10 JANUARY 21, 2021 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
FBI busts far-right Middle Village man for
stockpiling more than 1,000 rounds of ammo
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
A Middle Village man associated with
the far-right group the Proud Boys was
denied bail in Brooklyn federal court on
Wednesday, Jan. 13, after he was arrested by FBI
agents the night before.
Eduard Florea, 40, was taken into custody on
the night of Jan. 12 after the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism
Task Force raided his home on 76th Street
off Eliot Avenue in Middle Village.
Florea is facing a convicted felon in possession
of ammunition charge filed by the U.S. Attorney
for the Eastern District of New York.
The father of two young children was found to
have more than 1,000 rounds of rifle ammunition,
over 20 rounds of shotgun ammunition, around
75 military-style combat knives, two hatches and
two swords inside his home at the time of the
FBI’s search, according to the criminal
Florea, who had applied to be a member of the
Proud Boys but had yet to attend the requisite
number of meetings prior to his arrest, allegedly
wrote about sending an armed caravan to the
Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack by an angry
Trump mob, according to the feds.
Florea was a frequent user of Parler, an app
utilized by the far-right and Trump supporters
that was taken off of a handful of app stores following
the raid in Washington, D.C.
“Here in New York, we are target rich,” he allegedly
posted on the app as insurrections stormed
the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Law enforcement agents indicated that Florea
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was not present at the Jan. 6 coup attempt.
Florea was previously arrested on Staten
Island in 2014 after police found a stockpile of
weapons in his home; he would serve a year in
prison. The Staten Island Advance also reported
that Florea was picked up two days after that gun
bust for allegedly choking his wife.
FBI agents previously picked up a Brooklyn
man and the son of a local judge who was part of
the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6 and was photographed
trespassing inside the building while
carrying a Capitol Police officer’s shied.
104 PRECINCT BLOTTER
The 104th Precinct released
the following list of persons
arrested in recent police actions.
The charges are accusations,
and all individuals
listed in this blotter are presumed
innocent unt il proven
For questions about the names
listed in the blotter, contact the
104th Precinct at 718-386-3004.
Jan. 12: (Maspeth) Carl Dudely,
58th Avenue and 69th Street, for
driving while under the infl uence,
by PO Hughes. (Ridgewood) Justine
Cando, at Himrod Street, for criminal
mischief, by PO Ciancio.
Jan. 13: (Maspeth) Ana Ron, at Arnold
Avenue, for assault, by PO Sorto.
(Glendale) John Salazar, at Myrtle
Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard,
for aggravated unlicensed driving,
by PO Troia. (Ridgewood) Marcos
Vasquez, at Summerfi eld Street, for
criminal contempt, by Det. Clarke.
(Glendale) Jenny Sarasity-Swenanan,
at 67th Street, for criminal contempt,
by Det. Lodato. (Glendale) Matthew
Leon, at Myrtle Avenue, for criminal
mischief, by PO Petito. (Glendale)
Jeremy Jewnauan, at 67th Avenue,
for criminal contempt, by PO Gutierrez.
(Ridgewood) Julieta Winters,
at Putnam Avenue, for criminal
obstruction of breathing, by PO Claybrook.
(Ridgewood) Patricia Casey, at
Putnam Avenue, for assault, by PO
Jan. 14: (Glendale) Eudrys Torres,
at Cooper Avenue and Woodhaven
Boulevard, for driving while under
the infl uence, by PO Troia. (Ridgewood)
Andras Lazar, at Fairview
Avenue, for assault, by Det. Moon.
(Ridgewood) Kettisha Cabrera, at
Catalpa Avenue, for aggravated
harassment, by PO O’Connor. (Maspeth)
Franklin Orellana, at Fresh
Pond Road and Eliot Avenue, for aggravated
unlicensed operator, by PO
Babayev. (Maspeth) Anna Swiderska,
at 72nd Street, for grand larceny, by
PO Baltusis. (Glendale) Christine
Valentin, at 67th Street, for assault, by
PO Incantalupo. (Glendale) Ricardo
Soto, at 67th Street, for menacing, by
PO Incantalupo. (Ridgewood) Jose Del
Rosario, at Gates Avenue, for assault,
by PO LeBlanc. (Ridgewood) Daniel
Monteverde, at Metropolitan Avenue,
for petty larceny, by PO McCollough.
(Ridgewood) Elmer Giron-Ramirez,
at Gates Avenue, for assault, by PO
Jan. 15: (Glendale) Jose Hernandez,
at Central Avenue and Cypress Hills
Street, for driving while under the
influence, by PO Hughes. (Ridgewood)
Daniel Monteverde, at Myrtle
Avenue, for petty larceny, by Det.
Wright. (Ridgewood) Abigail Flores,
at Cornelia Street, at criminal trespass,
by PO Candelaria. (Glendale)
Evelyn Iglesias, at Myrtle Avenue,
for criminal mischief, by PO Gonzalez.
(Ridgewood) Veronica Ferrara,
at Himrod Street, for assault, by PO
Gutierrez. (Maspeth) Jimmy Ramos,
at 53rd Drive, for criminal contempt,
by PO Nessler.
Jan. 16: (Maspeth) Eduardo
Romero and Kaury Moncion, at
71st Street, for criminal mischief,
by PO Lipori. (Ridgewood) Orlando
Moscoso, at Stockholm Street and
Cypress Avenue for menacing, by PO
Bonilla. (Glendale) Cristian Caluna,
at Cypress Hill Street and Myrtle
Avenue, for leaving the scene of an
accident where a person was injured,
by PO Khela.
Jan. 17: (Maspeth) Jonathan Silverio,
at the Long Island Expressway
and Maurice Avenue, for aggravated
unlicensed driving, by PO Johnson.
(Ridgewood) Assem Ghanem, at
Seneca Avenue, for strangulation,
by PO Dimatteo. (Maspeth) Leszek
Krom, at 60th Lane and 60th Avenue,
for petty larceny, by PO Parsel.
(Maspeth) Marisol Espejode Encarnación,
at 57th Drive, for assault, by
PO Sheehan. (Maspeth) Jose Molina
Encarnacion, at 57th Drive, for criminal
obstruction of breathing, by PO
Sheehan. (Ridgewood) Maria Gallegos,
at Woodbine Street, for assault,
by PO Lopez.