2001-02-17 / Front Page

Anti-Crime Cops Make Collar

Anti-Crime Cops Make Collar

More Guns, Ammo Off The Streets

By Joan Ward George

Two Queens South Street Crime Unit cops assigned to patrol the streets of the 101 Precinct late last Friday night, following up on a 911 call of "shots fired" on Beach 40 street, resulted in the apprehension of two perps who had apparently set out for an evening of shoot-em-up shenanigans in Far Rockaway.

The call of "shots fired" had been reported earlier in the evening, according to 101 Precinct Deputy Inspector Gary Scirica. But, Sgt. William Bright and Detective James Monaco of the Street Crime Unit kept their eyes open and were right on the money when they spotted the two 20-something black males in the same vicinity of the earlier report.

According to police, the two perps were out for the night, fully loaded down with automatic weapons and plenty of extra ammunition. Police believe the two were out to shoot someone with whom they have had a long-standing feud.

The intended victim was not at the scene when the police arrested the two shooters. Both have been charged with criminal possession of weapons. Taken into possession at the scene were two 9mm machine guns, fully loaded and a 357 magnum, fully loaded, and additional rounds of ammunition.

The names of the two arrested are being held for the time being by police who are trying to curtail any further retaliation by associates of the intended victim or the perps. Both have been charged with criminal possession of weapons.

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