Tag Archives: Crimestoppers

Suspect sought in 7 train theft


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

7 train thief

The NYPD is looking for the man who swiped a smartphone from a No. 7 train straphanger last week.

On Tuesday, February 5, at 11:30 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was on the subway near the 111th Street/Roosevelt Avenue stop when the suspect grabbed the victim’s iPhone out of her hand and fled the train, said police. There were no reported injuries.

Police describe the suspect as Hispanic, 18 to 20 years old and 5’9″ tall with a stocky build.

Anyone with information in regards to this grand larceny is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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Two women shot in Astoria


| smosco@queenscourier.com

Cops are on the hunt for a man who allegedly shot his wife and daughter inside of a home in Astoria on Monday morning.

According to reports, the two women were shot in the head and were taken to Elmhurst Hospital and are now listed in stable condition.

The shooting happened around 8:50 a.m. at 22-49 38th Street, near Ditmars Boulevard, where the gunman’s wife works as a caregiver to a 90-year-old woman who lives there. The woman’s daughter was at the Astoria home to help her mother take care of the elderly woman.

The shooting is believed to be a domestic-related incident.

Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Tipsters can also submit information at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/22/2011: Doctor Is Accused of Selling Prescriptions


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

Doctor Is Accused of Selling Prescriptions

A doctor suspected of prescribing thousands of painkillers to a man who murdered four people in a Long Island pharmacy pleaded not guilty on Monday in the sale of prescriptions to a Queens man who died of an overdose. The doctor, Stan XuHui Li, 57, worked as an anesthesiologist in New Jersey during the week and ran a medical clinic in Flushing, Queens, on weekends. Read More: Wall Street Journal

Soldiers reunited with four-legged friends

Trading in sand for grass, they now have a stamp in their passports and a new home in America. Rio, Beethoven, Gus, Liberty and Charlie were among the 14 stray dogs from Afghanistan anxiously waiting, with wagging tails, to be reunited with their now official owners — U.S. soldiers who befriended and “adopted” the pooches while serving halfway around the world. Read More: Queens Courier

 

Parent Complains of Bias in Sixth-Grade Lesson

It was supposed to be a special learning opportunity for the sixth graders at Public School 101 School in the Gardens in Forest Hills, Queens. A popular second-grade teacher was invited to their social studies class to give a lecture about Israel, as part of a unit on the Middle East. But at home that evening, Elli Surico, 10, started talking about how great Israel is and asking why the Arabs wanted to kill the Jews, alarming her mother, Dana Milstein. Read More: New York Times

St. John’s Hosts Wagner In Battle Of The Boroughs – The Queens/Staten Island Edition

St. John’s will host Wagner on Tuesday as part of the first women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader of the season. The Red Storm and Seahawks will tip off at 6 p.m., airing live ESPN3. The men’s team will play St. Francis in the second inter-borough match up for the night at 9 p.m. Read More: Red Storm Sports

Department of Education Officials Try To Address Queens High School’s Massive Scheduling Headaches

At Queens Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills, there is no science teacher, students sit in the auditorium instead of taking electives and classes are taught by rotating substitutes. Students said they are handed new schedules, with different teachers and courses, almost once a week. Read More: NY1

Crime wave in Astoria sparks call for new civilian patrols and block watchers  

A recent spate of gropings, car break-ins and purse snatchings is sparking calls for expanded civilian patrols and block watchers in Astoria. Vallone, along with state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria), rallied with local residents last week and unveiled a anti-crime plan that includes both legislation and civic activism. Read More: Daily News

WATCH: Police seek armed robber


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect who is wanted in connection with a gun-point robbery which occurred in Queensbridge.

At 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, at the corner of 22nd Street and 41st Avenue, a male suspect approached the victim, pointed a firearm and demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phone.

The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s property into the Queensbridge Housing Development. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as black male, between 20-23 years of age, 6-feet tall, and was last seen wearing a Dungaree jacket, baseball cap, white t-shirt and pants with the number nine on the left leg.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Police seek driver in crash killing Maspeth bar owner


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Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a car that was involved in an accident that took the life of a Maspeth bar owner.

The accident occurred on at approximately 6:45 a.m. Saturday, October 15, when a 2002 Sebring traveling in the wrong direction on the Long Island Expressway service road at 58th Road struck a livery cab killing the passenger, George Gibbons.

The driver, Peter Rodriguez, 36, fled the scene following the crash.

Gibbons who owned Gibbons’ Home on 69th Street in Maspeth was pronounced dead on arrival at Elmhurst Hospital.

The Sebring’s passenger, Andre McKanney, 44, of Brooklyn was also taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition. McKanney was arrested and charged with marijuana possession.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Police seek Laurelton sexual assault suspect


| tcimino@queenscourier.com

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Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for a sexual assault in Laurelton late Wednesday night.

Police say that just before 11:30 p.m. on October 12, a man attacked a 23-year-old woman as she walked near 226th Street and South Conduit Avenue.

The suspect is described as 5-feet-5-inches tall with a medium build in his twenties with acne scars on his face and a thin mustache.

Anyone with information in regards to this sexual assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COMor texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Police seeking rape suspect


| jlane@queenscourier.com

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Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault within the confines of the 109th precinct.

At approximately 8:50 a.m. on September 28, police received a 9-1-1 call of an assault in the vicinity of 148th Street and the Cross Island Parkway. Upon arrival, police were met by the suspect, a 33-year-old female.

The suspect told the responding officers she was grabbed from behind and forced into the brush of the northbound Cross Island Parkway.

Her screams were heard by a witness, who yelled at the suspect, who then fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male with salt and pepper hair, between 45 and 50 years old, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.