ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- A traffic stop by Orangetown police led to the arrest of three people for possession of weapons after one of the passengers reached into the backseat attempting to grab for something as officers approached the vehicle, according to Orangetown Police.
Orangetown officers stopped the vehicle on Friday, Oct. 7 at 11:45 p.m. in Nyack. As officers were approaching, they noticed the passenger making the move to the backseat. Once they reached the car, they saw two rounds of ammunition on the front passenger seat and searched the vehicle were they recovered a loaded 9 mm High Point handgun with a defaced serial number and a .22 caliber High Standard handgun, police said.
Both guns were loaded, with rounds chambered and ready to fire.
Those arrested included Connor Phelan, 19, of Tappan, Amanda Brevetti, 26, of Nanuet and an 18-year-old man from Nyack, they were charged with criminal possession of a defaced weapon and criminal possession of a loaded weapon.
Phelan and the 18-year-old are being held at the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Brevetti is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.