The 104th Precinct in Ridgewood is taking illegal firearms off of the streets at a rapid pace.
The recent seizures began when officers responded to a domestic violence call in the neighborhood and learned that the suspect was in possession of a loaded ghost gun, which was safely recovered. The man was taken into custody.
On Monday, Feb. 20, officers from the 104th’s third platoon answered a call of a domestic dispute during the evening shift and recovered a loaded handgun while arresting the owner after investigating the altercation in his home.
Three days later, officers from the third platoon responded to a call of shots fired at the corner of Stanhope Street and Grandview Avenue, a block away from Grover Cleveland Playground, and tracked down a 17-year-old and his accomplice at the Myrtle Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue subway station, where they were arrested while boarding an L train. A loaded handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.
Additionally, the 104th Precinct gave a tip of the cap to the Queens Borough North narcotics and warrants division for taking six loaded firearms and one imitation gun off the street. In one incident, the narcotics team executed a search warrant on Himrod Street in Ridgewood, where four individuals were arrested and two loaded firearms were recovered, along with two NYPD uniform shirts, a bulletproof vest, a police scanner and a large quantity of various narcotics.