RED HOOK – The NYPD announced last week that PSA 1 officers recently recovered twelve firearms, six bulletproof vests, a crossbow, and thousands of rounds of ammunition during a search of an apartment on Visitation Place.
Police say the February 24 search was part of an ongoing investigation into drug activity in the area. Along with recovering the weapons, the officers made five arrests at the scene. One 26-year-old man and four women ranging in age from 27 to 44 were arrested and charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
“I’ve been in the command for over a year and this is the largest gun seizure that I have seen,” said PSA 1 Field Intelligence Officer, Sergeant Sheldon Arrindell.
Police Service Area 1 or PSA 1 serves NYCHA developments in southern Brooklyn within the 60th, 61st , 63rd, and 69th precincts and has a satellite office at 80 Dwight Street in Red Hook.
The satellite location serves NYCHA developments within the 76th (Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street Waterfront District, Red Hook, and parts of Gowanus) and 78th (Park Slope and Prospect Park) precincts.