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Police: Six charged in two Colonie gun-related cases

Police: Six charged in two Colonie gun-related cases

Police made the arrests Saturday and Monday
Police: Six charged in two Colonie gun-related cases
Top: Guns confiscated; Bottom: Breedlove, Plaza, Wallace, Saab, Gary, Mercer
Photographer: Colonie Police Department

COLONIE -- Six people, including a woman from St. Johnsville, have been arrested in connection with two guns seized in separate incidents, police said.

The first three arrests happened Saturday connected to a .22 handgun, police said.

Jayquan M. Gary, 20, of Albany, and Kayla M. Mercer, 21, of St. Johnsville, were each charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, while Sharif D. Sabb, 19, of Troy, was charged with misdemeanor unlawfully fleeing a police officer, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed operation, police said.

The incident began at about 10 p.m. Saturday when officers spotted a car going in and out of motels on Wolf Road, near 50 Wolf Road. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver, identified as Sabb, sped off and led officers on a slow-speed chase that ended on the Northway by Exit 2W as other officers boxed in the car, police said.

Sabb was found with a small amount of cocaine and marijuana, police said.

The follow-up investigation led police to the Red Roof Inn, 188 Wolf Road, where Sabb's vehicle had been seen leaving, police said. Occupants of room 335, identified as Gary and Mercer, were interviewed about the ownership of the vehicle originally stopped and they were found to have a loaded Jennings J-22LR .22 handgun, police said. 

Gary and Mercer were arraigned and ordered held. Sabb was arraigned and released to return to court later, police said.

The second incident happened Monday and involved a loaded .22 rifle with a defaced serial number and barrel cut down for concealment, police said.

Dellaney Wallace, 43, of Albany, was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. Robert Breedlove, 48, and Victoria Plaza, 36, both of Rensselaer, were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors.

That incident began just before midnight as officers checked on an occupied car in the parking lot of the Motel 6, 1600 Central Ave. Officers interviewed the three occupants and found the back seat passenger, Wallace, with the rifle, police said.

Breedlove and Plaza, the front seat occupants, were found in possession of cocaine and a cocaine pipe, police said.

Wallace was arraigned and released under probation supervision. Breedlove and Plaza were released on appearance tickets to appear in court later, police said.

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