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Brooklyn man busted for illegally renting out stolen rental cars in Jamaica


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons. Inset courtesy of Port Authority Police Department

Port Authority Police slammed the brakes on a Brooklyn man’s alleged scheme to illegally rent out cars he allegedly stole from a lot at John F. Kennedy Airport.

According to Port Authority Police, Dorien L. Holmes, 23, of East 98th Street allegedly removed at least three vehicles — a Ford Focus, a Hyundai Elantra and a Ford Mustang — from the Avis Car Rental lot at JFK Airport and other locations.

After stealing the cars, authorities said, Holmes allegedly posted advertisements on Craigslist offering to rent the vehicles, which he claimed to own, to drivers for $350 a week or up to $1,000 per month. An ad for the Hyundai Elantra claimed that the vehicle came with insurance and E-ZPass.

Holmes was taken into custody by the Port Authority detectives on Tuesday night after he was spotted driving the Ford Mustang at the corner of 123rd Avenue and 144th Street in Jamaica. Citing information obtained during the investigation, a law enforcement source said the suspect was known to frequent the area where he was arrested.

The Mustang and the other two vehicles in question were seized as a result of the investigation.

As of Thursday morning, Holmes was awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on charges of grand larceny, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal possession of stolen property and driving with a suspended license.

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Comedian will not be prosecuted for elbowing woman at JFK


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Port Authority Police

A comedian who was arrested Tuesday for elbowing a woman at John F. Kennedy International Airport will reportedly not be prosecuted.

Kevin Meaney, 58, whose work includes appearances on Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with David Letterman and a starring role in the early 1990s CBS sitcom “Uncle Buck,” was at the airport’s Terminal 1 about 6:30 p.m. when the incident occurred, officials said.

Port Authority police initially said Meaney came up to a 29-year-old woman while she was walking and elbowed her in the chest for “no apparent” reason, then was arrested on an assault charge.

The woman reported experiencing chest pain, but refused medical attention, officials said.

But, according to Reuters, after reviewing video footage of the incident, prosecutors determined that the two just bumped into each other, and the Queens District Attorney said he will not be prosecuted for the assault.

Tuesday’s incident was the second time Meaney, who also appeared in the movie “Big,” and was in Broadway’s Hairspray, was arrested at an airport. In 2002, he was arrested at San Francisco International Airport when he tried to grab a National Guardsman’s M-16 rifle after he was told to stop filming security operations with his video camera, according to SFGate.com.

 

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Comedian arrested for elbowing woman at JFK Airport


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Port Authority Police


The joke’s on him.

A  New York City stand-up comedian and actor was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport for elbowing a woman Tuesday “for no apparent reason,” Port Authority Police said.

Kevin Meaney, 58, whose work includes appearances on Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with David Letterman and a starring role in the early 1990s CBS sitcom “Uncle Buck,” was at the airport’s Terminal 1 about 6:30 p.m. when the incident occurred.

Meaney allegedly came up to a 29-year-old woman while she was walking and elbowed her in the chest.

Police said Meaney jabbed the woman “for no apparent reason,” and witnesses confirmed the victim’s claim.

The woman reported experiencing chest pain, but refused medical attention.

Meaney was arrested without incident and charged with assault, according to Port Authority Police.

The comedian also appeared in the movie “Big,” and was in Broadway’s Hairspray.

Tuesday’s incident was the second time Meaney was arrested at an airport. In 2002, he was arrested at San Francisco International Airport when he tried to grab a National Guardsman’s M-16 rifle after he was told to stop filming security operations with his video camera, according to SFGate.com.

 

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Police arrest livery driver at JFK for forgery


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Port Authority Police

A livery cab driver was busted at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with a suspended license and charged with forgery, according to Port Authority Police.

Narinjan Singh, 40 of Michigan, was allegedly sitting inside a Lincoln Town Car bearing livery plates in a no parking zone at the airport about 3 p.m. Wednesday when police asked for his driver’s license. After showing officers his license, they discovered it was suspended, a Port Authority police spokesman said.

An investigation found that Singh’s license for operating a livery cab had been forged, according to the spokesperson.

Singh was arrested and charged with forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operator, police said.

 

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Planes searched at JFK following hijack threat


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Two planes at JFK Airport were searched this afternoon following a possible terrorist threat, said multiple media reports.

Though the Port Authority could not confirm anything, recent footage from Fox 5 New York showed the two planes, reportedly an American Airlines flight from San Francisco and a Finnair plane originating from Helsinki, isolated on the runway with police, emergency and other vehicles nearby.

Around 3 p.m., Port Authority Police allegedly received an anonymous phone call claiming that “hijackers were hiding in the wheel wells of the plane and were wearing gas masks,” the New York Post reported.

Both Fox 5 and the Post said that similar hijacking threats were made to other national airports.

After the planes were investigated, they were allowed to head to the terminal around 5 p.m.