2011-01-27 / Other News

Mill Basin Couple Charged In Gun Roundup

By Charles Rogers


House on Montana Drive in Mill Basin where a cache of weapons and ammunition was discovered as agents searched for contraband. 
C Rogers House on Montana Drive in Mill Basin where a cache of weapons and ammunition was discovered as agents searched for contraband. C Rogers Officials working out of the office of Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes this week confirmed the arrest of two Mill Basin residents who have been charged with possession of multiple weapons and firearm equipment they had allegedly kept in their home.

According to court papers, Harvey Rodriguez and Colette Barotti were picked up early on Wednesday, January 19th at their house on Montana Place after detectives secured a warrant to investigate the premises and look for stolen jewelry the couple had allegedly been selling on eBay

Detectives, including those from the 63rd Precinct, said they woke the couple at about 6:30 a.m. and, while searching for the jewelry, uncovered some loaded and some unloaded firearms and ammunition.

Enforcement agents said the cache of equipment included “everything from a 9mm Uzi, AK 47 automatic weapons, Smith & Wesson 44 Magnum, and at least three Winchester rifles of different calibers.” Detectives said they also discovered pistol and rifle ammunition among other items.

Rodriguez and Barotti were both charged with four counts of criminal possession of a weapon in various degrees, possession of a loaded rifle and possession of pistol ammunition.

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