UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR-TV)— Around 10:20 pm on Wednesday, April 21st, The Utica GIVE Strike Team conducted a traffic stop on Oriskany Blvd and ended up arresting four people for various charges.

During the course of investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle operator was driving with a suspended license and that two of the occupants were wanted for outstanding warrants in the City of Utica.

As the investigation continued, a third vehicle occupant told the police that she was carrying a handgun in her purse and that it was loaded. The officers then searched the contents of the purse and confirmed that it did in-fact contain a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

The police then took all the occupants of the vehicle into custody for further questioning.

The identities of the vehicle occupants and their charges are below:

  • Janay Hymes age 24 of Utica, Outstanding Disorderly Conduct Warrant
  • Katasha Bradley age 19 of Utica, Two (2) Outstanding Petit Larceny Warrants
  • Hexadore Randall age 27 of Utica, Several NYSV&TL violations
  • Jessica Reed age 41 of Utica,      
    • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2
    • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd
    • Criminal Possession of a Firearm