102nd Precinct

Woodhaven looks to resurrect civilian patrol organization
Woodhaven looks to resurrect civilian patrol organization
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/30/2013 at 11:19AM

Woodhaven leaders are seriously considering resurrecting the more-than-a-decade defunct civilian patrol to respond to recent crimes in the neighborhood. Members of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) recently met with Assemblymember Mike Miller and members of the Glendale Civilian Operational Patrol (GCOP) to discuss how to start the neighborhood watch. And in a town hall [...]

Police seek slashing suspect
Police seek slashing suspect
Police Cristabelle Tumola 7/03/2013 at 10:46AM

Cops are looking for a man who allegedly slashed a woman multiple times in Queens on Friday. The suspect, Dartanyan Kingsberry, approached the 26-year-old victim around 9:20 a.m. on June 28 within the 102nd Precinct and cut her with an unknown object, said police. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. The victim was taken [...]

Woodhaven noise complaints raise concerns
News Terence M. Cullen 6/18/2013 at 9:02AM

With summer coming, concerns about noise are among the top worries in the neighborhood, as addressed at the June 15 meeting of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA). WRBA President Ed Wendell said many sound abusers have been a constant problem for residents. He added they often continue the noise, if not even raising the [...]

Cops ID Ridgewood body; suspect charged with murder
Cops ID Ridgewood body; suspect charged with murder
News Maggie Hayes 5/02/2013 at 12:18PM

Twenty-seven year old Derek Tudor confessed to killing his mother’s boyfriend, Frank Soucie, whose body investigators recovered from his Ridgewood backyard, a police source said. Criminal charges indicate that Tudor intentionally suffocated Soucie, 60, sometime between Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, April 28 in or around the Putnam Avenue home, said District Attorney Richard Brown. [...]

Community cleans up Jamaica Avenue graffiti
Community cleans up Jamaica Avenue graffiti
South Queens Courier Staff 4/28/2013 at 9:50AM

On Sunday, April 21, the Richmond Hill Block Association, 102nd Precinct Officers Jose Severino and Joseph Martins and cadets from the John Bowne High School Air Force JROTC cleaned up graffiti along Jamaica Avenue. They painted over several problematic sites.   RECOMMENDED STORIES Sunnyside battles graffiti with new removal program Woodhaven graffiti surges Op Ed: Reclaiming our [...]

Cops honored for Woodhaven drug bust
Cops honored for Woodhaven drug bust
Police Terence M. Cullen 1/27/2013 at 9:39AM

Police officers Christopher Valand and Kenneth Vencak were honored as Cops of the Month by the 102nd Precinct Community Council after a major narcotics bust in Woodhaven. On Wednesday, January 9 the two officers noticed a dispute inside a car at the intersection of 85th Street  and 88th Avenue. The officers approached the vehicle after [...]

Turkey with all the trimmings
Turkey with all the trimmings
News Queens Courier Staff 11/26/2012 at 6:07PM

For the last 25 years, the Richmond Hill Block Association (RHBA) and its board of directors and civilian patrol have been preparing Thanksgiving dinner for the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill. Officers who are on duty have a full dinner with all the trimmings. This event has succeeded in bringing the police closer to the [...]

Many Woodhaven mailboxes stay graffiti free
Many Woodhaven mailboxes stay graffiti free
News Terence M. Cullen 8/30/2012 at 11:32AM

They delivered for you. Much of the graffiti that littered the blue or green mailboxes in Woodhaven has been painted over, and the boxes have stayed clean for the most part, said Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA). On Sunday, August 26, Wendell and two other residents went out to clean [...]

Waging war on graffiti in Queens
Waging war on graffiti in Queens
News Toni Cimino 5/22/2012 at 1:41PM

Graffiti be gone. Rollers in hand, enthusiastic community members, officers of the 102nd Precinct and some very civic-minded kids gathered on sunny Sunday, May 20 to help erase vandalism. Members of the John Bowne High School Air Force Junior ROTC, 102nd Precinct Explorers, Richmond Hill Block Association and Community Emergency Response Team tackled various locations, [...]

Cops who arrested pair in car thefts honored
Cops who arrested pair in car thefts honored
News Melissa Chan 1/24/2012 at 11:41AM

Two officers were honored at the most recent 102nd Precinct Community Council meeting in Richmond Hill. Captain Martin Briffa announced officers Kevin Warmhold and Kenneth Vencak as Cops of the Month during the Precinct Council’s monthly meeting on January 17. Briffa — executive officer of the 102nd Precinct — said the pair was feted for [...]