Investigations In Death Of Gun-Toting Teen

Shot 11 Times After Allegedly Pointing Gun At Cops

Both the police department’s internal affairs bureau and detectives from the Queens District Attorney’s staff are looking into the fatal shooting of an 18- year-old Edgemere man who was killed, police say, after he allegedly pointed a 9 mm automatic handgun at them. Police say that a four-man anti-crime unit was patrolling nearby Bayswater Park, at Beach Channel Drive and […]

Teen Critical After Bike-Steal Shooting



An unidentified teen remains in critical condition after he was shot on Friday by four thugs who wanted his green bicycle, police say. The teen was riding his bicycle in front of 86-07 Rockaway Beach Boule – vard in the Dayton Plaza Shopping Center, when he was approached by the four teens, who demanded his bicycle. Police say that he […]

Attorney Busted After Traffic Stop



A prominent local attorney was busted by police on November 22, after he began behaving badly at a traffic stop, police and court officials say. The attorney, Victor Re, whose office is at 231 Beach 116 Street tells a different story. According to court records, Re was driving on Beach 116 Street when he was stopped by two police officers […]

Bellamy Decision Set For January 14



On December 14, give or take a day or two, Kareem Bellamy will find out whether or not he has to go back to prison to serve the remainder of his 1995 conviction for the murder of James Abbott on Beach 47 Street on April 9, 1994. In July of last year, Queens Supreme Court Judge Joel Blumenthal vacated Bellamy’s […]

Drunk Motorist Meets El Pole On Beach 79 Street



A New Jersey man who was driving drunk lost control of his Ford pick-up truck and crashed into a pole holding up the elevated subway structure at Beach Channel Drive and Beach 79 Street on Friday morning, police say. According to court rec – ords supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Shadin Zam bon – ino-Garzo, 43, of Carteret, […]

Stella Maris Property Not For Sale

Sisters Want To Keep It An Educational Institution

Despite all the rumors to the contrary that are swirling around the peninsula, the Sisters of St. Joseph, the order that owns and runs Stella Maris High School, are not planning to sell the beachfront site for high-rise condos or anything else. After meeting with two representatives of the Sisters, Rockaway resident Theresa McCann, the spokesperson for “Operation: Save Flipper,” […]

Two Locals Busted In Connecticut Scam



Two Rockaway men were arraigned on November 23 in a Milford, Connecticut court on charges of purchasing electronic goods with counterfeit credit cards. According to court sources, Leroy Sterling, 21, of Aztec Place and Gary Cozart, both of Far Rockaway, remain in custody after a brief hearing in Milford Superior Court. Sterling was held on $100,000 bond while Cozart was […]

Ready Rockaway To Train CERT Responders



They are your neighbors, your fri – ends and your co-workers and they are among the first on the scene of a disaster. They are members of Rockaway’s CERT team and they are looking for 40 volunteers to take part in upcoming training sessions to serve the peninsula. Ready Rockaway, whose mission it is to prepare citizens of Rockaway for […]

Cops Search For Errant Dolphin



Police boats and helicopters scoured Jamaica Bay near the subway tressel on Friday, November 20, looking for a baby bluefin dolphin that was reported stuck in the bay. After a long search, however, which drew helicopters from several television stations, the search was called off.

Wanted For Knifepoint Robbery



Detectives from the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway are looking for the two men in these photos, in connection with a knifepoint robbery that took place at 7:40 p.m. on October 23 inside of 20-02 Seagirt Boulevard. The victims met with the two suspects believing they were going to purchase an I-Phone cellular telephone from them. Instead, the two suspects […]