Elmira Police Department is saying they have seen an increase in illegal firearms recently.
This month alone officers confiscated illegal firearms on two occasions.
On Monday, August 2, officers pulled a driver over of Sly Street around 9 p.m. and found that the driver’s license was suspended. During the stop a loaded weapon was uncovered from the vehicle.
On Wednesday, August 4, around 9:20 p.m. a driver was pulled over on East Church Street where the driver was found to have a suspended registration and license. After getting a warrant a loaded firearm was found in a lock box inside the vehicle.
Both incidents are currently under investigation with charges pending.
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