#parents | #teensvaping | NYPD touts seizure of 1 knife from teen, plus 3 guns on North Shore

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD praised officers for arrests connected with a knife and guns over the past several days on the North Shore of Staten Island.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with knifepoint-robbery, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.

Officers were credited with recovering a knife allegedly used in a robbery. Police also took three guns off the street and made arrests connected to all of the weapons, according to a post on the 120th Precinct Twitter feed.

A photo circulated by the NYPD showed a knife with a green handle. More information about that arrest will be published when it becomes available.

Police allegedly recovered two guns from 17- and 15-year-old boys in New Brighton. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Police recovered guns from two boys who were smoking weed on the street in New Brighton, authorities say.

A 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old male allegedly were seen smoking marijuana in public on the 400 block of Jersey Street on Tuesday at about 9:40 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information.

The 17-year-old suspect fled, but was apprehended on the 100 block of Winter Avenue.

Officers seized a loaded, .380-caliber Hi-Point firearm and drugs including crack cocaine and marijuana, according to the police spokeswoman.

The 15-year-old suspect allegedly was found to be in possession of a loaded, .22-caliber revolver, the police spokeswoman said.

NYPD touts West Brighton gun arrest; 26-year-old charged

Aquan Whitlow, 26, of Mariners Harbor allegedly was arrested with this gun in West Brighton, according to police. (Courtesy of NYPD)

A 26-year-old Mariners Harbor man was arrested and charged after he allegedly pointed a firearm towards a victim in West Brighton, an NYPD spokesman said.

Aquan Whitlow, a resident of the 100 block of Grandview Avenue, was apprehended at the West Brighton Houses after he allegedly pointed a .25 caliber handgun towards a 36-year-old man at the corner of Rector Street and Castleton Avenue at about 10 p.m. on Jan. 31, according to the criminal complaint and police.

Officers recovered a .25-caliber Beretta that was loaded with eight bullets from the suspect when he was apprehended in front of 810 Henderson Ave. at about 10:15 p.m. on that Friday night, the complaint alleges.


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