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The Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted in robberies that occurred within the confines of the 107th and 109th precincts.
On Nov. 23, two men approached a 22-year-old man on 58th Road near 138th Street in Flushing, placed him in a choke hold, displayed a gun and stole a Samsung Galaxy cell phone and wallet. The victim was not hurt.
The NYPD needs assistance in locating a man wanted in three attempted bank robberies
Of all the accomplishments of Mayor Bloomberg’s three terms in office, which this page will be examining over the next several weeks, along with his shortcomings, the most profound is the remarkable reduction in violent crime that he has achieved.
The cut in the murder rate over the last 20 or so years has been nothing short of a miracle. In 1990, homicides in the city peaked at 2,262. They began dropping the next year under Mayor David Dinkins, and continued falling under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. But it was under the leadership of Mike Bloomberg that New York became, as he would be the first to point out, the safest big city in the United States, with murder rates far below comparable municipalities such as Chicago and Los Angeles.
Four 112th Precinct police officers were honored as Cops of the Month at the Nov. 20 meeting of the precinct’s community council.
Officers Raymond Abear, Anthony Lomonaco, Brian Benedict and Ronald Scrimenti were celebrated for helping apprehend a notable alleged thief and recovering two loaded firearms in the month of October.
Police officers Jose Cotto and Vianka Schuman were honored Tuesday as the 102nd Precinct’s Cops of the Month for their work in apprehending a thief who stole an iPhone.
On Monday, Oct. 28 at about 11 a.m., a woman had her iPhone stolen on a J train at the 85th Street-Forest Parkway station in Woodhaven.
A string of attempted deli robberies have occurred within the confines of the 104th Precinct this month, Capt. Christopher Manson told reporters last Friday.
Three delis have been the targets of brazen attempted money grabs, only one successful, with the suspects holding up each store with either a firearm or a knife.
A spike last month in robberies, larcenies and auto thefts in the 106th Precinct was confirmed by the precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, at the Nov. 13 Community Council meeting.
NYPD crime statistics for the 28-day period ending Nov. 3 showed that robberies in the precinct jumped by 38 percent, grand larcenies rose 47 percent and auto thefts went up 61 percent compared to last year. However, those numbers include comparison to the week after Hurricane Sandy last year when there was very little crime.
Illegally-parked trucks have been an ongoing concern throughout the communities served by the 102nd Precinct, and the precinct’s executive officer Matt Hanrahan told the community council Tuesday night that the police have been cracking down.
“This past Saturday night, we did a heavy tow operation,” Hanrahan said. “Three vehicles were towed, two tractor-trailers and a box truck, in the Atlantic Avenue-Woodhaven Boulevard vicinity. We also issued 20 summonses.”
Car break-ins and the park rapist case led the conversation at the monthly 104th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday at Sacred Heart School in Glendale.
Capt. Christopher Manson, commanding officer of the precinct, told those in attendance that there have been seven arrests in the past 28 days for car break-ins.
Everybody liked Anita Smith. She was friendly, patient and a good friend. But on May 24, 2000 her short life of 22 years ended in a Wendy’s freezer in downtown Flushing.
Smith, of South Jamaica, was one of five employees killed by a disgruntled former co-worker who had a penchant for robbing fast-food restaurants. Two others were shot but survived.
John Gotti was born into a poor Bronx family in 1940, the fifth of 13 children, the son of a laborer who wasted a lot of his money gambling. Growing up in East New York, Gotti was resentful that his father was a poor provider, and he and his brothers were soon drawn to the quick buck promised by a life outside the law.
By the time he was 16, he was leading a street gang and had dropped out of Franklin K. Lane High School. His activities caught the attention of Charlie and Danny Fatico, two mobsters with the Gambino crime family, and he got into the organization through them, according to Mafia expert Jerry Capeci, who co-authored the Gotti biography “Mob Star” and writes a weekly column on organized crime at ganglandnews.com.
A contemporary family drama set in Queens, “Smell the Power” by Levy Lee Simon, is the current attraction at the Black Spectrum Theatre in Jamaica.
This exploration of the problems — generational, social and political — that continue to affect many African-American families today is serious one moment, tense another, humorous the next, and deserves to be seen.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two black males wanted for an armed robbery that took place at a home on 149th Avenue in South Ozone Park on Oct. 8 at 9:15 p.m.
The suspects tied up a 57-year-old victim and fled with jewelry and a bank card, which was used at a fast food restaurant in the above photo.
This man is wanted in connection with three bank robberies.
School safety was the top priority at the 113th Precinct Community Council meeting on Monday.
The New York Communities for Change youth council, led by Andrea Harris, addressed those in attendance. Each of the young people spoke about issues in their schools.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect wanted in connection with three bank robberies that occurred in Queens on Oct. 19.
The first robbery occurred at 9:14 a.m. The suspect entered a Chase Bank at 103-48 Lefferts Blvd. in South Richmond Hill and passed a note demanding money. The bank’s teller did not comply and the suspect fled the location empty handed.
Police Officer Victor Sadarangri, second from left, was honored Oct. 9 with the 106th Precinct’s Cop of the Month award for two arrests he made last month.
The first stemmed from the robbery of an iPhone from the front counter of a car service office on Cross Bay Boulevard near Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park on Sept. 2.
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.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted in an Ozone Park bank robbery.
On Sept. 14 at 11:20 a.m., the suspect entered the Valley National Bank at 107-01 Liberty Ave. and passed a note demanding money. No weapon was displayed. He fled on foot, heading west on Liberty Avenue with an undetermined amount of cash.
It was business as usual at the monthly meeting of Community Board 11 in Bayside on Monday night.
Members of the Transportation Committee reported that several relevant issues had been discussed their recent meeting, including a proposed speed hump on 36th Avenue between 218th and 219th streets members deemed “not a good idea” because it “would only divert the drivers to 38th Avenue.”
The NYPD has released more information on the man wanted in connection with what is believed to be a thwarted attempt to rape a 10-year-old girl on her way to school on.
Speaking Tuesday at a meeting of the 103rd Precinct’s Community Council, Inspector Charles McEvoy, the commanding officer of the precinct, said a bus passing the site of the attack appears to have scared the man away just as he got the girl to the ground beneath a railroad overpass near Douglas Avenue and 93rd Street.
The police department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating three men wanted in connection with an armed robbery that took place at a private home in Queens Village in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 21.
Police in the 105th Precinct said the incident took place in the vicinity of 218th Street at about 6:20 a.m. when the three men approached the victim at the rear entrance of his home.