111th 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.

111th Precinct bids adieu to beloved community affairs officer
111th Precinct bids adieu to beloved community affairs officer
News Melissa Chan 12/09/2013 at 3:08PM

For 10 years, Community Affairs Officer Gary Poggiali has watched 120 officers accept their “Cops of the Month” awards from the back of the room. Now he has plenty of plaques to call his own. Community leaders gave a final salute to the retiring, beloved cop with an armful of plaques and an earful of [...]

Cops honored for collaring car break-in thief
Cops honored for collaring car break-in thief
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/17/2013 at 2:04PM

Four cops in the 111th Precinct were awarded recently for arresting a repeat car break-in offender. Deputy Inspector Jason Huerta honored police officers Michael Cillis, Christopher Vernam, Romeo Francis and Sgt. Scott Brenes as “Cops of the Month” for their collar during the precinct’s monthly meeting on November 12. “These guys have been working hard, [...]

Cops bust business suit burglar
Cops bust business suit burglar
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/04/2013 at 12:27PM

A man who police say burglarized homes in a business suit after posing as a children’s nonprofit employee has been arrested, according to the 111th Precinct. Police believe a 26-year-old man from northeast Queens was behind a spike in burglaries between July and August. The suspect, whose name is being withheld by The Courier, was [...]

111th Precinct warns residents of increasing Internet scams
111th Precinct warns residents of increasing Internet scams
Police Melissa Chan 9/06/2013 at 2:01PM

Internet scams were on the rise during an otherwise quiet summer for the 111th Precinct, officials said. Jack Fried, president of the precinct’s Community Council, said he was one of hundreds to recently receive a fake but convincing email from Chase Bank, which sought vital information like his social security and account numbers. The electronic note, [...]

111th Precinct recognizes officers, others for outstanding service
111th Precinct recognizes officers, others for outstanding service
Police Queens Courier Staff 6/16/2013 at 2:16PM

BY LUKE TABET The 111the Precinct Council recognized six officers, volunteers and civilian employees for outstanding service over the past year. Council president Jack Fried commended the work they did “not only for the precinct council, but for the precinct and for the community as well.” “These people demonstrate every day that they are the [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Many Queens day care centers operating illegally
EXCLUSIVE: Many Queens day care centers operating illegally
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/28/2013 at 11:32AM

A little known law may be keeping some Queens day care centers from operating legally, The Courier has learned. Permits from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), a certificate of occupancy from the Department of Buildings and a fire inspection pass are needed for city child care providers who fall under certain categories. [...]