2 People From Rochester Arrested By New York State Police For Stolen Gun
Two people from Rochester were arrested for possession of a stolen gun. On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Troopers with the New York State Police conducted a traffic stop on Epworth Street in Rochester just before noon. Police found a loaded 9 mm handgun in the vehicle. The weapon had been reported stolen from Halifax County, North Carolina. Troopers arrested 26-year-old Destiny Desir and 28-year-old Devyn Sizer. Both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree.
Buffalo Police Arrest 3 People For Guns And Drugs
Police in Western New York have been busy taking guns off the streets. Officers with the Buffalo Police Department arrested three people for possessing guns and drugs on Duerstein Street in Buffalo. They also found a loaded M4/AR-15 style rifle with a high-capacity magazine and a loaded Glock 22 with a fully-automatic switch, according to WIVB Channel 4. In addition to the guns, officers found a small amount of fentanyl and cocaine. Aaron Watson, 24, 19-year-old Quandre Colston, and 18-year-old Tyrese King were all arrested.
Police In New York State Have Seized Massive Numbers Of Guns
Police across New York State are taking crazy amounts of firearms off the streets. Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Sunday, August 7, 2022, that the increase in gun seizures by New York State Police was 104 percent. Gov. Hochul said,
We continue to make real progress in our aggressive fight against the gun violence that has plagued New York. Through our support for the new State Police Gun Trafficking Interdiction Unit, we are focused on investigating and bringing to justice those who are trafficking guns into the state and selling them illegally to other criminals who are intent on circumventing the state's gun regulations. I was proud to help secure $2.5 million in State Budget funding for this specialized unit to support their critical work, and today we send a strong message to gun traffickers everywhere: we will hold them accountable for their role in bringing violence to our streets and will continue to seize illegal guns.