Crime

‘Beats’ headphone thefts on the rise throughout NYC
News Jay Lane 5/07/2012 at 12:22PM

The city’s thugs have a new favorite to go with their stolen iPhones—stolen Dr. Dre headphones. The legendary rapper’s pricey, high-tech headphones, called “Beats by Dr. Dre,” are the new rage among bandits because they’re seen as “status symbols,” a police source said. Although they have yet to dethrone the iPhone as thieves’ top target, [...]

Eye in the sky
Eye in the sky
News Michael Pantelidis 4/05/2012 at 5:01PM

One Astoria legislator is keeping an eye on crime – literally. Following the violent mugging of a neighborhood deli owner in a local parking lot – which went undetected due to a broken Department of Transportation (DOT) surveillance camera – Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. has installed his own recording device overlooking the area, located at [...]

Starting the New Year with good news for New York City
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 1/05/2012 at 5:34PM

By Mayor Michael Bloomberg New York is entering the new year riding a crest of good news. On average, we’re living longer and healthier lives than ever. We’re also the safest big city in the nation, and safer from crime, fire and traffic fatalities than at any time in modern memory. And we have good [...]

Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents
Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents
News Jay Lane 12/27/2011 at 1:07PM

Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents The marketing executive whose three daughters and parents died in a Christmas morning fire was spared the horrific details of the tragedy, her brother said Tuesday. Madonna Badger was “as devastated as you could imagine,” Wade Johnson said. “Like any mother and [...]

Liu in FBI cross hairs
Liu in FBI cross hairs
News Jay Lane 12/23/2011 at 9:08AM

Liu in FBI cross hairs A federal probe into the campaign fund-raising operations for city Comptroller John Liu is now focused on the candidate himself, The Post has learned. “If campaign-finance rules are being circumvented or violated, there’s certainly a question whether the candidate himself knew about it or was a party to it,” one [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/17/2011: Top fund-raiser for Comptroller Liu charged with funneling sham donations
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/17/2011: Top fund-raiser for Comptroller Liu charged with funneling sham donations
News Jay Lane 11/17/2011 at 9:07AM

Activist Patricia Dolan killed crossing Hillside Avenue Patricia Dolan, longtime Community Board 8 member, president of the Queens Civic Congress, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association and the founder of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, was struck and killed as she crossed Hillside Avenue on Tuesday, November 15. Police say Dolan, 72, was crossing the thoroughfare near [...]

Police Blotter
News Toni Cimino 10/27/2011 at 10:32AM

108th Precinct Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside Seek man for questioning in connection with bathtub death Police are looking for a man they say they want to question in connection with the death of a 62-year-old man, whose body was discovered in a bathtub. The incident happened on Wednesday, October 19 inside an apartment [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/25/2011: 8 Officers Charged With Gun Trafficking in U.S. Corruption Case
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/25/2011: 8 Officers Charged With Gun Trafficking in U.S. Corruption Case
News Jay Lane 10/25/2011 at 9:07AM

Egypt to release Queens native The Prime Minister of Israel announced that Ilan Grapel, the Queens native and law student arrested during the Egyptian uprisings in June, will be released in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners, according to Congressmember Gary Ackerman’s office. Read More: Queens Courier   Barbara Sheehan released from prison According to published [...]

Drug bust at LeFrak City
News Toni Cimino 10/21/2011 at 2:30PM

A seven-month undercover investigation at LeFrak City netted the arrest of 46 people on drug and other charges. The defendants – who range in age from 17 to 63 – are charged with selling crack and powdered cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and other controlled substances, including prescription medications, to undercover police officers on hundreds of occasions [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/21/2011: Former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy dead
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/21/2011: Former Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy dead
News Jay Lane 10/21/2011 at 2:21PM

Woman fatally stabbed, 2 teens injured in Rockaways The NYPD is investigating a stabbing spree in Queens in which a woman was killed and two teenage girls were injured. Police say the three were attacked on Beach 96th Street in the Rockaways. Police say the woman, 48-year-old Elizabeth Harris of Queens, suffered a stab wound [...]