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 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.
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.