2012-09-19 E-Edition

Outrage Against Flushing Hate Crime



Intolerance reared its head in Downtown Flushing this weekend, upon the discovery of ugly racial slurs on the windows of a store front on Union Street, as well as a Chinese-owned media company’s van. The van, which was branded with the logo of the World Journal, was parked at Union Street and 32nd Avenue. The World Journal is the largest […]

Fire Marshals Arrest Flushing Serial Arsonist



FDNY Fire Marshals have arrested Thien K. Dinh, 43, of The Bronx, for setting thirteen fires in Queens from August 20, 2012 to September 13, 2012; including one fire on August 20th at 143-01 45 Ave. which escalated to a third alarm and injured 19 firefighters. “Arson is a callous crime that shows total disregard for the lives and property of […]

Airport Crime Watch



LaGuardia Airport Gun Toting Traveler Busted A gun-toting traveler who claimed ignorance of New York City gun laws, was busted carrying a firearm through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport, authorities said. Lunita Anderson, 8, was checking in at the security desk at about 8:55 a.m. on September 5 when she advised a Southwest Airlines agent that she wanted to […]

Bash The Trashman And Go To Jail



Impatient motorists who find themselves stuck behind city Department of Sanitation (DOS) trucks making curbside pickups will face stiff penalties if they take out their frustration on the garbage man. A new law that went into effect on September 16 increases the penalty for assaulting a uniformed city sanitation collector from a misdemeanor to a felony assault – the same […]

Hunt Cyclist In Sunnyside Assault



Queens detectives last week released a sketch (see above) of a bike riding suspect wanted in connection with the August 25 attempted sexual assault of a Sunnyside woman. Cops said the suspect was riding a BMX bicycle when he approached and punched the victim as she walked along 61st Street at about 3:30 a.m. on August 25. The suspect repeatedly […]

Kew Gardens Man Busted In Synagogue Thefts



A 26-year-old Kew Gardens man found himself behind bars earlier this month after video surveillance showed him stealing valuable religious items from three Queens synagogues, authorities said. Roman Iskhakov was charged with burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property after he was caught on surveillance cameras stealing the religious artifacts from Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Forest Hills, the […]

Kiddie Porn Law Signed



Governor Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law a bill that makes it a felony to visit a Web site with the intention to view child porn. The new law closes a legal gap that had effectively allowed child porn viewers to get away with the act. The state Court of Appeals last May ruled that a 196 state law […]

Mets Fan Pleads Guilty, Banned For Life



A crazed Mets fan who stormed the field at Citi Field on June 1 to join the team in celebration of Johan Santana’s no hitter, last week pleaded guilty to interfering with a sporting event at a hearing at Queens Criminal Court. Rafael Diaz, 27, was wearing a Gary Carter replica jersey when he bolted past stadium security on June […]

NYPD Hero’s Memory Scarred By Park Conditions



Sean McDonald and his family moved from their native Ireland to a home on 36th Street in Astoria when he was a small child. “My boys always wanted to be police officers,” Sean’s father, John McDonald, said in a 1995 interview. “They had the calling.” Police Officer Sean McDonald was a rookie cop assigned to the Community Policing Program (CPOP) […]