Crime & Courts

Monday, May 23, 2016


Bratton has illegal motocycles, other vehicles crushed to send message

Police Commissioner William Bratton stood atop a platform waiving a checkered flag calling forth a pair of bulldozers that crushed nearly 80 illegal motorcycles, dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles in a demonstration that lasted less than two minutes. The event in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which was streamed live on Facebook, had been promised by the commissioner several weeks ago to let riders know “bike wilding” on city streets will no longer be tolerated. Comments (3)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Long Island City

NYPD searches for suspect in subway phone theft

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police from the 108th Precinct were searching for a suspect who was caught on camera trying to unlock a phone he allegedly stole from a No. 7 subway rider in Long Island City, the NYPD said. Comments (1)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Jackson Heights

Town hall to be held after latest gang-related stabbing in Jax Hgts

Concern about a rise in gang violence in Jackson Heights has led two elected officials to arrange for an emergency town hall meeting next week which will bring together representatives of the 115th Precinct, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the city Parks Department and the city Department of Education’s Gang Prevention Unit. Comments (2)

Eight months later, Whitestone woman still missing

The search for a Whitestone woman who has been missing since September 2015 has been reignited. Comment

Thursday, May 19, 2016


109th Pct. head promoted to NYPD’s Crime Prevention Division

After serving for two years as commanding officer of the 109th Precinct, Capt. Thomas Conforti has been transferred to the Crime Prevention Division where he will serve as commanding officer. Comment

Queens residents in Genovese crime family charged with racketeering

Three Whitestone residents, one Bayside resident and one Oakland Gardens resident are among 18 individuals from the Genovese organized crime family who have been indicted on racketeering offenses, including conspiracy to commit murder and illegal gambling, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced last week. Comments (8)
Jamaica Estates

Three men charged with St. John’s robbery attempt

Three men have been arraigned in a robbery attempt that ended with a gun being fire inside a dormitory room at St. John’s University, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Investigation in shooting death of rapper Chinx continues: NYPD

BRIARWOOD — The NYPD is renewing efforts to find the suspect responsible for the shooting death of Far Rockaway-raised rapper Chinx in Briarwood in May 2015. Comment

Friday, May 13, 2016

Jackson Heights

Alleged gang members stab 18-year-old boy in Jackson Heights: NYPD

An 18-year-old boy was stabbed by an alleged gang member in Jackson Heights Monday night, the NYPD said. Comment
Jamaica Estates

Three face 25 years if guilty of St. John’s robbery attempt

Three men face up to 25 years in prison after being arrested for firing a weapon during a robbery attempt that took place in a residence hall at St. John’s University in Jamaica Estates, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Queens Village

Officer shoots man during Queens Village traffic stop: NYPD

Police shot a Hempstead man after he allegedly pulled a gun during a traffic stop gone awry in Queens Village Wednesday evening, the NYPD said. Comments (3)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jamaica Estates

Three men charged in St. John’s robbery attempt

Three men have been arrested and charged with firing a weapon during a robbery attempt that took place in a residence hall at St. John’s University in Jamaica Estates, police said. Comment


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