30 September 2021

Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
 Troop E Commander



At approximately 3:30 p.m., the State Police attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction on Joseph Avenue in the city of Rochester when the operator attempted to flee.  

The vehicle they were driving ran out of gas on Mazda Terrace and the 2 occupants fled on foot.  During the foot chase, the passenger threw a loaded handgun that was retrieved by police before being taken into custody.  Both occupants ( ages 15).   

The operator was charged with Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree.  

The passenger was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle.

They were given appearance tickets returnable to city of Rochester Youth Court.


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