From credit card fraud to known mob bosses being thrown behind bars, Queens has seen its fair share of crime in 2017.
Here’s a look at the top 10 most-read crime stories that were published on QNS.com this year.
- A Queens-based credit card fraud ring that may have compromised the personal information of hundreds of thousands of people was busted by police in March. Thirty people were charged with more than 600 criminal counts for their involvement.
- Ronald Giallanzo, a reputed mob boss for the Bonnano crime family from Howard Beach, as well as nine of his associates were arrested by federal agents in March for racketeering, murder attempts, shootings, loansharking and other violent crimes.
- An early-morning motorcycle crash left a 28-year-old man dead on the Van Wyck Expressway on May 21.
- On June 26, police found 26-year-old Sharanjit Singh stabbed to death in his Richmond Hill home. Police later arrested Singh’s cousin and roommate, 24-year-old Lovedeep Singh, for his death.
- Following a long-term investigation, police arrested 20 gang members for a number of charges including the attempted murder of two rival gang members, and for selling drugs throughout Maspeth and Elmhurst.
- In August, four men were wanted for a Flushing home invasion that left two of the house’s occupants beaten and bloodied.
- Police are looking for a man who stabbed an Elmhurst man to death earlier in December.
- An Ozone Park store owner died of his injuries after he was shot in the head by men wearing suits during a robbery in October.
- A group of assailants beat a 20-year-old man on a Bayside street in August. Police recovered a pipe and a handsaw at the scene.
- A Broad Channel mother unknowingly sent her 6-year-old son to his Whitestone school with her heroin stash in his backpack in March.