Investigators raid Brooklyn home, seize weapons in gun-ring crackdown – New York Daily News

Investigators raided a Brooklyn home Tuesday as they cracked a gun-running ring, authorities said.

The NYPD and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant on a first-floor apartment on Brooklyn Ave. near Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights about 3:15 p.m. One person was taken into custody and several firearms were found, although an exact tally was not disclosed. Charges were pending.

The feds showed up armed to the teeth, witnesses said.

“They came with automatic weapons,” said one neighbor. “It gives you a shake because you don’t really know what’s going on next door.”

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Police urge you: Lock your car… and take your guns out! – WSAV-TV

BEAUFORT, Sc. (WSAV) – If you follow your local police department on social media, you’re probably seeing more reminders to lock your car. Vehicle break-ins are increasing across the US and police in the city of Beaufort say it’s a crime that doesn’t take any skill that is putting guns into the hands of criminals.

“They just pull the door, and it just takes that long to check if it’s unlocked,” said MSgt. George Erdel with the Beaufort Police Dept.

Locking the car seems like common sense, but it’s all too easily forgotten.

“People are busy, people come home from a long day they have the kids… going here, going there,” Erdel said, “So it’s one of those things that you just sometimes forget.”

It’s also one of the things that thieves are taking advantage of.

At the end of October, Beaufort police joined a national campaign on social media #9pmRoutine, reminding citizens to lock their cars

“When we ran the numbers for the previous six months, before we started the campaign… it was 14 guns,” Erdel said.

Out of 109 cars broken into, 14 guns were stolen– 13 were from unlocked cars.

“Obviously we have other things than guns,” he said, “But guns are the high-priority that are a big concern to us, because they will be used in other crimes.”

They started the campaign October 31st, since then, five more guns have been stolen from unlocked cars in the city.

“One bad guy goes and gets a gun out of the car, he’s going to go tell all of his buddies ‘Hey I found guns in this neighborhood’, and then the word spreads and then you have more instances of it,” Erdel said.

Guns or not, car break-ins are up across the board.

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Donation to Albany gun buyback program allows expansion to Troy – Albany Times Union

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Pastor Charlie Muller of Victory Church talks about the donation of $19,000 for the Gun Buyback Program to get illegal guns off the streets of Albany and Rensselaer County during a press conference held at the Massry Atrium at St. Peter’s Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/ Times Union) less Pastor Charlie Muller of Victory Church talks about the donation of $19,000 for the Gun Buyback Program to get illegal guns off the streets of Albany and Rensselaer County during a press conference held at the … more Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN, Albany Times Union

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Albany County District Attorney David Soares, flanked by Virginia Golden, CEO of St. Peters and Memorial Hospital, left, and Pastor Charlie Muller of Victory Church, right, talks about the donation of $19,000 for the Gun Buyback Program to get illegal guns off the streets of Albany and Rensselaer County during a press conference held at the Massry Atrium at St. Peter’s Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/ Times Union) less Albany County District Attorney David Soares, flanked by Virginia Golden, CEO of St. Peters and Memorial Hospital, left, and Pastor Charlie Muller of Victory Church, right, talks about the donation of $19,000 … more Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN, Albany Times Union

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Gun shown in Publix leads to arrest, weapons discovery in Port St. Lucie – TCPalm

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A 37-year-old felon was arrested after officials reported finding six guns and more than 1,800 rounds of ammunition in his home in Port St. Lucie. WILL GREENLEE / TCPALM

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PORT ST. LUCIE — A tip about a person displaying a gun in public turned into the arrest of a felon and the discovery of more than 1,800 rounds of ammunition and several firearms, one of which was reported stolen, according to records released Tuesday.

Joshua Daniel Peterson, 37, was arrested early Tuesday after investigators searched his listed address in the 1700 block of Southwest Commerce Avenue in Port St. Lucie.

A man identified as Peterson is accused of displaying a handgun in a holster in the checkout line of a Publix west of Interstate 95 in Port St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie police Sgt. Kevin Kaminski said.

“Video surveillance clearly showed him exposing the weapon,” Kaminski said.

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Officials reported Peterson was on probation in connection with possessing a firearm. The probation ends in June 2019, and allows state probation officers to search “his person or property.”

About 8:45 p.m. on Monday, a state probation officer and police went to Peterson’s home.

Peterson’s wife said Peterson was sleeping. Investigators say a loaded .40 caliber handgun was under the pillow.

Records showed Peterson is a felon in Tennessee and Florida.

Investigators searched the residence and reported finding a total of three handguns, one of which was reported stolen out of West Palm Beach. They also found three rifles, one of which had a barrel that was shorter than allowed, and more than 1,800 rounds of ammunition.

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Caldwell man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of 2800 rounds of ammunition – Idaho Press-Tribune

A Caldwell man pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of 2,800 rounds of ammunition on Monday, according to U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis.

Herminio Sandoval, 63, was convicted of conspiring to commit tax evasion on Oct. 22, 2014. He was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and three months of supervised release. 

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On May 21, 2017, United States Probation officers visited Sandoval at his residence in Caldwell, according to the plea agreement. After noticing a pistol holster on the dining room table, probation officers asked Sandoval to open a gun safe that was located in the family room of his residence. A probation officer located approximately 2,800 rounds of various caliber ammunition inside of the safe. 

A charge of unlawful possession of ammunition is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release. 

Sandoval will appear for sentencing on February 13, 2018 before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise. 

The case was investigated by the United States Probation Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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