with accepting bribes from Flushing karaoke club owners in exchange for letting them know when narcotics or vice units planned to schedule police raids, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens

Terror unit focuses on homegrown terrorist: NYPD

The NYPD counterterrorism unit for Patrol Borough Queens North spoke Tuesday with district managers for Queens community boards at Borough Hall about new tactical training and gathering intelligence on would-be terrorists. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Robbery suspect hits man with gun for no cash: NYPD

JAMAICA — Police were looking for a suspect in a robbery outside a storage facility in South Jamaica Nov. 29. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Astoria

Attack on Muslim shopkeeper in Astoria reclassified as a hate crime

The NYPD’s investigation into Saturday’s beating of a Muslim shopkeeper in Astoria has been reclassified as a possible hate crime, according to the commander of the 114th Precinct. Comment
Jackson Heights

LGBT members rally for Jax Heights transgender woman

Nearly a hundred members of the Jackson Heights LGBT community rallied last week near the home of a 35-year-old transgender woman who was brutally assaulted in the early hours of Nov. 29. Activists who met with the woman at Elmhurst Hospital Center Dec. 1 said she was off life support and on the road to recovery, but they have since been turned away. Comment
Forest Hills

Authorities ramp up security for Bukharians in Forest Hills

After six weeks of fear and uncertainty as an arsonist targets homes being built by Bukharian Jews, city authorities are stepping up foot patrols and surveillance measures throughout the beseiged Forest Hills community. Comment
Bayside

Driver in Bayside car crash arraigned on triple manslaughter: DA

The Jackson Heights woman who drove into another car, killing a mother and her two daughters, in a Bayside crash in July has been charged with manslaughter, the Queens DA said. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Forest Hills

Bukharian community, city officials call for unity in face of arsons

Bukharian community leaders met Tuesday morning with Borough President Melinda Katz, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce, and a host of other city lawmakers to discuss heightened security measures for the Forest Hills neighborhood that has been ravaged by a spate of arsons. Comments (3)
Springfield Gardens

Off-duty cop answering Craigslist ad fatally shoots suspect : NYPD

An off-duty cop who responded to a Craigslist ad about a car for sale shot and killed an armed thief who was part of pair who tried to rob him Monday night in Springfield Gardens, police said. Comment
Forest Hills

As arsons mount Queens’ Bukharians call for help

As the number of Forest Hills arson attacks has grown to seven, many in the tightly knit Bukharian community are frustrated with what they see as an ineffectual response from city authorities. Comments (4)
Hillcrest

Man dies after crashing car into bus in Hillcrest: NYPD

A 60-year-old man driving the wrong way in Hillcrest died after he crashed into an MTA bus Monday night, police said, with the bus driver and a female passenger suffering injuries. Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Forest Hills

After fifth fire in Forest Hills, Jewish leaders label serial arson as hate crime

The Bukharian Jewish Center of Forest Hills is calling a series of fires throughout Forest Hills a hate crime and is offering $50,000 reward for tips after the latest suspected arson hit the home of a rabbi early Sunday morning. Comments (4)

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