Dawn raid on West Side ends with two guns seized in Stamford
STAMFORD — Narcotics and Organized Crime officers raided a West Side residence early Wednesday morning and seized two illegal guns and a large amount of ammunition from a convicted felon prohibited from possessing pistols and bullets.
Capt. Richard Conklin said Isaiah Wash, 23, of Southwood Drive, became the subject of an investigation by the NOC squad that resulted in a search warrant being issued for his residence because it was believed that Wash was in possession of firearms.
Conklin said that because Wash is a convicted felon with a record of assaults and larceny offenses on his record, it is against the law for him to be in possession of the weapons.
At 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the NOC squad along with uniformed and K-9 officers and Special Response Team (SWAT) officers entered the home.
One of the first things the officers noticed was a gun being thrown from a second-story window. That gun, a loaded Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, was seized by police.
After getting into the residence, Conklin said officers found a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol hidden in the couch with an illegal, high-capacity 14-round magazine.
“This was a nice proactive case that got two illegal guns off the street and a nice joint effort between NOC, patrol, SRT and the K-9 officers that brought this investigation to a successful conclusion,” Conklin said.
Conklin said Wash admitted to throwing the gun out the window when police arrived and said he was in possession of the two guns.
Wash was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a high-capacity magazine, and criminal possession of ammunition. He is being held in lieu of a $100,000 court-appearance bond.