Date: January 7, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith
ALBANY, NY – A 19-year-old Albany man was charged with handgun possession following a traffic stop Wednesday morning on Commerce Avenue.
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at approximately 11:00 a.m., Albany police officers stopped a vehicle on Commerce Avenue near Terminal Street for a violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. During the stop, the driver, Tristan Combs, was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun.
Combs was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd. He was also cited for Failure to Signal, Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign and Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.
He was arraigned in Albany Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
Combs also has two pending cases in Rensselaer County for weapons possession. On July 10, 2020 and on September 19, 2020, he was found in possession of handguns during two separate traffic stops.