Three men arrested after stealing over $4M during a rooftop bank burglary in Rego Park
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Federal agents have charged three Brooklyn men who allegedly broke into a Rego Park bank in May and stole more than $4 million in cash and valuables from safe deposit boxes, prosecutors announced on Tuesday morning. Michael Mazzara, 44, Charles Kerrigan, 40, and Anthony Mascuzzio, 36, allegedly used acetylene torches to cut into the roof of […]

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Five men operated an illegal sports betting racket out of a Bayside home, DA says
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All bets are off for five men indicted for allegedly operating an illegal sports wagering ring out of a rundown home in Bayside, prosecutors announced on Tuesday. The alleged ringleader, Flushing‘s Theodore Simon, 77, was named along with three Bayside men — Frank Nista, 64; James Greene, 70; and Russell Bellaterra, 69 — and Rockville Centre resident Jason Levine, […]

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NYPD Commissioner orders officers on patrol to work in pairs after Dallas attacks
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Following last night’s murder of five police officers on patrol at a Dallas, Texas, protest, the NYPD is stepping up its efforts to keep both officers and demonstrators across the city safe. There is presently no credible threat to police officers in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Friday afternoon press […]

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Nearly 90 weapons were turned in by public during a gun buyback in Laurelton
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From assault weapons to semi-automatic handguns, law enforcement agents purchased scores of firearms from the public during a gun buyback at a Laurelton church last week. Hosted by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Councilman Donovan Richards and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, approximately 89 weapons were collected at the Evangel Temple on April 16. Each gun […]

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NYPD should split the 105th Precinct to better serve southeast Queens, lawmakers say
The 105th Precinct headquarters in Queens Village is quite a distance from many area residents

Two Queens politicians are looking to ease the burden of police officers. Councilmen Barry Grodenchik and Donovan Richards introduced a resolution calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to split the 105th Precinct into two standalone commands. The 105th Precinct covers most of the area along the Queens-Nassau border, running from […]

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