POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Police say they found one of the 44 semi-automatic weapons reported stolen from a Norwalk, Conn., sporting goods store in the home of a Pound Ridge man, who is already facing weapons and drug charges.
For the second time in less than a month, Kyle Caruso, 29, was arrested on drug paraphernalia charges while riding in the passenger seat of a car. The driver, John Musor, 28, of Bridgeport, Conn., was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as driving with a suspended license. Both men were already on probation.
Caruso had recently posted bail March 6 on a $30,000 bond after being held on other drug and weapons charges.
Police then searched Caruso’s home on Monday, March 17, at 29 Winterbottom Lane, and say they found the 10 millimeter Glock semi-automatic pistol and eight bullet fragments fired from the weapon. Not only has the weapon been linked to the burglary in Norwalk, New York City police are looking into the possibility that it may have been involved in a Jan. 2 homicide.
Pound Ridge Police Chief David Ryan has described Caruso as a heroin addict, and said he has been convicted on weapons and drug charges multiple times in the last five years.
“This circumstance reflects the dangers when associating with the entire heroin network,” Ryan said. “This is a drug that has made a frightening return and to have young people such as these defendants involved at this level and in a community like Pound Ridge is further proof of the addictive power and the dangers of heroin in any level of society.”
Ryan said he expects there will be one more arrest made in connection with the weapon and drugs and paraphernalia recovered Monday.
Caruso was charged with three felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property as a felony for possessing a firearm that was reported stolen.
He was arraigned and held at Westchester County Jail on $100,00 cash bail or $250,00 bond.
Detectives from New York City Police Department and the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation helped search Caruso’s home.
"We need to put our best efforts forward in our schools and with all resources available to us to educate our local youth and parents as to these dangers with the hope that they never proceed down this path," Ryan said. "Without a collective effort in this process, we are destined to fail."