City of Poughkeepsie Police Department
Man Arrested for Illegal Gun on Mill Street
On March 31, 2014 at approximately 8:23 p.m. a City of Poughkeepsie Police Officer encountered a subject known to him as Shawn M. Weir, sitting in a vehicle which was blocking a fire hydrant in the area of 169 Mill St. The officer confirmed that Weir had an outstanding City of Poughkeepsie Court arrest warrant for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle and subsequently arrested him.
During the arrest of Weir, a loaded Walther 9mm handgun was located on the front passenger floor of his vehicle. In addition to the weapon, officers also located a quaintly of heroin and packaging material.
Weir was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, a class C felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, a class B felony; the original arrest warrant charge, and the parking violation. He was held pending arraignment.
Date: 3:32:14 PM 04/1/2014 CDT
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