Suspect Had High-Powered Guns
Previously arrested for a Brooklyn murder, a Glendale man landed in jail again on Tuesday, Oct. 21, after police found a small arsenal inside his home, authorities announced.
Victor Rivera, 51, of 79th Avenue faces multiple weapons possession charges after 104th Precinct officers discovered the cache that included several shotguns, many semi-automatic weapons and hundreds of bullets.
According to law enforcement sources, Rivera was cuffed back in 1982 for a Brooklyn homicide.
Capt. Christopher Manson, the 104th Precinct’s commanding officer, talked about the arrest during the 104th Precinct Community Council meeting Tuesday night at Middle Village’s Christ the King Regional High School.
Initially, according to Manson, 104th Precinct officers were called to the home on 79th Avenue between Cypress Avenue and 60th Street after receiving a report of a domestic dispute.
Reportedly, Rivera got into a verbal argument with his significant other’s mother and allegedly punched her in the face.
While responding to the incident, officers received information that Rivera owned a weapon. Sgt. Timothy Hinteman, the 104th Precinct’s field intelligence officer, searched the apartment and a nearby garage with Police Officers Mark Bublin and Matat Oleg.
Law enforcement sources said they located the arsenal, which included two shotguns, three rifles, two assault rifles, a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and two .22-caliber revolvers.
Additionally, police recovered more than 700 rounds of ammunition.
Police booked Rivera on three counts of criminal possession of a loaded firearm, 20 counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.