UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – The Utica Police Department is reporting that another gun has safely been taken off the streets.
Around 11:40pm on August 30th, Utica Police GIVE and Crime Prevention, and Oneida County Sherriff units pulled over a vehicle near the intersection of Elizabeth Street and John Street in Utica.
As Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Mondre Dyer of Utica, they noticed he kept trying to hide what appeared to be a bag underneath his seat. Due to this suspicious behavior, he was asked to exit the vehicle and it was learned that he was driving with a suspended NYS driver’s license.
Investigators then conducted a search of Dyers vehicle and eventually located the suspicious bag that he was trying to hide. Inside they found a loaded .380 Ruger handgun. It was at this point that Dyer, along with two other unnamed occupants in the vehicle, were detained and brought to the Utica Police Department further investigation.
After interrogating the suspects, only Mondre Dyer was charged with the following:
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree
- Criminal Possession of a Firearm
- NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.
UPD would like to thank the Oneida County Sherriff Office for all their assistance and partnership in reducing gun violence in the City of Utica.