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30 December 2018
Troop L - DWI arrest leads to recovery of a stolen gun out of Michigan
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
On December 29, 2018, at approximately 8:10 PM, troopers stopped a black Pontiac G6 for speeding on the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway in the vicinity of exit M3. Investigation at the scene determined the operator, Angel M. Zelaya, age 35, of Ypsilanti, MI, to be Driving While Intoxicated. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Zelaya was in possession of a loaded black Smith & Wesson, M&P .45 Caliber handgun with 10 rounds in the magazine which was reported stolen from Taylor, MI. Mr. Zelaya was also found to be in possession of a box of ammunition which contained an additional 90 rounds of .45 Caliber ammunition.
Mr. Zelaya was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Misd.) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd (C Felony) and is awaiting arraignment at Nassau County First District Court.
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