109th precinct

Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/29/2014 at 3:36PM

Police arrested two men in Flushing for allegedly sawing catalytic converters off multiple trucks in a U-Haul storage lot. The device — which contains precious metals inside, like platinum — has been the target of a costly new citywide crime trend.

Queens woman admits to bogus ‘blessing scam’
Queens woman admits to bogus ‘blessing scam’
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/06/2013 at 1:32PM

Fengluan Qin, 50, pleaded guilty to using a phony “blessing” scam to take nearly $5,000 in cash and jewelry from three Flushing women. She is a Chinese national with an expired visa, believed to be living in Flushing.

Police searching for suspects in Flushing, Briarwood robberies
Police searching for suspects in Flushing, Briarwood robberies
Police Angy Altamirano 11/24/2013 at 10:08AM

Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with two robberies on Saturday. According to the NYPD, the first robbery occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. in the vicinity of 58th Road and 138th Street in Flushing. The two suspects approached a 22-year-old male victim, placed him in a chokehold, displayed a firearm and then [...]

109th Precinct cautions about airplane ticket scams
Police Queens Courier Staff 10/29/2013 at 11:41AM

RACHEL LANDAU The 109th Precinct urges users of certain websites to be extra cautious. According to officers, a 23-year-old Asian man is wanted by police for duping a victim out of thousands of dollars.  The man sold the victim 19 roundtrip tickets from New York City to Shanghai, valued at $22,000, which he said he [...]

Suspect tries to break into Whitestone residence using homeowner’s ladder
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 8/13/2013 at 10:13AM

On Monday between the hours of 1 and 1:30 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was made stating a suspicious man dressed in all black clothing was fleeing a home in the vicinity of 149th Street and 22nd Avenue in Whitestone. Sources say the suspect attempted to break into a home using a ladder which was left [...]

Citywide scam cons elderly Chinese women out of $1.3M
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/19/2013 at 2:44PM

Victims of a citywide scam targeting elderly Chinese women have given $1.3 million to con artists within the last year, police said. According to the 109th Precinct, a hoax stemming from China continues to plague seniors in downtown Flushing. Victims have lost about $500,000 in the Queens precinct alone out of about 50 cases citywide, [...]

App leads cops to Flushing cell phone thief
App leads cops to Flushing cell phone thief
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 4/18/2013 at 3:11PM

A smartphone tracking app played a key role in arresting an alleged cell phone thief within 30 minutes of the crime, police said. Jordan Osborne, 19, allegedly fled in Flushing after grabbing an iPhone 5 out of the hands of a 28-year-old woman, according to the 109th Precinct. The victim was walking on Main Street [...]