2008-06-20 / Front Page

Cops Bust 3 For Drugs, Guns

By Howard Schwach

Police officers from the 100 Precinct Housing Unit executing a search warrant at the Hammel Houses on June 13, busted three residents and confiscated several weapons, including a machine pistol, as well as a quantity of heroin, police sources say.

The weapons and drug paraphernalia taken in the Hammel Houses raid, displayed at the 100 Precinct house last week. The weapons and drug paraphernalia taken in the Hammel Houses raid, displayed at the 100 Precinct house last week. The warrant was executed at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, June 13, at apartment 6E in 84-18 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

Sergeant Brian Stamm, the precinct's Field Intelligence Officer, obtained the warrant from Queens Criminal Court and led the raid, along with Captain Thomas Barrett, the commanding officer of the 100 Precinct.

A search of the apartment revealed three loaded firearms, including a .357 Magnum, a .32 caliber revolver and a Mac-11 machine pistol, what gang members call a "street sweeper," for its rapid rate of fire.

In addition, heroin, scales used for measuring drugs, packaging material and stamps were taken from the apartment.

The three people in the apartment at the time of the raid, identified by police as Angel Sanabira, 35, Hector Mendoza, 29, and Kristie Rosa, 29, were arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and other lesser charges.

A spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said at press time that the three were being held pending arraignment.

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