UTICA, N.Y. – Two suspects were arrested after police received a call about suspicious activity on Addington Place in Utica Monday night.
Police were notified about two suspicious men wearing ski masks walking in between houses on Addington Place near Elm Street around 11:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, they say 20-year-old Thomas Soth and 28-year-old Roger Too were caught after trying to flee from the scene.
Officers found a loaded handgun in a bookbag the two suspects were passing back and forth. After finding the gun, police had cause to frisk the men, and found another gun on Too. Police described the second firearm as a “ghost gun” which has no serial number and cannot be traced.
Too was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm and obstruction of governmental administration.
Soth was charged with criminal possession of a handgun and criminal possession of a firearm.