Marques

Utica man faces weapons, multiple other charges after traffic stop

Published Aug 19, 2017 at 4:00pm

A Utica man was charged with possessing illegal weapons during a traffic stop at Lincoln Avenue and Oswego Street Tuesday, according to area law enforcement investigators.

Utica Police said during the stop, driver Vincent J. Marques, 35, of Utica, who had an open warrant out for his arrest from the sheriff’s office, was found to have a loaded firearm and a quantity of narcotics.

As a result, Marques was taken into custody and charged with felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, the investigators said.

He was also charged with misdemeanors, including two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of
second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, the law enforcers added.

Police said the arrest was made due to information provided through Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers and the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE)
program.