Colonie Traffic Stop Leads to The Arrest of 3
A simple traffic stop in Colonie yesterday led to all three occupants of the vehicle being arrested.
Police officers in Colonie stopped a white 2016 Fiat yesterday around 2:20 p.m. on Central Avenue near Lombard Street. The officer stopped the vehicle for speeding, but he had no way of knowing that all three of the occupants inside the vehicle would be charged.
According to News10, 25-year old Ganesh N. Bhagwanbin, of Schenectady, was driving the vehicle. He was speeding and driving without a license. He also had cocaine on him.
When the officers inspected the vehicle, they found two illegal handguns that were both loaded. They found a Ruger LCP .380 loaded with six rounds and a Ruger .38 LCR loaded with four rounds. None of the occupants of the vehicle were able to own a gun legally in New York. According to a preliminary investigation, the police believe the guns were stolen in another state and somehow ended up in New York.
The passengers, also from Schenectady, 18-year-old Jake R. Clark, and 20-year-old Christine A. Sukjrah were taken into custody. All three subjects were charged with two counts of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
In addition, Clark and Bhagwanbin both had cocaine in their possession. Clark was charged with seventh-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Bhagwanbin was charged with fifth-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, as well as traffic charges for operating a vehicle without a license and for speeding.
This case has several unanswered questions. How did the guns get into New York? Which occupants of the vehicle really knew about the guns? What happened to them next, are they still in jail? But the biggest question is why would you speed around when you had so many illegal things going on inside your car?