In addition to an increase in seizures of illegal motorcycles and ATVs and constant vigilance against catalytic converter thieves in recent weeks, police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood also had some unique collars.
Patrol officers investigating a domestic dispute in the neighborhood on May 3 arrested a man who was in possession of an unlicensed loaded semi-automatic rifle with an extended ammunition feeding device, a flash suppressor and a bayonet, according to authorities. The weapon was confiscated as evidence and the perp was cuffed. Police could not immediately provide further details of the incident.
Excellent work yesterday by our patrol officers for arresting an individual in possession of this illegal, loaded semiautomatic rifle with an extended ammunition feeding device, a flash suppressor & a bayonet while investigating a domestic dispute.#onelessgun pic.twitter.com/26n6as968f
— NYPD 104th Precinct (@NYPD104Pct) May 4, 2023
Meanwhile, on the morning of Friday, April 28, eagle-eyed cops from the 104th Precinct overnight shift observed a would-be burglar who was trying to break into a Myrtle Avenue store.
🚨Excellent job this morning by your 1st platoon, midnight shift officers for apprehending a burglar who was using this hammer and electric saw to cut the locks off a roll down security gate at a store on Myrtle Ave.🚨 pic.twitter.com/fTCbfWr9wb
— NYPD 104th Precinct (@NYPD104Pct) April 28, 2023
The suspect allegedly used a hammer and a battery-powered DeWalt FlexVolt saw to remove the Master padlock off the roll-down security gate protecting the storefront.
The suspect was taken into custody and his tools of the trade are in the 104th’s evidence room, police said.