Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Newburgh, NY – On March 8, 2021, at approximately 9:25 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Newburgh for multiple vehicle and traffic violations. While interviewing the driver, probable cause to search the vehicle was established. The driver, Ramon E. Garcia, 25, of Albany, NY, was taken into custody after Troopers discovered a loaded Sig Sauer P220 .45 caliber with a magazine containing 8 rounds, in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the gun was stolen out of the city of Charleston, South Carolina.
Garcia was transported and processed at SP Newburgh where he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree (loaded Firearm other than in a person’s home/business); a Class C Felony, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree (firearm); both Class E Felonies.
Garcia was remanded to Orange County Jail to await arraignment.