111th Precinct bids adieu to beloved community affairs officer


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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For 10 years, Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali has watched 120 officers accept their “Cops of the Month” awards from the back of the room. Now he has plenty of plaques to call his own. Community leaders gave a final salute to the retiring, beloved cop with an armful of plaques and an earful of […]

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111th Precinct warns residents of increasing Internet scams


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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Internet scams were on the rise during an otherwise quiet summer for the 111th Precinct, officials said. Jack Fried, president of the precinct’s Community Council, said he was one of hundreds to recently receive a fake but convincing email from Chase Bank, which sought vital information like his social security and account numbers. The electronic note, […]

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111th Precinct recognizes officers, others for outstanding service


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY LUKE TABET The 111the Precinct Council recognized six officers, volunteers and civilian employees for outstanding service over the past year. Council president Jack Fried commended the work they did “not only for the precinct council, but for the precinct and for the community as well.” “These people demonstrate every day that they are the […]

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Neighborhood watch proposed in 111th Precinct


| mchan@queenscourier.com

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A surge in burglaries has officers in the 111th Precinct placing the call out for residents interested in starting up a neighborhood watch program. The precinct has seen burglaries spike to 20 in a one-week period, as compared to two the 111th reported last year, according to Community Affairs Officer Bill Conway. Homes between Northern […]

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Former 111th Precinct officer busted by DEA


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

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This time, he was on the wrong side of the cuffs. Devon Daniels, formerly assigned to the 111th Precinct in Bayside, was arrested on Tuesday, May 15 for his role in allegedly aiding drug dealers. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniels, 30, “abused his authority and position of trust by accessing a computer […]

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111th Precinct: Former commander says goodbye


| dbeltran@queenscourier.com

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After 20 months as commander of the 111th Precinct, former Captain Ronald Leyson, promoted to Deputy Inspector and transferred to the 110th Precinct, stopped by the 111th’s Precinct Council meeting to say goodbye. “I thank you for everything for the past 20 months,” said Leyson. “We couldn’t have had the success that we had without the partnership […]

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111th Precinct announces decrease in crime


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The 111th Precinct held its council meeting recently in Bayside, updating residents on recent crime stats, answering questions from the community and honoring two officers as Cops of the Month. For their work thwarting a robbery pattern consisting of 13 thefts, Patrick Hughes and Evan Ostrofsky were honored by Commanding Officer Ronald Leyson and Precinct […]

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Assemblymembers address 111th Precinct


| ecamhi@queenscourier.com

“For the first time in five years, people think that New York is headed in the right direction.” That’s the word from Assemblymember Edward Braunstein, who spoke at the 111th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Both Braunstein and Assemblymember David Weprin discussed various hot-button policy issues as well as bills they have […]

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Assemblymembers address 111th Precinct


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

“For the first time in five years, people think that New York is headed in the right direction.” That’s the word from Assemblymember Edward Braunstein, who spoke at the 111th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Both Braunstein and Assemblymember David Weprin discussed various hot-button policy issues as well as bills they have […]

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111th Precinct honors community and cops


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The 111th Precinct paid tribute to five of the finest in the community for “a year or more of excellent service to our precinct” at the community council’s meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at the Adria Hotel in Bayside. “We’re doing a bang up job out there and really answering the call,” said Commanding Officer […]

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111th Precinct makes graffiti arrest


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Police arrested a suspect charged with tagging numerous spots in Queens with graffiti. Robert Pagano, 17, was arrested last week after an 111th Precinct investigation that matched the new tags with ones found previously. Pagano was previously arrested last year and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Pagano turned himself in and was charged with fourth […]

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111th Precinct makes graffiti arrest


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Police arrested a suspect charged with tagging numerous spots in Queens with graffiti. Robert Pagano, 17, was arrested last week after an 111th Precinct investigation that matched the new tags with ones found previously. Pagano has three priors, all for graffiti. Pagano turned himself in and was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief. The locations […]

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111th Precinct Council holds awards night


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

The 111th Precinct Community Council held its annual awards night and a meeting, on Tuesday, June 1 in the conference room of the Adria Hotel. It was especially poignant. Aside from marking the change of command from Deputy Inspector Scott Hanover, who returned to his former command to receive special recognition for his service to […]

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