NYPD to hold free public document shredding event at Queens Center Mall


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD’s Crime Prevention Section will be holding a free document shredding public event at Queens Center Mall on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the intersection of 59th Avenue and Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst under the JCPenney sign.

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DOT, NYPD announce nighttime closure of Queensboro Bridge outer roadway lane to reduce speeding


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/ File Photo

A few weeks following the fatal accident of an off-duty police officer off the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYPD have implemented a new change looking to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians. The DOT and NYPD announced on Tuesday the single lane of the Queens-bound outer roadway of the […]

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NYPD issues over 1,000 violations, makes 70 arrests in Queens during pedestrian safety initiative


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Police announced on Tuesday, December 17 the results of a pedestrian safety enforcement conducted citywide last week focusing on areas with high concentrations of pedestrians and holiday shopping locations.

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NYPD: Suspect impersonating police officer scams money from elderly victims


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Video courtesy of NYPD

A man has duped two dozen elderly victims from across the city out of large amounts of money using a scam where he impersonates a police officer, cops said. The suspect targeted the victims, ranging in age from 73 to 93 years old,  between June 2011 and late November, the NYPD said. All of the […]

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Off-duty NYPD officer killed after car hits storefront near Queensboro Bridge


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A woman is dead after her car smashed into an exit ramp of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge before striking a storefront in an accident-prone area of Long Island City early Tuesday morning.

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De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo via Flickr/Policy Exchange

In a much anticipated move, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named Bill Bratton as the city’s top cop  on Thursday, promising to “heal the wounds” caused by stop-and-frisk. “He has combined the best of tradition and the best of innovation in an extraordinary career of achievement,” de Blasio said. This is Bratton’s second run as commissioner, […]

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NYPD: Homicides among youth drop 50 percent


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Video/Screen shot via YouTube/NYPD

A year after the NYPD announced an initiative combating loosely affiliated gangs, homicide rates among young people in the city have declined significantly. Since the implementation of the Police Department’s “Operation Crew Cut,” crime statistics show that murders among people ages 13 to 21 have fallen 50.6 percent from 87 to 43 through November 24, […]

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NYPD releases new photo of Flushing attempted rape suspect


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy NYPD

The NYPD has released a new photo of a suspect, who they believe allegedly grabbed a woman, threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her on Friday, November 1 in Flushing. The 23-year-old victim was followed from a bus stop around Melbourne Avenue and Kissena Boulevard at about 4:45 a.m. The suspect then […]

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NYPD looking for attempted rape suspect


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Sketch courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a suspect who allegedly grabbed a woman, threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her. Friday morning at 4:45 a.m., the 23-year-old victim was followed from a bus stop within the confines of the 107th Precinct. The suspect then grabbed her by the throat, shoved her to the ground […]

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NYPD’s Kelly: ‘Not hopeful’ missing teen Avonte Oquendo will be found alive


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Following an extensive search for autistic teen Avonte Oquendo who went missing from his Long Island City school three weeks ago, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is saying police are not hopeful he will be found alive. “Obviously we have devoted a tremendous amount of resources to the search,” Kelly told […]

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NYPD may scale back search for missing autistic teen


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of NYPD

As Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen last seen leaving his Long Island City school nearly three weeks ago, still remains missing, police may need to scale back their search. Avonte, 14, was last seen at the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There […]

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NYPD announces results of three-day anti-speeding enforcement initiative


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY JOHANN HAMILTON A three-day enforcement initiative across New York City resulted in more than 700 summonses citywide. The NYPD announced the results of a speed enforcement initiative conducted last weekend, during which 736 summonses were issued to motorists. The initiative, which began on Friday, October 11, was instituted in the hopes of limiting speeding […]

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