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Suspect arrested in Ridgewood man's murder

The NYPD arrested a 26-year-old Brooklyn man on Thursday night for the Sept. 20 killing of Ridgewood resident Anthony Santana.

Friday 10/18/2019
Jamaica man pleads to 17,725 child pornography charges
Updated: October 18, 2019 - 4:47 pm

A 31-year-old Jamaica man has pleaded guilty to promoting child sexual abuse and possessing almost 6,000 images of children being molested, Acting District Attorney John Ryan announced Thursday. 

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Thursday 10/17/2019
Homeless man slams boy onto ground: cops
Posted: October 17, 2019

A homeless man attacked a 6-year-old boy in Kew Gardens last Thursday, according to police.

Laurance Gendreau, 35, was walking at Metropolitan Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard at approximately 4:50 p.m. when he picked up the boy and threw him to the ground. Police took Gendreau, whom they described as an emotionally disturbed person, into custody at the scene without further incident.

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Quick-thinking cop in 102nd
Posted: October 17, 2019

Police Officer Thomas Connelly, center, was awarded Cop of the Month honors this week for his fast work tracking down and arresting a suspect in the horrific attack last Thursday on a 6-year-old boy playing outside his grandfather’s home in Kew Gardens.

Connelly cuffed Laurence “Larry” Gendreau, 35, shortly after he allegedly grabbed the child and slammed him, head first, onto the pavement.

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Karate instructor charged with rape
Posted: October 17, 2019

A 36-year-old Queens karate teacher has been charged with raping a 12-year-old girl he was teaching, prosecutors said last Wednesday.

Hector Quinchi, who taught at Hugo’s Tae Kwon Do Studio on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside, faces up to 25 years in prison. He allegedly fondled and sexually contacted the victim in other ways between Aug. 15 and Oct. 5, when she was raped.

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115 Pct. cop cuffed over bar incident
Posted: October 17, 2019

A police officer with the 115th Precinct has reportedly been suspended without pay after allegedly pointing his gun at two waitresses while drinking off-duty at an east Flushing karaoke bar with his sergeant on Oct. 8.

Hyun Kim, 25, was arrested last Saturday and charged with two counts of menacing, according to the NYPD.

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Homeless man is charged in homicide
Posted: October 17, 2019

Police arrested a 54-year-old homeless man last Friday in connection with a brutal Oct. 6 beating in Ridgewood.

Jeremiah McCarthy has been charged with assault in the death of Constantin Palaghia, 54, who also was undomiciled.

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Gianaris reflects on ‘most successful’ ’19
Posted: October 17, 2019

So just where does state Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria) buy his books?

“Not at Amazon,” he said. “I deleted the Amazon Prime app from my phone. I do it the old-fashioned way — at a small bookstore around the corner in Astoria.”

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Wanted in robbery, slashing
Posted: October 17, 2019

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating four people seen in surveillance photos from a robbery and slashing in Jamaica on Oct. 8.

According to police at the 103rd Precinct, the incident tool place at approximately 5:50 p.m. at a shop at the corner of 108th Avenue and 157th Street. Police said two victims, ages 16 and 17, were approached by a group of males who demanded their property. A sharp instrument was produced and both victims were slashed. A cell phone and AirPods were stolen before the robbers fled the scene in an unknown direction.

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Decomposed body found in Little Neck
Posted: October 17, 2019

A “badly decomposed” body was discovered in Little Neck last Sunday, police said.

Officers saw the body in an apartment at 251-26 Northern Blvd. in response to a 911 call.

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