Raymond Kelly

City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 12/26/2013 at 4:18PM

City residents can soon pay for parking on-the-go, officials said Thursday. Motorists will be able to pay for parking via cell phone and also online at all 14,000 city parking meters, taking away the need to place paper receipts on dashboards. The Department of Transportation (DOT), NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the new program [...]

Illegal gambling operation arrests lead to weapon, drug bust
Illegal gambling operation arrests lead to weapon, drug bust
Police Maggie Hayes 9/25/2013 at 3:15PM

Individuals busted in an illegal gambling operation were also stashing weapons, drugs and over $120,000 in cash. In the wake of charging six people with unlawfully running a gambling operation, detectives recovered six guns, including two assault rifles, hundreds of narcotics pills, gambling records and the cash, said District Attorney Richard Brown. “An investigation that [...]

NYPD issues social media rules for officers
NYPD issues social media rules for officers
News Queens Courier Staff 3/28/2013 at 2:51PM

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is patrolling the streets of the World Wide Web. According to the New York Daily News, the commissioner released a list of what the city’s 35,000 officers can and cannot put up on their personal social media sites. A three-page NYPD memo, obtained by The News, states “Members of the service should [...]

Politicians should be proactive
Letters Letters 7/19/2012 at 12:27PM

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke out the other day about how local politicians are not doing all they can concerning the violence in their local communities. Kelly says they are not actively engaging community leaders to be proactive to stem the violence. I say Kudos to Kelly for saying what had to be said. The [...]

Pols, police push for less violence; Say gun buybacks are pivotal
Pols, police push for less violence; Say gun buybacks are pivotal
News Terence M. Cullen 7/17/2012 at 10:18AM

The shells are gone, but the discussion over whose responsibility it is to keep the streets safe has broken out into a different sort of fire fight. After a wave of citywide violence that included several deaths in Queens, elected officials and the NYPD have each said the other side has to do more to [...]

9 year old allegedly stabbed by mother
9 year old allegedly stabbed by mother
News Toni Cimino 5/29/2012 at 6:58PM

A nine-year-old girl remains in stable but guarded condition after she was allegedly stabbed by her own mother. The incident happened on Tuesday, May 29 in a Springfield Gardens home where the pair, from Suffolk County, had been visiting. “We’re still trying to sort out the facts, the reason why this happened,” Police Commissioner Raymond [...]

Drug bust nets cash, guns, lands 45 in jail
News Toni Cimino 5/18/2012 at 3:39PM

A large-scale bust landed 45 people – alleged members of two drug organizations operating in southeast Queens – in jail on drug, weapons and other charges. The two organizations were allegedly being run by a set of the Bloods street gang known as the “South Side Bloods” and by James “Wall” Corley, an original member [...]

[UPDATE] Suspect charged with hate crime in fire bomb attacks
[UPDATE] Suspect charged with hate crime in fire bomb attacks
News Steve Mosco 1/04/2012 at 11:00AM

The man picked up by police in connection with a string of five fire bombings, four in Queens and one on Long Island, confessed to authorities and has been charged with a hate crime. Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, was tracked through a stolen car eyewitnesses saw at the scene of at least two of the [...]

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 [...]

21 arrested in Queens during stolen iPhone/iPad undercover sting
News Billy Rennison 12/18/2011 at 9:44PM

Police arrested 141 individuals – 21 in Queens – purchasing what they believed was stolen electronics during an undercover operation throughout the city. Undercover officers targeted locations that were suspected of receiving stolen merchandise in the past and offered Apple iPhone 4s and iPad 2s that the merchants believed to be stolen for vast discounts, [...]