Fourth Squad Detectives report the arrest of a man and a woman from Brooklyn for an incident that occurred on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 10:35 PM in Inwood.
According to Detectives, officers while on patrol, observed a gray 2014 Mercedes Benz four door sedan parked inside of Inwood Park after hours. The park closes at dusk. Officers observed two occupants, Ronald Taveras, 35, of 96 Fountain Avenue and Shaquana Brown, 32, of 185 Wortman Avenue, moving around excessively as they approached the vehicle to conduct an investigation. During the investigation officers located a black, Taurus 9-millimeter handgun which was loaded with a twelve round magazine inserted into it, along with a high capacity magazine loaded with 25 rounds of 9-millimeter rounds. The firearm was stolen in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 6, 2020. Officers also recovered two, packaged, oxycodone pills.
Defendant Ronald Taveras is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (one for previous conviction of same charge), Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree. Defendant Shaquana Brown is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of Stolen property 4th degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree. Both defendants will be arraigned on Friday, July 1, 2022 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: Det Green/ 4th Sqd 07/01/22/1400/8931