Police Arrest Four Suspected Latin Kings Members in Woodhaven

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on November 14, 2013 12:10pm 

 Police arrested four men who they said were Latin Kings members in Woodhaven last month.
Police arrested four men who they said were Latin Kings members in Woodhaven last month.
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QUEENS — The NYPD arrested four suspected Latin Kings gang members — including three teens — for having a loaded gun in Woodhaven last month, police officials said Tuesday.

At a Community Board 9 meeting, police officials said that the men — David Golden, 17, Raymond Almonte, 20, Danny Miranda, 19, Anthony Yepez, 19 — were arrested on Oct. 24 around 12:45 a.m. at 88th Street and 95th Avenue, near London Planetree Playground, police said.

According to the criminal complaint, police officers from the gang division spotted the men standing in a circle around a bag.

The officers then allegedly saw Golden pulling something from the waist area of his pants. He then walked to a nearby home and placed the object, which was later discovered to be a machete, on the ground, according to the complaint.

Golden later rejoined the group, which took off in a car. When police stopped them, investigator found a 9mm semi-automatic Helwan handgun loaded with eight rounds.

The men, who have criminal records, were charged with criminal possession of a weapon, police sources said. Their lawyers were not immediately available for comment.

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