Police Officer Anthony Scapicchio of the 102nd Precinct was honored with the Cop of the Month award at last week’s community council meeting for his work culminating in the arrest of three men who allegedly were carrying loaded guns, gloves and masks in their car.
According to Deputy Inspector Armando DeLeon, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, Scapicchio was on patrol on Sept. 11 at 5 a.m. when he was dispatched to an area in Ozone Park where two individuals were reported to be hiding behind a Honda Accord.
When he arrived at 101st Avenue and 107th Street, Scapicchio and his partner observed two men acting strangely.
DeLeon said the individuals were detained after they gave misleading and evasive answers to the officers.
He said the officers then went back to where the two men had first been observed hiding behind the car, and they spotted a third individual pretending to be asleep in the back seat of the Accord.
According to DeLeon, the third man also gave misleading and evasive answers when the officers questioned him
Upon searching the car, the officers found gloves, masks and two loaded firearms. The individuals were arrested.
DeLeon said the suspects had lengthy arrest records, including for robbery and manslaughter.