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Cops: gang members arrested

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:30 am

Police arrested four men last month in Ozone Park who are accused of being members of the Latin King street gang.

The four men, whom police sources did not identify, were stopped and arrested at 88th Street and 95th Avenue in Ozone Park on Oct. 24.

Jose Severino, community affairs officer at the 102nd Precinct, confirmed the arrests at a meeting of Community Board 9 Tuesday night after District Manager Mary Ann Carey thanked police for their diligent work in catching the suspects. Severino did not specify on what charges the men were being held, but said police believe them to be members of the Latin Kings gang, who have been active in the area.

The arrests occurred only feet from the recently renovated London Planetree Park and one block south of Atlantic Avenue.

A police source said gang members have recently been observed crossing over from the Brooklyn side of the border, which is about 12 blocks west of where the arrests occurred.

— Domenick Rafter

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