2005-05-13 / Community

Cops Take Tech-9 Machine Pistol From Hammels

By Howard Schwach


Sergeant Brian Stamm and Police Officer Michele Gupton pose with the Tech-9 machine pistol the took from an apartment in the Hammel Houses. Lemont Reeves was arrested and charged in connection with the gun collar.Sergeant Brian Stamm and Police Officer Michele Gupton pose with the Tech-9 machine pistol the took from an apartment in the Hammel Houses. Lemont Reeves was arrested and charged in connection with the gun collar. A dispute between a Hammels man and a worker at Hammel Houses led to an arrest on Wednesday morning as the police seized a Tech-9 machine pistol and a magazine loaded with 30 rounds.

Police say that Lamont Reeves, 19, of 82-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, pulled the machine pistol on an unidentified New York City Housing Authority worker at 81-05 Rockaway Beach Boulevard on Wednesday.

After menacing the worker, Reeves allegedly fled to an apartment at 86-01 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, in the Hammel Houses, where he barricaded himself in with four other people.

After some time, police officers from the 100 Precinct, including Sergeant Brian Stamm and Police Officer Michele Gupton, gained entry to the apartment, where they found the machine pistol and the ammunition.

Although four other unidentified residents of the apartment were arrested, police expected that charges would be dropped against the others.

It is expected that Reeves will be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court with menacing, harassment and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, who added that Reeves faces up to fifteen years in prison if convicted of all charges.

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