SYRACUSE, NY – Police in Syracuse recovered two stolen guns and a stolen handgun after officers spotted a vehicle being attracted by OnStar vehicle location services. As a result, three people were arrested and one stolen gun was recovered. An additional stolen vehicle was located during the investigation.
According to police, on Thursday, June 30th, at about 9:00 A.M., OnStar Services relayed to Onondaga County 911 that a stolen, 2021 Chevrolet Trax, was showing in the area of the 900 block of Butternut Street.
“Syracuse Police Officers responded and were able to track the vehicle to 612 Bear Street. Upon arrival, Officers observed Matthew Webb, 40, who is known to Officers from previous interactions,” the Syracuse Police Department said. “Webb was observed walking away from the stolen Chevrolet Trax and was quickly taken into custody by Officer Kelley and Sgt. Blake. Another male, Troy Boatwright, 18, exited the rear passenger side of the Chevrolet Trax and was also taken into custody.”
Police reported a third male, that was close by, fled from the scene in a northbound direction towards First North Street. Multiple Officers, who were on the scene, gave chase and the male was eventually caught by Officer S. Lewis and Officer D. Ettinger. The male was identified as Quadeer Lumpkin, 27. Lumpkin was later found to be in possession of heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine. Lumpkin was also found in possession of the ignition keys for the stolen Chevrolet Trax.
“After all the suspects were detained, a check of the rear seat of the Chevrolet Trax, where Boatwright was sitting, revealed a loaded, 45 caliber, Colt 1911 semi-automatic handgun. The handgun was found to be loaded with several rounds of ammunition and one in the chamber. The handgun was also discovered to be stolen out of the Town of Cicero, New York,” the department said.
A second vehicle, a blue Toyota sedan, was located next to the Chevrolet Trax with the front driver-side door open. That vehicle was later learned to be stolen out of Auburn, New York.