Identity theft tops crime talk at 112th Precinct meeting in Forest Hills


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

With identity theft on the rise, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) representative came to Wednesday night’s 112th Precinct Community Council meeting in Forest Hills to educate residents on the issues and solutions related to the problem.

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Precincts give crime updates at COMET meeting


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Photo by Anthony Giudice

The 108th Precinct’s commander raised concern over a rash of stolen vehicles and commercial burglaries in the Maspeth/Woodside area during the Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET) meeting held Monday in Elmhurst.

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Crime drop tops 104th Precinct meeting in Ridgewood


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Crime dropped across the 104th Precinct last month, but the precinct’s commander warned during Tuesday’s 104th Precinct Community Council meeting in Ridgewood about a “significant uptick” in identity theft and tire and rim thefts.

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Tumbling crime numbers top 108th Precinct Council meeting in Sunnyside


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Crime plunged across the 108th Precinct’s confines over the last four weeks, the force’s commanding officer reported during Tuesday’s 108th Precinct Community Council meeting at Sunnyside Community Services.

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Long Island man indicted on hate crime charges in Ozone Park hit-and-run


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Long Island man has been indicted on hate crime charges for calling a Sikh man “Osama” in Ozone Park last July and then intentionally running him over and dragging him several feet before fleeing, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Man charged in three-day crime spree that began with Elmhurst murder


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Authorities have nabbed a man in the deadly August stabbing of an Elmhurst resident and have also charged him with stabbing another man and punching a third person in the following days, officials said.

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Commissioner Bratton talks record crime lows, plans for NYPD in 2015


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Confronting months of unrest and the point-blank murders of two police officers in December, Police Commissioner William Bratton optimistically addressed a crowd of nearly 400 people at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering to discuss plans for 2015 and the record successes achieved in 2014, as part of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Brooklyn Newsmakers series.

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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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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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Gambino crime family associate arrested in 2002 Queens murder


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A longtime associate of the Gambino crime family has been indicted for his role in a racketeering conspiracy, including allegedly shooting a man to death in Queens more than 10 years ago.

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