When cops showed up to a report of a gun-waving man Wednesday, they found the man, some weed, and then the gun he’d stashed in a dresser drawer nearby.
Officers Jermey Cordero, Louis DeCrescenzo, and Martin Feliciano tracked down the pistol and arrested the man.
It was the latest arrest in a busy week and a half for DeCrescenzo and Feliciano, the fourth in nine days involving a serial offender with a gun and/or drugs. Read about their recent exploits here, here, and here.
Here’s what happened Wednesday, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
At 6 p.m., Cordero, DeCrescenzo, and Feliciano responded to Limerick Street in Fair Haven on a report phoned in by a woman who said a man named “Gee” had pointed a gun at her.
The cops detained two men in a nearby car, one of whom matched the suspect’s description. Police didn’t find a gun in the car, but they did find three bags of marijuana on the 33-year-old driver of the car. The other man in the car, a 34-year-old, was ID’d as the suspected gunman, Gee.
The woman who had called told cops that Gee had been calling her husband names. When she defended her husband, Gee allegedly pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her. He made the threat three times, including once as she was trying to leave the area with her kids.
The woman pointed cops to a house she said Gee had gone into. The cops checked an apartment nearby on Grafton Street and spoke with a 19-year-old who said he’d been asleep when “G” came in and asked him to hide a gun. He said he put the gun in a dresser drawer, where cops found a silver pistol.
Gee, who’s a convicted felon, was arrested on charges of carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a pistol, carrying a dangerous weapon, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, threatening and several counts of Interfering with officers.
The other man was arrested and charged with possession of less than half and ounce of marijuana.
posted by: FairHavenRes on July 12, 2012 11:57am
Dear Officers Cordero, DeCrescenzo, and Feliciano: Thank you, thank you, thank you! We need more work like this in Fair Haven. Again, thank you!
posted by: Fairhaven#27 on July 12, 2012 12:03pm
Again keep up the good work guys and stay in Fair Haven.
posted by: Minivan mama on July 12, 2012 3:50pm
The Dynamic Duo! They may single-handedly clean up Fair Haven. Thanks guys! Keep up the great work!
posted by: RCguy on July 12, 2012 4:14pm
It’s exciting to follow the successful pursuits of these extremely fine officers.
posted by: HhE on July 12, 2012 8:59pm
The 80/20 rule says that 80% of your crime is committed by 20% of your criminals, and that typically, 20% of your Officers make 80% of your arrests. Never mind the top 20%, these guys must be in the top 2%.
Maybe in a few weeks, when you guys have arrested every villain in your area, you might drop in mine?
Please keep up the great work, thank you, and Godspeed.
posted by: Charl on July 13, 2012 5:38pm
New Haven Independent:
In New Haven, Connecticut mid-2012, citizens distrust their police and government. Kudos to the Independent for reporting news and updates about these REAL-LIFE SUPER-HEROES, DeCrescenzo & Feliciano!!! (And Cordero, too!)
For all the stories about police corruption, illegal actions (improper discharge, camera grabbing, etc.), the Occupy fiasco, the allegations of police brutality, ad nauseum…the people of New Haven NEED TO KNOW about these heroes; these tales of brave men risking their safety to improve the safety of their neighbors and peers.
I think the Independent should ‘dig deep into their pile of creative nomenclature’ and come up with a name for this DYNAMIC, REAL-TO-LIFE, SUPERHERO DUO! It would be great for the young kids of New Haven (especially Fair Haven, The Hill, Newhalville, etc) to **look up** to police officers, and admire them. Instead of, you know, the name-calling and disdain for ‘pigs/5-0/etc.’ It helps that our dynamic duo look like some of the people that live in Fair Haven as well.
posted by: Minivan mama on July 13, 2012 10:32pm
Dynamic duo capes with their images would be fun but t-shirts may be more practical!