Middletown man arrested with defaced, loaded gun

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Defaced, loaded gun seized during Stony Point traffic stop.

STONY POINT – A traffic stop on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Town of Stony Point led to the arrests of a Middletown man and Bronx woman on charges that they possessed a defaced gun.

State Police from the Haverstraw barracks stopped a 2006 Volkswagen Passat for vehicle and traffic violations at around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21 and investigation revealed they were in possession of an illegally defaced and loaded Taurus Model P2-22 handgun.

Edison Estevez, 20, of Middletown, and Shailene Ventura Vasquez, 22, of the Bronx, were arrested for criminal possession of a loaded firearm and criminal possession of a defaced weapon, both felonies.

Ventura was also charged with a misdemeanor or drug possession.

Both were remanded to the Rockland County Jail.