Crime

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.

NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/27/2013 at 3:23PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving office with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded city history. There have been 332 homicides so far in 2013, down 20 percent from the previous record low, set last year, according to the mayor. Murders have dropped 32 percent since 2001, when he was elected.

Weekend Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/30/2012 at 11:08AM

Crazed subway ‘pusher’ says she did so because she thought victim was Muslim The crazed woman who shoved a Queens immigrant to his gruesome death in front of a subway train told cops yesterday that she did so because she thought he was a Muslim, authorities said. Read more: NY Post Teen shot and killed [...]

Annual report card shows crime, response time up
News Billy Rennison 9/26/2012 at 8:51AM

Murders and rapes are down, but crime and police response time ticked up in the city last year. New York City recently released its annual report card, the Mayor’s Management Report (MMR), which analyzes the performances of city agencies during the past fiscal year. Fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30. This year’s [...]

Two home invasions, three rim thefts in NE Queens since Monday
News Billy Rennison 8/16/2012 at 3:09PM

Two homes were burglarized and three cars had their rims and tires stolen since Monday in northeast Queens, the 109th Precinct said. A man was seen fleeing a home near 23rd Avenue and 127th Street in College Point after being startled by an alarm and jumping into a late 90s model GM. A second home invasion [...]

National Night Out Against Crime in Queens
National Night Out Against Crime in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 8/08/2012 at 9:52AM

The 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime, on Tuesday, August 7, was a success, bringing together cops and the community. With food, fun and games, the evening fostered a sense of partnership and sent a message that people are coming “out against crime.” Click here for all the pictures

Wave of crimes hit Queens with heat wave
Police Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 12:33PM

In a week filled with shootings throughout the city, Queens did not remain bulletproof. Between July 4 and July 7, the borough had four deaths, one man critically wounded and an MTA cop suffering a sight-threatening injury. Councilmember Peter Vallone, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, said this spike in citywide crime comes from several factors. [...]

New cops join 106th
New cops join 106th
News Alexa Altman 5/15/2012 at 10:29AM

Following numerous requests from residents and officials for more police officers, the 106th Precinct has added 15 members to its expanded force. The additional officers were introduced to the public at the precinct’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 by Captain Thomas Pascale. Senator Joseph Addabbo welcomed the cops during the meeting, congratulating Pascale on [...]