Crime in the 112th Precinct has dipped by 15 percent, compared to this time last year, but special operations Lt. Brian Goldberg told a meeeting of Community Board 6 recently that there are some crime patterns to watch out for.
Goldberg said the only thing spiking is grand larceny of cars and thefts from breaking into cars. His main concern is that thieves who used to break open windows or pry the doors open, now just go around checking doorhandles and open unlocked cars.
(Family Features) Rising temperatures and a break from school make this time of year ideal for family getaways, and the nation’s parks and waterways provide a naturally refreshing escape with recreation and activities the whole family can enjoy.
Though the waters have stilled, tension remains at a boil after four young adults drowned when their car plunged into Luyster Creek, also known as Steinway Creek, in Astoria.
Velma Elliot, victim Darius Fletcher’s mother, plans to meet this month with prosecutors from the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Four York College students are headed out to California on Saturday to represent the school in the 25th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.
The quiz competition, run by College Bowl Co., features teams from historically black colleges and universities vying for a $50,000 grand prize for their school.
Two cops were injured in a car accident in South Richmond Hill last week while responding to the robbery of a nearby cellular phone store.
Police say three people swiped phones and accessories from the T-Mobile store on Liberty Avenue near 118th Street at about 8 p.m.. on March 12. After the suspects fled in a car, a witness to the robbery flagged down passing cops, who put out a radio description of the getaway car,.
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Two police officers were injured in a car accident in South Richmond Hill on Wednesday while responding to the robbery of a nearby cellular phone store.
A rash of tire thefts since January in Glen Oaks and Bellerose has put the neighborhoods on high alert.
Glen Oaks Co-op President Bob Friedrich told the Chronicle that at least nine thefts have been reported to the 105th Precinct. “It’s a real problem and we’re telling car owners to get tire locks and for residents who wake up in the middle of the night to look out their windows to spot trouble,” Friedrich said.
A married College Point couple were arrested and arraigned last week for allegedly selling counterfeit copies of designer handbags and watches in their Manhattan store.
Chen Zhibin, 49, and his wife, Yun Wei Huang, 47, were charged with criminal tax fraud and trademark counterfeiting. If convicted, they face up to 25 years in state prison.
A 19-year-old Ozone Park man trying to get his car out of the snow after last Friday’s storm was offered help by another teenager, who police say then carjacked and robbed him after asking for a ride. Police then chased the suspect through a Brooklyn neighborhood after he allegedly ditched the car when it got stuck in the snow while fleeing the scene.
Police were called to the scene of the robbery at the corner of 75th Street and Pitkin Avenue on the Queens-Brooklyn border at around 3:32 p.m. on Friday.
A Brooklyn man was killed in a hit-and-run accident at one of South Queens’ deadliest intersections over the weekend.
On Saturday at 3:15 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a car accident at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a vehicle had struck Yunior Antonio Perez Rodriguez, 35, of Brooklyn as he crossed Woodhaven Boulevard from east to west.
St. John’s University in Jamaica has partnered with Zipcar to bring car sharing to its Queens campus.
The program will provide St. John’s students and employees with a transportation option, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Police officers arrested three men, one of whom was an off-duty MTA bus driver, after the alleged robbery of a 17-year-old girl on Oct. 4.
Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to a call of a robbery in progress at approximately 8:45 p.m. at a bus stop in Corona.
As shooting victim Zachariah Yong Jae Shin of Whitestone was being laid to rest on Monday, police recovered the body of the alleged gunman, who was found in the Hudson River, just a few miles from where his car was discovered last week.
Angie Pena and her friends seconds before a silver Honda Pilot slams into her and four other students on Thursday.
At 7:48 a.m. last Thursday at the corner of 71st Street and Grand Avenue, a Honda Pilot barreled into five students on their way to school, IS 73.
The driver, 40-year-old Francis Lu, was attempting to parallel park his car but as the SUV swept into the space, he stepped on the gas instead of the brake just as Angie Pena and her two friends walked by.
It won’t be a scene out of Hunter S. Thompson’s Hells Angels chronicle, but there’s sure to be lots of rare and antique motorcycles, games for the kids, and heck, probably a fair share of black T-shirts, leather and ponytails — but probably a good number of them on people who wear suits to work on the weekdays.
The Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park will host its 33rd annual antique motorcycle show on Sept. 15.
On Friday morning a fatal car accident occurred in Glendale, killing a motorcyclist who was driving in the wrong direction on Woodhaven Boulevard.
At 4:30 a.m., the police responded to the scene and upon arrival, they found a 29-year-old Hispanic man lying in the roadway with severe trauma to the body.
Two burglars spent no time fiddling with an ATM, but instead took the machine with them.
Police are looking for suspects who on July 8 at 4:30 a.m. stole an ATM from the Jackson Hole Diner at 69-35 Astoria Blvd. in Jackson Heights.
A car lost control on the Grand Central Parkway early Saturday morning, hitting a guardrail in the vicinity of Utopia Parkway and 188th Street and causing the death of two passengers. The 20-year-old driver, Madosh Hansraj, was charged with two counts of manslaughter, one count of felony assault, two counts of criminally negligent homicide, illegal speed, speeding and driving while ability impaired.
Police officers responded to a vehicle accident reported after 3:50 a.m. and discovered a 1996 Honda had been traveling east on the Grand Central Parkway when it went off the road, onto the shoulder and ultimately the guardrail.
The 102nd Precinct is getting bigger.
Arriving late to Tuesday’s community council meeting because he was responding to a construction accident in Kew Gardens, Captain Hank Sautner, the precinct’s commanding officer, announced that 10 more officers will be assigned to the precinct at the end of this week.