Brooklyn

Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies
Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 10:21AM

Police are looking to identify a suspect wanted in connection to seven jewelry store robberies across the city, including three in Queens. During each robbery, the suspect enters the store, armed with a handgun, and two to three additional suspects jump over the counter and take the jewelry, said cops. No injuries were reported during [...]

Three people killed, two injured in Halloween night shootings in Queens, Brooklyn
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/01/2013 at 3:26PM

Three people died and two people were injured within a five-hour period during Halloween shootings across Queens and Brooklyn, according to police. The two non-fatal incidents occurred in the Jamaica and Rockaway Park sections of Queens, said cops. Around 7 p.m. on 148th Street near 88th Avenue an unidentified suspect exited his vehicle wearing a mask and [...]

Fares suspended on Sandy anniversary for A train riders in Rockaways, Howard Beach
Fares suspended on Sandy anniversary for A train riders in Rockaways, Howard Beach
South Cristabelle Tumola 10/25/2013 at 1:09PM

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that A train riders in the Rockaways and Howard Beach will ride for free all day on the anniversary of Sandy this Tuesday. R train riders in Brooklyn also won’t need to pay October 29. “These free rides are a thank you to the MTA riders in the Rockaways in Queens and those [...]

Family gets house in Jamaica thanks to Habitat for Humanity
Family gets house in Jamaica thanks to Habitat for Humanity
Southeast Maggie Hayes 10/17/2013 at 3:25PM

Dawnette Dixon finally has her own home and even a backyard, fixed up by none other than a former president. Habitat for Humanity acquired five New York City Housing Authority (NCYHA) homes in the borough that were abandoned, boarded up and a “blight” in the community. One of those homes was on 112th Road in [...]

Woodhaven man killed by toy helicopter
Woodhaven man killed by toy helicopter
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 9/06/2013 at 8:11AM

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND DENISE ROMANO A 19-year-old Woodhaven man was killed by his own toy helicopter in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon. Roman Pirozek was flying his remote control helicopter in Calvert Vaux Park in Gravesend around 3:40 p.m. when one of the blades hit him in the head, killing him. According to police, emergency crews responded [...]

Man wanted for allegedly sticking gun in girlfriend’s mouth
Man wanted for allegedly sticking gun in girlfriend’s mouth
Police Liam La Guerre 8/14/2013 at 2:35PM

Police are looking for a man wanted for assaulting his girlfriend with a gun at her southwest Queens home. On July 15 Alfredo Bonilla allegedly entered his girlfriend’s residence without permission and they got into an argument. Bonilla put a gun in her mouth, cutting her, said police. He stopped short of pulling the trigger and his [...]

Joe Torre’s daughter saves falling baby
Joe Torre’s daughter saves falling baby
News Queens Courier Staff 6/19/2013 at 4:42PM

BY AMANDA GLODOWSKI What a catch. Good Samaritan and daughter of former Yankees manager Joe Torre, Cristina Torre, made the catch of a lifetime that will surely make her father, himself an ex-catcher, proud. Torre heroically snatched a one-year-old baby this morning, as it tumbled out of a second-floor window on 92nd Street and 3rd [...]

Police seek Queens, Brooklyn bank robber
Police seek Queens, Brooklyn bank robber
Police Queens Courier Staff 6/18/2013 at 9:25AM

Police are looking for a suspect wanted for an attempted bank robbery in Ridgewood yesterday and a Brooklyn bank robbery in March. In both incidents, the suspect passes a note and demands money. The Brooklyn robbery occurred on March 22 at 2:25 p.m. inside of a Popular Community Bank at 2095 Ralph Avenue. Monday’s attempted [...]

Livery cab driver stabbed to death in Brooklyn
Livery cab driver stabbed to death in Brooklyn
Police Cristabelle Tumola 6/14/2013 at 1:38PM

A man was brutally killed while driving his livery car in Brooklyn Thursday. The driver, identified as 54-year-old Uro Orji Ama, who has close family ties to Rosedale, was dropping off two passengers near Lott Avenue and Thomas Boyland Street in Brownsville around 5:30 p.m. when one of them allegedly stabbed him with what a [...]

10 Queens, Brooklyn men busted in connection to auto theft ring
10 Queens, Brooklyn men busted in connection to auto theft ring
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/13/2013 at 11:24AM

Ten men were arrested in connection with an auto theft ring with the intention to resell the stolen cars, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. The defendants, all from Brooklyn or Queens, have been charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle and conspiracy. According to the indictment, [...]