109th Precinct cautions about airplane ticket scams


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

RACHEL LANDAU The 109th Precinct urges users of certain websites to be extra cautious. According to officers, a 23-year-old Asian man is wanted by police for duping a victim out of thousands of dollars.  The man sold the victim 19 roundtrip tickets from New York City to Shanghai, valued at $22,000, which he said he […]

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109th Precinct gets new executive officer


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

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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109th Precinct Warns About Public Cell Phone Thefts


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Officers of the 109th Precinct have warned residents to be wary with their cell phones – even when walking. According to Precinct Executive Officer Captain Christopher Manson, cell phone snatchings are currently among the most common forms of theft. “These iPhones are the biggest thing electronically citywide,” he said. “Cell phones as a whole, but […]

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109th Precinct Crime Prevention Tips


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

With unattended property crimes, cases of con games and larcenies of rims and tires rising across the confines of the 109th Precinct, the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Crime Prevention Unit is providing the public with tips on how to keep their valuables safe.             According to the NYPD, Nissan Maximas, Cadillacs and Infinitis are […]

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109th Precinct says citizens should be wary


| bdoda@queenscourier.com

The 109th Precinct recently took a time-out to remind the residents of Flushing, College Point and other communities to use common sense tactics against criminals. The iPhone 4 continues to be the most popular item stolen by perpetrators, who simply snatch the phone out of a user’s hand either on foot or on a bike, […]

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Cops of the Month honored at 109th Precinct


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

The 109th Precinct honored Officer Phillip Degorter and Sergeant Michael Lubomski as cops of the month for February for arresting a pair of teenage thieves. On February 23, at 1:46 a.m., a male was approached by two individuals, one of whom pushed a hard object against the victim, simulating a gun, and demanded his money. […]

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Meet the new CO of the 109th Precinct


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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Meet the new CO of the 109th Precinct


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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Meet the new CO of the 109th Precinct


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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109th Precinct
Murder-suicide leaves one-year-old without a mom


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A man who family reportedly said was obsessed with his friend allegedly killed her and her two dogs before taking his own life. On Wednesday June 23, neighbors called police about a foul odor coming from 34-20 Murray Lane. Upon arrival, police found 31-year-old Claudia Montoya, who had a one-year-old daughter, reportedly stabbed multiple times, […]

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109th Precinct holds party


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To celebrate the holidays, the 109th Precinct hosted a party at the stationhouse. Among those attending were Kris Ram; Josie Cruz; Assemblymember Grace Meng and her son Tyler Kye; Councilmember and Comptroller-elect John Liu and his son Joey; Councilmember-elect Peter Koo; 109th Precinct Community Council President Chrissy Voskerichian; Senator Frank Padavan; Catherine Williams and Commanding […]

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Slasher shot inside 109th Precinct


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A butcher knife-wielding man who attacked a civilian and then invaded the 109th Precinct in Flushing is in a coma, in critical condition at New York Hospital Queens, after he was shot multiple times by police. On Thursday, June 4 at about 11 a.m., the unidentified victim – a 48-year-old Hispanic male, according to police […]

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Slasher shot inside 109th Precinct


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A butcher knife-wielding man who attacked a civilian and then invaded the109th Precinct in Flushing is in critical condition at New York Hospital Queens, after he was shot multiple times by police. On Thursday, June 4 at about 11 a.m., the unidentified victim – a 48-year-old Hispanic male, according to police sources – emerged from […]

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