A Verizon Wireless store at 159-20 Cross Bay Blvd. was robbed at gunpoint on early Saturday morning, according to the business owner.
A Flushing doctor was charged with cheating six insurance companies out of more than $25,000 by billing the groups for services her never provided to patients, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said on Thursday.
the country, are awaiting what they are being told is the imminent decision of a Missouri grand jury that is examining the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has claimed that Brown attacked him and that they struggled for the officer’s gun.
The New York Police Department is a victim of its own success. Nowhere else have crime reductions quite like those seen here been achieved. Murder is down 85 percent since its peak 24 years ago; you cannot name another social ill cut back so drastically. And while credit certainly goes to policy makers, it goes above all to the Finest, who have carried out those policies.
Yet many members of the City Council, seemingly comfortable that the relative safety of today’s New York cannot be reversed, want to micromanage the force even more than it already is. Two bills that have been introduced recently would endanger not only the great progress the city has made in the last generation but also add to the deadly risks officers face on the street every day.
Deputy Police Commissioner Zach Tumin explains the department’s social media program, specifically how each police precinct in the city will have a Twitter account by December, with Facebook to follow next year.
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A rash of vehicle thefts has plagued the 112th Precinct over the last month, according to Capt. Judith Harrison, commanding officer of the Forest Hills-based station.
Roosevelt Avenue, one of the busiest corridors in Western Queens, borders the 110th and 115th precincts. State Sen. Jose Peralta is asking the NYPD to consider shifting the lines so that the roadway falls under one precinct entirely.
The woman who was wounded by a stray police bullet during an attack on two NYPD officers last month has notified the city that she intends to sue because of her injuries.
Latoya James, 29, was shot in the back while walking along Jamaica Avenue on Oct. 23 seconds after Zale Thompson of Queens Village attacked rookie officers Kenneth Healey and Joseph Meeker of the 103rd Precinct with a hatchet.
Joseph Ponte, commissioner of the New York Department of Correction, at a City Council Juvenile Justice Committee oversight hearing.
Commissioner Joseph Ponte of New York City’s Department of Correction said last week that Rikers Island is “ill-equipped and ill-designed” to be a mental health treatment center, which makes it a challenge for his team to adequately provide quality medical assistance.
Ponte, who took the helm of the DOC in April, told state lawmakers that one of his top priorities is to step up medical care for mentally ill inmates. The commissioner said he’s also exploring best practices and policies that are used by other correctional facilities across the country.
While the huge electronic marquee that informed northeast-bound motorists it is now illegal to make a left turn onto Queens Boulevard from Yellowstone Boulevard has been removed, leaving only a few less intrusive signs behind as reminders, complaints over the new traffic rule continue to reverberate.
The topic was given generous coverage during the Community Board 6 meeting on Nov. 12, with members of the Department of Transportation on hand to field questions and offer responses.
Celebrating the honor here are Lt. Frank DiPreta, left; Capt. John Ganley, the precinct executive officer; Tauber; Community Council President Frank Dardani and Schiff.
Detective Nathaniel Tauber of the 106th Precinct was honored at the Nov. 12 meeting of the precinct’s community council with the Cop of the Month award for September, in recognition of his work as assistant field intelligence officer.
Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer, said that Tauber’s interviews of individuals arrested this year by precinct officers resulted in the gathering of valuable intelligence information that led to an additional 35 arrests.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told the Council early on he would not support a bill to make a chokehold a misdemeanor. Now that legislation has been announced, he, Mayor de Blasio and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association have come out against it.
When Eric Garner died from an apparent chokehold by a police officer in July, city officials and activists were riled up.
Since a video of Garner’s arrest and eventual death hit the internet, people from the Citizens United for Police Reform to City Council called into question the NYPD’s policy for apprehending an individual who is resisting arrest, as Garner was.
Crime in the 106th Precinct remains on a downward trend, according to Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer.
“We are down for the month in robberies, assaults and grand larceny auto,” Schiff said at the precinct’s community council meeting last Wednesday.
Two Queens men have been found guilty of manslaughter for the February 2011 shooting death of a St. Albans woman after they had been ejected from a birthday party.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Oneil Mairs, 27, and his friend Nicholas Allen, 25, were convicted last week on charges of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment following a three-week trial.
A woman was arrested on Nov. 16 for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine into the country through John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to authorities.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents allege Jerrita Baker’s suitcase was searched by K-9 units and found to hold more than five pounds of cocaine.
A youth basketball coach from Jamaica has been charged with possession of child pornography and other crimes after police learned about an alleged inappropriate video chat with a 15-year-old boy.
The office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday that Robert Walker, 42, of 164th Street coaches three Amateur Athletic Union basketball teams.
The NYPD is seeking two suspects in connection with the brutal robbery that occurred at a bank in Sunnyside on Sunday, Oct. 26.
At approximately 9 a.m. two individuals approached an 81-year-old man inside the Chase Bank at 46-10 Queens Blvd. After he took out money from the ATM the suspects punched him in the face and took $100 in cash and a debit card from the pocket of the victim. He was not transported to the hospital and was helped up by a Good Samaritan after laying on the ground for some time.
Cecil Golden, 22, of the Bronx pleaded guilty last Friday to manslaughter in the strangulation death of a Queens teacher.
Golden’s accomplice, 21-year-old Elijah Agyepong, also from the Bronx, also pleaded guilty to robbing the victim during the same incident.
The NYPD is seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting that occurred outside Club Hive in Elmhurst early Halloween morning.
After police responded to a call at the nightclub, a crowd formed outside. A suspect fired gunshots, striking three individuals; killing a 20-year-old woman.
Roosevelt Avenue, a major corridor that runs from Sunnyside to Flushing, is known as the “Old Times Square” for its high crime rates and deteriorating infrastructure in certain areas.
The street acts as a border for two precincts — the 115th to the north and the 110th to the south — something state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said limits the police’s ability to adequately serve the community to its capability.
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