Arcade Police find stolen car & gun after chase

TOWN OF SARDINIA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Three people are locked up after a police chase involving a stolen car in the Town of Sardinia.

Arcade Police say an officer tried to stop a 2016 Hyundai SUV for a traffic violation when the SUV took off.

This happened Monday just after 7:30 p.m on Route 16 northbound. During the chase, the police realized the SUV was reported stolen out of Florida. Police say the driver finally complied and pulled over after traveling westbound on Allen Street.

Police say they found three people and a loaded 9 mm handgun in the car. 

The driver, 18-year-old Janine Dacre was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle and Disobeying a Traffic Control Device.

The other two people in the car, 19-year-old Melaine Bartell and 22-year-old Devante Gaston were arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.

All three suspects are residents of Florida.

They were arraigned and remanded to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond.

Police say more charges are pending.

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