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Press Release | NO. 2004-051

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Press Release # 051
Thursday, April 29, 2004

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Announces The New York City Police Department's Successful Arrest Of Individuals On Weapons And Explosive Charges

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
Drug Enforcement 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 Squad.

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 residence.

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.

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