Watervliet man charged with possession of stolen pistol – troyrecord

ALBANY, NY – New York State Police in Latham recently arrested Kpolymer Thomas, 23, of Watervliet.

Thomas has been charged with criminal possession of a second degree weapon, criminal possession of stolen property of fourth degree, criminal impersonation of second degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance of seventh degree. State Police also charged Tasheen McGriff, 28, von Cohoes with criminal possession of a seventh-degree controlled substance.

McGriff was stopped by state police at the corner of Quail and Third Streets in Albany late Friday morning after the vehicle he was driving was reportedly involved in a possible break-in. Police officers questioned the occupants of the vehicle when passenger Thomas fled on foot and threw away a pistol while running.

Soldiers took Thomas into custody after a brief chase and retrieved the loaded 9mm pistol, which was stolen after further investigation. During a search of the vehicle, the soldiers found several oxycodone tablets. Both men were detained and taken to the State Police barracks in Latham for investigation.

Thomas was tried in Albany City Court and taken to the Albany County Jail for $ 30,000 in cash or $ 60,000 in bond. McGriff was admitted to the Albany County Jail on parole.

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