On December 4th, 2021 at about 6:30pm, New Rochelle Police received information that a large drug transaction was about to take place in a vehicle on John St and that the suspects were armed with handguns. New Rochelle Police Detectives responded to conduct surveillance and did observe a vehicle fitting the description given by the caller. The vehicle was occupied by 3 males. New Rochelle Detectives cautiously approached the vehicle and did observe in plain view a 9MM Taurus handgun and an imitation style pistol in the vehicle. The occupants complied with directions from the police and were removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest without incident.
One Loaded 9mm Taurus Handgun with 12 rounds of ammunition
Arnaldo J. Rivera-Rodriguez, 29 years of age, of Camden, NJ
Fidel D. Rodriguez-Reynoso, 36 years of age, of the Bronx, NY
Raul Eduardo Rivera, 32 years of age, of Camden, NJ
All three men were charged with the following:
Penal Law 265.03 – Criminal Possession of a Weapon – 2nd Degree – Loaded Firearm – D Felony
Penal Law 265.37 – Unlawful Possession of Certain Feeding Devices (high capacity magazine) – A misdemeanor