Crime & Courts

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016


Suspects arrested in Bklyn in connection with Queens carjackings

A man and a female teenager were arrested in Brooklyn following a New Year’s crime spree in which they allegedly engaged in several carjackings using stolen cars from Brooklyn and Queens, the 109th Precinct and the NYPD said. Comments (2)

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016


Wheelchair-bound Astoria man charged with second bank robbery in six months

A wheelchair-bound Astoria man has been charged with his second bank robbery in six months after allegedly wheeling into a Sunnyside bank last week and demanding money, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)

Jamaica man indicted in bathtub murder incident

A Queens County grand jury has indicted a 27-year-old Jamaica man on charges of murder and arson in the death of a 25-year-old woman whose charred remains were found in the bathtub of an apartment the two shared, the district attorney said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016


Florida man indicted on hate crime charges in Astoria attack

Sarker Haque got a phone call Monday with the news he had been waiting to hear for more than a month since he was attacked inside his Astoria store. The Queens district attorney’s office told the 52-year-old Muslim immigrant from Bangladesh that a grand jury indicted the man who said “I kill Muslims” before allegedly beating him for 7 to 8 minutes Dec. 5. Comment
Kew Gardens

Connecticut man extradited for 2011 Kew Gardens fatal shooting: DA

A 52-year-old man arrested in Connecticut in connection with the fatal 2011 shooting of a Kew Gardens man that also seriously injured the victim’s brother has been extradited to the borough, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016


Newly freed man returns to Bayside after 25 years

The last time Johnny Hincapie remembers sitting inside the Blue Bay Diner in Bayside was in April or May of 1990, just a few months before police officers would pick him up from his nearby home on the corner of 15th Road Extension . They told his mother, Maria Hincapie, they would bring him back. Comments (3)

Maspeth faces uptick in crime

The Dec. 30 shooting of basketball player Cleanthony Early and subsequent violence have brought some unwelcome attention to the normally quiet neighborhood of Maspeth. Comment
Kew Gardens

Overall crime low, murders up: NYPD

Despite a slight increase in murder and rape, overall crime in Queens has decreased by 6 percent since 2014, according to the latest numbers released by the NYPD. Comment

New Year ends, begins with murder

A mother, her boyfriend and son were arrested on charges of witness tampering Saturday in connection with the last murder of 2015, the killing of a 16-year-old boy in South Jamaica, according to police officials. Comment

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016


Three arrested in Ridgewood machete attack: Cops

Three men have been arrested for allegedly attacking a 21-year-old man with a machete on a Ridgewood street corner early New Year’s Day, police said. Comments (5)

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Kew Gardens

Connecticut man arrested in 2011 shooting death of Kew Gardens man

A 52-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with murder, attempted murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of a Kew Gardens man in 2011 that seriously injured his brother, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Maspeth club fire bombed one day after nearby shooting

The Queens strip club which Knicks’ player Cleanthony Early visited before getting shot Wednesday was hit by a Molotov cocktail early Thursday morning, police said. Comment


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