New 108th Precinct commanding officer wants to ‘harden’ community against crimes


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

The new top cop at the 108th Precinct wants to enlist the public in the battle against crime as he steps into a new job he said he feels lucky to have landed.

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Crime down in the 108th Precinct


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Photo courtesy of Scott Bintner/PropertyShark

With just three weeks under his belt as the new commanding officer of the 108th Precinct, Captain John Travaglia had some good news to share with the community.

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108th Precinct names new commanding officer


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Photo via Twitter/@NYPD110Pct

Captain John F. Travaglia has been named the new commanding officer of the 108th Precinct, which covers Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth.

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Long Island City
Motorist dies on LIE


By Queens Courier Staff

A man was pronounced dead following an accident on the westbound service road of the Long Island Expressway, near the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, on Thursday, November 1. The accident occurred at 4:13 a.m. according to police. Upon reaching the scene, cops determined the man had struck a light pole while driving. The police are investigating […]

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Man Shoots Himself In Foot, Is Arrested


By Queens Courier Staff

A Long Island City man was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after he shot himself in the foot. Romono Thomas, 54 shot himself with a 12-gauge shotgun inside his 27th Street home around 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 6. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Astoria. Reckless endangerment is a class A […]

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By Queens Courier Staff

WOODSIDEAttempted Murder On Alleged Vandal Several men allegedly tried to kill Anthony Albaricci, 24 - choking, stabbing, slashing, and even running him over - on January 5. According to published reports, the incident allegedly happened after Albaricci spray painted the wall of Aamer Khan's Woodside home with the words “Aamer, you scum, pick up your […]

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By Queens Courier Staff

Long ISland CityFatal Accident A motorcycle fatally collided with a sanitation truck on September 22. According to police, the motorcyclist, a 27-year-old male, had been traveling eastbound on Review Avenue when he collided with the truck traveling westbound. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene. There were no arrests made and […]

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By Queens Courier Staff

WoodsideWoman Stabs Mother A 58-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her 91-year-old mother repeatedly with scissors on August 1. According to reports, Marilyn Pulaski stabbed her mother in the head, arms and legs. The victim, Helen Pulaski, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she is listed in serious but stable condition. The suspect […]

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By Queens Courier Staff

Long Island CityMotorcycle Crashes, One Dead A motorcyclist collided with a wall on the Brooklyn-bound BQE between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Boulevard on August 13. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel responded and took the victim, Mahmod Hamdan, 31, to Elmhurst General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A medical examiner is to determine the cause […]

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By Queens Courier Staff

LOng Island CityOff-Duty Officer Arrested An off-duty correction officer was arrested on July 8 for allegedly pointing a firearm at two males with whom he had had a dispute. Correction officer Raul Malave has been charged with menacing in connection with the incident.

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By Queens Courier Staff

Long Island CityDOA Found An unidentified male was found, down and unconscious with head trauma at the corner of 43rd Road and 12th Street on June 3. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded and pronounced him dead on the scene. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.

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By Queens Courier Staff

Long Island CityFatal Crash On Queensborough Bridge A man was killed after he crashed his car on the upper level of the Queensborough Bridge on April 21. According to police, the car hit the left wall of the bridge on the Manhattan-bound Thompson Street entrance to the upper level just before 4 a.m. The 24-year-old […]

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