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Staten Islander who posed as corrections officer, found with cache of guns, sentenced to prison
March 8, 2024

A 29-year-old man found with a cache of firearms after falsely claiming to be a corrections officer was sentenced to prison…

guns on a wooden table
Man pleads guilty to murdering pregnant woman, her boyfriend in Staten Island home-invasion horror
March 8, 2024

A Staten Island man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for a 2020 home invasion robbery that left a Mariners Harbor…

photo of Phillip Moreno was arrested again recently on Rikers Island on allegations he stabbed another inmate several times
Jury seals Kaitlyn Reuter’s fate in front of packed Staten Island courtroom
March 7, 2024

More than two years after the shooting death of 38-year-old Tamer Shaarawy inside his Greenridge home…

Defense attorney John Murphy III is seen with 37-year-old defendant Kaitlyn Reuter at the state Supreme Court in St. George on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024.
On ‘National Slam the Scam Day,’ D.A. reveals shocking amount of money stolen from S.I. seniors in 2023
March 7, 2024

On what’s been dubbed “National Slam the Scam Day,” District Attorney Michael E. McMahon is urging Staten Islanders…

da mcmahon atth epodium with glasses on urging Staten Islanders to be vigilant when it comes to being aware of the different types of scams being perpetrated on borough residents.
D.A. launches annual anti-bullying campaign in Midland Beach
February 29, 2024

Standing before a group of her peers and a handful of unfamiliar faces, a young student read aloud to District Attorney…

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon speaks during his visit to PS 38 in Midland Beach announcing the 8th annual "Stand up. Stop Bullying." art and writing contest on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.
Man accused of beating senior with cane outside Staten Island Ferry terminal pleads guilty
February 29, 2024

A 40-year-old Brooklyn man accused of snapping a cane while striking a 78-year-old…

The Staten Island Ferry terminal at St. George is shown in this file photo.
Roommate convicted of murder sentenced by Staten Island judge. Has last words for the court
February 29, 2024

A Staten Island man convicted by a jury in the 2022 stabbing death of his roommate was sentenced Tuesday in state Supreme Court…

Raiquan Becheam was sentenced in the 2022 stabbing death of roommate Justin Gaston in New Brighton.
DA: After drug arraignment and release, Island man leads NYPD on wild chase, tosses meth from moving car
February 27, 2024

A Staten Island man with a history of dealing drugs and gang activity is headed back to prison.

A Staten Island man has been convicted twice in connection with drug and gang-related activity near the intersection of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard in Tompkinsville, a known hot spot for drug activity.
Drug dealer duo tried to sneak court docs soaked in liquid fentanyl into Rikers: DA
February 22, 2024

A pair of drug dealers, including one who was charged last year in the overdose death of his infant son, allegedly tried to…

The two men tried to smuggle drugs into Rikers Island.
Staten Islanders among 8 charged in using the terminally ill in big-money insurance fraud scheme
February 21, 2024

Eight people have been charged with carrying out a multi-million-dollar life insurance fraud scheme using…

On Friday, Feb. 16, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon announced charges against eight individuals in connection with a multi-million-dollar life insurance fraud scheme.
Staten Island Jewish community rallies after attack on Jewish man
February 16, 2024

About 50 people gathered at Staten Island Borough Hall with hope that standing together would help prevent future assaults on Jewish New Yorkers.

People gathered at Staten Island Borough Hall with hope that standing together would help prevent future assaults on Jewish New Yorkers.
Staten Island man, 30, pleads guilty in masked burglary in own neighborhood
February 16, 2024

A Staten Island man has admitted guilt in a botched burglary at the home of another man in his neighborhood.

The Staten Island Courthouse in St. George
Street shooting that left Staten Island father of 3 girls dead culminates in guilty pleas
February 15, 2024

Two Staten Island men have pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a 26-year-old father and aspiring rapper.

A memorial to Michael Evans on the corner of Beach Street and Eden Lane II in Stapleton on May 9, 2023.
Staten Island DA Michael McMahon Says ‘Raise the Age Laws’ Are Killing Borough’s Youth
February 14, 2024

“Arrests are up, the number of victims is up, so how can anybody say that the law is working?” McMahon said of legislation that upped…

Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon
Man, 28, convicted of endangering child on Staten Island; acquitted of forcible touching
February 6, 2024

A Staten Island jury last week convicted a Brooklyn man on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, but acquitted…

The Staten Island Courthouse in St. George
Path of destruction left by box-truck rampage on Staten Island laid out in 130-count indictment
February 2, 2024

More than two dozen assault charges help make up a 130-count indictment surrounding a box-truck rampage in December…

A wild police chase involving a stolen commercial box truck on Staten Island left more than 30 vehicles damaged, including several cop cars. The driver ultimately crashed into several parked cars near Van Duzer and Beach streets in Stapleton.
Guilty verdict in roommate slaying for defendant who acted as own attorney
February 1, 2024

After less than one day of deliberating, jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday in the murder trial of Raiquan Becheam.

Raiquan Becheam was sentenced in the 2022 stabbing death of roommate Justin Gaston in New Brighton.
Judge sentences Brooklyn man, 38, for supplying cocaine on Staten Island
January 23, 2024

A Brooklyn man who was helping feed the drug supply on Staten Island is headed to prison.

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‘How did you catch us so fast?’: N.J. car thief, 19, who stole luxury vehicle from S.I. is sentenced amid NYPD efforts to curtail issue
January 19, 2024

A 19-year-old accused of stealing a car last year on Staten Island, with cocaine in his pocket, told arresting officers…

Police caught up with a stolen BMW on the morning of April 14 2023, along Fingerboard Road, just feet from the Staten Island Expressway interchange.google maps
Staten Island fentanyl ODs fuel calls for change
January 11, 2024

The Staten Island fentanyl task force wants Governor Kathy Hochul to declare an opioid health emergency…

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Staten Island Fentanyl and Overdose Task Force demands Gov. Hochul declare state of emergency
January 11, 2024

The Staten Island Fentanyl and Overdose Task Force is demanding that Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislators…

Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Executive Director Dr. Brahim Ardolic speaks at the official report release by the Staten Island Fentanyl and Overdose Task Force on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024.
Gov. Hochul needs to declare state emergency over NY opioid deaths: Staten Island pols
January 10, 2024

Gov. Kathy Hochul needs to declare a public health emergency to address the Empire State’s worsening opioid crisis…

mother showing a photo of her son who died of overdose
Secretary accused of defrauding Staten Island elementary school of nearly $150K facing felony charges
January 5, 2024

A former purchasing secretary at an elementary school in Port Richmond is accused of stealing more than $145,000 from the treasury fund.

PS 21 school secretary Michele Cenci is arraigned in state Supreme Court, St. George, for alleged theft of school funds.
‘There must be consequences for illegal behavior’: Staten Island D.A. McMahon sworn in for 3rd term
January 3, 2024

Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon was officially sworn in for his third term as Staten Island’s highest…

Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon is sworn in by his wife, Supreme Court Justice Judith N. McMahon, in his office.
Stiffer sentence for Staten Island drug dealer who disappeared from authorities
January 2, 2024

After pleading guilty in connection with a major drug bust two years ago on Staten Island’s North Shore, a 34-year-old defendant…

The Staten Island Courthouse in St. George
ShotSpotter response on Staten Island ends in guilty verdict for ex-con headed back to prison
December 20, 2023

An ex-con charged in a shots fired incident on Staten Island is headed back to prison.

A 34-year-old man arrested earlier this year in a shots fired incident is headed to prison
Staten Island prosecutor Thomas Litsky awarded 2023 Thomas E. Dewey medal
December 18, 2023

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Litsky, who currently serves as chief of the Staten Island District Attorney’s Appeals Bureau…

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Litsky received the 2023 Thomas E. Dewey medal at an annual ceremony held by the New York City Bar Association. He's shown here with his wife, Rosemary.
D.A.: The ‘How Many Stops Bill’ would crush community policing, demand gender and racial profiling, and make New York less safe
December 17, 2023

I write to express my strong opposition to a needless City Council police reporting bill that will take cops off the street to fill out paperwork…

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Guilty plea for repeat drug offender who was target of drug raid resulting in officer being shot
December 14, 2023

A repeat drug offender charged in an undercover operation that culminated in a 2022 shootout with police last year has pleaded guilty.

Police responded to the shooting of a police officer on Rockne Street in New Springville on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.
Knifepoint robbery of father at Staten Island home sparks arrest, ends in plea bargain
December 13, 2023

A Staten Island man will have to get clean and stay away from his father if he wants to avoid prison.

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