New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced the arrest of
two individuals on Staten Island that included the seizure of a variety of
weapons. Members of the New York City Police Department's
Task Force, under the supervision of Captain Glen Morisano, made the arrests and
seizures after executing a criminal court search warrant on Staten Island. These
officers were aided by members of the Emergency Services Unit and the Bomb
Acting on information that the occupant of 180 McClean Avenue in Staten
Island was in possession of guns and drugs, officers established surveillance on
the residence. The occupant, Albert Boschi, is purported to be a survivalist. At
approximately 6:15 last evening, the suspect was stopped outside of the
residence and informed of the warrant. Officers then conducted a search of the
Officers discovered a stash of 13 guns and 7 explosive devices in the
residence. The seized weapons included three semi-automatic assault rifles with
bayonet mounts laser sights and pistol grip stocks; one 12-guage shotgun; a
30.06 rifle; a .357 rifle; a .45 pistol, two .22s; a 9mm; a .50 caliber; two
.44s; thousands of rounds of ammunition and the homemade explosive devices.
Commissioner Kelly said: "One of the most important things we can do as a
Department is to take guns off the streets. Each seized weapon represents untold
savings of blood and life. I congratulate all the officers on this case for
their excellent work."
Officers also arrested Anna Dicamilla who was in the residence. Records show
that she has no previous record. Boschi was arrested once before for marijuana.
The two are charged with a range of weapons charges and a charge of
endangering the welfare of a child.