Cop’s Two Shots Kill Small Dog

Police fatally shot a small pug dog in the head last week while responding to a call on a quiet Edgemere block, telling superiors that the dog attacked them outside its Beach 43 Street home. The incident began at 5:33 a.m. last Thursday, October 26, when Patricia Fernandez, who was already awake and getting ready for work, heard shots fired […]

Suspicious Fire Knocks Out Three Stores

Bike Steal Shooters Arraigned For Attempted Murder

Four Rockaway residents were arraign – ed on November 20 on charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the bike-steal shooting of Japelle Cox, court documents show. Court documents supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identify the shooter as Malik Miller, 20, of 81-03 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The other men who allegedly […]

Elderly Woman Thrown From Wheelchair, Robbed

An elderly woman in a wheelchair was attacked inside an apartment house complex on Beach 14 Street last week, The Wave has learned. The woman was sitting in her wheelchair at 252 Beach 14 Street in the New Haven Plaza Apartment complex on the evening of November 23 when, according to a police report, she was approached from behind by […]

FR Men Indicted In Pennsylvania Drug Raid

Fifteen men, including two from Far Rockaway, were arrested this week in a Pennsylvania drug raid. They were indicated on charges of selling marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine, according to published reports. Lennie Hines and Duane Fason, 33, of Far Rockaway, are among eight others charged with distributing cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine. The other seven were busted for dealing […]

Far Rockaway Jewelers Armed Robbery Victims

Local Convicted In Lottery Scam

Sold Scratch-Offs On Street

A Far Rockaway man who defrau – ded several individuals around the state out of large sums of money has pleaded guilty. He was accused of creating phony winning scratch off tickets for New York State Lottery games by cutting and pasting winning numbers on losing tickets and then selling them for half the value of the supposed winning tickets […]

Toxic PCBs In BCHS Window Frames

Add to the list of warnings parents give their sons and daughters before they leave for Beach Channel High School each day, “Don’t sit near the windows.” That local high school is one of 20 in Queens and 80 citywide where the Department of Education has found traces of toxic caulk on many of the classroom windows. Before the 1970s, […]

Adult Housing Plan Rejected By Feds, Advocacy Groups

Both federal prosecutors and advocacy groups are blasting a state plan to move the mentally ill out of “institutionalized” adult homes and into the community by funding 1,000 units of supported housing over the next five years. “For more than 25 years, many adult home residents have lived in substandard conditions,” said Glenn Lieber – man, a spokesperson for the […]

101 Precinct Crime Down In 2009

Concern For Quality Of Life Crimes

As 2009 draws to a close, statistics for the 101 Precinct show an overall decrease in crime, Deputy Inspector Brian McMahon, the commanding officer of the 101 Precinct, told community members earlier this month. “Crime is down for the week, peri- od and year to date,” said Mc – Mahon at the final 101 Precinct Community meeting of the year […]