Reckless car chase leads to arrest on weapons charge: NYPD

By Sadef Ali Kully

A Rosedale man was arrested and charged Saturday with criminal possession of a weapon along with other related charges after he allegedly fled from police officers during a traffic stop in Jamaica, police said.

Marvin Robbins, 23, of 232nd St., was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, marijuana, and urinating in public, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.

After midnight on July 25, 113th Precinct Anti-Crime Unit Officers Walter Warkenthien, Kraig Hunter and Brian Volpe stopped a black 2010 Mercedes E350 for allegedly driving recklessly near 150th Street and Rockaway Boulevard, police said.

Warkenthien entered the vehicle’s license plate information into his newly issued department smartphone and determined that the registered owner of the vehicle lived within Rosedale.

As officers approached the vehicle, Robbins allegedly drove away.

The officers drove to the area of the registered owner’s address to look for the car, police said. While searching for the black Mercedes, Warkenthien saw a man urinating in public in between two parked vehicles on 231st Street in Rosedale and left the unmarked police vehicle to speak with Robbins, who allegedly was the man urinating on the street.

Warkenthien approached Robbins, who was unaware of the police presence behind him, and ordered him not to move, police said. As Robbins turned around, the officer allegedly observed a bulge in the his upper right waistband area, police said.

Police said Warkenthien took immediate action and allegedly recovered a 9mm Smith and Wesson M59 handgun, loaded with ten rounds, from the waistband.

After the arrest, police said that the officers confirmed that Robbins was the driver of the black Mercedes who had fled the scene near Rockaway Boulevard and Robbins after matching his identification address to the owner’s registered address of the Mercedes.

According to the criminal complaint, officers said they also allegedly found a marijuana cigarette from behind Robbins’ right ear and 38 small sealable plastic bags containing over two ounces of marijuana in a leather bag.

Robbins said in the criminal complaint that he was homeless and found the weapon in Springfield Park a few days ago. He also said he had been stabbed in the past and the police would get there too late so he kept the gunfor protection since he sells drugs, which he gets from friends. The criminal complaint also said Robbins said he said he was heading to a party so he put the gun in his waistband for protection.

Police said Robbins did not resist arrest and received a $10,000 bail which has not been posted, according to court records.

Reach Reporter Sadef Ali Kully by e-mail at skully@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.

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