106th Precinct

South Queens cops host domestic violence seminar
Police Maggie Hayes 2/25/2014 at 4:44PM

Despite the fact that incidents of domestic violence have increased by more than 50 percent in the 106th Precinct in the past year, police still say victims are underreporting the crimes.

South Queens officer honored for arresting suspect in cop beating
South Queens officer honored for arresting suspect in cop beating
Police Maggie Hayes 12/13/2013 at 11:06AM

Just shy of one month after an off-duty cop was beaten nearly to death, Officer Vincent Siraco of the 106th Precinct was honored for nabbing his fellow cop’s attacker. Sergeant Mohammed Dean took a brutal beating in Ozone Park on Nov. 17 that left him unconscious. As police pulled up to the scene on Liberty Avenue [...]

106th Precinct gets backup
106th Precinct gets backup
South Maggie Hayes 11/08/2013 at 1:39PM

Backup is here, as the 106th Precinct added 16 new cops recently. “They are a most welcomed addition to the community and we are very happy to have them,” said Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s Commanding Officer. The precinct, which encompasses Ozone Park, Lindenwood and Howard Beach, has experienced an increase in car thefts [...]

Residents claim rash of car break-ins along Howard Beach block
Residents claim rash of car break-ins along Howard Beach block
South Maggie Hayes 10/23/2013 at 10:20AM

Lock your doors – residents of one Howard Beach block fear car break-ins are becoming the norm. Rita Pristina’s Mercedes has been broken into three times since July outside her 90th Street home. After the third time, she installed a metal pole that retracts in and out of the ground, keeping the car secure in [...]

Police searching for suspect in string of south Queens bank robberies
Police searching for suspect in string of south Queens bank robberies
News Liam La Guerre 10/20/2013 at 10:35AM

Police are looking for a man in connection with a string of bank robberies yesterday in South Richmond Hill and Jamaica. The incidents culminated with a robbery of Astoria Federal Savings Bank on 179-25 Hillside Avenue at about 10:20 a.m. The suspect entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money, cops [...]

New 106th Precinct Commanding Officer plans to tackle tough issues
New 106th Precinct Commanding Officer plans to tackle tough issues
South Maggie Hayes 10/11/2013 at 5:42PM

Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff knows he came to lead the 106th Precinct for a reason, and he’s ready to get to work. “I think I’ll be an asset here. My abilities lend it,” said the new Commanding Officer. “I worked well with my old community, and that’s always a big thing on the Police Commissioner’s [...]