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Flushing man charged with hate crimes for alleged assault on Chinese women

Key Lee, a 34-year old Korean man who lives on Hawthorne Avenue in Flushing, has been charged with assault and robbery as hate crimes and other charges by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown for two alleged attacks on Chinese women in the neighborhood.

Friday 02/12/2016
Young girl molested at mosque, DA says
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 12:27 pm

An after-school instructor at a mosque in East Elmhurst allegedly molested a 9-year-old girl’s on two separate occasions and now faces seven years in prison.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Man allegedly was armed to the teeth
Posted: February 11, 2016

Terrell Smith, a 28-year-old Jamaica resident, was arrested by police officers of the 103rd Precinct on Feb. 3 after he allegedly was seen throwing a firearm into the front seat of his white Subaru and fleeing.

According to the NYPD, at approximately 7:40 p.m. Police Officers Robert DiFalco, Benjamin Aboagye and Joseph Degirolamo, all of the 103rd Precinct Anti-Crime Unit in Jamaica, were on patrol in plainclothes and operating in an unmarked vehicle.

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Borough Board seeks a new 116th Precinct
Posted: February 11, 2016

The Queens Borough Board confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in the city on Tuesday when it advocated for the creation of a new 116th Precinct to serve areas such as Laurelton, Rosedale and surrounding areas.

The 105th Precinct right now covers Eastern Queens along the border with Nassau County from the Grand Central Parkway down to John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Borough Board’s preliminary budget request states, as it has for years, that there is just too much area to be covered by a single precinct. The new precinct would be carved out of the southern end of the 105th.

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Babysitter ‘tortured’ scalded toddler: DA
Posted: February 11, 2016

A Cambria Heights babysitter has been charged with scalding a 2-year-old child who was being uncooperative as she tried to clean his hands.

Yvette Douglas, 20, of 208th Street, was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child according to a statement issued by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Man killed father, cops say
Posted: February 11, 2016

An Auburndale man allegedly beat his father to death with a steering wheel lock last Friday night.

Dimitrios Safetis, 19, has been charged with manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the killing of Ioannis Safetis, 57, police said. Both lived at 40-41 190 St. Published reports said the younger Safetis killed his father with the device, commonly known by the trade name The Club, during a drunken argument.

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Flushing burglary suspect sought
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 2:57 pm

The New York City Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to identify a suspect for two deli burglaries that happened in the 109th Precinct in December.

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11 charged in scheme to steal mail, checks
Posted: February 11, 2016

Eleven reputed members or associates of the SNOW street gang, including nine from Jamaica, have been charged in connection with an alleged scheme to steal checks out of U.S. Postal Service mailboxes and alter the names and amounts before cashing them.

At a press conference last Wednesday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and United States Postal Inspector in Charge Philip Bartlett said the alleged operation involved “fishing” pieces of mail from blue street mailboxes.

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Boro Board: more 106th cops
Posted: February 11, 2016

The Queens Borough Board, in its preliminary budget recommendations, asked for more officers to be assigned to the 106th Precinct — citing Resorts World Casino as a strain on the command.

The request was among five made by the board — which consists of community board chairpersons, Borough President Melinda Katz and City Council members — in a package of proposals voted on Monday [see separate story].

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Long Island City robbery
Posted: February 11, 2016

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating two men in connection with a robbery in Long Island City on Feb. 1. Police said the victim was at the southeast corner of 43rd Avenue and Crescent Street at about 11:15 p.m. when she was approached from behind by two men and pushed to the ground.

They took a tan Michael Kors handbag and an iPhone 6 after a brief struggle.

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