Officers at the 113th Precinct made two separate gun arrests during lawful car stops in southeast Queens, according to the NYPD.
On Sunday, Jan. 1, at approximately 5:30 a.m., officers observed a vehicle with an obstructed view near 144th Street and Rockaway Boulevard. During the car stop, the driver, Darryel Anderson, 35, was found with a switchblade knife, police said. When Anderson was placed under arrest, an officer discovered he was also in possession of a loaded firearm.
Anderson was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and driving with an obstructed view, police said.
The @NYPD113Pct public safety team made two gun arrests in two separate incidents this week. Our officers will continue to work around the clock and are committed to keeping this city safe from gun violence. pic.twitter.com/wHzejit5rm
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 5, 2023
Three days later, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at approximately 1:30 p.m., officers observed a man smoking a cigarette while operating a motor vehicle in the vicinity of 195th Street and Linden Boulevard. During the car stop, the driver, David Santos, 40, was found with a loaded firearm, according to authorities.
Santos was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of controlled substances and alcohol-cannabis in a motor vehicle.