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Truck driver arrested after allegedly assaulting Councilmember Daniel Dromm
Truck driver arrested after allegedly assaulting Councilmember Daniel Dromm
News Alexa Altman 5/31/2012 at 10:18AM

While it is generally positive for officials to personally engage themselves in community issues, one councilmember’s involvement landed him as the victim of an assault. Around noon on Wednesday, May 30, as Councilmember Daniel Dromm drove his car through Jackson Heights on the way back to his office, he saw an 18-wheel truck from National [...]

Ex-cop sentenced to 75 years in prison for teacher sex assault
News Jay Lane 5/07/2012 at 3:00PM

A monstrous ex-cop was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison this morning — the maximum allowed by law — for drunkenly pulling his service weapon on a terrified young schoolteacher last summer, dragging her into an Inwood alley, threatening to “blow your f—ing face off” and repeatedly sexually violating her. The sentence for [...]

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Another Queens parent arrested for fleeing with infant
News Billy Rennison 3/15/2012 at 12:38PM

Minutes before another Queens parent was caught for allegedly kidnapping her infant, another suspect fled with his one-year-old, police said. Just after 8 p.m. Alexis Torres, 30, allegedly got into an argument with his wife before assaulting her and fleeing with their child, according to authorities. The responding officers attempted to track the suspect through [...]

Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student
Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student
News Jay Lane 3/08/2012 at 9:55AM

Flushing Teacher Removed From Classroom Following Alleged Assault On Student A Queens teacher is under arrest and accused of abusing a six-year-old girl. Grace Peterson-Hagendorf, 59, is charged with assault following an incident at P.S. 22 in Flushing. According to sources, she is accused of twisting the student’s neck causing pain and swelling. The Department [...]

Knife terror aboard N train
Knife terror aboard N train
News Jay Lane 2/21/2012 at 8:58AM

Knife terror aboard N train A crazed subway panhandler pulled a knife and threatened a straphanger on a crowded train yesterday before being subdued by a good Samaritan and held until cops arrived, authorities and witnesses said. The 35-year-old woman boarded the Manhattan-bound N train at around 6:40 p.m. at Queensboro Plaza and began asking for [...]

‘Bomb’ botch at LaGuardia
‘Bomb’ botch at LaGuardia
News Jay Lane 1/31/2012 at 9:19AM

‘Bomb’ botch at LaGuardia Clueless TSA agents found two possible pipe bombs in a passenger’s luggage yesterday at La Guardia Airport — and kept them in a public area for six hours without notifying cops, The Post has learned. The Transportation Security Administration bozos at one point left the pipes — which eventually turned out to [...]

Howard Beach man sentenced for assault of off-duty cop
News Melissa Chan 1/25/2012 at 4:28PM

A Howard Beach man who brutally beat a cop during a gang assault has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Joseph Meyer, 26, was convicted of first-degree gang assault and other charges for an August 2009 attack on an off-duty police officer during a traffic dispute, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. According [...]

Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs
Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs
News Jay Lane 1/03/2012 at 9:10AM

Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs A Fire Department official on Monday said it was fortunate that the damage was minimal from a series of arson attacks across eastern Queens on Sunday night that the police were investigating as a possible bias crime against Muslims. No one was hurt in the four attacks, in [...]