The Third Squad reports the arrest of two Rosedale men for the Criminal Possession of a Firearm that occurred on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 7:35 PM in East Garden City.
According to Detectives, Third Precinct Officers observed a black 2017 Mercedes on Zeckendorf Boulevard with dark tinted windows making a right hand turn onto Ring Road without signaling. Officers attempted to conduct a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop but the driver refused to pull over and soon after became involved in an auto accident near the intersection of Old Country Road with a 2010 Lexus. The passenger, defendant Kevin Dobson, 24, of 14975 253rd Street, attempted to flee the scene on foot and in the process dropped a loaded black handgun on the ground. Soon after he was placed under arrest without further incident. The driver, defendant Johnny Ortiz, 23, of 24005 147th Avenue was also placed under arrest without incident. Further investigation led to another loaded black handgun being found under the driver’s seat. Two victims in the Lexus, a 20-year-old male driver and his 24-year-old male passenger both suffered minor injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for assessment and treatment.
Defendant Johnny Ortiz is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. Defendant Kevin Dobson is charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree and multiple Vehicle Traffic Violations. Both defendants will be arraigned on Friday, January 7, 2022, at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Woloszyn/3rd Sqd 01/07/21/0730/9962