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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults on the rise as crime overall flattens

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Feb. 28, 2024 By Christian Murray The number of felony assaults reported across Queens over the last month are up nearly 10% compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD on Feb. 26. During the 28-day period from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25, the number of felony assaults reported increased 9.6% in northern Queens, from 197 incidents last year to 216 this year. Meanwhile, in southern Queens, the number of felony assaults also rose 9.6% over the period, from 187 to 205. The jump in the number of felony assaults…
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Three teens sought for alleged assault of MTA conductor in Elmhurst subway station: NYPD

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Nov. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 are looking for the three teenage boys who allegedly threw ice at an on-duty MTA subway conductor as she was operating the train doors at the Woodhaven Boulevard subway station during the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 18. Police say the three boys threw ice at her, striking her in the face before running out of the station in an unknown direction, police said. The 49-year-old victim sustained minor injuries and EMS transported her to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Queens in stable condition. The NYPD released surveillance…
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College Point man busted in fatal collision that killed Elmhurst teen: NYPD

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Nov. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry A College Point man was arrested Nov. 6 and booked at the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst, where he was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other crimes in connection with a fatal collision on the Long Island Expressway last December. Jason Jiang, 20, of 125th Street, was allegedly…
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Suspect shoves woman inside Elmhurst subway station in robbery thwarted by bystander: NYPD

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Nov. 6, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob a woman inside an R train subway station before a good Samaritan intervened on Sunday morning. Police say the 47-year-old victim was waiting on the southbound platform at the Elmhurst Avenue-Broadway station just after 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 when she was approached by a stranger who shoved her, causing her to fall to the platform. As he was trying to take her purse from her shoulder, the bystander pushed him away from the…
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Shirtless youth smashes R train rider with chair at Elmhurst subway station: NYPD

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Oct. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry A shirtless assailant bludgeoned an R train rider with a chair and a scooter at an Elmhurst subway station him on the night of Saturday, Oct. 21, according to authorities. Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 are looking for a young man who approached a 53-year-old man as he was waiting on the northbound platform at the Grand Ave-Newton subway station just after 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 21. The victim began to argue with the shirtless stranger and it quickly escalated to physical violence when the suspect smashed the…
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Woman thwarts teen robber who threatened her with a butter knife at Elmhurst subway station: NYPD

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Sep. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry An E train rider was menaced by a teenager on board a scooter as she walked inside an Elmhurst subway station on the night of Thursday, Sept. 7. Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 reported that the 44-year-old woman had just come off a Jamaica-bound E train at the Elmhurst Avenue station and was walking on the platform just before 10:30 p.m., when the suspect rode up to her on his scooter. The youngster asked to use her cellphone and the victim refused. The teen proceeded to follow her…
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Father slashed in the face while protecting son during brawl in North Corona: NYPD

Sep. 7, 2023 By Bill Parry A father who was trying to defend his son in North Corona early Saturday morning became a victim when he was slashed across the face by one of his boy’s attackers, according to the NYPD. The man tried to break up a fight between his son and his two assailants in front of 108-43 38th Ave. just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 2, when one of the thugs pulled out a pocket knife and slashed the victim in his face, according to an NYPD spokesman. The two men ran off in an unknown direction….
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