The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a Utica man who is wanted on weapons charges, according to Investigator Sahid Karcic of the Oneida County Sheriff's Department.

Police are looking for 22-year-old Keeshawn J. Rucker who is last known to be staying in Utica, police say. On July 21st, Judge Michael L. Dwyer signed a bench warrant for Rucker's arrest on charges of Criminal Possession Of A Weapon 2nd (C/F), and Criminal Possession Of A Firearm (E/F).

Karcic says the warrant stems from charges dating back to January when Utica Police units were dispatched to James/Steuben Street in regards to a check the welfare complaint. Rucker was ultimately taken into custody under New York State’s Mental Hygiene Law. Ultimately, Police located a handgun on Rucker.

Rucker is also wanted by the Utica Police Department on a Bench Warrant for False Personation (M).

 

MOHAWK VALLEY CRIME STOPPERS WANTED PERSON OF THE WEEK

Name: Keeshawn J. Rucker

Black Male, 22 y/o

Height: 5’11,

Weight: approx., 203 pounds

Black Hair and Brown eyes.

Police are asking for calls and tips to be made to the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers tip line, anonymously at 1-866-730-8477.

Police added as a reminder that "everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

Authorities say, sharing this story with friends and family and on social media increases the chance of keeping our neighborhoods safe. Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% anonymous and cash rewards are given to people who deliver credible and accurate information which results in the arrest of wanted persons. 

Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is a community based program that is 100% completely anonymous, allowing people to deliver tips privately without fear of retribution. Crime Stoppers also offers cash rewards to people who provide information that lets to a suspect's arrest.

If you have any information about Rucker, contact Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers. You can place a 100% anonymous tip several ways.

1) Through this site by clicking submit a tip

2) Directly at www.p3tips.com

3) By calling 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS)

4) by downloading the Android app P3TIPS

Get our free mobile app

Crime Stoppers asks that tips are not submitted through Facebook Messenger. All tips must go through the tip lines.

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[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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