109th precinct

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 [...]

Burglars using fire escapes to break into Flushing apartments
Burglars using fire escapes to break into Flushing apartments
Police Melissa Chan 3/01/2013 at 11:59AM

At least six apartments in Flushing have been broken into within the last month by burglars who enter through fire escapes, police said. Cops at the 109th Precinct say the thieves enter apartment complexes through building lobbies, make their way up to the roof and work their way down. “A lot of the time in [...]

Flushing drug, gun bust nets seven
Flushing drug, gun bust nets seven
Police Melissa Chan 1/31/2013 at 2:22PM

Seven people were arrested in Flushing for possessing narcotics and loaded guns, police said. Ecstasy pills and nearly six pounds of ketamine or “Special K” were confiscated from a residential home during a drug bust on January 25 at around 9:30 p.m., cops said. Two .22 caliber rifles, a shotgun and a .45 caliber handgun [...]

Man sought in five Queens larcenies
Man sought in five Queens larcenies
Police Queens Courier Staff 1/22/2013 at 2:49PM

The NYPD is asking for your help in finding the man wanted in connection with five larcenies: On Saturday, July 21, the man entered a location on Kissena Boulevard and removed a purse containing credit cards, money, sunglasses, keys and other miscellaneous items. On Wednesday, August 1, the perp entered a location on Roosevelt Avenue and [...]

Teen arrested for burglarizing church
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 1/22/2013 at 12:01PM

An 18-year-old man was arrested for a string of three burglaries – including a church – on January 17. According to a police source, Maksim Kriton was taken into custody by officers of the 109th Precinct for allegedly burglarizing a residence at 157th  Street and 17th Avenue on December 12, followed by a location on Francis Lewis Boulevard [...]

Murders down, burglaries up in 2012
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/19/2013 at 4:03PM

Murders, rapes and shootings in the 109th Precinct declined in 2012, while burglaries and grand larcenies went up, officials said. According to the precinct’s commanding officer, Inspector Brian Maguire, the 109th saw three murders last year — a 50 percent decrease from 2011. Ezra Black, 31, was allegedly stabbed to death by his fellow Parks Department coworker inside the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing on [...]

Police collar man for multiple weapon, drug possession
Police collar man for multiple weapon, drug possession
Police Queens Courier Staff 1/18/2013 at 1:42PM

Police arrested a man in northeast Queens Wednesday when they found several weapons and drugs in his possession, according to a police source.  On January 16, officers from the 109th Precinct responded to a call of an emotionally distressed person. When the suspect, Vincent Abruzzo, 38, opened the door, he allegedly had a lit marijuana cigarette and tried [...]

109th Precinct gets new executive officer
109th Precinct gets new executive officer
News Melissa Chan 10/09/2012 at 4:06PM

The 109th Precinct has named a new second in command, hoping the executive’s bilingual skills and immigrant roots will give the downtown Flushing-based precinct a leg up. Captain Tommy Ng, 41, was assigned as the new executive officer of the 109th Precinct this week, after Captain Christopher Manson, the precinct’s former second in charge, was [...]