TROY, N.Y. – Four 16-year-olds and one 20-year-old were arrested in Troy on Monday evening after patrols responded to a report of a disturbance.
Troy Police Captain John Cooney says, around 4:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Fulton and 4th Streets. Patrols met in the area and were told by a witness that the people involved in the disturbance left the area.
As an investigation began, the identity of a possible suspect was verified and police were told a handgun was involved. Units then began to patrol the area.
A patrol unit located a group of individuals matching the suspect description(s) crossing Hoosick Street near 8th Street. As more officers arrived to the area, the individuals fled on foot.
Officers organized an effort to locate and detain the five suspects.
Troy Police Sergeant Sam Carello and Officer Brian Strock located two of the individuals in the area of 6th Avenue at Middelburgh Street. According to authorities, as the suspects ignored commands given by the officers, one suspect threw crack cocaine out of his pocket. The second suspect was detained and a handgun loaded with seven rounds of ammunition was found in his jacket pocket.
The man who tried to dispose of the crack cocaine was also found in possession of over $4,000 in cash. The handgun had been reported stolen out of Troy. Both were arrested.
Qon Pringle, 16, has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Jay Walking.
Arik Perkins, 20, has been charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.
The other three teenagers will not be named due to their age and charges.