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NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
News Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 12:03PM

A three-year undercover operation into an illegal gun trafficking ring in southeast Queens netted four indictments and a fifth arrest, according to officials. The investigation began in August 2009 after the DA’s office received a tip of the illegal operation. Over the next three years agents conducted several undercover transactions with the defendants. Twenty firearms [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 8 to 13 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 9 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Carols ‘n’ Cookies ‘n’ Cocoa ‘n’ Cheer Celebrate the season with warm wishes, delicious treats and the renowned choral group Voices That Blend. There will [...]

Off-duty cop shot in Bronx in stable condition, 1 suspect dead
Off-duty cop shot in Bronx in stable condition, 1 suspect dead
News Billy Rennison 10/24/2012 at 10:20PM

An off-duty cop, shot in the chest while attempting to break up an armed robbery, fired and killed one of the suspects while two others fled. The incident occurred at 6:30 p.m. in the Bronx when off-duty officer Ivan Marcano’s girlfriend witnessed a robbery in progress while the pair drove on Harrison Avenue.  Marcano exited the [...]

Mother of unarmed man killed by NYPD meets with Queens DA
Mother of unarmed man killed by NYPD meets with Queens DA
News Billy Rennison 10/11/2012 at 4:38PM

A day before burying her son killed by police during a traffic stop, Cecilia Reyes met today with the Queens district attorney. Noel Polanco’s mother, along with her lawyer Sanford Rubenstein, met with DA Richard Brown for about a half hour today, according to reports, and was told the case will likely be heading to [...]

Ray Kelly calls for grand jury investigation into Polanco death
Ray Kelly calls for grand jury investigation into Polanco death
News Alexa Altman 10/09/2012 at 7:26PM

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is requesting a grand jury investigation following last week’s fatal shooting of 22-year-old Army Reserve member Noel Polanco by a police officer. According to the NYPD, on Thursday, October 4 around 5:15 a.m., officers in two unmarked vehicles spotted an eastbound, black 2012 Honda Fit hybrid driving erratically, weaving between lanes [...]

Apple thefts increase 40 percent, says NYPD
Apple thefts increase 40 percent, says NYPD
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/25/2012 at 10:07AM

As New Yorkers hit the streets with their new iPhone 5s, the NYPD is warning about the increase in Apple thefts. Data shows that between January 1 and September 23 of this year, incidents involving stolen Apple products increased 40 percent over the period from last year, exceeding the overall increase in crime. In total, there [...]

Gunman shot dead after killing former colleague near Empire State Building; 9 others wounded
Gunman shot dead after killing former colleague near Empire State Building; 9 others wounded
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 11:46AM

Two are dead — including the gunman — and nine bystanders wounded at a shootout outside the Empire State Building. Recently fired Jeffrey Johnson, 53, stationed himself outside his former employers, Hazan Imports, and fatally wounded a 41-year-old former colleague. After opening fire on the victim, Johnson fled northbound; a construction worker spotted him and [...]

Queens gun buyback brings in more than 500 weapons
Queens gun buyback brings in more than 500 weapons
Southeast Timothy Petropoulos 8/20/2012 at 1:22PM

With no questions asked, hundreds of people walked into New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica and turned in 509 guns over the weekend. The gun buyback program, the first since 2009, netted an AK 47, tec-9, 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols and a Calico 9mm with a 50 round capacity magazine. Participants received $200 for [...]

NY voters split on stop-and-frisk, against soda ban
NY voters split on stop-and-frisk, against soda ban
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 11:31AM

New Yorkers dislike of the mayor’s proposed soda ban has grown, while city voters support of stop-and-frisk is split along racial lines, according to a new poll. Half of New York City voters questioned in a recent Quinnipiac poll said they disapproved of the controversial police practice, though a large disparity persisted between black and [...]