Peter Figoski

Urge Turner to support gun control
Letters Queens Courier Staff 1/12/2012 at 4:58PM

It seems to me that Congressmember Bob Turner’s standing with others to raise thousands of dollars for the family of slain Police Officer Peter Figoski might soften his views against gun control.  I implore him to stand with Congressmember Carolyn McCarthy to ban the sale of extended capacity ammunition magazines.  Extending background checks on purchases [...]

Fairway collects for Figoski Fund
News Michael Pantelidis 1/10/2012 at 4:11PM

Fairway Market recently raised some “green” for a good cause. The supermarket held a fundraiser on January 5, during which it collected thousands of dollars for the Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund, a charity benefiting the four daughters of the slain, 22-year NYPD veteran. Fairway donated 10 percent of the proceeds from all sales made between [...]

Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’
Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’
News Jay Lane 1/05/2012 at 9:34AM

Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’ The thug accused of gunning down Officer Peter Figoski last month during a botched Brooklyn robbery told detectives after his arrest he was “sorry” and never set out to “kill a cop.” “I’m sorry for what I did,” Lamont Pride blurted out as the [...]

Teen’s Alleged Assaulter Pretended To Be A Police Officer
Teen’s Alleged Assaulter Pretended To Be A Police Officer
News Jay Lane 12/28/2011 at 8:59AM

Teen’s Alleged Assaulter Pretended To Be A Police Officer Police were searching late Tuesday for a man who allegedly pretended to be a police officer and sexually assaulted a teenage boy he met in a subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn last week. Investigators say the man approached a 15-year-old boy at the 53rd Street [...]

Ozone Park unites for fallen officer Peter Figoski
Ozone Park unites for fallen officer Peter Figoski
News Melissa Chan 12/27/2011 at 2:43PM

In light of the fact that four of the five men nabbed as suspects in the tragic, shooting death of fallen officer Peter Figoski are from Ozone Park, elected officials and residents of the community banded together to raise money and spirits for Figoski’s family. “We wanted to do something in this community to show [...]

Thugs out for Blue blood
Thugs out for Blue blood
News Jay Lane 12/22/2011 at 4:09PM

Thugs out for Blue blood Two sharp-eyed Brooklyn cops yesterday thwarted a drug-and-cash heist by nine heavily armed robbers dead-set on blowing away any cops who showed up — just as in the drug-related home invasion that killed Officer Peter Figoski, The Post has learned. The robbery crew was targeting a heroin dealer in East [...]

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
News Jay Lane 12/21/2011 at 9:00AM

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth A woman died yesterday after her boyfriend slashed her throat in their Maspeth apartment, stabbed her stepson, then jumped in front of an LIRR train, authorities said. Maureen Biermann, 43, died at Wyckoff Heights Hospital. Her attacker, James Peck, 33, died on the tracks. Biermann’s stepson, 22, was in stable condition. [...]

Arrest made in attempted shooting of officers
Arrest made in attempted shooting of officers
News Toni Cimino 12/19/2011 at 5:04PM

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced the arrest of Antonio Olmeda, age 53 of  Manhattan, in the attempted shooting of two New York City police officers on December 2nd in Jackson Heights, Queens. “Our officers miraculously escaped injury when their assailant fired at extremely close range, narrowly missing them,” Commissioner Kelly [...]

55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity
55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity
News Jay Lane 12/16/2011 at 3:11PM

55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity Over 50 gang members have been busted for running an identity theft ring that targeted people who’d given to charity, prosecutors announced today. The Manhattan DA’s office said 55 members of the Bloods, Crips and Outlaws were arraigned after taking part in a [...]

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
News Jay Lane 12/16/2011 at 8:55AM

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13 Prosecutors say a New York City public school teacher is being charged with rape for a sexual relationship with a student that began when she was just 13. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 44-year-old Charles Oross engaged in a sexual relationship with the teen [...]