Parolee accused of having loaded gun


UTICA — A parolee was found with a loaded handgun in Utica Wednesday night, leading to multiple weapons charges, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said state Parole conducted a home visit on Zlatan Bolic, 27, on Francis Street at about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday when they found a loaded handgun.

Law enforcement was called to the scene and Bolic was taken into custody.

Bolic is charged with two counts of third-degree possession of a weapon and one count each of second-degree possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, police stated. He is scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.

Authorities said a parole violation charge is also expected.

According to state records, Bolic was released on parole on Feb. 9 after serving five years in state prison on a charge of burglary.

The indictment said on Sept. 8 and 10, 2015, Bolic broke into at least five different residences in Rome, Floyd and Steuben.

The indictment said Bolic stole laptop computers, jewelry, camera equipment, a rifle, televisions, electronics and more.

Bolic was then found with some of the stolen items on Sept. 11, authorities said.


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