The death of Dasher, the female Rottweiler tossed from a car in Glendale last month, has angered many area dog owners.
One Forest Hills woman named Noel, who asked her last name not be printed, is hoping to pique interest in a possible reward fund for information leading to the arrest of Dasher’s former owners.
The NYPD last week announced an arrest in the shooting death of a Nassau County man in Jamaica in the late spring of 2012.
Police said Lamell Ford, 33, of 156th Street in Jamaica, was arrested for the crime on Dec. 18.
A 35-year-old St. Albans man has been arrested on multiple charges as the suspect in an attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl back in July.
The NYPD said Tafari Pottinger of 111th Road was charged with first-degree attempted rape, second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation for an attack that allegedly took place at 11 p.m. on July 12 in the vicinity of 109th Road and Farmers Boulevard.
Capt. Chris Manson, third from left, thanks the approximately 125 residents who attended Monday’s candlelight vigil for Police Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were murdered in Brooklyn on Saturday.
A police officer stands guard outside the 104th Precinct’s front door, next to a makeshift shrine constructed in memory of assassinated NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
You’re a mean one, Mrs. Grinch.
A Far Rockaway woman was charged last Thursday with stealing more than $56,000 in toys, electronics and clothing from the Toys “R” Us in the Rego Center mall at 61-35 Junction Blvd. in Rego Park, where she worked as a cashier.
Two Astoria men and a business owner there were charged with being part of an international heroin pipeline spanning from New York to Mexico that involved six other people, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said on Thursday.
Ajay Carter, 38, and Miguel Tormo, 42, were both charged with first- and third- degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for their alleged part in the international pipeline. Their bail was set at $5 million bond or $2.5 million in cash.
Capt. Judith Harrison, the 112th Precinct’s commanding officer, poses with 12-year-old Plunkett, a Woodside resident, and this “Thanks NYPD” sign at the precinct’s prayer vigil for slain officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Tuesday.
Harrison and 112th Precinct Community Council President Heidi Chain at the prayer vigil
Following the assassinations of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos last Saturday in Brooklyn, numerous elected officials from Queens issued statements lamenting the violence.
The following is what Queens’ two boroughwide elected officials, Borough President Melinda Katz and District Attorney Richard Brown, said:
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all be civilized citizens?
We have to thank our Police Department for the fact that our great City of New York is regarded as one of the safest cities in the world today, with a diverse population of about 8 million people from over 120 countries, speaking over 135 languages. The reason we have one of the safest cities is in large part due to the hard work of the men and women in the department. We should praise them, not criticize them.
Statistics show that crime is down by 80 percent from 20 years ago; this tells us that the police department is doing a great job.
It has been said that the city will spend $29 million dollars of taxpayers’ money to retrain the police. Instead of wasting this money, it would be much better spent on educating the people who criticize the Police Department. The money can be used to place advertising on public transportation
such as our trains, subways and buses. This advertising should emphasize to our citizens the importance of obeying the law, getting an education, respecting other people’s rights, not stealing and not committing crimes. If we continue to criticize the hard work of the men and women of the Police Department, then we jeopardize our city with going back to 20 years ago when crime was so bad that we could not leave our homes or apartments without being mugged.
Let’s work together. We have millions of tourists visiting our great city every day bringing wealth and jobs. I believe in the next few years our population will continue to increase because our city is a safe one.
Right, Police Officer Jeff Peattie holds two candles for the two officers killed in the line of duty; the Empire State Building shines blue colors for the fallen heroes.
Isabella Masala, left, with her daughter Martha, 7, and son Glenn, 10, bow their heads in a moment of prayer.
Somberly reflecting on the murders of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the 108th Precinct in Long Island City hosted a vigil Monday. The pair were shot while sitting in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn by a Baltimore resident, Isaaiyl Brinsley, on Saturday.
The attack is alleged to be a response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict officers in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown this summer.
Gun parts allegedly found in a man’s PlayStation 2 and luggage.
A Brooklyn man was arrested last Wednesday by Port Authority police after Transportation Security Administration agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport allegedly found parts of a .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun concealed inside a PlayStation2 video game console as he tried to catch a morning flight to Mexico City, said PAPD spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
The man, identified by Pentangelo as Oscar Ramirez, 48, was passing through the security checkpoint inside Terminal 1 when TSA screeners detected something unusual among his carry-on items as they passed along the conveyor belt through the X-ray machine, the PAPD said.
The Rego Park Papa John’s pizzeria is just one of six Queens restaurants that are closed or sold, after its owners were sued by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for allegedly cheating employees on wages.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a federal lawsuit last Monday alleging that the owners of six Queens Papa John’s pizzerias violated state labor laws by significantly underpaying their employees.
“Like every other business in New York, fast food employers must follow the law,” Schneiderman said in a written statement announcing the lawsuit. “Employers must pay for all hours worked — without shaving hours and without rounding down.”
The now-damaged menorah in Hollis Hills stood on the traffic island at Union Turnpike at 220th Street until vandals tore it down twice. Officials are asking for help in locating the person or persons who perpetuated the act.
Hollis Hills prides itself as a neighborhood in which people of many different faiths get along, but, for the second time in a week during this year’s celebration of Chanukah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, a community menorah was vandalized.
In response, clergy, elected officials and members of the community joined together on Tuesday to condemn the acts, which are being categorized as hate crimes.
The message was simple.
Let’s always thank those who put their lives on the line each day to keep this city safe.
Many children want to be police officers growing up; inspired by how they protect and serve on a daily basis.
On Tuesday night, it was a child inspiring a towering police captain.
Mayor de Blasio’s task force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System report shows that even though the city’s jail population has been reduced, the share of people there with mental illnesses has increased. The group proposed and the city adopted a $130 million plan to reduce jail re-entry in New York City and establish new treatment programs.
Police Officer Filip Glowa, right, is named Cop of the Month by 104th Precinct Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Manson.