Cops catch man who kept gun stash in car with four flats on Jamaica street

These members of the 103rd Precinct Anti-Crime Unit-- (from left to right) Police Officers Robert DiFalco and Benjamin Aboagye, Sergeant Mary Humburg and Police Officers Joseph Degirolamo and Daniel Gasperetti busted a Jamaica man Wednesday who kept a gun cache in a disabled vehicle.
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A team of vigilant officers busted a Jamaica man on Wednesday night who allegedly had a cache of firearms inside a disabled vehicle, according to police.

Three members of the 103rd Precinct Anti-Crime Unit — Police Officers Robert DiFalco, Benjamin Aboagye and Joseph DeGirolamo — were on plainclothes patrol and riding in an unmarked vehicle when they observed 28-year-old Terrell Smith inside a white Subaru parked at the corner of 153rd Street and 109th Road at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday night.

Within seconds, they observed Smith exit from the Subaru — which had four flat tires — and throw a firearm onto the front seat before fleeing on foot. The officers moved to arrest Smith, who led them on a brief foot pursuit.

Assisted by fellow Anti-Crime Unit members Sergeant Mary Humburg and Police Officer Daniel Gasperetti, the officers apprehended Smith shortly thereafter and brought him to the 103rd Precinct stationhouse for booking. Officer DiFalco reportedly injured his wrist in the process of arresting Smith; he was treated at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset.

In searching the disabled Subaru, authorities said, police recovered six guns as well as large quantities of ammunition and marijuana.

Smith, who resides on 153rd Street in Jamaica, was subsequently charged with assault on a police officer, tampering with physical evidence, obstruction of governmental administration, criminal possession of marijuana and multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon.