106th Precinct

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 [...]

UPDATE: Missing 13-year-old Howard Beach boy found at train station
UPDATE: Missing 13-year-old Howard Beach boy found at train station
Police Maggie Hayes 10/11/2013 at 1:40PM

A 13-year-old initially thought to have possibly been kidnapped was found just trying to go to the beach. Griffin Dreger, who was thought to be missing Friday morning, was found at the at the Jamaica LIRR station the same day around 3 p.m., unharmed. Police said he was trying to buy a train ticket to Montauk [...]

Man fatally stabbed in South Ozone Park
Police Terence M. Cullen 6/15/2013 at 3:58PM

A 19-year-old was stabbed to death on Linden Boulevard Friday night. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call around 9 p.m. on Linden Boulevard, where they found Danthony McDonald with a stab wound to the chest. EMS transported McDonald, who lived nearby, to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. No arrests have been [...]

Queens officers win Cop of the Month awards
Queens officers win Cop of the Month awards
Police Terence M. Cullen 6/09/2013 at 1:28PM

The Jamaica Rotary Club honored police officers of Patrol Borough Queens South on Wednesday, May 30 with Cop of the Month Awards. Officers Jose Vasquezmiranda and Matthew Lewis of the 113th Precinct were recognized for a May 14 arrest that led to the recovery of a loaded .25-caliber handgun. Officer Jennifer Martinez of the 106th [...]

Officer honored for drug, gun bust
Officer honored for drug, gun bust
Police Terence M. Cullen 5/20/2013 at 12:45PM

Police Officer Frank Calafiore was honored as the 106th Precinct Community Council’s May Cop of the Month. Calafiore, part of the anti-crime unit, was cited for the April 11 arrest of a suspect and for recovering narcotics and a loaded firearm. The suspect, 18, followed a woman to her South Ozone Park home and pointed [...]

Rape suspect caught after jumping subway turnstile
Rape suspect caught after jumping subway turnstile
Police Cristabelle Tumola 2/20/2013 at 7:02AM

A Queens man wanted for an August rape was apprehended after he was arrested for subway fare evasion, said police. Tuesday afternoon an officer observed Kenny Campbell, a 30-year-old  Jamaica resident, jumping the turnstile at the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer subway station, and immediately placed him under arrest. Afterwards, authorities discovered that he was suspected in a rape [...]

Racino robber faces 25 years
Racino robber faces 25 years
News Terence M. Cullen 8/08/2012 at 3:59PM

Prosecutors did their own snatch and grab. The suspect nabbed for robbing Resorts World Casino New York City in late June waived his extradition rights on Wednesday, August 1, and will be moved to Queens from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, officials said. Kevin Lides, 23, of Briarwood, had been named as the culprit by the district [...]

Cars, TVs being stolen in south Queens
News Terence M. Cullen 8/08/2012 at 2:04PM

Police from the 106th Precinct are warning residents of Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Wakefield to be on the look for robbers who have been entering through windows of the first floor of homes. When the robbers enter, usually through open windows, police said, they will take car keys and then steal the resident’s [...]