A City of Newburgh man was one of two people arrested for possessing a loaded gun during a traffic stop on Route 9W in Highland, the State Police announced today.
At approximately 11:04 pm on Monday, a state trooper observed a 2020 Nissan Altima driving without a valid license plate and stopped the vehicle. The driver was identified as Tashaun Simms, age 24 from St. Helena Island, and the passenger was identified as Andre Crosby, age 19 of the City of Newburgh.
During the trooper’s investigation, he learned that Simms was driving with a suspended license and had a warrant for his arrest from the MTA Police. Simms was taken into custody.
Crosby has a suspended New York Driver’s Permit and was unable to legally drive the car. The trooper determined the car needed to be towed absent a valid driver. During an inventory search prior to the tow, the trooper discovered a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun with a magazine containing 10 additional rounds of ammunition.
Simms and Crosby were both charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, a felony, and Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine. They were both arraigned in front of Judge Elia at the Town of Lloyd Court. Crosby was released on his own recognizance and Simms was remanded on $5,000 cash bail or a $10,000 bond. Both are due back in the Town of Lloyd Court.