Crime & Courts

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Forest Hills

Connecticut driver dies in Forest Hills crash: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — A 45-year-old man from Connecticut died early Wednesday after his car collided with a tractor trailer on the Van Wyck Expressway. Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015


Suspect extradited in girlfriend’s gruesome murder

A man who fled to Florida following the gruesome death of his girlfriend, a young Jamaica woman, was charged Dec. 10 with her murder, according to police officials and the Queens district attorney. Comments (4)

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Jackson Heights

NYPD names suspect in Jax Hgts transgender beating

The NYPD has released a photo of a suspect wanted for assault in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in Jackson Heights Nov. 29. Comment

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015


Flushing residents concerned about illegal activities in karaoke clubs

An investigation into 109th Precinct officers accused of taking bribes from karaoke club owners in Flushing has reignited concerns among residents about illegal activities inside karaoke clubs throughout the neighborhood. Comments (2)

Astoria support helps Muslim man recover from attack

He still has swelling under his left eye, but Sarker Haque’s spirits are soaring since the Astoria community rallied around him after he was beaten during a possible hate crime Dec. 5. Nearly two weeks later, the 52-year-old Bengali Muslim has a steady stream of friendly customers at his Fatima Food Mart on 21st Avenue, and people greet him on the streets. Comment
Far Rockaway

Rockaway hit-and-run suspect charged: DA

A Far Rockaway man accused of a hit-and-run accident which left a woman critically injured was charged Tuesday with leaving the scene and driving with a suspended license, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep bomb threat deemed hoax

Classes at St. Francis Preparatory HS in Fresh Meadows resumed Tuesday after the school received a bomb threat. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Queens Village

Queens Village street co-named for fallen NYPD officer

The family of Detective Brian Moore, along with elected officials and hundreds of officers, gathered with the public in front of the NYPD 105th Precinct in Queens Village last week to pay tribute to the late officer, who was shot dead in early May. Comment
Forest Hills

Authorities boost search for arsonist

Police and fire officials in Forest Hills have their hands full. As city authorities intensify their search for a serial Forest Hills arsonist who may be armed, they have also arrested a suspect in a string of rubbish fires on Austin Street near the 112th Precinct. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015


Female exchange student slashed in Whitestone: NYPD

A 16-year-old exchange student from China was slashed on her way to school by a “crazed attacker” in Whitestone Wednesday morning, the NYPD and state Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) said. Comments (5)

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015


109th Pct. officers being investigated over bribes taken from karaoke clubs

Several officers assigned to the 109th Precinct are being investigated after two officers were charged with taking bribes from karaoke club owners in Flushing in exchange for protection from police raids investigating drugs at the spots, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (5)

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015


Police look for person of interest in deadly hit and run

Four days after 17-year-old Ovidio Jaramillo was struck and killed near Northern Boulevard and Junction Boulevard in a hit-and-run accident, police have released a photo of a suspect in connection with the incident. Comment

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015


Astorians stand with beaten Muslim shopkeeper

Several hundred Astoria residents gathered outside the Fatima Food Mart Thursday with elected officials and civic leaders to stand with its owner Sarker Haque. Comment
Queens Village

Street renamed for fallen Office Brian Moore

Queens lawmakers and police officers from around the city gathered outside the 105th Precinct in Queens Village Friday morning to unveil a new street sign on 222nd Street, now co-named Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Forest Hills ►Video

FBI offers its help as video shows arsonist may be armed

As city authorities stepped up their search for the Forest Hills arsonist and the FBI offered its help, a new video released by police Thursday shows the suspect may be armed with a gun. Comments (2)


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