A Rochester man is under arrest facing weapons charges following a traffic stop.

State Police say they stopped the driver of a car travelling on North Clinton Avenue in the city of Rochester at approximately 7:03pm on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

While interviewing the driver following the stop State Police determined that the driver’s New York identification had been suspended.  A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 32-year-old Charles J. Gibson of Rochester, did not have a license either.

After learning that there was no legal driver in the vehicle, according to a written release from the New York State Police, “troopers located a loaded .380 caliber handgun with (six) live rounds.”

Photo Credit: New York State Police (July 2022)
Photo Credit: New York State Police (July 2022)
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Gibson was then arrested.  He was charged with the following:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (previous conviction)

The driver of the vehicle was given traffic tickets and subsequently released.

Gibson was brought to the Monroe County Jail pending arraignment.

Anyone with information that may be helpful to police in this investigation is asked to call.  Anonymous calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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