104th Precinct

Traffic violations plague 104th Precinct
Traffic violations plague 104th Precinct
News Liam La Guerre 9/27/2013 at 4:57PM

If there was an auto accident in the confines of the 104th Precinct this year, there’s a good chance it was on Woodhaven Boulevard. The thoroughfare has two intersections that are ranked in the top five in accidents throughout the precinct area – which includes the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale – [...]

Cops put the brakes on illegal truck activity in southwest Queens
Cops put the brakes on illegal truck activity in southwest Queens
Southwest Liam La Guerre 8/20/2013 at 1:12PM

The 104th Precinct recently conducted a Truck Enforcement Operation that stalled about 80 law-breaking vehicles. The precinct directed the program within neighborhoods it oversees — Middle Village, Maspeth, Ridgewood and Glendale. Some streets in these areas are notorious for truck traffic, such as Grand Avenue in Maspeth, where local civic leaders and elected officials have [...]

Maspeth residents continue to fight truck traffic
Maspeth residents continue to fight truck traffic
Southwest Liam La Guerre 6/24/2013 at 12:42PM

Maspeth residents have road rage for big rig drivers. Community leaders and residents held a rally at the intersection of 64th Street and Flushing Avenue on June 20 to bring attention to a perceived excess of tractor trailer traffic in the area. Residents have long contended drivers ignore laws and use residential streets as shortcuts [...]

Glendale neighbors allege car shop operates illegally
Glendale neighbors allege car shop operates illegally
Southwest Maggie Hayes 6/18/2013 at 2:38PM

Neighbors on one Glendale block say the nearby garage is a chronic nuisance. “These people are lawless all day, every day,” said one woman who wished to remain anonymous. The garage, nestled on a quiet block in Glendale, sees dozens of cars every day. Neighbors complain the owners’ cars stay parked on the sidewalks and [...]

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. [...]

City green spaces to get more staff
City green spaces to get more staff
News Maggie Hayes 4/23/2013 at 3:52PM

Juniper Valley Park is just one green space in the borough that will soon get more supervision. The City’s Parks Department is significantly increasing its staff to include 81 new Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officers who will protect park rules and assets in Queens and the rest of the city. The new hires will also [...]

Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol looking for a few good men
Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol looking for a few good men
News Maggie Hayes 1/12/2013 at 10:34AM

The Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol (G-COP) has served as the “extended eyes and ears” of the NYPD for over 30 years — and they want you to help keep their mission alive. “We don’t complain about crime, we do something about it,” said Frank Kotnik, G-COP president. In the late 1990s, the volunteer group was [...]

Cop impersonators wanted for Queens attempted robbery
Cop impersonators wanted for Queens attempted robbery
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2012 at 9:48AM

Authorities are looking for two men who allegedly posed as police officers while attempting to rob a Queens home. On Wednesday, September 26, around 1 p.m., a 49-year-old man, thinking that the suspects, who displayed shields and carried guns, were cops, let them into his home in the vicinity of Cypress Avenue, said the NYPD. The police [...]