Hid Guns at Mom’s

Cops Bust Midville Man With Arsenal

Police discovered a small arsenal belonging to a Middle Village man inside his mother’s house after he allegedly broke an order of protection last week, it was reported.

Law enforcement sources said Thomas DiGregorio, 65, allegedly owned a cache of weapons kept inside his mother’s 81st Street home, but was barred from the residence through a temporary restraining order issued last Tuesday, July 29.

At about 4:56 p.m. that afternoon, according to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, DiGregorio sent his brother to pick up the weapons and waited outside for him to return.

Reportedly, the court order prohibited DiGregorio from making any contact with his mother, including visits by a third party.

Officers from the 104th Precinct visited the location last Wednesday, July 30, and observed DiGregorio’s brother removing weapons from the residence.

The officers reportedly recovered three Smith and Wesson revolvers, a .357-caliber Magnum, a .44-caliber Magnum, a Colt .45-caliber pistol, two Ruger pistols, a .38-caliber special semi-automatic, a 556 American Eagle rifle, an M1 Springfield Armory rifle, a mini Ruger, a semi-automatic Benelli shotgun and a Mossburg shotgun.

During a subsequent search, authorities noted, police found two containers filled with black powder and several rounds of ammunition inside a bedroom closet.

According to the criminal complaint, DiGregorio told police that he had a valid Illinois permit allowing him to own the weapons, but a search refuted that claim.

DiGregorio was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt, it was noted.

Court records indicated the suspect was ordered held on $10,000 bail during arraignment in Queens Criminal Court last Friday, Aug. 1. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 13.