Police amp up efforts to reduce grand larcenies in downtown Flushing


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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.

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Queens woman admits to bogus ‘blessing scam’


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Fengluan Qin, 50, pleaded guilty to using a phony “blessing” scam to take nearly $5,000 in cash and jewelry from three Flushing women. She is a Chinese national with an expired visa, believed to be living in Flushing.

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109th auxiliary officers honored


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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 […]

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Flushing widow pushes for hit-and-run bill


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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 […]

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Citywide scam cons elderly Chinese women out of $1.3M


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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, […]

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Murders down, burglaries up in 2012


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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 […]

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109th Precinct gets new executive officer


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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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Precint Council addresses events, wanted man


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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 […]

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Meet the new CO of the 109th Precinct


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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


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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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New COs for 109th and 111th Precincts


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In what the New York Police Department (NYPD) is calling “routine transfers,” both the 109th and the 111th Precincts have new Commanding Officers. The new Commander for the 109th Precinct is Deputy Inspector Brian Maguire, a 24-year NYPD veteran who came from Transit Bureau District 1, where he served as the Commanding Officer. Maguire replaces […]

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New COs for 109th and 111th Precincts


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com


In what the New York Police Department (NYPD) is calling “routine transfers,” both the 109th and the 111th Precincts have new Commanding Officers. The new Commander for the 109th Precinct is Deputy Inspector Brian Maguire, a 24-year NYPD veteran who came from Transit Bureau District 1, where he served as the Commanding Officer. Maguire replaces […]

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