Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing


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Police arrested two men in Flushing for allegedly sawing catalytic converters off multiple trucks in a U-Haul storage lot. The device — which contains precious metals inside, like platinum — has been the target of a costly new citywide crime trend.

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Police amp up efforts to reduce grand larcenies in downtown Flushing


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Police are beefing up efforts to protect downtown Flushing shoppers from pickpockets, ahead of the Lunar New Year, as grand larcenies more than double since last year.

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Citywide scam cons elderly Chinese women out of $1.3M


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Victims of a citywide scam targeting elderly Chinese women have given $1.3 million to con artists within the last year, police said. According to the 109th Precinct, a hoax stemming from China continues to plague seniors in downtown Flushing. Victims have lost about $500,000 in the Queens precinct alone out of about 50 cases citywide, […]

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Flushing drug, gun bust nets seven


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Seven people were arrested in Flushing for possessing narcotics and loaded guns, police said. Ecstasy pills and nearly six pounds of ketamine or “Special K” were confiscated from a residential home during a drug bust on January 25 at around 9:30 p.m., cops said. Two .22 caliber rifles, a shotgun and a .45 caliber handgun […]

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109th Precinct gets new executive officer


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The 109th Precinct has named a new second in command, hoping the executive’s bilingual skills and immigrant roots will give the downtown Flushing-based precinct a leg up. Captain Tommy Ng, 41, was assigned as the new executive officer of the 109th Precinct this week, after Captain Christopher Manson, the precinct’s former second in charge, was […]

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Stepped-up patrols over July 4 weekend


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Officers of the 111th Precinct are reminding residents that fireworks are illegal – and warning that there will be additional patrols over the July 4thweekend. “We will be very aggressive,” said 111th Precinct Executive Officer Captain Tommy Ng. “We track last year’s 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 complaints and this is where officers – uniformed and plain […]

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