Police found weapons, marijuana, cash, pills and more than a hundred fake license plates in seasonal park worker Charles McRae’s East Flatbush home Friday. Judge ShawnDya L. Simpson released him on his own recognizance. (image: NYPD) click on image to enlarge.
By Geoffrey Croft
A seasonal City Parks Worker (CPW) with several priors was arrested on gun, drug and a slew of Illegal license plate charges in his East Flatbush home.
Charles McRae, 53 was arrested on December 9th after police found a .9-mm pistol, a .38-caliber pistol, marijuana, Oxycodone and Codeine pills and 103 forged license plates in his NYCHA apt. on Farragut Road.
Police recovered the .9-mm Beretta in the kitchen next to two loaded magazines as well as a loaded .38 revolver with five rounds in the cylinder according to the criminal complaint.
Marijuana was found in three separate locations in McRae’s home - inside the oven in the kitchen, inside of boxes on the refrigerator and a drawer in the living room.
Police also found one-hundred and two forged temporary NY state license plates, one forged temporary Pennsylvania state license plate from a backpack on a table in the kitchen.
McRae was charged with more than a dozen charges, including two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of marijuana, and 99 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, Posession of Pistol Ammunition and possession of Ammunition Feeding Device.
He was released on his own recognizance - without bail - by Judge ShawnDya L. Simpson.
His next court date is February 8, 2017.
McRae has been arrested at least five times going back to 1995, four of them are sealed. His most recent arrest was in November 2012 for marijuana possession.
McRae worked in Brooklyn and has been a seasonal park employee for at least eight years according to a park source.
“He was offered a permanent job, now we know why he didn’t take it, he was too busy.”
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