Crime & Courts

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016


Lancman proposes bail process changes

Judges should have the ability to make decisions on bail with the knowledge of how much defendants can afford to pay, according to City Council legislation proposed by Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest). Comments (1)

Stop-and-frisk provokes community controversy

New York City is failing in its obligation to include and inform the community on reform of the controversial stop-and-frisk program, activists charged at a town hall earlier this month in South Richmond Hill. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016


Man pleads guilty in anti-Muslim assault

A man pleaded guilty to assaulting a Jamaica man and shouting racial slurs in May, according to the attorney representing the victim. Comment

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016


112th precinct honors bus hero

A Brooklyn rapper received a plaque from the NYPD for helping a young girl after she was forcibly touched on the Q53 in Elmhurst last month. The 112th Precinct gave 21-year-old Moise Morancy a Good Samaritan award to thank him for restraining a 36-year-old man until police arrived. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016


Smith found guilty in 25-year-old killing

A Queens jury has found a 57-year-old man guilty of murder in the slaying of a man who was shot in the head as he drove a car along Grand Central Parkway more than 25 years ago. Comment

Oakland Gardens man robbed, pistol-whipped: NYPD

BAYSIDE—A Bayside man was robbed in front of his house last Friday along 57th Road near Cloverdale Boulevard after returning home from shopping, NYPD said. Comments (1)

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Jackson Heights

Armed robbery at Jackson Heights jewelry store

JACKSON HEIGHTS—Police were searching for three individuals who stormed a Jackson Heights jewelry store and threatened employees at gunpoint Tuesday night, according to the NYPD. The three suspects, two men and one woman wearing dark clothing with hoods covering the tops of their faces, entered Kunal Jewelers, located at 37-08 74th St. just after 7 p.m., police said. Comment
Kew Gardens

Attorney sentenced for abuse

A 58-year-old Kew Gardens attorney has been sentenced to two years in jail for taking part in sex acts with two underage girls in exchange for money at his home where he maintains his law office, the Queens DA said. Comments (1)
Queens Village

Police seek missing Queens Village woman

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were seeking information on a Queens Village woman who was reported missing on Tuesday, and were asking for the public’s help to find her. Comment

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016


Wills’ corruption trial likely to start soon

The criminal trial of Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) is expected to begin in January, according to the office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The court is currently handling pre-trial motions in preparation for a trial that follows Wills’ 2014 arrest on charges of corruption. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016


Police seek home invasion suspects

Police were investigating the possibility that a state correction officer was targeted in a home invasion attempt in Jamaica Sunday evening in an incident that left the officer and his wife injured from several gunshot wounds. The NYPD also released a video of a vehicle leaving the area at the time of shooting, and the officer’s union posted a reward for information leading to the suspects. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016


Valley National Bank in Maspeth robbed: NYPD

Police were looking for a man in connection with a bank robbery, which took place in Maspeth Monday. Comments (5)

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016


Two shot in Jamaica home invasion

Police were seeking two suspects who shot two people during a home invasion attempt in Jamaica Sunday evening. One of the wounded was a state corrections officer, police said. Comments (4)

Bayside man pistol-whipped in robbery: Cops

A Bayside man was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night when he returned to his home, according to NYPD. Comments (1)


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