Major Case Bureau detectives from the Gang Investigations Squad report the arrest of two (2) men from Roosevelt for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:05 p.m. in Roosevelt.
While on patrol in an unmarked vehicle, detectives observed Mark Fitzgerald, 22, on his front lawn at 23 Mirin Avenue standing with David Wheeler, 30, of 63 Elmwood Avenue. Wheeler was observed smoking a marijuana cigarette in public view while Fitzgerald was pulling a firearm from his waistband and dropping it next to the stoop of Wheeler’s residence.
Detectives exited their vehicle and recovered the firearm after placing both subjects in police custody without further incident.
Wheeler is charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana and was released on an Appearance Ticket. Fitzgerald is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2ndDegree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Sikinger/GIS 06/13/18/0600/8838