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Police watching Wren's Crossing

By Ed Brock

An undercover operation by Riverdale police netted one man on a gun violation at Wren's Crossing apartment complex and more such operations are planned for the future.

"We'd been getting some calls about drug dealing in the complex," Riverdale Police Chief Greg Barney said. "Plus we've been having gun activity in the complex."

So Barney's department sent an undercover vehicle into the complex on Wednesday night. The operation that led to the arrest of Nekoyo Hambrick, 21, of Fayetteville, who was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a pistol without a license and obstruction of a police officer.

Hambrick was the backseat passenger in a car seen coming and going from the complex several times. Barney said that after the police stopped the car around 9:30 p.m. Hambrick was seen moving around in the back seat as if he was concealing something, and then he struggled with police officers after they took him out of the back seat.

The officers found a gun in Hambrick's possession. The driver of the car and the other passenger were not arrested.

Barney said he is planning more undercover operations at Wren's Crossing.

"We're trying to be a little proactive at that complex," Barney said.