Utica Police seize paintball guns following complaints

Utica Police have received numerous complaint calls over the past several weeks relating to paintball guns. It's been reported that individuals have been firing paintball guns at people and cars driving by.

Posted: May 16, 2021 5:52 PM
Updated: May 16, 2021 5:54 PM

UTICA, N.Y. ---Utica Police have received numerous complaint calls over the past several weeks relating to paintball guns. It's been reported that individuals have been firing paintball guns at people and cars driving by.

On Saturday night, Police received information about a car that was involved in these incidents. When police attempted to stop the vehicle, the car fled. Police said the car was eventually stopped a short time later. When officers approached the vehicle, police said it was covered in paintball marks from being shot at. Police said several other vehicles that were also covered in paint showed up to the scene.

Police later determined that the individuals in the cars were firing the paintball guns out of the windows at other cars and people walking by.

Officers then spoke to those individuals and seized a total of 5 paintball guns. and numerous paintballs. The investigation into the nature of the injuries and damage as a result of the paintball guns is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this point.

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