Two Queens men have been arrested for a series of burglaries across the borough over the last six months.
District Attorney Richard A. Brown
Fengluan Qin, 50, pleaded guilty to using a phony “blessing” scam to take nearly $5,000 in cash and jewelry from three Flushing women. She is a Chinese national with an expired visa, believed to be living in Flushing.
A 20-year-old from Flushing was sentenced to a maximum of life in prison for killing a man over a $200 debt he owed. Victim Laseam Hogan, 27, lent the money to Malcolm Thompson of the Pomonok Houses in 2010, according to the district attorney. Hogan approached Thompson for his $200 in a Pomonok Houses courtyard [...]
A Howard Beach man has been convicted following a sexual assault earlier this year. Richard Kassebaum, 42, was working at a Woodhaven laundromat in March when he approached a female patron at about 4:30 a.m. as she exited the store, grabbed her from behind and choked her. Kassebaum then grabbed the victim’s buttocks, and after [...]
The truth is that this dare landed him in hot water. The teenager who ran onto the field during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field as part of a Twitter dare may pay big for that error in judgment. District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, has been arraigned [...]
An Astoria dad may receive more than just a slap on the wrist after allowing his children to play with loaded BB guns at a local park. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Zbigniew Pawlowski, 54, allegedly went to Ditmars Park in Astoria on Tuesday, May 7 with his two children—the elder of whom [...]
An Elmhurst landlord has been charged with endangering the lives of 46 residents, including 12 children, by renting them illegally converted one-and two-family houses and garages, the district attorney announced. Landlord Segundo Chimbay, 48, has been charged in connection with renting out converted houses and garages in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, charging tenants from $850 [...]
He went from hero to felon. A National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran has been convicted of second-degree murder for punching, drowning and ultimately killing his girlfriend on the beaches of Far Rockaway. David Lynch, 33, served two tours in Iraq and was a reservist in the New York National Guard at the time of [...]
Jimmy Humphrey admitted to murdering his pregnant girlfriend, then setting fire to her Springfield Gardens apartment and killing her two-year-old son. He now faces life behind bars. “[Humphrey] stands convicted of first strangling the mother of his unborn child and then, without the slightest regard for human life, attempted to cover up his crime by [...]
This was definitely not in the playbook. New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, who crashed his vehicle in Astoria in June 2012, has pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Diehl will be under court supervision for six months and must complete other court-imposed requirements prior to sentencing. [...]