5 Women, 1 Man Arrested After Cops Find High-Powered Firearms At Queens Home
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police made quite the find Friday morning when they entered a Queens home.
Authorities said they were executing a search warrant, looking for the ongoing sale of narcotics at 104-23 210th St.
Police said when they entered the single-family residence around 6 a.m., they found a total of 10 firearms, including: two Raven Arms .25-caliber semi-auto firearms, two Jimenez Arms .380-caliber semi-auto firearms, one Masterpiece Arms (Mac10) 9MM machine pistol with a high-capacity magazine and silencer, one Mossberg sawed-off shot gun with a pistol grip, one Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver, one Lorcin Arms 9MM semi-auto firearm, one Titan .38-caliber revolver and one Cobra .410 single shot firearm.
“We had an idea that there was a firearm in the house, but we had no idea of the quantity and the type of weapons we were going to come across,” Sgt. Jonathan Cermeli told 1010 WINS.
“Those guns in those hands would have only caused harm to us or good citizens of that neighborhood, so we were very, very pleased to get those guns off the street,” he added.
Police also recovered a large knife with a brass knuckle handle.
Six people were arrested, including five women and one man. They were 25-year-old Aaron Lyttle, 19-year-old Malika Evans, 22-year-old Shaniqua Harris, 23-year-old Lashonda Mitchell, 20-year-old Aneesaa Gray and 51-year-old Michelle Evens.
They were hit with a slew of charges, including 10 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, police said.
Cermeli said neighbors appeared to be relieved when they saw authorities at the house.
“The feeling was that these people were up to no good. They see a lot of people coming and going all hours of the night,” he said. “They must have known their neighbors were up to no good.”
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