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4 teens arrested on loaded gun charges in Poughkeepsie

Four teenagers are now facing gun charges after City of Poughkeepsie police found a loaded handgun in the car they were driving.

News 12 Staff

Nov 8, 2022, 12:10 PM

Updated 560 days ago

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Four teenagers are now facing gun charges after City of Poughkeepsie police found a loaded handgun in the car they were driving.
Police say that they made a traffic stop last Friday just after 11 p.m. in the area of Maple Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
The driver, Ahjanay Sanders,19, had three additional teenage juveniles in the car.
While speaking to the occupants of the vehicle, officers observed a loaded .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun with defaced serial number protruding from under a seat.
Everyone in the car was taken into custody and brought to headquarters for questioning.
All four teens are now facing criminal possession of a weapon felony charges.
During the questioning, a 17-year-old female became combative and attempted to spit on officers while throwing chairs and damaging property. She was additionally charged with the misdemeanor of criminal mischief.
All suspects were held pending arraignment with the exception of a 15-year-old female who was released on a juvenile appearance ticket.


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