She finally decided to take action against the street squatter by calling the police to have them investigate the matter, which they did and made some unsettling discoveries.Police responded to the woman's call and an officer approached the vehicle where it was parked on 234th Street and 118th Avenue on March 24 and requested the driver move it from the street, according to a criminal complaint filed in State Supreme Court in Queens.The driver, Charles Davis, heeded the officers' request and drove for a short distance until he told the officer that he had no brakes, according to the complaint.The officer had entered Davis's license plate information into a Department of Motor Vehicles database, which is standard in a traffic stop and a short time later received information back that Davis was driving on a suspended license, the complaint said. The officer then went into the motor home to arrest Davis on the suspended license charge along with driving without a license and without a valid registration when he saw "in plain view" a full box of 9mm pistol ammunition on the floor along with a police scanner tuned to the frequency used by the 105th Precinct, which covers Cambria Heights, the complaint said. Further searches of Davis's motor home revealed he also had two police billy clubs by the driver's seat, an electronic stun gun, a six-inch bowie knife and a machete, the complaint said. The woman, who did not wish to be named said the police had done a great job in handling the matter, but declined further comment.Davis was charged with equipping an automobile with police scanners, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, driving without insurance, driving on a suspended registration, driving by an unlicensed operator, possession of a knife with a blade longer than four inches, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle , the complaint said.Davis was released on his own recognizance and was due back in Queens count Court Monday according to a spokeswoman for District Attorney Richard Brown. His motor home is being held by police.Reach reporter Peter A. Sutters Jr. by e-mail at news@times
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