Archive for the ‘crime’ Category

That’s One Crazy Fare

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment
Courtroom One Gavel

I am no legal expert, but couldn’t they hold onto the alleged cabbie slasher until he goes to trial? If I remember the story correctly, the guy tried to stab to death a NYC cabbie just because he said he was a Muslim. I, for one, do not feel any safer knowing that this guy is out about the city enjoying leisurely walks and hailing other cabs, even if he is wearing an electronic ankle bracelet so they can track him!

The article says he paid $500,000 in bail to get out of jail. But if this isn’t a case where bail should be denied to protect the public, then what is?

N.Y. / Region
City Room: Student Accused of Slashing Cabby Released on $500,000 Bail
Published: October 19, 2010
Michael Enright refused to answer questions as he left the courthouse.

New York Makes Safest Cities List

October 12, 2010 1 comment


The eastern part of Midtown Manhattan as seen ...

One of the safest cities in the US, again.


Amazing! For a city this size to be up there in the top ten with these other places around the country, according to Forbes’ latest list:  America’s Safest Cities

Truly a fantastic accomplishment. The crime rate in New York is at 1950’s levels I believe. I guess we have more of a chance of being ht by a tornado (or hail) then being mugged anymore. Boy, how times have changed:

Multiple Personalities

October 3, 2010 2 comments

Isn’t it interesting how different Forest Hills can be from one day to the next?

Last night, we had helicopters buzzing overhead as a disturbed man went slashing people with a razor blade on Austin. While today, on a crisp, Autumnal morning it’s as if that never happened. We have a family-friendly street fair on Austin going on in the same place as last night’s craziness.

‘Cat Woman’ Robber Nabbed

August 26, 2010 1 comment

Police say they have caught the woman who robbed several stores in the City while wearing a cat mask. Shanna Spalding, a 28-year-old resident of Woodside, has not yet been charged with the robberies here in Forest Hills of the Nine West and The Body Shop, but those may be included soon.

Here are a couple of links to more information:

More on Alleged Co-Op Theft

July 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Another good article about the case of the local co-op manager charged with embezzlement and grand larceny: Forest Hills TimesManaging Agent Charged in $950,000 Queens Co-Op Scandal

Local Co-Op Manager Arrested

July 21, 2010 Leave a comment

The article, from Habitat, says Michael Richter of Charter Management Realty, who managed The Majestic Tenants Corporation located at 110-20 71st Avenue in Forest Hills among other buildings, has been charged with grand larceny and embezzlement.

Cops bust ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ bank robbers –

July 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Some bank robbery action in town yesterday, but apparently the police have nabbed the bad guys:

Cops bust ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ bank robbers –

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