12 February 2020
 
 

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander
 



PRESS RELEASE
 
On January 29, 2020 at approximately 4:56 p.m., New York State Police at Richfield Springs arrested Michael J. Alfaro, age 28 of Sherrills Ford, NC for the felony of Criminal Possession of a Firearm. 
 
While on State Highway 80 in the town of Burlington, a trooper observed a vehicle make a vehicle and traffic infraction and initiated a traffic stop.  During the investigation, the trooper located a gun and a magzine with ammunition in Alfaro’s possession.  The trooper determined that neither Alfaro or his passenger possessed a pistol permit in New York.  Alfaro was arrested and processed at SP Richfield Springs.  He was released on appearance tickets returnable to the town of Burlington court on March 2, 2020. The passenger was not charged. 
 

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