POUGHKEEPSIE – A traffic stop in the City of Poughkeepsie on Wednesday resulted in the recovery of a loaded handgun and the arrest of two men; one with a warrant for attempted murder.
City of Poughkeepsie police stopped a vehicle in the area of 11 Boulevard Knolls on Wednesday for a vehicle and traffic infraction. During the course of the stop, officers recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun. The two occupants, Carlos Reyes Jr., and Andre Irving were taken into custody after the discovery.
Reyes, 30, was arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon for the handgun. Reyes was also arrested on a Dutchess County Court Warrant of Arrest for the felonies of attempted murder, attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Twenty-nine-year-old Andre Irving was arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon.
Police have responded to the area of Boulevard Knolls for numerous reports of shots fired in recent months.
Both men were held at police headquarters pending arraignment.
Community members with information regarding violence or suspicious activity in their neighborhood are encouraged to contact the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Neighborhood Recovery Unit at 845-451-4060.