Cops from the 109th Precinct in Flushing reached into their pockets to help out a pair of 71-year-old twin sisters, who were robbed of their monthly income, the NYPD said on its Facebook page.
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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.
BY LUKE TABET The 109th Precinct Community Council honored its auxiliary officers for their “invaluable service” over the past year at the council’s annual awards ceremony. The Tuesday, May 29 event kicked off with Deputy Inspector Brian Maguire telling attendees, “We’re here to honor the dedication and work put in by our auxiliary officers.” He said [...]
The widow of a Flushing man killed last year in a tragic hit-and-run held back tears while she pushed for a bill to protect pedestrians. “I’m very heartbroken, very angry,” said Taysha Dominguez. “There are no words to describe the pain and the suffering that my family is currently going through at this moment.” Her [...]
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, [...]
Murders, rapes and shootings in the 109th Precinct declined in 2012, while burglaries and grand larcenies went up, officials said. According to the precinct’s commanding officer, Inspector Brian Maguire, the 109th saw three murders last year — a 50 percent decrease from 2011. Ezra Black, 31, was allegedly stabbed to death by his fellow Parks Department coworker inside the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing on [...]
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 [...]
Chrissy Voskerichian, president of the 109th Precinct Community Council, and the members of the board recently welcomed back community members to their September meeting to discuss future events and crime statistics around Flushing. Upcoming events include a Halloween festival at Bowne Park, a Thanksgiving meal with the officers and a holiday get-together at the Marco [...]
Over 100 residents of Flushing attended the 109th Precinct’s Community Council Meeting and 3rd annual barbeque to mark the end of the Council year and to get an update on how the community is fairing in terms of crime in the area. Held behind the precinct at 37-05 Union Street, Deputy Inspector Brian Maguire started [...]
After several weeks of meeting various civic and business groups and settling in to his new command, Deputy Inspector Brian Maguire, the new Commanding Officer of the 109th Precinct, sat down with The Queens Courier in his office in Flushing. Q: What’s it like being commanding officer at the 109th Precinct? A: It’s quite an [...]