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Man busted for storing illegal weapons in Ridgewood garage, apartment

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A man with a previous weapons conviction was arrested Tuesday after police found an arsenal of illegal guns and ammunition in his Ridgewood garage and bedroom, according to police.

Officers had received information that 51-year-old Victor Rivera was storing rifles and handguns in his garage and a second-floor apartment on 79th Avenue, authorities. They then came to the home to investigate on Oct. 21.

Inside the garage and a bedroom in the apartment, they discovered two shotguns, three rifles, two assault rifles, a TEC-9, a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol, two .22-caliber revolvers and 700 rounds of ammunition for the weapons, according to police.

Rivera was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a loaded firearm; 20 counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree for possessing defaced firearms, assault rifles and ammunition clips due to his prior conviction for possession of a weapon; three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree; and criminal possession of a controlled substance, authorities said.

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