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Woodhaven man killed by toy helicopter
Woodhaven man killed by toy helicopter
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 9/06/2013 at 8:11AM

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND DENISE ROMANO A 19-year-old Woodhaven man was killed by his own toy helicopter in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon. Roman Pirozek was flying his remote control helicopter in Calvert Vaux Park in Gravesend around 3:40 p.m. when one of the blades hit him in the head, killing him. According to police, emergency crews responded [...]

Woodhaven looks to resurrect civilian patrol organization
Woodhaven looks to resurrect civilian patrol organization
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/30/2013 at 11:19AM

Woodhaven leaders are seriously considering resurrecting the more-than-a-decade defunct civilian patrol to respond to recent crimes in the neighborhood. Members of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) recently met with Assemblymember Mike Miller and members of the Glendale Civilian Operational Patrol (GCOP) to discuss how to start the neighborhood watch. And in a town hall [...]

Woodhaven manhole fires injure five, damage two vehicles
Woodhaven manhole fires injure five, damage two vehicles
Police Liam La Guerre 8/22/2013 at 12:33PM

Five people were injured and two vehicles damaged in a pair of manhole fires in Woodhaven early Thursday morning. The fire department responded to the blaze on 88th Road and 75th Street just before 1 a.m., officials said, and the flames were under control around 2 a.m. The fires, which awoke residents, were caused by [...]

Woodhaven immigrant allegedly created fake paintings as part of multimillion-dollar scam
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/21/2013 at 2:36PM

A Chinese immigrant from Woodhaven was reportedly the artist behind a multimillion-dollar scam where fake paintings were pawned off to galleries as original works. Pei-Shen Qian, 73, was known to his neighbors on 95th Street as a “struggling artist,” according to the New York Times. But they didn’t realize that in his garage he was allegedly creating [...]

Howard Beach man convicted in Woodhaven sex assault
Police Maggie Hayes 8/09/2013 at 2:21PM

A Howard Beach man has been convicted following a sexual assault earlier this year. Richard Kassebaum, 42, was working at a Woodhaven laundromat in March when he approached a female patron at about 4:30 a.m. as she exited the store, grabbed her from behind and choked her. Kassebaum then grabbed the victim’s buttocks, and after [...]

Cops release new photos of suspect in Woodhaven teen stabbing
Cops release new photos of suspect in Woodhaven teen stabbing
Police Liam La Guerre 8/06/2013 at 10:20AM

Police have released photos of a person wanted for questioning in the brutal stabbing of a Woodhaven teen last week. The pictures, circulated on Tuesday, are the latest actions taken by police to catch the suspect, who violently stabbed Natasha Martinez, 17, nearly a dozen times while she was returning home from work on Monday, [...]

Suspect in custody in Woodhaven teen stabbing
Suspect in custody in Woodhaven teen stabbing
Police Liam La Guerre 8/05/2013 at 1:53PM

Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the stabbing of a teenager in Woodhaven. Natasha Martinez, 17, was returning home after work on July 29 at approximately 11:30 p.m. when she was stabbed from behind nearly a dozen times in the back and torso, cops said. Martinez was rushed to Jamaica Hospital. Police [...]

Police looking into possible link between Woodhaven stabbing of teen and earlier attack
Police looking into possible link between Woodhaven stabbing of teen and earlier attack
Police Liam La Guerre 8/01/2013 at 4:25PM

The NYPD is looking into a possible connection between stabbings in south Queens, after two women were slashed within a month. “We’re seeing if there is a pattern here,” said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, according to reports. Natasha Martinez, 17, was attacked and stabbed from behind nearly a dozen times when she was returning to [...]

Woman stabbed in Woodhaven
Woman stabbed in Woodhaven
Police Queens Courier Staff 7/30/2013 at 3:25PM

Natasha Martinez, 17, was returning to her Woodhaven home after work when she was attacked and stabbed from behind. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday as Martinez was walking along 85th Street when police said she was stabbed in the back and torso. There are currently no suspects or arrests, the NYPD [...]

Update: Two wanted in 10 Queens, Manhattan armed robberies
Update: Two wanted in 10 Queens, Manhattan armed robberies
Police Queens Courier Staff 7/26/2013 at 1:53PM

Cops are searching for two men suspected in 10 store robberies around Queens and Manhattan. The thefts, seven of which took place in the Queens neighborhoods of Woodside, Astoria, Sunnyside, Elmhurst, Flushing and Woodhaven, occurred between May, 11 and July 25, according to police. The businesses the men allegedly robbed include Woodside Liquors & Wines [...]