2007-07-11 / Features

114th Precinct Police Seize 11 Boxes Of Fireworks

COMPILED BY LINDA J. WILSON

Officers of the 114th Precinct executed the 28th search warrant and made the precinct's first publicized fireworks arrest of 2007 on Monday, June 25. After a 30-year-old Hispanic male was found in possession of an imitation firearm, a search warrant for 21-35 28th St. resulted in his arrest for possessing 11 large boxes of fireworks. He was charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful dealing with fireworks.

On July 5, under the direct supervision of 114th Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Brian McCarthy, two more search warrants, both targeting the illegal sale of untaxed cigarettes and narcotics, were executed by members of the 114th Precinct at two undisclosed locations. Four arrests were effected and evidence confiscated. Police commented that the execution of these search warrants illustrates the proactive measures being to taken to address this illegal activity and to send a strong message to the community.

The July 4 holiday brought another arrest for illegal fireworks. Three black males 18, 21 and 29 years old and a 22-year-old Hispanic male were observed at Broadway and 44th Street not wearing seatbelts in a vehicle being driven erratically. The car was stopped by police, but the driver sped away and police brought the car to a halt a short time later. The driver was found in possession of fireworks and cocaine. All four perpetrators were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal tampering, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, reckless driving, disorderly conduct, traffic device violation, illegal signal, driving without seatbelts and unlawfully dealing with fireworks.

Two other arrests were made on July 4. A 41- year-old black male was charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of stolen property, possession of burglar's tools and petit larceny after he broke a window on a car parked at 37th Avenue and 22nd Street and stole a victim's property from within. A 20-year-old white male was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator and unsafe backing of vehicle after he was observed illegally backing up a vehicle at 35-44 34th St. and when stopped, was found to have a suspended license.

On June 23, six adults ranging from 29 to 58 years in age were charged with having unlawful dealings with a child and engaging in the prohibited sale of alcohol to a minor at six different locations. A 58-year-old female sold an alcoholic beverage to a minor at 34-02 30th St.; a 29-yearold Asian male at 38-02 31st St.; a 39-year-old Hispanic male at 12-01 34th Ave.; a 43-year-old white male at 21-22 36th Ave.; a 45-year-old white male at 28-13 Steinway St., and a 55-yearold Asian male at 28-55 31st St.

114th Precinct Blotter Highlights

Thursday, July 5: • A 22-year-old Hispanic male was charged with assault, harassment and acting in a manner injurious to a child after he punched a victim and dragged and punched another victim. The incident occurred at 11-51 Welling Ct.

• A 47-year-old white male observed obstructing pedestrian traffic at 30th Avenue and 31st Street and found in possession of a knife was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, violation of a local law and disorderly conduct.

• A 42-year-old black male was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found in possession of a stolen credit card and a crack pipe at 38-61 10th St.

Tuesday, July 3:

• A 20-year-old white male was charged with criminal possession of marijuana after he was observed smoking marijuana in public at 30th Avenue and 30th Street.

• A 73-year-old white male was charged with obstructing governmental administration, assault and harassment after he punched a victim for issuing a parking summons at 36th Avenue and 23rd Street.

• An 18-year-old white male was charged with disorderly conduct after he was observed screaming obscenities in public at 30-66 35th St. and on further investigation, was found to be wanted on an active warrant.

Monday, July 2:

• A 44-year-old black male was charged with aggravated unlicensed operator, reckless driving and unlicensed operator after he was observed driving on the sidewalk at 37-10 33rd St. and was found to be wanted on an active warrant.

• A 16-year-old white male was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment after he threw an object at a victim and made threats. The incident occurred at 24-39 38th St.

Sunday, July 1:

• A 25-year-old black male was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstructing governmental administration, criminal tampering, criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana after he was observed at 38th Avenue and 32nd Street smoking marijuana and was found in possession of more marijuana.

• Two Hispanic males 21 and 23 years old were charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after they attempted to punch another person at 38th Street and Broadway.

• A 44-year-old white male was charged with assault after he punched and attempted to choke a female victim at 22nd Road and 21st Street.

• A 13-year-old Hispanic male was charged with making graffiti after he did just that at Main Avenue and 8th Street.

Saturday, June 30:

• A 46-year-old black male was charged with assault and disorderly conduct after he was observed kicking and punching a victim at 51st Street and 32nd Avenue.

• A 27-year-old black male was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and local law violation after he was observed smoking marijuana in public at 30th Road and 46th Street.

• A 22-year-old Hispanic male was charged with possession of a forged instrument, false personation, having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public and disorderly conduct after he was observed drinking in public at 31-34 38th St. and was found in possession of a forged resident alien (green) card.

Friday, June 29:

• Two black males 14 and 17 years old were charged with burglary, criminal possession of stolen property and possession of burglars' tools after they entered 23-12 Hoyt Ave. South without permission and stole merchandise.

• A 20-year-old white male was charged with criminal mischief, possession of a graffiti instrument and unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor after he was observed drinking beer in public at 44-17 31st Ave. and admitted to having written graffiti at another location.

• A 54-year-old Hispanic male was charged with resisting arrest and having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public after he was observed drinking rum in public at 30th Avenue and 30th Street and could not produce a valid ID.

• A 45-year-old male was charged with unlawful imprisonment and assault after he refused to let a victim leave 30-95 47th St.

• A 15-year-old Hispanic male was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument after he was observed writing graffiti in ink on a bench in a city park at Vernon Boulevard and 34th Avenue.

• Two black males 24 and 29 years old were charged with criminal possession of marijuana after they were observed smoking marijuana in public at 20th Avenue and 37th Street.

• A 42-year-old white male was charged with criminal mischief and menacing after he attempted to strike a female victim with the cap of a fire hydrant but hit her marble stairs at 32- 01 38th Ave. instead.

Thursday, June 28:

• A 36-year-old white male was charged with petit larceny after he purchased items at 50- 10 Northern Blvd., then returned to the store with a receipt but without the items and removed similar items in an attempt to return them for cash.

Wednesday, June 27:

• A 38-year-old white male was behind the wheel of a vehicle at 20-34 28th St. and in plain view, a police officer saw a hypodermic needle on the seat, along with a spoon and several glassine envelopes of heroin. The perpetrator was also found to be in possession of a gravity knife and had a suspended license. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a weapon and having a suspended license.

• Three white males 17, 22 and 25 years old were inside a vehicle at 38-14 29th St. An officer approached and saw marijuana and concentrated cannabis in plain view. The three were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and marijuana.

• A 56-year-old Asian male was charged with criminal trespass after he was seen inside the fenced area of a church at 46-11 31st Ave. without permission or authority.

• A 31-year-old Hispanic male was seen riding a bike in between parked vehicles in a parking lot at Northern Boulevard and 48th Street, looking through car windows. He then rode the bike on a sidewalk at a fast rate, causing pedestrians to jump into the street to avoid him. When he was stopped, a bulge that was found to be a knife was seen in his front pocket. A further search produced screwdrivers, spark plugs, gloves and a flashlight, all commonly used in auto crimes. He was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of burglar's tools.

• A 44-year-old black male was seen exiting a store at 38-44 12th St. without paying for items. A search incidental to his arrest found burglar's tools and crack cocaine. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglar's tools and petit larceny.

Tuesday, June 26:

• A 46-year-old Hispanic female was charged with assault after she struck a victim with a dog chain at 24-56 44th St.

• A 23-year-old black male was charged with assault and harassment after he slapped and pushed a victim at 23-90 29th St.

• A 53-year-old white male was charged with assault and harassment after he tried to choke a victim at 24-56 44th St.

• An 11-year-old Hispanic female and a 13- year-old black female were charged with assault and harassment after they punched a victim multiple times at 32-47 48th St.

• A 43-year-old black male was charged with forgery after he was in found in possession of a forged New York State transit permit at 10th Street and 40th Avenue.

• A 29-year-old Hispanic male was charged with reckless endangerment after he was observed driving a vehicle recklessly, resulting in his striking a parked car and going through a metal garage door at 11-15 31st Dr.

• A 36-year-old Hispanic male was charged with possession of a forged instrument and having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public after he was observed drinking beer in public at Astoria Park South and Shore Boulevard and produced a forged resident alien (green) card as identification.

Monday, June 25:

• A 33-year-old Hispanic male wanted on two active warrants was arrested at 41-11 28th Ave. and charged with bail jumping.

• Two Asian males 19 and 29 years old, a 58- year-old Hispanic male and a 59-year-old white male were charged with theft of service and criminal trespass after they entered the subway system without paying the required fare at Broadway and 31st Street.

• A 14-year-old white male was charged with criminal possession of marijuana after he was found in possession of marijuana in public at 30th Avenue and 21st Street.

• A 30-year-old Hispanic male was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon after he yelled at a victim while holding what appeared to be a gun. The incident took place at 21-35 28th St.

• Two Hispanic males 16 and 18 years old were charged with criminal possession of marijuana after they were found in possession of marijuana at 30th Avenue and 21st Street.

Sunday, June 24:

• A 17-year-old Hispanic male was charged with criminal possession of marijuana after he was observed smoking marijuana in public at 34th Avenue and 29th Street.

• A 32-year-old Indian male and a 41-yearold white male were charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct after they were observed inside power plant premises at 18-01 20th Ave. without permission.

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