Cops are cracking down on Astoria’s illegal food delivery scooters
Photo courtesy of Kim Nguyen/Bushwick Daily

Cops are spearheading an initiative to get illegal scooters driven by restaurant delivery employees off of Astoria streets. According to Captain Peter Fortune, the 114th Precinct’s commanding officer, residents had been complaining about the issue at recent 114th Precinct Community Council and Community Board 1 meetings, arguing that the people operating the vehicles were not […]

Read More...

New law prevents New York from using dismissed traffic violations as revenue
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Two Queens lawmakers heralded passage of a law that prohibits cities and municipalities across the state from collecting fees for traffic and vehicle violations that are dismissed. The Fines and Forfeitures Law, originally sponsored in the state legislature by Assemblyman Michael DenDekker and state Senator Tony Avella, was signed into law by Governor Andrew […]

Read More...

Pair arrested in Whitestone New Year’s car theft
Photo via Google Maps

Two people were arrested Sunday for a Whitestone carjacking that left an 84-year-old man assaulted in his own driveway on New Year’s Day, according to authorities. Police said the elderly man was about to move the red 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt from his driveway on Willets Point Boulevard when two individuals, whom he believed to be black males, approached asking […]

Read More...

Man who caused MTA bus crash charged for possessing 64 bags of cocaine
Photo via Google Maps

The man who caused an MTA bus to crash at high speed into two parked cars and a metal fence in Springfield Gardens last weekend was charged this week with allegedly having bags full of cocaine on him during his wild ride. Chevon Parchment, 24, of Elmont, Long Island was driving a 2015 Chrysler at […]

Read More...

Cambria Heights teen charged in crash involving school bus, NYPD van, elderly couple

A 19-year-old Cambria Heights resident has been charged for causing a crash involving three vehicles Tuesday, and for briefly fleeing the scene because he was “scared,” authorities said. According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, just after 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 two NYPD officers, who were traveling in an unmarked minivan on the Cross […]

Read More...

Skip to toolbar