On Friday, December 17, detectives from the Orange Street Crimes Gang and Narcotics Task Force were on crime prevention patrols in the area of White Street and Cleveland Street in order to target the threat of armed robberies that occur during the holiday season.
According to officials, during the patrol, detectives noticed a vehicle with no front plates traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Cleveland Street. Detectives pulled the vehicle over in front of 69 Cleveland Street.
During the course of the investigation and based on previous street encounters, detectives immediately identified the occupants of the vehicle as Kelly Collin, Alterry Devalon and Keryl Greenidge.
The investigation found that the three men are known to police to have engaged in criminal activity, including street-level robberies.
All three individuals appeared to be extremely nervous, avoided eye contact with officers and did not give clear answers to investigatory questions.
According to officials, after being warned numerous times to keep his hands out of his pockets during the stop, suspect Greenidge was asked to exit the car.
Officials said that, once out of the vehicle, Detective Barnett frisked Mr. Greenidge, which resulted in the identification of a loaded 9mm Glock 43 handgun loaded with armor-piercing bullets in Greenidge's front waistband.
The serial number was defaced. Greenidge was immediately handcuffed, and the gun secured. All occupants were taken out of the vehicle and frisked.
As a result, a loaded Taurus 45 caliber handgun with armor-piercing bullets was recovered out of the waistband of Devalon. This second handgun was later found to be stolen out of Georgia.
All three individuals were placed under arrest, and each was charged with possession of a handgun, conspiracy and possession of armor-piercing bullets.