Crime & Courts

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016


Jamaica man pleads guilty in fatal accident

A 28-year-old Jamaica man has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident in which his car fatally struck a 48-year-old man who was standing next to his car on a Richmond Hill street. Comments (4)

Dead woman found in Pomonok a murder victim: Cops

A 61-year-old woman was found dead in her Pomonok apartment Aug. 1, according to the NYPD. Comment

Gotti grandson charged with drug sales

Suspects in a 12-month drug trafficking operation allegedly spearheaded by John J. Gotti, the grandson of the famed mobster John Gotti, were charged in Queens Criminal Court Aug. 4 with possession, criminal selling of a controlled substance and money laundering. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

South Jamaica

Man stabs NYPD officer in hand

JAMAICA - A police officer was injured after being stabbed in the hand by a man who had locked himself in his bathroom, according to the NYPD. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Howard Beach

Police raise reward for information about Vetrano murder

Police doubled the reward for information leading to Karina Vetrano’s killer to $20,000 as authorities continued to search for clues in the mysterious murder of the Howard Beach jogger. The victim’s family also announced a fund to raise a reward that quickly exceeded more than $100,000. Comments (7)
Howard Beach

Friends remember Karina Vetrano

Residents of the Howard Beach community say they won’t rest until the killer of Karina Vetrano is found. Comments (1)
Howard Beach

Funeral held for jogger in Howard Beach church

Hundreds gathered at St. Helen’s Church in Howard Beach Saturday to mourn the death of Karina Vetrano, with many inside the church having to stand to fit into the space. Like the town hall meeting that would be held two days later, the church set up loudspeakers outside to let those who could not enter hear the eulogies for the 30-year-old jogger who was found murdered earlier that week. Comments (1)

Queens DA asked to treat Jamaica assault as a hate crime

The lawyer for a Jamaica man who was assaulted this spring has called on the Queens district attorney to prosecute the attack as a hate crime. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Howard Beach

Residents seek answers on jogger’s murder at Howard Beach town hall

Concerned community residents turned out in the hundreds at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Howard Beach Monday evening for a town hall meeting about the ongoing investigation into the murder of Karina Vetrano, who was killed during a jog through a secluded area in Spring Creek Park. Comments (2)


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