Tag: crime

NYPD’S 109th Precinct talks reduced crime rates in Flushing, address residents’ concerns during community council meeting


Oct. 16, 2023 By Rachel Butler Dozens of Flushing residents filled the hall at Bowne Street Community Church to hear reports of reduced crime and applaud the Officers of the Month during the 109th Precinct Community Council Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Attendees also had the opportunity to voice their concerns to their local officers…
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Rapist strikes in Queensboro Hill as storm ravaged local streets: NYPD


Oct. 2, 2023 By Bill Parry As the remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia lashed the borough on the morning of Friday, Sept. 29, an alleged rapist broke into a home in the Queensboro Hill section of Flushing, where he allegedly sexually assault an 18-year-old woman, according to authorities. The Queens Special Victims Squad is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who police say entered a home at around 10:40 a.m. on a residential street in the vicinity of 45th Avenue and Robinson Street, just three blocks east of Kissena Corridor Park . Once inside, the suspect threw…
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Flushing man busted for fatally stabbing neighbor during bar fight: NYPD


Sep. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry A Bland Houses resident was arrested and charged with murder for allegedly stabbing another Flushing man in the head during a bar fight on the night of Sunday, Sept. 24. Police from the 109th Precinct responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress in front of Kelly’s Bar at 136-11 41st St. in downtown Flushing just before 10 p.m., when they found 45-year-old Elliot Ortiz unconscious and unresponsive with a stab wound to his head lying in front of the saloon. EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed Ortiz to NewYork-Presbyterian…
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Mugger robs two women in rapid succession at same Murray Hill intersection: NYPD


Sep. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing are on the lookout for a mugger who targeted two women within a minute at the same Murray Hill location in broad daylight on Sunday, Sept. 3. Police say the man first struck at 10:45 a.m. near the intersection of Linden Place and 35th Avenue, a block away from Northern Boulevard, when he approached a 62-year-old woman and pushed her to the ground. He then forcibly removed her wallet, which contained $100 in cash, before fleeing the scene, traveling eastbound on 35th Avenue. The victim did not…
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Pair of thieves snatch $100K in Flushing jewelry heist: NYPD

Sep. 2, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Police are searching for the pair of thieves who robbed a Flushing jewelry store and made off with approximately $100,000 in loot on Aug. 31, according to authorities. Police say the two unidentified male suspects entered Prince Jewelers, located at 37-11 Prince St. within the confines of the 109th…
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Crooks steal $8,500 in cash, personal items from van in Flushing: NYPD

Aug. 24, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Police are searching for the crooks who snatched more than $8,500 in cash, as well as credit cards and personal items from a vehicle in Flushing last week. Authorities say that a driver was unloading a van in the vicinity of Maple Avenue and Main Street — within the…
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Creep flashes woman inside Murray Hill coffee shop: NYPD

Aug. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing continue to look for the creep who allegedly exposed himself to a 22-year-old woman inside a Murray Hill coffee shop last month. Police say the creep entered Coffee Story, located at 152-22 Northern Blvd. in Murray Hill, just before 4 p.m. on…
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