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NYPD searching for Queens groping suspect


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Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a Queens groping suspect.

The incident occurred on Sunday, shortly after midnight within the confines of the 109th Precinct, according to authorities.

The suspect followed the 27-year-old woman into her building and placed his hand between her legs, police said.

Police described the suspect as a 5-foot-7-inch Hispanic.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or suspect is asked to call 800-577-TIPS (8477).

 

Serial groper on loose in Jackson Heights


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A serial groper is on the loose in Jackson Heights, according to authorities.

Police say four women in Jackson Heights have been groped between Thursday, March 22 and Monday, April 2.

The suspect approaches the women, touches them and flees.

The women’s ages range from 19 to 47.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male 17-25 years old, 5-feet-5-inches to 5-feet-8-inches tall

A serial groper was also on the loose in western Queens last fall, touching six women in September and October.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Funeral held at St. Helen’s for victim in deadly L train fight; suspect avoids murder charge


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The alleged suspect charged in a fight that led to a college student’s death has avoided a murder charge.

Joshua Basin, 20, was hit and killed during an alleged fight with Ryan Beauchamp, 34, on Friday, March 23 in the Bedford Avenue L train station.

According to reports, both men fell onto the tracks, but Basin was not able to escape before being struck by the train.

Beauchamp was arrested on Tuesday, March 27.

The 34-year-old faces two counts of third-degree attempted assault, harassment and disorderly conduct — all misdemeanors — but dodged a murder indictment.

The funeral for Basin was held today at St. Helen’s Church in Howard Beach.

Beauchamp is due in court on April 2.

 

[UPDATE] Police searching for a Fresh Meadows bank robbery suspect


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Police have arrested a man in connection with the robbery of a Fresh Meadows bank.

Police said the suspect entered the Union Turnpike Dime Bank on Thursday, March 22 and demanded money. The suspect also simulated a weapon, though he did not display one, according to authorities.

Gerard Maley, 62, was arrested on Saturday, March 24 and charged with attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

 

 

Elderly woman sexually assaulted after offering suspect glass of water


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An elderly woman was sexually assaulted in her Fresh Meadows home after inviting the suspect in for a glass of water, according to police.

The suspect approached the 67-year-old victim in the afternoon of Monday, February 27 as she was entering her apartment and asked for a glass of water, police said. Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted her at knife point.

Police described the suspect as a black male between 45-65 years old, 5-feet-9-inches tall, 160 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this sexual assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

 

[VIDEO] Police searching for suspects that posed as NYPD Detectives


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Police are on the lookout for two suspects they say posed as officers in Elmhurst.

The alleged police impersonation occurred on Tuesday, January 10 when two white men walked into an apartment building on Elmhurst Avenue, police said. The suspects identified themselves as NYPD detectives, but left the location when one of the victims asked for identification.

Police described the suspects as between 30-35 years old.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

 

Police search for suspect in three Queens bank robberies


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Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for three February bank robberies.

The suspect hit three Chase banks all along Queens Boulevard. In each instance the suspect, described by police as a 30-year-old black male, approached the teller with a note demanding money.

The three robberies occurred on February 3, February 14 and February 23 at the Rego Park, Long Island City and Forest Hills branches, respectively.

The suspect made off with money only one of the three times.

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 

Police search for Woodhaven armed robbery suspects


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Police are searching for three suspects they say are responsible for an armed robbery in Woodhaven.

Three men, one wielding a gun, entered a 75th Street home on the morning of Saturday, February 18, according to police. After entering the home, the suspects began to beat two victims in the residence. The suspects fled in 2010 or 2011 black GMC Acadia, police said. The victims suffered minor injuries.

Police described the suspects as Hispanic men in their mid-20s.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 

Police search for attempted rape suspect


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Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape within the confines of the 104th Precinct.

A 25-year-old woman was grabbed from behind at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19 by the suspect, police said.  The suspect pushed the woman to the ground and attempted to rape her.  After the victim screamed for help, police said, the suspect ran off with her purse.

Police described the  suspect as a black male with short black hair between 25-35 years old, 6-feet tall and weighing 210pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 

Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges


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Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges

City Comptroller John Liu was dealt a major blow on Wednesday as a fundraiser for his campaign, Xing Wu Pan, was indicted on federal wire fraud charges just one day before the comptroller’s first major public policy speech. Pan, also known as Oliver Pan, was arrested in November for allegedly funneled $16,000 to Liu’s likely campaign for mayor in 2013. The U.S. attorney says Pan tried to circumvent the legal contribution limit to Liu by arranging for several people to divide up a large contribution and claim the donation was their own. Read More: NY1

 

Officials Release Recording Of 911 Call Made By Suspect In Subway Bombing Plot

A 911 call made by a man accused in a subway bombing plot has been released. Adis Medunjanin was speeding along the Whitestone Expressway when he made the call in January 2010. At the time, he was under surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which had just served him with a search warrant. In the recording, Medunjanin can be heard saying, “We love death,” and “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Read More: NY1

 

Whitney’s family thinks ex is reaching out to daughter due to fortune: report

Bobby Brown is trying to leech onto Whitney Houston’s fortune, the late singer’s mom and other family members believe, according to a new report. Brown is attempting to get close to his daughter Bobbi Kristina, who is sole heir to his ex-wife’s estimated $20 million fortune, in a bid to get his hands on the cash, family sources told TMZ. Her mother Cissy Houston is trying to stop Brown from getting close to the 18 year old because she fears the rapper is broke and just wants to line his own pockets, according to a source. Read More: New York Post

 

Queens Teacher Had Class Contact Inmate Who Previously Faced Child Porn Charges

Officials at the Department of Education say they are looking to fire a Queens teacher who had her fifth-grade students send Christmas cards to a prison inmate who was previously been charged with possessing child pornography. The city’s special commissioner of investigation, Richard Condon, says Melissa Dean, 31, had her class in P.S. 143 at Corona, Queens send cards to John Coccarelli, who appears to have had a relationship with her. The teacher did not ask permission from parents or the school and officials say many of the cards had the children’s names and addresses on them. Read More: NY1

 

Style icon in front-row death

Beloved club and fashion maven Zelda Kaplan died after collapsing in the front row at Fashion Week yesterday at age 95. Kaplan, New York’s oldest and most beloved night owl and the woman who could famously “out-party even Paris Hilton,” collapsed at the Joanna Mastroianni show at The Studio at Lincoln Center. Witnesses said the socialite “slumped forward” as the second model came out on the runway, and she was carried out and given CPR by paramedics. An ambulance rushed her to the hospital, but she couldn’t be revived. Read More: New York Post

Queens  granny kin sue in blizzard death

The family of a Queens grandmother who died of a heart attack during the December 2010 blizzard is suing the city for failing to clear the streets, which they say delayed emergency responders. Faith Radvin and Robin Martucci claim in a suit filed yesterday that a day after the storm, their mother, Gail Radvin, 73, had a fatal heart attack. Read More: New York Post

Police search for 2 Fresh Meadows robbery suspects


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Police are searching for a man wanted for two robberies in Fresh Meadows.

The first robbery took place on Thursday, January 12 at approximately 10:20 p.m. when the suspect approached a 58-year-old man on 161st Street, punching the victim in the head, according to police.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim before fleeing on foot, police said.

The second incident occurred on 65th Avenue on Saturday, January 14.  The suspect, this time with an accomplice, approached an 86-year-old from behind, breaking his arm and stealing his wallet and two checks, according to police.

Police described the first suspect as a black male in his 20s, between 5-feet-8-inches tall and 5-feet-10-inches-tall with a mustache.

The second suspect is described as a as a heavyset black male in his 30s.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Cops shoot carjack suspect


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An alleged carjacker’s standoff with police ended when the suspect was shot after refusing to drop his gun.

The attempted carjacking took place just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 in Corona when the suspect, 46, approached an elderly man sitting inside a 1992 Oldsmobile and hit the victim with his gun, police said.

After witnesses came to the aid of the victim, the suspect fled.

Plain-clothed officers spotted the suspect after a description was transmitted over the radio.

A brief chase led to a driveway on 46th Avenue in Corona.  After the cops ordered the 46-year-old to drop his weapon, one officer fired a shot, hitting the suspect in the stomach.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is in stable condition.

A BB gun powered by a CO2 cartridge and painted black was recovered at the scene. Investigation is ongoing. Charges are pending.

Cops nab suspect in 11 armed robberies


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Police have arrested and charged a suspect in a rash of recent robberies after being recognized during a routine traffic stop.

After being pulled over for speeding on Tuesday, January 3, officers identified the suspect, Gregory Kennedy, as the man wanted for a robbery of a T-Mobile store on Jamaica Avenue.

Kennedy was captured on camera around the corner from the store after the alleged armed robbery discarding a liquor bottle from a livery cab.

Detectives were able to recover the bottle and match the prints to Kennedy, and produced a wanted poster with his image.

After an investigation, the suspect was charged in a string of gunpoint robberies between October and December that allegedly netted the bandit over $11,000.

The 31 year old was charged with 11 counts of robbery in the first degree.

Police search for robbery and assault suspect in South Ozone Park


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Police are asking for the public’s help finding a suspect wanted for robbing and assaulting a teenager in South Ozone Park recently.

The suspect approached a car parked on 126th Street at approximately 1 a.m. on December 13 armed with a gun, according to police. After announcing a robbery, the suspect assaulted one of the victims, 16, with his gun, police said.  Following another passenger’s wallet and cell phone being taken, the car pulled away and the suspect fired at the vehicle, striking one of the passengers in the right shoulder.

The suspect is described by police as a black male between 35-40 years of age, standing between 5-feet-7-inches and 5-feet-10-inches tall, weighing approximately 170-180 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Liu in FBI cross hairs


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Liu in FBI cross hairs

A federal probe into the campaign fund-raising operations for city Comptroller John Liu is now focused on the candidate himself, The Post has learned. “If campaign-finance rules are being circumvented or violated, there’s certainly a question whether the candidate himself knew about it or was a party to it,” one law-enforcement source said. “Did [Liu] know, and what was his role?” The FBI last month charged Liu moneyman Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan with steering $16,000 to Liu’s campaign through “straw donors” to hide massive contributions made on behalf of an out-of-state businessman who actually was an undercover federal agent. Read More: New York Post

New York bars ready for Jets-Giants game

It’s on! Football fans will pack bars around the city to watch the Jets-Giants battle at the Meadowlands tomorrow — and the watering holes are breaking out all the bells and whistles for the pre-Christmas crowds. Special drinks, free booze and lavish spreads will be at the ready for the throngs expected to take a break from their holiday shopping to root for their teams. Read More: New York Post

Santa brings early holiday joy to kids at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children 

Santa made an early visit to the kids at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside last week with the help of New York’s Bravest. Firefighters from Engine 320/Ladder 167 used their rig to help Santa descend from the roof and visit with dozens of children who are battling serious illnesses. Continuing a tradition started over 15 years ago, the firefighters also brought a van-load of gifts that ranged from toys and dolls to cameras, radios and electronic games. Read More: Daily News

2011 Crime Statistics Show Slight Decrease In Murders

The New York City Police Department’s data show major crimes like murder, rape, and robbery are up by .2 percent through December 18 this year compared to the same period last year. There have been 519 murders this year through December 18, a drop of 5.6 percent compared to almost the same time period last year. The Bronx was the only borough to see a slight increase in murders. Read More: NY1

Police Seek Suspect Who Allegedly Robbed Queens Livery Driver

Police need help finding the person who they say robbed a livery cab driver Saturday morning near 93rd Avenue and 112th Street in Richmond Hill, Queens. They say the man seen in the above photographs placed the 59-year-old cab driver in a headlock, causing the victim to crash into a fence. Investigators say he then stole money from the victim’s bag and ran off. He is described as approximately 25-years-old, 5-feet-7-inches tall, and 170 pounds. Read More: NY1