Queens man arrested for LI catalytic converter thefts has priors in NYC


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The 23-year-old Jamaica man arrested on Long Island last month for stripping three dozen cars of their costly catalytic converters has a lengthy rap sheet in the city, officials said.

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Queens precinct ramps up speeding enforcement to meet ‘Vision Zero’


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Lead-footed drivers in the 111th Precinct will have to ease up on the gas soon or get a ticket. The precinct plans to ramp up speeding enforcement and make sure motorists yield to pedestrians.

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Cops honored for collaring car break-in thief


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Four cops in the 111th Precinct were awarded recently for arresting a repeat car break-in offender. Deputy Inspector Jason Huerta honored police officers Michael Cillis, Christopher Vernam, Romeo Francis and Sgt. Scott Brenes as “Cops of the Month” for their collar during the precinct’s monthly meeting on November 12. “These guys have been working hard, […]

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111th Precinct warns residents of increasing Internet scams


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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: Former commander says goodbye


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THE COURIER/Photo by David Beltran

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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