Five Jamaica Cops Make Big Bust

Police arrested a man in Jamaica yesterday with six firearms, a large quantity of ammunition and marijuana in his vehicle.

Police Officer Robert DiFalco, Police Officer Benjamin Aboagye, Sergeant Mary Humburg, Police officer Josepg Degirolamo and Police Officer Daniel Gasperetti with the weapons and contraband.

Police Officer Robert DiFalco, Police Officer Benjamin Aboagye, Sergeant Mary Humburg, Police officer Josepg Degirolamo and Police Officer Daniel Gasperetti with the weapons and contraband.

Officers from the 103rd Precinct were on patrol on the evening of Feb. 3 in plain clothes in an unmarked car and became suspicious when they saw a man in a vehicle with four flat tires at the corner of 153 Street and 109 Road in Jamaica.

At approximately 7:40 p.m. Police Officer Robert Difalco, Police Officer Benjamin Aboagye, and Police Officer Joseph Degirolamo exited their car to investigate further. When approaching the vehicle, a man exited and threw a firearm onto the front seat of the Subaru before fleeing on foot.

All three officers, joined by Sergeant Mary Humburg and Police Officer Daniel Gasperetti, also assigned to the 103rd Precinct Anti-Crime Team apprehended the man, identified as Terrell Smith, 28, of Jamaica, after a brief pursuit on foot and placed him under arrest without further incident then brought him to the precinct for processing.

Police Officer DiFalco injured his wrist during the pursuit and arrest. He was sent to Manhasset Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Smith was charged with assault on a Police Officer, criminal possession of a weapon – five counts, criminal possession of a weapon-three or more Firearms- six counts, criminal possession of a weapon- ammo clip, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental administration, and criminal possession of marijuana.

-Jon Cronin

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